Disney Vaction Club Member Magical Holiday Feast

Disney Vacation Club DVC

Disney Vacation Club Members can come experience a magical holiday dinner and celebration at Walt Disney World Resort with your family!

Frozen Gingerbread Holiday Display Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort
Walt Disney World Resort guests can enjoy an all-new Gingerbread Holiday Ice Castle inspired by Disney’s “Frozen” this year on the 4th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. TheÊ17-foot-tall culinary concoction is adorned with favorite characters from the film including Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven,1,500 gingerbread shingles, snowflakes and chocolate-covered trees. “Frozen”-themed merchandise, desserts and gingerbread treats also are available for purchase at the ice castle kiosk. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

Twas the night before Christmas . . . so it’s time for a feast!

Discover the magic of the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort. During this new holiday event, Disney Vacation Club Members can enjoy a holiday feast in the festive Ballroom of the Americas at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Joyous carolers fill the air with songs of the season as you taste an array of delicious holiday favorites at an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet. Enjoy a full cash bar and sip a Chocolate Peppermint Martini, created just for this event. Best of all, your group will be seated at your own private, reserved table, which will be set and waiting for you to arrive.

Magical Disney touches will make this a holiday celebration you’ll always remember! Favorite Disney Characters will join the fun to greet your family and pose for photos. Special holiday surprises are also in store!.

Seating at this Member-exclusive event is limited—please call Member Services now to make your reservations at (800) 800-9800.†

Disney Vaction Club Member Magical Holiday Feast Details

Date: Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Time: Seatings at 4:00 and 5:30 PM Eastern Time
Location: Ballroom of the Americas in Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort
Pricing: $89.95 per adult, $39.95 per child (ages 3 to 9)
Booking: All reservations can be made through Member Services. Please call (800) 800–9800†
Fresh Garden Greens, Cucumber and Tomato served with Herb Vinaigrette or Ranch Dressing

Buttered Corn,  Steamed Green Beans and Toasted Almonds, Mashed Potatoes with Giblet Gravy
Christmas Dressing with North Florida Pecans and Sausage, Roast Pork Loin with sun-dried Cherries and Maple Syrup Demi Seared and Carved Sirloin of Beef with Madeira Bordelaise , Sustainable Catch featuring Verlasso Salmon with Brown Butter and Cappers, Soft Rolls and Butter and Holiday Dessert Selections

$89.95 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity

Kids Menu

Buttered Corn
Fried Chicken Tenders with Dipping Sauces Mickey-Roni and Cheese
Rice Krispy Treats
Chocolate Cookies
$39.95 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity

* If you have already booked a dining experience that day and would like to cancel it to book the Disney Vacation Club Holiday Dinner instead, you may do so without a penalty when booked within the Holiday Dinner event’s booking window.

Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to avoid surrendering the full payment. 

  • Guests must be 21 with Photo ID to consume alcohol
  • Disney Dining Plan Entitlements cannot be used for this experience
  • Culinary Magic Experiences are not eligible for any additional special offers or discounts, including the DVC Member 10% food and beverage discount
  • Transportation Time: please allow up to 1.5 hours for travel to your destination.
  • Party size limit of 16 guests
  • If you are traveling with another party who has made a separate reservation, please let us know so we can seat you together.
  • Full Payment is due at time of booking
  • Price Includes Tax and Gratuity
  • Credit Card Required at time of booking
  • Menu Items, Pricing and Hours are subject to change without notice.
  • Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a paying participating parent or guardian
  • Member ID Required at Check In
  • Food Allergies must be noted at time of booking

Special offers are available to Members at various times. Members should visit dvcmember.com or contact Member Services for the most up-to-date information. To receive any of these offers, you must present your Disney Vacation Club Member ID along with corresponding valid photo ID. Disney Vacation Club Member discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or promotions. Offers valid through December 31, 2014, unless otherwise noted. Some offers are through third-party providers. All offers are subject to availability, change, and/or termination without notice.

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Take A Spin At The Richard Petty Driving Experience With Jeremiah

We are really excited to have Jeremiah Good joining us today to share his Richard Petty Driving #DriveRPDEVIP experience with us today!!!


Jeremiah Good writes for www.laughingplace.com as well as does the Walt Disney World side of the Window to the Magic podcast, he has been a life long fan of Disney “and a heck of a paleontologist” recently moving to Florida to be around all things that is the Mouse. He is also single has baby blue eyes and enjoys long walks on the beach….at the Polynesian Village Resort!

Richard Petty Driving Experience Sign
Photo: Jeremiah Good

If you ask any Walt Disney World bus driver what the fastest attraction on property is, odds are high you’ll hear Test Track or some maybe sneaky and tell you the Monorail because it can go faster then they let it…but any answer they give will be wrong unless they tell you about the Richard Petty Driving Experience!

Richard Petty Driving Experience Speedway Sign
Photo: Jeremiah Good

In 1995 a 1 mile tri-oval track was built in the parking lot area for the Magic Kingdom as a venue for the Izod IndyCar Series and is now the exclusive home to Richard Petty Driving Experience year-round. For anyone who doesn’t know the name Richard Petty, it’s time to move out from under that rock! Richard Petty aka The King raced in over 1,100 races over the span of 35 years and has a list of wins and top 10 finishes that would make Lightning McQueen blow a gasket!

