It’s not unheard of for Disney to release new promotions. But, offering Free Park Days is. And, believe it or not, that’s exactly what they’re offering for the majority of 2021.
Like every promotion, there’s a lot of details (you can skim them below). But, the gist is that Disney is offering 2 extra days in the Park to Guests who stay at least 4 nights and also purchase 3 day tickets.
In other words, it’s a pretty good discount for those of us who stay for a week on Disney property and go to the Parks as much as possible.
Room Discount VS Free Park Days
Whether you’re a Travel Agent or a Guest booking on your own, Disney allows one promotion per vacation package. And with promotions being released all the time, there’s a good change that there are more than one being offered at the same time.
Currently, there are multiple room offers being offered along with the Free Park days promotion.
So, which one is better?
It really depends on your family. If you stay at Deluxe Resorts or you’re a solo traveler, room offers are usually the better deal. However, if you’re traveling with a large group of people, 2 extra Park days per person can really save you quite a bit of money.
While this means I’ll never be able to get Free ticket and a sweet deal on my room, I am able to compare the costs and apply the promotion that gives me the best discount.
The Details for the Promotion
You’re able to start booking, or applying discounts to existing reservations, on January 5, 2021 for most travel dates between January 8, 2021 and September 25, 2021.
Eligible Guests must book a non-discounted 4-night/3-day room and ticket package to receive their 2 FREE days of Theme Park Tickets. Guests wanting to stay longer than 4 night are able to get Free tickets. Stays must not exceed 14 nights.
5-day Theme Park tickets will be included in your Package. They are valid for admission beginning the date you check-in and they must be used within 8 days.
Park Reservations are required for all of 2021, so it’s recommended you check the Park Reservation availability calendar and book them early to ensure there’s availability in the Parks when you plan on going.
You may also want to check the Refurbishments, Closures, Reopenings, And Events Currently Scheduled In 2021 to find out what’s going on in the Parks and Resorts.
Where To Stay
Each Resort has a certain number of rooms that they are allowed to sell for each promotion. Once these rooms are gone, the promotion is considered sold out. Available rooms left at the Resort will be sold at rack rate.
This promotion is valid for every Resort, with the exception of:
- 3-bedroom Villas at Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Campsites at Fort Wilderness Resort
- Cabins at Disney’s Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Wilderness Lodge
- Bungalows at Polynesian Villas and Bungalows.
Some Resorts are still closed as a result of the pandemic. So, be sure to check if the Resort you want to stay at is open, or will be open before your trip.
Resorts currently open at Walt Disney World are:
- Bay Lake Tower at Contemporary Resort
- Boulder Ridge Villas at Wilderness Lodge
- Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Wilderness Lodge
- Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
- Art of Animation Resort
- Beach Club Villas
- BoardWalk Villas
- Caribbean Beach Resort
- Contemporary Resort
- Coronado Springs Resort
- Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
- Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Old Key West Resort
- Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
- Pop Century Resort
- Riviera Resort
- Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- Yacht Club Resort
- The Villas at Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Resorts with Re-opening Dates:
- All Stars Movies – March 22, 2021
- Beach Club Resort – May 30, 2021
- Wilderness Lodge Resort – June 6, 2021
- Polynesian Village Resort – Summer 2021
Resorts with no Re-opening Dates:
- BoardWalk Inn – It was originally reported to be opening. But, it will remain closed until further notice.
- Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
- Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
- All Star Sports
- All Star Music
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House
As always, additional information can be found on Disney’s Know Before You Go Website.
As with other promotions, I’m expecting phone lines to be busy and booking engines to have long waits just to get into the system. If you’ve ever tried to get Free Dining or Park Reservations when they were first released, then you know what I’m talking about.
I expect January 5th is going to be a busy day (and not just because it’s my birthday 🙂 ). So, to ensure that you can get your Quote as quickly as possible, simply let me know what you’re looking for and I will get in touch with you as soon as possible.