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Guzzi
02-03-2009, 06:42 PM
:confused3 Did anyone else get this email from their TA or hear rumors of it;

Beginning Monday, Feb. 9, the Walt Disney World® Resort "Buy Four, Get Three Free" offer, when you purchase a 4-night, 4-day non-discounted Walt Disney Travel Company package you’ll get three additional nights and days (with tickets) free, will feature travel dates through Aug. 15, 2009

This could mean a trip to the world if the job holds up. Im curious about what anyone else has heard about this

warriorboy648
02-03-2009, 06:46 PM
Did I read that correctly that you only pay for a 4 day ticket and you get a 7 day ticket???

Belle1962
02-03-2009, 06:56 PM
Did I read that correctly that you only pay for a 4 day ticket and you get a 7 day ticket???

yes--but the big savings comes from the room--you buy 4 nights get 3 nights free.

The difference in park tickects is:

4 day base: $219.00
7 day base: $228.00

This is a package deal.

johnnyr
02-03-2009, 06:58 PM
How would you calculate a 9 night package with the 4/3 deal?

Tissa
02-03-2009, 07:03 PM
My TA just e-mailed me about it too. We are going in July but staying offsite. I'll have to reconsider it now.

lalapodip
02-03-2009, 07:25 PM
Excited because these are our dates!! :cool1: Waiting to hear from our TA!

rt2dz
02-03-2009, 08:04 PM
It's on Mouse Savers. Big surprise--TGM doesn't have it yet. LOL

It's the same deal, just more dates.

book 1: pay for 1, get 0 free
book 2: pay for 2, get 0 free
book 3: pay for 3, get 0 free
book 4: pay for 4, get 0 free
book 5: pay for 4, get 1 free
book 6: pay for 4, get 2 free
book 7: pay for 4, get 3 free
book 8: pay for 5, get 3 free
book 9: pay for 6, get 3 free
book 10: pay for 7, get 3 free

Tickets are free on base days and no expiration option. Water parks and hopping options are a flat fee no matter how many days, so nothing free there. If you are only getting base days, keep in mind it is only ~$3 per day after 4 days. No expiration can save you a bundle though, especially if you are upgrading to an AP/PAP.

Happy99
02-03-2009, 08:37 PM
Excited because these are our dates!! :cool1: Waiting to hear from our TA!

You may not hear until Monday. My TA said they can't do anything until then so some TA's aren't sending out informaiton because there really isn't anything they can do until the day it is available to book / modify

MomOf2DisneyKids
02-03-2009, 08:46 PM
:party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:

Palendat
02-03-2009, 09:39 PM
Does this mean free dining will begin Aug 16th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:hyper:

shopn24seven
02-03-2009, 10:03 PM
I sure hope SO.
I have 8/24 booked for 10 nights, BUT..I may reconsider going EARLIER. ;)

maggiew
02-03-2009, 11:12 PM
Wow! This would be great for us. Right now we are doing the 4/3 deal from June 27 - July 5. I'm paying rack rate at Beach club on July 4 holiday night. :faint: But its the only week we could go for the 4/3 with school and a conference in June.

If I can change to later in July (after 19) I would only have to pay value season room rates at Beach club for 7 nights instead of the peak independence day rate for 8 nights (we needed the 8th night to be there on 4th of July). Of course, then subtract the 3 free nights. Plus no holiday surcharge at restaurants. :rolleyes:

I have to figure out how to price that out and see the price difference.

Maggie

NJBILL
02-04-2009, 06:30 AM
I just called Disney to see if they would confirm and they said they know nothing about a possible extention...:confused3

Manda
02-04-2009, 06:31 AM
So my plan is to arrive on 8/15. Think that means I can book this deal when it opens up?

DisneyMomx7
02-04-2009, 06:54 AM
Probably not. When the 7/4 deal ended on the 27th of June I tried to book June 27th and beyond but they would only give you the deal if your reservation ended by the 27th.

