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maitlynn
08-03-2009, 12:41 PM
We were planning on going Jan 2011 but just can't stay away. :)

Any buzz on what the Jan 2010 dealios might be? We did the 7 for 4 this year in Jan and it worked great for us.

I've not been on the boards in ages and I still owe you all a trip report from out Jan 09 trip and a one day trip to D-Land with NO KIDS last month! :) Whoot!

mommy2paris
08-03-2009, 01:55 PM
I haven't heard yet, but I am keeping an eye out as well. We weren't supposed to be going back so soon, but I'm dying for a trip!
Good luck to both of us!

motherofaballerina
08-03-2009, 02:02 PM
We're also waiting on an awesome deal for january 2010--the 4/3 would be b-e-a-uuuutiful! *fingers crossed*!!!!:goodvibes

mommy2paris
08-03-2009, 03:34 PM
Beautiful is right...
What was the 4/3? Was that pay for 4, get 3 more free?
That would be awesome!

Bambi222
08-03-2009, 03:47 PM
I believe I read that last years deals for 2009 started in November 2008.

I am hoping they come out earlier this year.

ShoreBoy
08-03-2009, 03:50 PM
I'm wishing for something even better then the buy 4 get 3 free deal. Who's with me for maybe a buy 4 get 3 free deal with free dining haha! Hey we can dream right?! :lmao:

KarlaG4Kids
08-03-2009, 03:53 PM
I'm wishing for something even better then the buy 4 get 3 free deal. Who's with me for maybe a buy 4 get 3 free deal with free dining haha! Hey we can dream right?! :lmao:

I'm with you on that one. Even just free dining would be great. It would still work out to better savings for me than the 4/3 deal. But I won't complain if they offer the 4/3 again. Can't wait to see what deals they come up with for us!

DonaldTDuck
08-03-2009, 04:04 PM
I couldn't wait. I was there for the 4/3 deal in Jan, stayed an extra day, and when free dining came out for Dec I had to book. I got 6 nights, 7 days with ddp(upgraded from qsdp) for $1183 at POP. I've never been at Christmas. Why wait till Jan when crowds aren't bad 2 weeks before Christmas and there's so much different to do.

cglaura
08-03-2009, 04:11 PM
For those that have done the 4/3 deal, can you tell me how this works for a 14night / 15 day trip?

Do you have to book two weeks, 2 separate ressies? Or would it be buy 8, get 6 free. I don't know how it works since the parkhoppers only go up to 10 days.

Right now I have AAA room only, and will be getting (2)10 day hoppers for myself & dd from mousesavers/undercovertourist.

Or, can someone point me to a sticky faq for the 4/3 if there is one? I searched, but as you might tell, a bajillion things came up.

TIA!

I know this is all moot, there may not be any offers, I just like to mess with the numbers.

tbranan
08-03-2009, 04:27 PM
For those that have done the 4/3 deal, can you tell me how this works for a 14night / 15 day trip?

Do you have to book two weeks, 2 separate ressies? Or would it be buy 8, get 6 free. I don't know how it works since the parkhoppers only go up to 10 days.

Right now I have AAA room only, and will be getting (2)10 day hoppers for myself & dd from mousesavers/undercovertourist.

Or, can someone point me to a sticky faq for the 4/3 if there is one? I searched, but as you might tell, a bajillion things came up.

TIA!

I know this is all moot, there may not be any offers, I just like to mess with the numbers.

14 night, 15 days??!!

At that point, aren't you a season pass holder??!!:rotfl:

I am checking every day for a January deal. To us, it is the best time of year, minus MLK weekend. Good luck!!

Brian_WDW74
08-03-2009, 04:29 PM
I've moved this thread to the Codes and Rates board. :)

cglaura
08-03-2009, 06:15 PM
14 night, 15 days??!!

At that point, aren't you a season pass holder??!!:rotfl:

I am checking every day for a January deal. To us, it is the best time of year, minus MLK weekend. Good luck!!

LOL. Right!?!

It is kind of a last blow out before dd goes to college / gets a "real job" type thing. Then when she is done college, I'm going back to finish the degree I put on hold when I got pregnant. I figure the chances of us both getting the same time frame off will be pretty hard in the future! Right now I'm self employed and she is homeschooled, so timing is easy.

BreTyPres87
08-03-2009, 08:40 PM
Me and my TA are both on deal watch for January 2010 I'm really hoping for a good one!

mommy2paris
08-04-2009, 08:37 AM
Does anyone remember the dates for last year? I'm hoping for something early January... Thanks!

Luv2Scrap
08-04-2009, 11:03 AM
I thought it started on Jan 4 this year...? I could be wrong...

clanmcculloch
08-04-2009, 12:23 PM
For those that have done the 4/3 deal, can you tell me how this works for a 14night / 15 day trip?

