Enjoy Disneyworld — With Your Pets …

 You can stay here with your pets in Orlando

Want to visit Central Florida but do not want to leave your beloved pet at home? This could be the answer. The seven Disney SpringsTM Resort Area Hotels are conducting a “Vacation With Your Best Friend Sweepstakes” promotion from June 1-30, 2016, which will award a deluxe 4-night stay to the winner and their cherished dog or cat.

The grand prize includes: a 4-night stay in a spacious two-bedroom suite at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, just steps from the significantly expanded and enhanced Disney SpringsTM (formerly known as the Downtown Disney® area); and a 4-night stay for a dog or cat at Best Friends Pet Care at Walt Disney World® Resort, just minutes from the Disney SpringsTM Resort Area Hotels. Canine accommodations will be a two-room suite (featuring a climate-controlled indoor bedroom with an outdoor patio protected from the elements), or a cat will stay in Kitty City (a separate wing of the building, protected from the sights, sounds and smells of dogs).

In addition, the prize includes a $100 gift certificate to enjoy dinner at the contemporary Andiamo Italian Bistro at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, plus $100 gift certificates at each of these outstanding restaurants at Disney SpringsTM: Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s elegant new Morimoto Asia, specializing in pan-Asian cuisine with mouthwatering dishes from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand; the lively Crossroads at House of Blues®, serving delicious Southern and global food inside the famous House of Blues® live entertainment venue; and the fun Splitsville Luxury LanesTM, a two-story bowling and dining complex with 30 luxury lanes, billiards, live entertainment and an eclectic menu. To complete the trip, your pet will receive a bath at the end of the stay to go home fresh and clean. The grand prize has a retail value of $4,800.

Want more reason to enter for the chance to win? The stay will enable you the opportunity to experience the many new offerings at Disney SpringsTM, which is an easy walk from the seven hotels. When work is completed in mid-2016, Disney SpringsTM will have expanded to more than 150 shopping, dining and entertainment venues.

Plus, the seven hotels (which includes the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista) also provide shuttle transportation every 30 minutes to all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, two water parks, and to the Disney SpringsTM area.

As a bonus, guests at the seven hotels also receive the “2016 Disney SpringsTM Passport” booklet that features exclusive discounts and specials from Disney SpringsTM merchants on entertainment, shopping and dining.

Other benefits of staying at one of the seven Disney SpringsTM Resort Area Hotels include:
· The ability to purchase Disney theme park admissions at each hotel
· Advance tee times and discounts at all Walt Disney World® Resort golf courses
· Disney Merchandise store located in each hotel
· The ability to book advance dining and dinner show reservations for all restaurants across the Walt Disney World® Resort.

“We are conducting the ‘Vacation With Your Best Friend Sweepstakes’ promotion to let people know that they can visit the Walt Disney World® Resort without leaving their beloved pet at home,” said Mike Rezmer, chairperson of the Disney SpringsTM Resort Area Hotels’ marketing committee. “Best Friends Pet Care Center is a first-class facility that provides great care for pets in a safe, healthy and fun environment. So, guests can enjoy all that the Walt Disney World® Resort has to offer, while knowing their pet is being well-cared for.”

Click to register for the “Vacation With Your Best Friend Sweepstakes” promotion, go to http://disneyspringshotels.com/vacation-best-friend-sweepstakes/ . The winner will be randomly selected on July 1, 2016.
The reimagined Disney SpringsTM overflows with the sights, sounds and flavors that come together in a beautiful outdoor environment with a charming waterfront setting. Set amid beautiful open-air promenades and bubbling springs, this vibrant destination features four distinct outdoor neighborhoods: The Landing, Town Center, Marketplace, and West Side. Inspired by Florida’s charming waterfront towns, historic architecture and natural beauty, Disney SpringsTM offers a high-quality, diverse mix of retailers, entertainment, upscale restaurants, and casual dining options.


tip of the day

If you are taking a road trip with your dog, it’s a great idea to add temporary ID tags to his collar giving information about your en route locations over and above your home address.You can use paper tags from an stationery store or there is something new on the market called Twigo tags. Google them!