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miskamouskamickey
02-03-2009, 04:33 PM
Beginning Monday, Feb. 9, the Walt Disney WorldŽ Resort "Buy Four, Get Three Free" offer will feature travel dates through Aug. 15, 2009.:cool1:

sumertime
02-03-2009, 04:42 PM
Wow, during the summer? They must be hurting!!

Frankiesmom
02-03-2009, 05:07 PM
they just released a statement that last qtr. profits were down 32%; hurting they are.

siestakeys04
02-03-2009, 05:15 PM
Well I would not mind going in aug I liked going in aug. Then it will give me a little more time to pay my trip off.

miskamouskamickey
02-03-2009, 05:24 PM
I am sure they are hurting.

It wouldn't surprise me that this promotion willl end in August as stated and then lead onto free dining.

warriorboy648
02-03-2009, 05:30 PM
Is this promotion a definite??? Also, does it mean that I can book through the 15th and check out on the 16th??? If so these are our dates. I can always change it by a day....

I am sooo excited. Now to decide if I should splurge or not?

sndral
02-03-2009, 06:09 PM
Was just reading Market Watch, co. profits are down (like 35%) - tv & dvd divisions hit esp. hard, theme park attendance down, not as much, room bookings for 2nd and 3rd quarter running slightly ahead of '07, which disney exec. Staggs attributed to the 4/3 promotion and said they were extending the travel window to August 15 effective next mon..

warriorboy648
02-03-2009, 06:18 PM
Great! I have some planning to do..

johnnyr
02-03-2009, 06:30 PM
This package includes park tickets correct? I was thinking about getting AP's because we are going in 10 days in August and again in December for 8 days. Do you think the 4/3 deal is better than buying AP's?

PrincesCJM
02-03-2009, 06:38 PM
This would be fabulous. If I modified my current reservation for 8 nights at POFQ, I would be able to save at least $150. Or, do I use this as my one, and probably only, opportunity to upgrade to a deluxe for around $100-150 more. decisions, decisions......Just waiting for an official announcement

Skwinkles
02-03-2009, 06:41 PM
This package includes park tickets correct? I was thinking about getting AP's because we are going in 10 days in August and again in December for 8 days. Do you think the 4/3 deal is better than buying AP's?

I'm pretty sure you can use the value of the 7 day tickets towards the purchase of an AP...that way you get the best of both worlds. I'd call and ask if I were you.

MomOf2DisneyKids
02-03-2009, 07:26 PM
OMG!!! Seriously??? That would be so awesome!!!!!!!!!! I've never gotten a 'deal' before, I'm about to do cartwheels around the house now, LOL!!!

We already have our flights....and are staying 6 nights. We could buy 4 get 2 free, right?? (I wonder if it's worth it to pay the change fee for the airlines??)

zumbergc
02-03-2009, 07:27 PM
from reading on the boards, to get the best value for the tickets in the upgrade, people have said you need to use the tickets for a day first.

Of course if you use a water park and more option you can only upgrade to the prem AP.

mickeystoontown
02-03-2009, 07:31 PM
Cool!

MomOf2DisneyKids
02-03-2009, 07:59 PM
still flipping out here.... :rotfl2:

what about dining?? Would we pay for dining for 4 nights and the other 3 are free or would we pay for the extra 3 nights??
(already checked for the airline change fee....it's $400 for all of us. If I can either save money, or break even, I'm in!)

ETA: never mind...I found all my answers on mousesavers!

rt2dz
02-03-2009, 08:08 PM
This package includes park tickets correct? I was thinking about getting AP's because we are going in 10 days in August and again in December for 8 days. Do you think the 4/3 deal is better than buying AP's?

See THIS (http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2056880) way, way off topic thread. It will tell you exactly how to use the 4/3 tickets to get APs at a savings of ~$105 on the APs.

msteddom
02-03-2009, 10:59 PM
Has anyone heard if any type of gift card will be offered with the extension?

Melissa

NeverBeen2DW
02-03-2009, 11:26 PM
can you split your stay at 2 resorts?

SurfinTX
02-04-2009, 12:49 AM
That extends it right into the beginning of value season! I still don't think I'll bite until next year though. I want to see the Harry Potter park at Universal in 2010 and it's doubtful I can go twice in that much time.

aubriee
02-04-2009, 03:58 AM
can you split your stay at 2 resorts?


I wouldn't think so. How would they determine which days are free? I'd love to pay for four days at POP, then get three days at the Grand Floridian for free.:rotfl2: Just teasing, but again I wouldn't think so.

JennSaint
02-04-2009, 04:19 AM
still flipping out here.... :rotfl2:

what about dining?? Would we pay for dining for 4 nights and the other 3 are free or would we pay for the extra 3 nights??
(already checked for the airline change fee....it's $400 for all of us. If I can either save money, or break even, I'm in!)

ETA: never mind...I found all my answers on mousesavers!

With the current 4/3 deal dining was not included in the free nights. Meaning you have to pay for dining for all 7 nights of your stay.

JennSaint
02-04-2009, 04:20 AM
can you split your stay at 2 resorts?

Sorry no

rt2dz
02-04-2009, 09:35 AM
can you split your stay at 2 resorts?

only if each stay exceeds four nights. If you are staying for 12 days you could do one ressie for 7 days at one resort and a second stay for 5 nights (one free) at another resort. And so on.

Sha
02-04-2009, 10:08 AM
Does anyone know what the booking cut off date is for this?? from 2/9 through.... ????

rt2dz
02-04-2009, 03:17 PM
Until I see something different, I'm assuming it's still 3/29.

Sha
02-04-2009, 04:29 PM
thank you!

Atchley
02-04-2009, 06:18 PM
I am about to have a coronary!! I just tried to call my AAA rep and leave a message, but they don't have the voice mail on. Darn it!! I will be calling first thing tomorrow morning and then Monday morning to verify that the deed is done!
I just figured it up. Saving about $500.00
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Hollyster2
02-04-2009, 08:41 PM
I believe this latest promotion runs from Feb. August 15, 2009. Is there going to be a gift card given with this?:hyper:

tripplanner2
02-04-2009, 09:13 PM
I doubt there will be a gift card but that would be nice.:thumbsup2

SurfinTX
02-04-2009, 09:28 PM
The gift card deal is only for a window a few weeks in advance of the new offers. So far they have only offered it if you book and travel whithin a few weeks of the deal showing up.