The Tables in Wonderland discount dining program will see a number of significant changes in August 2014.
Effective August 1, 2014, Victoria and Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will no longer participate in the Tables in Wonderland discount dining program.
Additionally, blackout dates will siginificantly expand for a number of popular dining locations. Announced blackout dates include:
- November 23-29, 2014
- December 21-27, 2014
- March 8-April 4, 2015
- May 31-June 20, 2015
The blackout windows listed above apply only to the following restaurants:
- Le Cellier Steakhouse
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
- 1900 Park Fare
- 'Ohana (dinner only)
- Chef Mickey's
- Cinderella's Royal Table
Blackout dates are also in place on major holidays including Mother's Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. These holiday blackouts apply to all participating dining locations including the list above.
The Tables in Wonderland dining discount card provides a discount of 20% off normal menu prices of most dining locations at Walt Disney World Resort. The discount is valid for the cardholder and up to 9 guests dining on the same check. The discount card is available to Disney Vacation Club members and Walt Disney World Annual Passholders for a cost of $100 per year. Florida residents can purchase Tables in Wonderland for $125 annually.
Limitations were announced a year in advance so anyone holding a card now should get what they paid for. Reevaluate next year.
I would bet that the individual restaurant managers decide if they will or won't participate in the program so the blame needs to go to the proper people. The best way to get even is simply eat elsewhere.
But regardless of the who, the big picture is still Disney and this is just typical Disney.
Every new program starts out with a bang, offers real value and is slowly eroded, offering less and less for more and more.
Soon, Turkey Legs for $10.00 will be replaced with Chicken Legs for $12.00.