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libpetersen
02-05-2008, 03:37 PM
Does anyone know the disney visa perks? I know you get free strollers? What about toontown madness? Does that only come with AAA packages? What if we are staying at DLH? Thanks, really confused how to book as AAA is slightly more than booking directly, especially with the visa $40 rebate offer, but don't want to miss out on any AAA perks.:cheer2:

MommytoaSweetie
02-05-2008, 03:43 PM
Here's info on the Disney Visa perks (from this website http://disneyrewards.disney.go.com/cardbenefits/disneylandresortbenefits.html ):

Character Meet 'N' Greet
Cardmember-exclusive Character Meet 'N' Greet Event takes place at Seasons of the Vine in Disney's California Adventure® Park (Golden State District).
Must present a valid Disney Rewards Visa Card for admission (limited to 6 people per card).
Begins when the park opens and runs for 90 minutes.
Each Cardmember group will receive one complimentary 5x7 group photo with Disney characters; additional photos will be available for purchase.
Free stroller rentals subject to availabilitity; separate Theme Park admission required
Strollers are only available at the Main Entrance Stroller Rental locations at Disneyland® and Disney's California Adventure® Theme Parks.
Two strollers maximum per day (no double strollers available).
Stroller availability varies based on Theme Park attendance and other factors.
10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more
Valid only at select Disneyland® Resort stores and pin cart locations when you present your valid Disney Rewards Visa Card and mention this offer.
A $50 minimum pre-tax single transaction purchase is required to receive discount. Not valid on previous purchases. Discount is not valid on purchases of original or limited edition artwork, food or beverage, Disney Dollars, Gift Cards, Ticket Media, Park Admission, Arcades, shipping or taxes.
Discount does not apply at the following locations: Midway games, Fairytale Arts, Jewel of Orleans, Silhouette Studio, Portrait Artists, Parasol Cart, Heraldry Shop, Crystal Shops (Crystal Arts & Crystal d'Orleans), Face Painting, or at any Downtown Disney® District location other than World of Disney® store, Marceline's Confectionery, and Disney's Pin Traders.
May not be combined with any other discount, offer or promotion. Not valid on previous purchases.

10% off at the following Disneyland® Resort dining locations Disneyland® Park
Rancho del Zocalo
Carnation Café
Redd Rockett's Pizza Port
Disney's California Adventure® Park
Pizza Oom Mow Mow
Wine Country Trattoria
The Vineyard Room
Disneyland® Resort Hotels
Yamabuki
Granville's Steakhouse 55: 6 PM to 10 PM - dinner only
Disney's PCH Grill: dinner only
Excludes alcoholic beverages, merchandise tax and gratuity. Subject to restaurant operating hours and restaurant closures. Restaurant seating subject to availability. Payment can be made with Disney Rewards Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards® Card.

20% off select tours
Tours available at discount include:
Welcome to Disneyland
A Walk in Walt's Footsteps
Discover the Magic
Advance reservations recommended.
May be made up to 30 days in advance.
Call 714-781-4400 or go to Guided Tour Welcome Center at Disneyland® Park
Most tours require separate Theme Park admission. Cardmember must participate in the tour. Tours can be booked for up to 10 total guests. Some tours have age and other restrictions. May not be combined with any other discounts, offers or promotions. Subject to availability. Offer is subject to change without notice and may be subject to additional terms and conditions. Tour tickets may not be sold or transferred for a commercial purpose.

Disney Rewards Visa Dream Vacation Package2,3,4
Your Cardmember vacation package starts with all the fun of a Disneyland® Resort Vacation Package which includes accommodations at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland® Resort and Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® Bonus Ticket. Cardmembers will also receive these extra benefits:
Mickey's Toontown Morning Madness. An Interactive Guest and Disney Character Experience.
Disney Rewards Collectible Pin, Lanyard, and Luggage Tag (one per person).
Preferred parade viewing at Disneyland® Park or Disney's California Adventure® Park.
Preferred seating to selected attractions in Disney's California Adventure® Park.
Complimentary Dreams backpack
Downtown Disney® District Fun Card -- special values fro shopping, dinning, and entertainment experiences (one per package)
Dream Coin. Sprinkled with pixie dust, these coins are rumored to make your Disney dreams come true.
Early Entry into Fantasyland in Disneyland® Park with a valid 3-Day or longer Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® souvenir ticket.
To learn more or book your vacation package, call 866-844-9382 or visit Disneyland.com
Private Cardmember Phone Line to Plan All Your Disneyland® Resort Vacation Needs

Private phone line to the Disneyland® Resort Travel Center where Disney travel experts will help with all your Disneyland® Resort vacation needs. Call 866-844-9382.
Disney Rewards® Redemption Locations at the Park5
See list of examples for Disneyland® Resort
Missed the chance to order a Disney Rewards Card before your trip?
If you have at least 20 Disney Dream Reward Dollars®6 in your account, you can get a Disney Rewards Card issued at these guest relations areas:
Disney's California Adventure® Theme Park
Disneyland® Resort City Hall
Entrance outside Disneyland® and Disney's California Adventure® Theme Parks

ToodlesRN
02-05-2008, 03:54 PM
I was going back and forth between booking with AAA or the Disney website using my Disney visa card. When comparing bewtween the two you got the same perks as what AAA was offering, including a few extras having the Disney visa. In the end I booked our trip on the disney website using the Disney card b/c you get a few more perks using the card. If you plan on doing any character meals you just show your AAA card for the discount. I think you would get both the early entry and toontown madness either way you book. AAA website has a good itemized detail on what you get when you book a package compare that to other sites your looking at.

nutshell
02-05-2008, 03:59 PM
Can I get a better rate using AAA to get a room at the DLH than if I use the main Disney Website?

libpetersen
02-05-2008, 04:08 PM
Currently we are booked directly with DLH hotel and that is $21 less than AAA package rate, but $236 less than package through disney travel website. My only hesitation on AAA is that you pay in advance, and if you need to change, there are penalties. My current reservation directly through the hotel allows us to cancel without any penalties up to 72 hours before arrival, and we are charged upon check out, which is preferred. I was hoping to make up for some of the AAA package benefits (toontown madness, preferred seating, pins, etc.) with the disney visa, but that only applies if book through disney travel (which again is $236 more).