So I booked June 20-27 with the 7/4 deal and rack rate for June 27-July 5. Can't wait to call Monday and rebooked the 27th - 5th under the extended deal!

disneyjunkie
02-04-2009, 07:00 AM
I just called Disney to see if they would confirm and they said they know nothing about a possible extention...:confused3

You can't book the extension until Monday. Most likely the info won't show up in the system until Monday morning.

robin09
02-04-2009, 07:04 AM
I received the same note from my TA. I just ran the numbers, and the free dining for me in August still runs cheaper (I booked bounce back last August). Did anyone else also run the numbers to see which way is better?

maggiew
02-04-2009, 07:07 AM
Probably not. When the 7/4 deal ended on the 27th of June I tried to book June 27th and beyond but they would only give you the deal if your reservation ended by the 27th.

So I booked June 20-27 with the 7/4 deal and rack rate for June 27-July 5. Can't wait to call Monday and rebooked the 27th - 5th under the extended deal!

I was able to book June 27 - July 5 with the 4/3 deal. That is the reservation I currently have.

Maggie

Manda
02-04-2009, 07:10 AM
Probably not. When the 7/4 deal ended on the 27th of June I tried to book June 27th and beyond but they would only give you the deal if your reservation ended by the 27th.

So I booked June 20-27 with the 7/4 deal and rack rate for June 27-July 5. Can't wait to call Monday and rebooked the 27th - 5th under the extended deal!

Huh. I just quoted a 8 night package with the deal starting 6/27 and ending 7/5. Looks to me like you just have to check in by the last day.

tekmom
02-04-2009, 07:11 AM
Whats the value of the tickets for a family of four (adult price)? Trying to figure out if its worth it for us, as we get our tickets through undercover tourist at $226.00 each.

collcass
02-04-2009, 07:57 AM
Whats the value of the tickets for a family of four (adult price)? Trying to figure out if its worth it for us, as we get our tickets through undercover tourist at $226.00 each.
The tickets aren't where the savings is at all. The difference between a 4 and 7 day ticket is nominal. UCT is still cheaper, but if you are looking at the whole package, the room savings comes out around 40% or so depending on the resort.

tekmom
02-04-2009, 08:09 AM
The tickets aren't where the savings is at all. The difference between a 4 and 7 day ticket is nominal. UCT is still cheaper, but if you are looking at the whole package, the room savings comes out around 40% or so depending on the resort.

I had a 7 night stay at Akl (AAA rate)booked until last week, but dropped it for a 5 night because we booked 2 nights at Universal's Royal Pacific. AKL with this deal would be totally worth it, but if I keep it just at a 4 night with the 5th night free, I'm only saving about $45.00.

java
02-04-2009, 08:13 AM
Huh. I just quoted a 8 night package with the deal starting 6/27 and ending 7/5. Looks to me like you just have to check in by the last day.

Didn't work for me either. We are trying to check in on the 27-5th. We were going to stay offsite(bonnet ) for the first time. But now may reconsider if they don't blackout the 4th of july.
Just a reminder-when this original deal came out on THAT DAY I booked Easter week. Which they later took out of the deal(but they were willing to honor my reservation- unfortunately time wise we couldn't make that work) But NOW this MIGHT work! (Depends on a lot of things. But it can't hurt to try!)

DISNEYMOMX7 Where are you staying that week. Could this be the year we finally get to meet!? If I book I'll let you know!:cheer2: SO EXCITING!!

Mermaid2sea
02-04-2009, 08:43 AM
We are currently booked on a 40% discount package from 8/7 until 8/21 (14 nights). We have tickets left over from previous trips....are we better off with our 40% still??....

Also do you have to check out by the 15th or does it mean that you have to check in by that date?

johnnyr
02-04-2009, 09:22 AM
How does the ticket pricing work? I am going for 9 nights so I pay 6 nights hotel. We are only doing 7 days in the Disney parks. Will they let me purchase a 7 day pass at the price of a 4 day with a 9/6 package?

su_A_ve
02-04-2009, 09:40 AM
How does the ticket pricing work? I am going for 9 nights so I pay 6 nights hotel. We are only doing 7 days in the Disney parks. Will they let me purchase a 7 day pass at the price of a 4 day with a 9/6 package?

Absolutely... However note that the price difference is like a dollar or so...