Do you have to book two weeks, 2 separate ressies? Or would it be buy 8, get 6 free. I don't know how it works since the parkhoppers only go up to 10 days.

Right now I have AAA room only, and will be getting (2)10 day hoppers for myself & dd from mousesavers/undercovertourist.

Or, can someone point me to a sticky faq for the 4/3 if there is one? I searched, but as you might tell, a bajillion things came up.

TIA!

I know this is all moot, there may not be any offers, I just like to mess with the numbers.

I think you could book 2 separate reservations for 7 nights each. The 4/3 deal was for 7 or less nights. You pay for 4 and get up to 3 free. Anything more than 7 nights was just at rack rate for the season. If you're doing a total of 14 nights though I would think you could do 2 reservations for the 7 nights each. You might even enjoy doing a split stay. I think the overall cheapest way to go would to buy 1 day tickets per person on both reservations and then upgrade to APs, or buy a 10 day ticket with water & more per person on the first reservation and buy a 1 day ticket per person on the second one. Either way you save the second set of 1 day tickets for a future trip as they won't be activated. Decide which is better for you based on whether you want the water parks and Disney Quest or you want to go to the parks every day.

Cupcake88
08-05-2009, 01:53 PM
We did 10 days last year and I am pretty sure they gave me the 4/3 twice on it and then added the extra nights on. We ended up at AKL with a pretty sweet deal. :)

Sharon

Momto2PrncChrmgs
08-05-2009, 02:04 PM
For those that have done the 4/3 deal, can you tell me how this works for a 14night / 15 day trip?

Do you have to book two weeks, 2 separate ressies? Or would it be buy 8, get 6 free. I don't know how it works since the parkhoppers only go up to 10 days.

Right now I have AAA room only, and will be getting (2)10 day hoppers for myself & dd from mousesavers/undercovertourist.

Or, can someone point me to a sticky faq for the 4/3 if there is one? I searched, but as you might tell, a bajillion things came up.

TIA!

I know this is all moot, there may not be any offers, I just like to mess with the numbers.

If they do the 4/3 like last year, yes, you'd have to book two different 7 day ressies to get the free days. Have you looked into an AP like the OP said? It may actually be cheaper for you?!?!
If they offered to $200 gift cards like last year, you'd get 2 since you had 2 ressies!:banana:

Like another poster said, I'm praying for 4/3 + Free dining :rotfl:
A girl can dream...And go ahead and throw in that $200 GC! :yay:

Colleen27
08-05-2009, 08:12 PM
I'm hoping for something better than 4/3. Not necessarily a better savings, but a better way of doing it that would be more flexible for those of us not staying exactly 7 nights.

msminnieears
08-05-2009, 08:48 PM
Colleen27 viewed your spreadsheets:surfweb: They had great information on them.:thumbsup2: Thanks for sharing them. So if I read them right, the dinning plans really do save you lots of money. The last 2 trips to WDW we did the DP and loved it. I knew we had to be saving some money but didn't keep up with the amount.




::MinnieMo minnie :cool1: dh pirate: ds (9) princess: dd (5)

cglaura
08-05-2009, 08:58 PM
If they do the 4/3 like last year, yes, you'd have to book two different 7 day ressies to get the free days. Have you looked into an AP like the OP said? It may actually be cheaper for you?!?!
If they offered to $200 gift cards like last year, you'd get 2 since you had 2 ressies!:banana:

Like another poster said, I'm praying for 4/3 + Free dining :rotfl:
A girl can dream...And go ahead and throw in that $200 GC! :yay:

I did look into the ap, but right now I have a certain budget, and no immediate plans to go back, not for 3 or so years.

Right now my room is $1208.28 (includes tax), and the 10 day hoppers are $289 each. I may get regular at $241 instead and add the hopper there if/when we decide to hop. It would only save $4 to add it now, vs. $96 if we wind up not hopping. We'll be there so long we might end up not needing to hop. So total room/tickets would be $1786 or $1690. I'll have to crunch the numbers to see what it comes out to with rack rates/free days/extra 1 day tickets to save for later trip.

So it would be like this?

Week 1: pay 4 days rack rate room, pay (2)10 day tickets.

Week 2: pay 4 days rack rate room, pay (2) 1 day tickets (to save for later)

We don't do waterparks and did disney quest already (that was not our cup of tea at all).

Oh, also, with the higher weekend rates, if we are staying Tuesdays to Tuesdays...how do they figure that? I guess 2 weekend day prices and 2 regular day prices. Or average?

