WDW Vacation Planning News

Free Dining 2009

Walt Disney World has announced that it's latest incarnation of the popular "free dining" incentive will run from August 16 to October 3, 2009Disney Vacation Club members will not receive complimentary dining as a direct result of this promotion but may still find their vacations impacted.

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Pre-Arrival Gift Delivery Available

In what is arguably a long-overdue move, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts are now giving guests a way to purchase gift baskets, floral arrangements and other surprises in advance of their Disney resort vacations.  With the Disney Gift Services program, purchases can be made for guests' own vacations or even to help enhance someone else's stay.

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Owner's Locker on NPR

Our friend John Van Meter of Owner's Locker was featured on an NPR segment from Saturday, February 21, 2009. The interview includes a look at the Owner's Locker product and discussion of the risks involved in being an small business owner in today's economy.  

Visit the NPR website for details and click on the Listen Now link to hear the original audio presentation.

Owner's Locker is a vacation storage solution which allows customers to rent their own plastic tub to store possessions in the Orlando area rather than packing, re-packing and re-re-packing the same items trip-after-trip.  For details visit their website at www.ownerslocker.com.

Thanks to daleNchip for the heads-up!

MouseFest 2009 Canceled

The folks behind the annual MouseFest gathering in early December have reluctantly announced that the 2009 event has been canceled.  Complete details can be found at MouseFest.org

We'll use this as an opportunity to remind everyone that the folks who help bring you DVCNews.com are setting up some events for the week of October 25, 2009.  Planning is already under way.  

The events are expected to be very low key--just an organized opportunity to put faces with names from this site and its forum.  If you will be visiting Walt Disney World during that period and wish to participate, please let us know in this forum thread.