3boymthr
02-04-2009, 10:00 AM
The tickets aren't where the savings is at all. The difference between a 4 and 7 day ticket is nominal. UCT is still cheaper, but if you are looking at the whole package, the room savings comes out around 40% or so depending on the resort.

Keep in mind that while the tickets may be cheaper thru UCT you can't get the 4/3 deal on the room if you don't buy the tickets. The deal works best if you are going to a deluxe resort and the better the resort and the better the room at the deluxe the more you save.

Example: Original Reservation:
6 nights thru AAA
POR 3 disney Adults 2 Children
DDP
$2900
5 day base tickets

4/3 deal
$2715
still 6 nights, etc.
7 day base tickets
Savings just under $185

I upgraded to:
YC Std View
$3650
again 6 nights, etc
7 day tickets
YC 6 Nights AAA
$4,450
5 day base tickets

Savings = $800.

For 7 nights the 4/3 at YC was $3810 cost went up for DDP. But I would have saved about $1,200.

If I was staying water view the savings would have been $1,000 for 6 nights. The savings on concierge was just under $2,000.

I also looked at Poly the savings there for 6 nights was about $900.

Sha
02-04-2009, 10:17 AM
Does anyone know what the booking cut off date is for this?? from 2/9 through.... ????

GenieCat
02-04-2009, 10:27 AM
Thanks for posting this. It gives encouragement :goodvibes to those of us traveling later in the year. I was getting ready to buy tickets from UCT to go with my AAA "room only" reservation. Guess I'd better wait to see if this 4/3 deal will get extended into October!

DisneyMomx7
02-04-2009, 10:46 AM
Didn't work for me either. We are trying to check in on the 27-5th. We were going to stay offsite(bonnet ) for the first time. But now may reconsider if they don't blackout the 4th of july.
Just a reminder-when this original deal came out on THAT DAY I booked Easter week. Which they later took out of the deal(but they were willing to honor my reservation- unfortunately time wise we couldn't make that work) But NOW this MIGHT work! (Depends on a lot of things. But it can't hurt to try!)

DISNEYMOMX7 Where are you staying that week. Could this be the year we finally get to meet!? If I book I'll let you know!:cheer2: SO EXCITING!!

Right now we are currently booked June 20-27 at the GF (7/4 deal) and June 27-July 5 at BC. I couldn't get the 7/4 offer for June 27-July 5 when I booked, they said it ended on the 27th. I'm going to call back later today and see if that's changed - or try again on Monday at 7 AM!!!! I'm flexible the second week with either YC or BC.

Could this be the time - I SURE HOPE SO!!!!!!!!

DisneyMomx7
02-04-2009, 11:28 AM
Okay I just called Disney and they repeated what I was originally told. The last day of travel is 6/27 an they cannot bookt he 7/4 offer beyond that, even though our travel date starts on the 27th.

Oh well I'll just be calling bright and early on Monday to rebook it under the extended 7/4 offer!

NJBILL
02-04-2009, 11:29 AM
Oh well I'll just be calling bright and early on Monday to rebook it under the extended 7/4 offer!

What time do the phones line open/close..i.e. can we call 12:01 am Sunday night to start booking?

maggiew
02-04-2009, 11:32 AM
Right now we are currently booked June 20-27 at the GF (7/4 deal) and June 27-July 5 at BC. I couldn't get the 7/4 offer for June 27-July 5 when I booked, they said it ended on the 27th. I'm going to call back later today and see if that's changed - or try again on Monday at 7 AM!!!! I'm flexible the second week with either YC or BC.

Could this be the time - I SURE HOPE SO!!!!!!!!

We are staying at the Beach Club June 27 - July 5 too!

It might be one big happy DIS family!

Maggie

Selket
02-04-2009, 11:42 AM
Tickets are free on base days and no expiration option. Water parks and hopping options are a flat fee no matter how many days, so nothing free there. If you are only getting base days, keep in mind it is only ~$3 per day after 4 days. No expiration can save you a bundle though, especially if you are upgrading to an AP/PAP.

