How good is Disney World’s new special offer for “families with little ones”?

Here is how Disney is marketing its latest Special Offer: “From first words to first steps to the first day of school, there are so many special “firsts” for families to experience. And now’s a terrific time to share Disney magic together for the first time—thanks to a special offer created for families with little ones.”

Sounds sweet, doesn’t it? Even though we’re well past the days of having little ones (our home is starting to resemble a frat house these days), I decided to compare this latest Special Offer to the “Play, Stay, Dine and Save” offer previously released by Disney World. I used vacation dates of 1/25/14 – 1/29/14 for a family of 2 adults and 3 kids (9 & under) staying at Port Orleans Riverside (the most affordable place on WDW property for a family of 5 with all kids above crib age). This is how it breaks down:

Play, Stay, Dine and Save: $2547.63

Families With Little Ones: $2547.55

Yes, there was a whopping 8 cents difference in the prices of the two vacation packages. Both examples include 5-day base tickets (no Park Hopper) for the parks, the Disney Dining Plan, and a Garden View room. Both offers are valid for most stays 1/5/14 – 3/5/14. Both offers must be booked by 12/31/13. In short, this new Special Offer seems to be merely a repackaging of the prior offer to appeal to, well, families with little ones. That’s not to say I’m discouraging anyone from going to Disney World. I jut think it’s kind of funny that they basically recycled an offer that’s already out there.

Again, I just priced it out for Port Orleans Riverside. Other resorts may have more of a price difference for the two different Special Offers. If you’re planning a trip for that time period, price it out under both offers and see which works best for you. Happy planning!

Our little ones, back when they were actually little!

Our little ones, back when they were actually little!

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About HFBrainerd

Published novelist and Disney World fanatic. Thanks for coming along on this wild ride!
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3 Responses to How good is Disney World’s new special offer for “families with little ones”?

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