2019 – 2020 Disney Family Holiday Celebration for Cast Members

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Let’s Celebrate:  October 13, 2019 – February 13, 2020!

WELCOME TO THE 2019-2020 DISNEY FAMILY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION!

The Disney company holds this celebration throughout the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in recognition of your hard work all year long. We hope you enjoy the celebration.

Happy Holidays to you!

Your Disney Family Holiday Celebration tickets can be accessed via The Hub >>Complimentary Admission module.

Your Disney Family Holiday Celebration Guest tickets must be used in conjunction with your valid Main Entrance Pass.

Thank you for all you do, and Happy Holidays!

Valid: October 13, 2019 – February 13, 2020

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Happy Holidays!

CM Tip:  Always check for any blockout days for self admission and also for using your Disney Family Holiday Complimentary Guest Passes at: https://blockoutdates.disney.com/

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October 5, 2019:  It’s here!!!  🙂

GENERAL INFORMATION

This links below contain the information you need to participate in the 2019-2020 Disney Family Holiday Celebration.

Some of the 2019-2020 Family Holiday Celebration Highlights:

 ADMISSIONS

    • Walt Disney World and Disneyland Theme Park admission:  1 Free Park Hopper Ticket!
    • Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park admission: 1 Free
    • One round at Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course or Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
    • Link to check any upcoming  Blockout Days: Disney Blockout Days

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30%…40%…50% off!

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The details.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

List of participating restaurants:  WDW Restaurant List

  • Three (3) discount meal certificates: 30%, 40% and 50% off
  • Disney Dining Plan discounts (Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan and Disney Dining Plan)
  • Six (6) Popcorn, Mickey ice cream bar, or soft drink coupons
  • IMPORTANT:  ALL RESTAURANT LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING RESTAURANT BLOCK-OUT DATES:  Nov. 28 – Dec 1, 2019; Dec 20, 2019 – January 4, 2020; Feb. 14, 2020; April 10 – 12, 2020; May 10, 2020; and July 4, 2020.  Each coupon is valid for one (1) complimentary box of popcorn OR one (1) regular-sized soft drink/non-alcoholic bottled beverage OR one (1) regular pretzel OR one (1) regular churro OR one (1) Mickey premium ice cream bar OR one (1) Mickey ice cream sandwich OR one (1) frozen fruit bar OR one (1) piece of whole fruit (apple OR banana OR orange) at participating counter-service locations or carts at Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, and Disney Springs Marketplace Snacks OR one (1) food item at the Festival of Holidays Marketplace located in Disney California Adventure Park.Regular pretzel can be combined with cheese sauceRegular churro can be combined with accompanying sauceNot valid for alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic specialty beverages or beverages at table-service locationsNot valid on pretzels with jalapeño or cream cheese or any other fillingNot valid on special flavored churros or churros with any fillingNot valid on walk-around popcorn vendors or at merchandise locations
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The snack coupons! (Only original coupons are accepted, so don’t bother printing these out!)

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40% OFF MERCHANDISE

  • Special holiday discount on merchandise (40% discount!)
  • Cast discount at Cast Connection  (10% discount!)
  • Special 20% & 35% Company D discount
  • One complimentary Disney PhotoPass™ photo download

DISCOUNTED RESORT ROOMS

Enjoy Special Holiday Room Rates

  • Eligible Employees: Call for more information
    • Disneyland Resort: 714-520-5060
    • Walt Disney World Resort: 407-939-2278 or 407-WDW-CAST
    • Aulani – A Disney Resort and Spa: 1-866-44-DISNEY (1-866-443-4176)
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      Special room rates at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii for cast members!

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    • Note:  For the 2nd year, there will NOT be any complimentary holiday ornaments given out to cast members.  :(

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      magic kingdom balloonsWe thought we would post the upcoming blockout dates for using your Disney guest passes for all four WDW theme parks for the next few months in case family and friends are planning a visit to Orlando to see you!

      New official link for cast members to check on blockout dates at all Disney Parks: https://blockoutdates.disney.com/

      February 2020 – April 2020:  The blockout dates for the 4 WDW parks are below.

      Magic Kingdom:

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      There are no scheduled upcoming blockout days for self admission at the Magic Kingdom.

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      Several upcoming block-out days are scheduled for using your guest passes at MK.

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      The Disney Family Holiday Passes expire on February 13, 2020.

      Epcot:

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      There are no scheduled upcoming blockout days for self admission at Epcot.

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      There are no scheduled upcoming blockout days for Guest Passes at Epcot.

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      The Disney Family Holiday Passes expire on February 13, 2020.

      Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

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      There are no scheduled upcoming blockout days for self admission at DAK.

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      There is currently only 1 scheduled block-out day for using your guest passes at DAK.

      Disney’s Hollywood Studios

      NOTE:  Disney’s Hollywood Studios:  Star Wars:  Galaxy’s Edge opened August 29th and Rise of the Resistance opened December 5, 2019!  Both main gate and guest passes are still blocked out all spring!

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      DHS is totally blocked out for using any passes through Spring/Easter Break.

      star wars2 Rise of the Resistance

      Phase 2: Rise of the Resistance opened December 5, 2019. Guests LOVE the new ride!!!