Richard Petty Driving Experience Exotic Cars
Photo: Jeremiah Good
The Driving Experience actually offers more than just 1 experience, they offer so many it is just easier to go to www.drivepetty.com and find the one that fits you the best. The main opportunities for ride-alongs are in the NASCAR style cars which are custom built for the Driving Experience each coasting somewhere right around $80,000 dollars each! With the ride-along you are sitting shotgun for a minimum of 3 laps reaching speeds of up to 120mph (see told you the bus driver was wrong) while a trained driver pushes the car you are in to the red line! If NASCAR is not your thing they also offer ride-alongs in exotic supercars such as that dream Lamborghini or Porsche we all wanted as kids!
Richard Petty Driving Experience Junior Ride Along
Photo: Jeremiah Good
Speaking of kids, they have also just added a Junior Ride-Along for little ones ages 6-14 who feel that need for speed! Added just recently The Richard Petty Driving Experience teamed with the folks at Pixar to create some custom Cars named Aikin Axler and Sage VanDerSpin that really give kids the feeling they are right there at the Piston Cup with Lightning racing. There is no need to worry about the precious cargo because these cars only reach a top speed of 100mph and were specially designed to keep the little ones safe!
Richard Petty Driving Experience Ride-along sign
Photo: Jeremiah Good
While this may not seem like the best way to spend a few hours out of your vacation, I can say without a shadow of a doubt someone in your party would jump at the chance to feel what it feels like to be strapped in a car for the fastest ride in Walt Disney World!
Richard Petty Driving Experience Car Close Up
Photo: Jeremiah Good
Prices do vary with experiences to please visit www.drivepetty.com and visit the Orlando track for more information.
Richard Petty Driving Experience Jeremiah on the track
Photo: Jeremiah Good


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Universal Orlando Resort Extends Military Offer

Veterans Day Parade at Universal Orlando Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando Resort Extends its Theme Park Ticket Offer for Active Duty and Retired Members of the Military

Active Duty and Retired Military Personnel Can Also Upgrade with a Stay at the All-New

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a Discounted Vacation Package


Universal Orlando Resort has extended its ticket offer exclusively for active duty and retired members of the military with purchase available now through June 7, 2015. Military personnel can purchase a one-day, park-to-park ticket and receive two complimentary days to experience the extraordinary thrills and heart-warming moments that can only be found at Universal Orlando Resort. Plus, they can also upgrade with a 3-night stay at the brand-new Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a discounted vacation package.


Buy a 1-Day, Park-to-Park

Ticket and Get 2 Days FREE


  • Active duty and retired members of the military and their families can receive two

days FREE with the purchase of a 1-day, park-to-park ticket with valid military


  • Admission is valid for up to 14 days from first use
  • Tickets are available for purchase until June 7, 2015 and must be redeemed

by June 20, 2015

Special Military Vacation

Packages Available  



  • Active duty and retired military personnel can make it a special vacation by adding a

stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a discounted vacation package

starting at $269 per adult, tax inclusive with valid military identification.

  • Package also includes:

–          The 1-Day, Park-to-Park Ticket with 2 Days Free ticket offer

–          3-nights stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

–          Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before

the theme park opens

–          Access to live entertainment at Universal CityWalk

  • Special active duty and retired military package rates are also available at Universal Orlando’s additional resort hotels Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock

Hotel and select Universal Partner Hotels

  • Vacation package available for purchase through June 1, 2015 and travel

through June 7, 2015

These all-new military offers are available with valid identification on participating bases at ITT or Leisure Travel Service Offices. For additional details on these offers, see below or visit www.universalorlando.com/military.

Universal Orlando Resort Military Captain America

Members of the military and their families and friends will experience the trip of a lifetime at Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. A world of excitement and adventure awaits with all-new experiences, including the awe-inspiring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, the blockbuster attraction TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D and Springfield, home of America’s favorite animated family “The Simpsons.”

At Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, guests will be transported back to a time of relaxation and endless family fun in this classic, retro-themed resort. Cabana Bay guests can experience incredible amenities throughout the hotel, including a 10-lane bowling alley, retro arcade, JackLaLanne Physical Fitness Studio, a zero-entry pool and Universal Orlando’s first-ever lazy river.

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About Universal Orlando Resort
Vacation like you mean it at Universal Orlando Resort – where every heart pounding, jaw-dropping, goose-bumping second counts.  It is the only place where you can turn spending time with your family into spending time as a family.  Together, you can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, become a Minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, and join Optimus Prime in the fight to save mankind on the new mega-attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D.  And now, you can step into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Universal Orlando Resort is home to two incredible theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure; four magnificently themed on-site hotels:  Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and the newest addition, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort; and Universal CityWalk – a unique dining and entertainment complex featuring one-of-a-kind restaurants, shops and nightclubs.  And located just minutes from Universal Orlando Resort is Wet n’ Wild, Orlando’s premier waterpark.

Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.  Follow Universal Orlando Resort on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, andYouTube.

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