Can someone explain that to me? Does this mean that the 4/3 deal comes with no expiry tickets or that you can add no expiry to them or what exactly?

mermaidwannabe
02-04-2009, 12:14 PM
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but does this deal pertain to DL too?

zoie101
02-04-2009, 01:35 PM
tou have to pay extra for no expiry
extra for water parks and hopper as well

aka-mad4themouse
02-04-2009, 02:14 PM
Okay I just called Disney and they repeated what I was originally told. The last day of travel is 6/27 an they cannot bookt he 7/4 offer beyond that, even though our travel date starts on the 27th.

Oh well I'll just be calling bright and early on Monday to rebook it under the extended 7/4 offer!

I was initially told this as well when I asked about moving my dates to 6/26-7/3. But I pointed out that I was able to find availability online using the 4/3 deal. The CM checked it out and verified that I was right, so she changed it all for me. ::yes::

I'm not sure why it works for a 6/26 arrival but not a 6/27. :confused3 I guess that it's a moot point since the offer is being extended to cover your dates now. Good luck!

disneymom06
02-04-2009, 06:35 PM
Does this mean free dining will begin Aug 16th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:hyper:

Exactly what I was thinking!!!!!

MomOf2DisneyKids
02-04-2009, 07:14 PM
does already having a package for the dates and resort/room type you want make it any easier to get the 4/3 deal? I currently have a package at Pop, but want to switch to CR. Should I do that now to help 'guarantee' it, or just wait til Mon morning? (how will I wait that loooong??? :faint:) :rotfl2:

Carrie772
02-04-2009, 07:28 PM
Momof2 I feel your pain! But at least we can dream for the whole weekend!:cloud9:

MomOf2DisneyKids
02-04-2009, 07:43 PM
well, Carrie...from your siggie (and mine), maybe we can keep busy doing laundry! LOL! :thumbsup2

Hollyster2
02-04-2009, 08:10 PM
Is there a gift card offerred with this promotion?:rolleyes:

Hollyster2
02-04-2009, 08:12 PM
I want to know if it is more likely to get the 4/3 if you have an existing package booked! I have one booked, but need to change my dates. I will not last until Monday! Also I don't know if I should wait until my TA gets into the office on Monday or call myself very early in the morning. Any advice????:confused3

Carrie772
02-04-2009, 09:03 PM
well, Carrie...from your siggie (and mine), maybe we can keep busy doing laundry! LOL! :thumbsup2

I am doing some now!:laundy:

NJBILL
02-06-2009, 07:43 AM
Seems like Monday is a longshot to call as there has been no official announcement of this extension. I logged on to Disney this a.m. and no extention mentioned????

rt2dz
02-06-2009, 08:27 AM
Seems like Monday is a longshot to call as there has been no official announcement of this extension. I logged on to Disney this a.m. and no extention mentioned????

From what I’ve read from various sources, *Disney* did announce that on 2/9 they will be extending the offer dates. I wouldn’t expect to see it on Disney’s site until they do the extension of dates. I don’t know why they’d announce it in advance, but it happens.

Hollyster2
02-06-2009, 03:47 PM
Anyone know how fast these 4/3 deals sell out?

MomOf2DisneyKids
02-06-2009, 04:25 PM
I hope not too fast!! I'll be on the phone around 6:55...geez, it's like calling to make ADRS, oh, the stress of it all!! :thumbsup2 :rotfl:

Hollyster2
02-06-2009, 04:30 PM
My travel agent doesn't get to work until 8:30. I will be at her office at 8:15! I am a bit panicked! We had a trip scheduled for earlier in July and our deposits and air. We almost cancelled the entire trip last week and now we have HOPE we can still go! We will have to change our dates a bit, but I am really hoping I can get in on this. Times are so tough, but I still want to take my niece for her very first trip to Disney World this summer. I need some Pixie Dust! pixiedust:

vicki845
02-06-2009, 05:03 PM
I received the same note from my TA. I just ran the numbers, and the free dining for me in August still runs cheaper (I booked bounce back last August). Did anyone else also run the numbers to see which way is better?

I also interested if anyone did the numbers too :confused3

TxTiggergal
02-07-2009, 10:36 AM
Okay, so just to clarify...since this is an offer to the general public, there is no code or pin necessary if I book directly with Disney? I would just call Monday and request the 4/3 special?

pooksma
02-08-2009, 07:03 AM
I confirmed with our TA on Friday night. She said she will be calling at 7 tomorrow.