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      Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge  14 acres of fun!

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      Shhhh….There’s a small hidden Millennium Falcon in the wing of the Millennium Falcon at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!    Have you seen it???

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      We love Blizzard Beach! ❤

      Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon:  Free Admission for Cast Members!

      Update:  Typhoon Lagoon is currently closed for refurbishment and will not reopen until March 2020.

      Both of Disney’s water parks are refurbished annually, typically between October to March. The refurbishment schedule is staggered so guests can enjoy at least one water park experience year-round.

      Comments about the Disney Water Parks: Cast members can get into the Disney water parks for free ($69 value).  You can also buy 1/2 price tickets ($34.50) for family and friends at the gate. Cast members must be present with their guests.

      Please note that the water parks close when the temperature falls below 65 degrees (the water is not heated) or if thunderstorms/lightning are nearby.

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      Pay attention to the scheduled blackout days! Always check on The Hub before you go!

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      Company D

      Discounted (10% off) ticket rates: Discounted Tickets for Cast Members

      Remember, CMs can buy discounted park tickets for their guests at the Company D store to use on blocked out days.

      Ticket Prices 2019

      Discounted CM ticket prices.

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      Car parking is now $25 a day.

      Parking at all the theme parks is currently $25/day. 

      Remember, cast members get free parking. Just show your ID badge at the gate.

      They are now more consistently checking Annual Pass Holders IDs for free parking at the entrance gate.  And the guards at the resorts are questioning all guests if they have a resort or dining reservation at the resort before allowing guests to park.

      Read more here:  Disney Increase Parking Fees to $25 a Day

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      Cheers to the new year! #2020

      We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

      Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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      Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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      Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

      If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

      Have a magical day!

      #TwoDisneySisters

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      Two Disney Sisters

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      Once upon a time…

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      Yes, we did!!! 🙂 #TwoDisneyPrincesses

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      Magic Kingdom Wishable

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      Epcot Wishable

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      Tree of Life Wishable

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  8. Aubrey Pucan Hester says:

    “40% OFF MERCHANDISE” … does this apply at disney stores and disneystore.com or just in the parks?

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  10. CAITLIN WOLLE says:

    I start Traditions in mid-November, any idea if I’d get these since I’m starting during the holidays?

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  11. Valerie says:

    Do you know if/when the 40% off cast member discount will be offered at the Disney store online?

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  12. Hanna says:

    Just wondering if the 40% off Holiday CM discount includes Pandora jewelry in the Parks? Or just the standard 20% off?

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  15. Maria says:

    Hi Collin Sisters,
    For the 2019 Disney Holiday Pass, is it open admission for one park or two?

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  16. valeria says:

    For the park hopper ticket with the holiday, pass does only one person out of the 3 tickets they gave me to get the park hopper or do all get it because I’m taking two of my friends to Disney and we want to do the hopper ticket with the holiday pass but want to make sure I can get both of them and my self to more than one park that day.

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    • I don’t understand your extra long run-on question.
      Periods are free you know!
      The Holiday Celebration Pass is a complimentary Park Hopper ticket for you to bring 1 guest with you.
      You must be with them at the entrance to the first park, then they can park hop with or without you.
      If you got 3 complimentary park tickets for guests (check on the Hub), then they should all be park hopper tickets.
      They expire February 13, 2020.
      You might want to check the expiration date on all your guest tickets!
      And, they do have Blockout Days. Check that too before inviting guests to go with you!

      Walt Disney World and Disneyland Theme Park admission: 1 Free Park Hopper Ticket for the Disney Family Holiday Celebration!

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  17. Thanks! says:

    You mentioned “Disney Dining Plan discounts (Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan and Disney Dining Plan)” but I thought they weren’t giving out Disney Dining Plan discounts anymore? I know a CM (not based in FL) who said that they do not make a dining plan discount available to CMs anymore. So, are these discounts mentioned here specifically to just current FL Park employees or all Disney employees?

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    • These are two different dining programs, one for guest, one for cast members.

      The Disney Dining Plan for guests allows them to purchase points to use to buy meals during their stay at Walt Disney World.
      Cast members can buy the Dining Plan just like regular guests but do not get any discount on the Plan.

      The CM Dining Discount is available to all Disney Cast Members and discount varies by location and meal service (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
      During the Family Holiday Celebration, cast members employed in October get mailed a booklet containing additional discount coupons to use throughout February 15 2020.

      So, your CM friend is correct. CMs don’t get a discount on the Disney Dining Plan for guests.

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  18. Hayley Henshaw says:

    Hi there – do cast members get a discount on character dining – for example a character breakfast ?

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  19. Christine says:

    Hello, a family member left me 3 complimentary tickets. It expires on 2/13, but he will be out of the country on vacation. Can we still use the tickets he had printed to use? He won’t be able to walk us in the front gate

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  20. valeria says:

    hello, I’m going to the parks soon with this family holiday pass and was wondering if I can do the fastpass in advance, or do I have to do it in person when I’m at the park?

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  21. We think you can do it in advance. Not 30 days like a Guest, maybe 7 days???

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