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In 2013 Disney has some new changes to the Disney Dining Plan. There are a few changes the biggest one is an increase in the price. When you are comparing restaurants it is still early and many restaurants will be missing from the list. I find that if your favorite restaurant isn’t on the list right now it will show up as soon as they get the contract signed.
Chip’s Tips: While you are at the parks it never hurts to ask. We found last year San Angel Inn wasn’t on the DDP but when we walked up and asked they said they would take it no problem. So it never hurts to go up and ask them.
Here are the changes from last year to this year:
THE PLAN-2012 VS. 2013
The Plan details for each Dining Plan (Quick Service, Basic and Deluxe) remain the same. There is an across the board price increase:
- Quick Service- $34.99 adult/$11.99 child in 2012, now $37.58 adult/$14.32 child in 2013
- Basic-$51.54 adult/$15.02 child in 2012, now $55.59 adult/$17.16 child in 2013
- Deluxe-$$85.52 adult/$23.79 child in 2012, now $99.97 adult/$26.84 child in 2013
Several notes are added to the dining plan rules for 2013. They are as follows:
This year ABC Family is running 2 events, first starting on Sunday November 18th they have the ABC Family’s Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas 2012 Schedule. Which is warm up to the popular ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas which is on our TV almost every night in the month of December.
Get Ready to Go Christmas Caroling with Tia Mowry and Tori Spelling in the World Premiere of the New ABC Family Original Musical “The Mistle-Tones,” Airing on Sunday, December 9th at 8pm ET/PT
Cable’s Biggest Programming Event of the Year also Includes the Basic Cable Premiere of “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” and “Despicable Me” and Features Network Premiere Broadcasts of “Fred Claus” and “Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3″
ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas,” cable’s biggest programming event of the year, returns with 25 continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family. From December 1 – 25, viewers can ring in the holidays with original movies, holiday specials and returning favorites.
This year, “25 Days of Christmas” will feature the world premiere of the ABC Family original holiday musical, “The Mistle-Tones,” starring Tia Mowry (“The Game,” “Tia and Tamera”) and Tori Spelling (“Craft Wars,” “Beverly Hills, 90210″). Premiering Sunday, December 9 (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT), “The Mistle-Tones” follows Holly (Mowry), a young woman who decides to create her own Christmas singing group when she is turned down for a spot in legendary group The Snow Belles by the mean spirited Marci (Spelling).
The holiday cheer continues with the ABC Family premiere of the charming holiday movie “Fred Claus,” starring Vince Vaughn, on Tuesday, December 4 (10:00 PM – 12:30 AM ET/PT) and the basic cable premiere broadcasts of “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” on Thursday, December 6 (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT), and “Despicable Me” on Saturday, December 8 (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT). Also making their 25 Days of Christmas debut are holiday favorites “Elf” (Saturday, December 1, 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and “Home Alone” (Wednesday, December 5, 7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
A new generation of viewers can enjoy the Rankin Bass holiday classics such as “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” (Monday, December 3, 5:30 – 6:30 PM ET/PT), “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” (Tuesday, December 4, 7:30 – 8:00 PM ET/PT, and “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town” (Monday, December 10, 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT). Other returning favorites include “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (Monday, December 3, 8:00 – 10:00 PM), “The Polar Express” (Wednesday, December 5, 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM ET/PT), and the network premiere of “Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3″ (Sunday, December 16, 7:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT).
25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS day-by-day programming highlights include*:
Lady and the Tramp is one of my favorite Disney movies of all time and so you can imagine how excited I am to see the newest part of the story coming out on blu-ray August 21, 2012! Lady and the Tramp’s storyline is one of the most classic and romantic of all Disney tales, but looking at Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure I am excited to see that it is going to continue the same wonderful story line but with a whole new generation of pups! In the combo pack, along with new adventures and some great talent, they are also including some Bonus items including a Sing-Along, trivia and some animated shorts that should make this a great option for upcoming family nights.
Disney’s beloved classic continues in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure – for the first time ever on Disney Blu-ray. Lady and Tramp’s mischievous pup Scamp is always in the doghouse. Now, an itch for a collar-free life and freedom is sending him on the ultimate adventure! With nonstop laughs, paw-tapping songs and exciting bonus features, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventureis a new breed of Disney fun that the whole family will love!
Absolument it’s the Aristocats!!!
Disney’s spectacular 20th full-length animated feature “The Aristocats” arrives for the first time ever in stunning Blu-ray high definition as a Special Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) and Digital, on August 21, 2012. “The Aristocats” invites audiences to relive all the tune-filled feline fun, comedy and adventure of this Disney classic.
The exciting tale takes place in the heart of Paris where a kind and eccentric millionairess, wills her entire estate to ‘Duchess,’ a high society cat, and her three kittens. When the butler Edgar tries to pull off the ultimate catnap caper in order to secure the fortune for himself, it’s up to alley cat Thomas O’Malley and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day. “The Aristocats” features the voice talents of Eva Gabor, Phil Harris, Sterling Halloway and legendary French singer Maurice Chevalier, who performs the film’s titular opening song. The legendary Disney songwriting team of brothers, Richard and Robert Sherman, get the joint jumping with the jazz-inspired musical numbers “Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat,” “Scales and Arpeggios,” and “Thomas O’Malley Cat.”
“The Aristocats” Special Edition is a purr-fect treat for the whole family. It includes a brand new bonus featurette “The Lost Open” with Richard Sherman taking viewers through the storyboards of a never-before-seen alternate beginning which introduces a deleted character and a deleted song “How Much You Mean To Me” and “Court Me Slowly” written and performed by the Sherman brothers. This song demo was one of the few times Richard and Robert ever sang together. Additional classic bonus features on “The Aristocats” Special Edition include the delightful deleted song, “She Never Felt Alone” and “The Great Cat Family (Excerpt),” which explores the history of cats.
Keep an eye out for the release on August 21st, 2012.
If you love this movie as much as I do you’re thrilled about the new editions and seeing the movie in hi definition.
Read more from the Diva at www.tipsfromthedisneydiva.com
- Disney Classics – The Aristocats App for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch (chipandco.com)
- Pocahontas and Pocahontas II Arrive on Blu-Ray August 21! (chipandco.com)
We have some bad news to share with you about the 2013 Disney Dining Plan. Along with everything else at Disney World the cost of food is going up.
Here are the details for 2013:
Standard Dining Plan (Value and Regular Season) $55.59 per night ages 10 and up $17.16 per night age 3 to 9 (2012 was $51.54 and $15.02). (Peak Season) $56.94 per night ages 10 and up $18.16 per night ages 3 to 9 012 was $53.54 and $16.02. Read all about the Standard Dining Plan!
Deluxe Dining Plan (Value and Regular Season) $99.97 per night ages 10 and up $26.84 per night ages 3 to 9 (2012 was $85.52 and $23.79). (Peak Season) $102.27 per night ages 10 and up $28.91 per night ages 3 to 9 012 was $89.52 and $25.79.
Le Cellier will also switch to 2 table service credits for lunch in 2013.
For more information visit the best Disney Food Site on the planet. Disney Food Blog!
- Top 5 Ways to Save Money on a Disney Vacation (chipandco.com)
- 2013 Disney Dining Plan Details Released (chipandco.com)