We have a newbie family accompanying us and to get a deal for their first trip would be great. We are booking at FQ 8/9 to 8/18.

Looking forward to seeing her numbers. I'll be checking email all day!:rotfl2:

DizneeDad
02-08-2009, 09:21 AM
ticker test

NJBILL
02-09-2009, 06:14 AM
Just Called Disney..No extension.. or confirmation that one was coming... Hope it happens soon...

jel0511
02-09-2009, 06:18 AM
I just booked on line for 7/16 - 7/23. Got a 1 BR villa at SSR using the deal. Priced it our individually and I only paid for 4 days.... I just used the link for the Jan - June deal and it went through. Have a confirm too!

tinknme
02-09-2009, 06:28 AM
I just booked on line for 7/16 - 7/23. Got a 1 BR villa at SSR using the deal. Priced it our individually and I only paid for 4 days.... I just used the link for the Jan - June deal and it went through. Have a confirm too!

I just tried for August dates & even though it is not showing it, it seems to be in their system!

Hmmm, I may have to think about an August trip now lol

Mermaid2sea
02-09-2009, 06:30 AM
I'm trying it thorugh that way now....looks like the system is busy...

Mackie's Mommy
02-09-2009, 06:33 AM
Had an existing reservation and called this morning as soon as I got to work. I wanted to move the dates back one day once I determined I could with the special. The special still wasn't online but CM Dorothy was most helpful and knew exactly what I was talking about.

Here's my deal

Old Price $4051.27
Old Dates 8/8/09 to 8/15/09

New Price $2672.47
New Dates 8/9/09 to 8/16/09

This is for club level at Wilderness Lodge.

I'm happy! :cool1:

Manda
02-09-2009, 06:38 AM
I tried to price it online and no matter what I do, it's showing up more expensive that how I have it currently reserved - with AAA discount room only and buying the tickets seperately. The package prices I'm getting are higher than what I was getting for similar packages under the June special. :confused3

Manda
02-09-2009, 06:43 AM
What the heck am I doing wrong?? I'm trying to book 8 days. It shows the ticket prices being the same for over 4 days, so it looks like it's working. But it's only giving me a $200 difference between full price - example $4,700 vs $4,500 vs BC Water View for 8/15 - 8/23!

WiscMomof2
02-09-2009, 06:47 AM
What the heck am I doing wrong?? I'm trying to book 8 days. It shows the ticket prices being the same for over 4 days, so it looks like it's working. But it's only giving me a $200 difference between full price - example $4,700 vs $4,500 vs BC Water View for 8/15 - 8/23!

Are you going through the 4/3 link?

Manda
02-09-2009, 06:48 AM
Working for me now. =) Never mind me. :lmao:

NJBILL
02-09-2009, 06:55 AM
Just booked 7/21 to 7/28 Poly Club online... Saved $350 over existing 5 night AAA room only..
Now staying 7 nights for $350 LESS than my existing 5 night reservation

Happy99
02-09-2009, 06:59 AM
What the heck am I doing wrong?? I'm trying to book 8 days. It shows the ticket prices being the same for over 4 days, so it looks like it's working. But it's only giving me a $200 difference between full price - example $4,700 vs $4,500 vs BC Water View for 8/15 - 8/23!

Because your check in date is the last day of the promotion so you are only getting it for part of your stay not the whole thing. Compare it with coming in the week before Aug 8-15 and see what total you get

Manda
02-09-2009, 07:01 AM
Because your check in date is the last day of the promotion so you are only getting it for part of your stay not the whole thing. Compare it with coming in the week before Aug 8-15 and see what total you get

Yes, bummer. With free dining and bounceback, I was always able to check in on the last day of the promotion and get the discount for the whole trip. Disappointing.

suemom2kay
02-09-2009, 07:46 AM
Yes, bummer. With free dining and bounceback, I was always able to check in on the last day of the promotion and get the discount for the whole trip. Disappointing.


Try calling. The online system seems very messed up right now. I tried and it shows no availability at any resort. I think it is probably still being worked on for the changeover to the new dates.

Sue Z