Disney World recently raised prices on several things so I have details on that, as well as my time spent at Universal.
I also have a quick tip on avoiding fees for heavy luggage, a featured company to help you save money on park tickets, and recent news.
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My DCL cruise ship tour and time at Universal
In this episode, I discuss the tour I took of a Disney Cruise Line ship, touring all of the Universal hotels, and the Raptor Encounter experience.
Disney just raised the prices on these things:
- Annual Passes have changed in price, name, and benefits. Here's a chart to summarize the changes.
- Parking is now $20/day instead of $17/day (though it remains free for people staying onsite and Annual Passholders).
- Valet parking is now $25/day.
- The Tables in Wonderland card is now $175 for Florida residents and $150 for Annual Passholders and DVC owners. See the full list of dining locations where this can be used.
- Previews of The Good Dinosaur are beginning on October 16 at One Man’s Dream through December 4. The movie opens at Thanksgiving.
- Dining alert systems (such as WDW Table Finder) have been shut down at Disney's request.
- Duffy is now gone at Epcot.
- Rafiki begins meeting people today, October 4, at MK near Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom.
- Downtown Disney is now Disney Springs as of September 29.
- Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs is now open.
- Pecos Bills has reopened with a new menu.
Today's featured company is Park Savers who sells discounted tickets at prices that are exclusive to WDW Prep readers.
Quick tip of the day
If you're checking multiple bags for your flight, check the heaviest bag first. If it happens to be over the weight limit, that'll give you a chance to reallocate the weight to a lighter bag to avoid extra fees.
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