It would probably be easier to wait to see if it comes out and call them and get them to spit out a calulation :teacher:

I think the extra $400 gift cards would probably be the clincher. Can they be used for food or merchandise only? I know that info is somewhere, I'll go try to search, but just in case anyone knows offhand.

Thanks for all the info!

TimPaulaDisney08
08-05-2009, 09:27 PM
We just decided to do a late Jan trip. Since some of you have been there before in Jan, what's the weather like? I've been in Cocoa Beach at that time & remember it can be quite chilly. I'm hoping we can swim--but am doubtful?:confused3

Djr0129
08-06-2009, 01:11 PM
We go in Jan. all the time...except for one hurricane season trip...LOL.
It has been from in the 50's to the 80's at different times.One trip it was
in the 50's when we got there and by the time we left 5 days later it was almost in the 90's.

Disney keeps the water heated in all the water features...we saw some people swimming with it
only in the high 60's.....brrrrrrrr

Stinky_Pete
08-07-2009, 04:07 PM
I'm wishing for something even better then the buy 4 get 3 free deal. Who's with me for maybe a buy 4 get 3 free deal with free dining haha! Hey we can dream right?! :lmao:

Right on!

Or even that if you add dining you only pay for the 4 nights of it and get the other 3 free.

I think I read that during certain periods this year for the 4/3 that it also included a $200 Disney gift card per room.

maitlynn
08-13-2009, 08:09 PM
Weather can be either in the 50's or in the 90's. We had a bit of both last Jan and just expect it to rain!! :)

We would like to stay 9 or 10 days this time but i'd do the 3 for 4 again in a heartbeat that worked great for us.

maitlynn
08-13-2009, 08:11 PM
Weather can be either in the 50's or in the 90's. We had a bit of both last Jan and just expect it to rain!! :)

We would like to stay 9 or 10 days this time but i'd do the 3 for 4 again in a heartbeat that worked great for us.

disneyfan2
08-13-2009, 11:15 PM
when exactly did they release the Jan/feb promo's last year? I am waiting too because i need to book flights first. I really plan on going 5 days only but if the only offer is 4/3 free then i don't want to have to rebook flights as higher cost if it falls on a more expensive time or day

Colleen27
08-13-2009, 11:28 PM
when exactly did they release the Jan/feb promo's last year? I am waiting too because i need to book flights first. I really plan on going 5 days only but if the only offer is 4/3 free then i don't want to have to rebook flights as higher cost if it falls on a more expensive time or day

Last year, it was mid November. It might be a little earlier this year if the fall deals are any indication, because they came out as soon as the booking period ended for the late summer free dining rather than in mid-Aug as usual. The booking for the current fall promos ends in late Sept, IIRC.

CocoCoops
08-14-2009, 12:58 AM
I have an idea....I've been visiting this site daily surfing the threads to see if the 2010 deals have launched yet. I've also gone so far as to consider putting the disneyworld website on my home page (just can't make that leap yet seeing that I use my PC at work so much). It's all getting a bit obsessive for me :surfweb: and it's a real time waster going through all that work and finding out there's nothing substantial yet. But like everyone here, I soooooo badly want to find out if a 2010 deal has been announced and I want to be the first to hear about it!

So, if it makes sense why don't we create a new topic post that is specifically for posting ONLY if the poster has legit "late breaking 2010 deal announcements". Set it up so that viewers visiting should be advised to reply to the thread only when they have a solid 2010 deal verified. The key to making this less work for you is when you view the thread, go up to the "Thread Tools" select "Subscribe to this thread" & set it for whatever preference you want...

For me, I'd have it send me emails whenever there's a new post. I can view right from my email inbox any late-breaking news...it's not 100% fool-proof, not everyone is tied to their email inbox like I am 8 hours a day at work, but better than surfing through threads that twist & turn beyond the topic everyone wants to hear: "Hey! It's the real deal! A 2010 Deal/Promo is live!!!"

Convince me this is a good idea and I'll post something - or if it'll be a train wreck, talk me out of it!

:3dglasses

Jenny Wren
08-14-2009, 01:03 AM
When you all speak of the 4/3 deal, if you purchase the DP with that, is it also free for those 3 days, or is it just the room and tickets? I went this past January and we loved it. I want to go back this coming January, hoping that I can swing it.

LittleStinkerbelle
08-14-2009, 07:25 AM
When you all speak of the 4/3 deal, if you purchase the DP with that, is it also free for those 3 days, or is it just the room and tickets? I went this past January and we loved it. I want to go back this coming January, hoping that I can swing it.

The "3 free" was just hotel and tickets. We purchased the dining plan and paid for the full 7 nights (well, actually 8 because we added an extra night).

If they do the 4/3 in 2010 and add dining to the 3 free that would be a sweet deal!:goodvibes