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Kayleebug
03-01-2010, 08:36 AM
I am looking for an AP discount for July. The GP discount has been out for a couple of weeks, and nothing for AP so far. Anyone else wondering if there will be a discount for AP holders? I am starting to have my doubts.:confused3

CarolB
03-01-2010, 08:50 AM
I am waiting too.....was hoping that March 1 would be the day, but it doesn't look like it afterall!

gatorchinsky
03-01-2010, 08:55 AM
I know I am wondering when AP discounts will come out. I was lucky enough to get the 20/30/40 discount for most of 2010 so I have scheduled a few trips, but if the AP discount was better, I can save even more money. I find it strange that the GP discount came out before AP and even stranger that the AP discount hasn't even been released.

jamerooney
03-01-2010, 09:50 AM
I keep checking daily, too!! I guess they feel they already have us on the hook and we'll come anyway. popcorn::

chrismom3
03-01-2010, 04:12 PM
I'm still waiting also. I have something booked for August with the GP discounts but I can't get the dining plan with a room discount unless I purchase a 1 day park pass for each person. So, I need to wait to see if the AP room discounts come out so that I can get the dining plan. If they don't come out I guess I won't be getting the dining plan!

mousefan1972
03-01-2010, 04:46 PM
I'm still waiting also. I have something booked for August with the GP discounts but I can't get the dining plan with a room discount unless I purchase a 1 day park pass for each person. So, I need to wait to see if the AP room discounts come out so that I can get the dining plan. If they don't come out I guess I won't be getting the dining plan!

I am in the same boat, only we're booked with a bounceback rate for July. We want the DDP, but I'm not buying one day tickets for the 4 of us when we'll have just renewed our passes in April. So, I'm really hoping AP rates are out soon and that they are at least as good as our bb rate. (40% off)

Kayleebug
03-01-2010, 06:10 PM
We are planning on buying APs when we get there. One of the reasons I wanted to get them was for the resort discounts. If not, I might reconsider.

3R1C
03-01-2010, 06:17 PM
We are (not so patiently) waiting, too. Last week my DH called down to check if any deals out that we hadn't heard about and was "complaining" to the CM about the lack of passholder discounts. She kept saying that the call was being recorded and people do listen - kind of encouraging him to speak his mind. Hopefully something will come out soon....

jamerooney
03-02-2010, 08:08 AM
I just called the passholder line (407) 560-7277 to ask about further summer discounts. (I have not been able to access website for days as the screen just keeps trying to refresh repeatedly). Spoke with a very nice CM who said rates not out yet. He said it shouldn't be too much longer, but since I have the general public rate already it probably wouldn't be much better. :confused3

gatorchinsky
03-02-2010, 08:32 AM
If the AP discount isn't going to be any better than the GP discount, then what is the incentive to buying an AP? I would think they would want to take care of the AP holders since they know they will take more than 1 trip a year. Also, these other special offers they have going don't benefit AP holders. I hope this is not a new trend.

MickeysFans
03-02-2010, 08:33 AM
Yes, me too. Do AP rates usually work during Christmas vacation? Or has anyone had a bounceback during that week? We are going in June, but hope to return at the end of December. Never had an AP before :rotfl:

disneyfan55
03-02-2010, 09:03 AM
If the AP discount isn't going to be any better than the GP discount, then what is the incentive to buying an AP? I would think they would want to take care of the AP holders since they know they will take more than 1 trip a year. Also, these other special offers they have going don't benefit AP holders. I hope this is not a new trend.

I know,but they have been having 20% off in most shops in all the parks and DTD (but not advertising it!!!) ASK. I did read here that it's been extended as well. There are other perks with AP like TIW and other discounts. I mostly buy it for entrance to the parks though, the room discounts in the past have been a little more than GP, but in it of itself dont' warrent the purchase of an AP for me. We couldn't even get the AP 45 % off on our recent stay at WL!! No rooms in the Woods view that we had booked (with PIN 40%) or a standard ever from when the AP rates came out until the day before we went!! I guess it goes to show that at times, the standard and lower costing rooms aren't included and they really were not in the first week of Feb for us. I wish the rates would be posted though, it's VERY odd since AP and FL res rates used to always be posted first.

mousefan1972
03-02-2010, 04:33 PM
Yes, me too. Do AP rates usually work during Christmas vacation? Or has anyone had a bounceback during that week? We are going in June, but hope to return at the end of December. Never had an AP before :rotfl:

No, AP discounts are not available after December 25th. We have gone to Disney for Christmas every year starting in '07 and AP discounts have been good through December 24, then start up again after New Years. Bouncebacks are blacked out during that week as well.

chrisw127
03-02-2010, 04:58 PM
Subbing. I've been wondering the same thing. It was so odd when the GP rates came out with no AP discount.

cccdisney
03-02-2010, 05:02 PM
No, AP discounts are not available after December 25th. We have gone to Disney for Christmas every year starting in '07 and AP discounts have been good through December 24, then start up again after New Years. Bouncebacks are blacked out during that week as well.

Do you know if they are blacked out over Thanksgiving Weekend? :confused3 We have a BB booked from Nov 19-27th but it is not good for the last 3 nights. I just hate the thought of paying rack rate at BC for three nights! :eek: I also have an AP so I'm hoping a good AP rate, or possibly FD will help lower the price.

mousefan1972
03-02-2010, 05:09 PM
Do you know if they are blacked out over Thanksgiving Weekend? :confused3 We have a BB booked from Nov 19-27th but it is not good for the last 3 nights. I just hate the thought of paying rack rate at BC for three nights! :eek: I also have an AP so I'm hoping a good AP rate, or possibly FD will help lower the price.

Honestly, I'm not sure. We never travel over Thanksgiving so I haven't ever checked it. Sorry! :sad1:

veraletta
03-02-2010, 05:23 PM
I would like to get AP discount for either of my trips- Aug for 11 nights or Oct for 7 nights.
I have booked both rooms but I would just love to be able to get dining also.
Looks like we will just have to pay out of pocket, its just so much easier to get it all on the room card.

cccdisney
03-02-2010, 05:25 PM
Honestly, I'm not sure. We never travel over Thanksgiving so I haven't ever checked it. Sorry! :sad1:

That's okay. :) Maybe someone else knows?

minniemeplus3
03-03-2010, 01:06 PM
Not sure about this year at Thanksgiving but last year, as long as our arrival was before the blackout date, we got the promotion for the whole trip. We were there from Sunday before THanksgiving until the Sunday after. I think the blackout date started on Wednesday. But we got the whole week discounted.

Also, I just booked the day after Easter for 5 days (April 5-9) and got the AP discount. I know these dates are blacked-out for GP. :woohoo:

But of course...you never know from one year to the next what they are willing to do!! So here's hoping for some GREAT fall discounts!! :wizard:

Kayleebug
03-04-2010, 06:39 PM
bump...still waiting...:confused3

Pink Mouse Ears
03-04-2010, 07:30 PM
I'm still waiting too! Our trip is June 3-12th (right after the cut-off too!)

It won't let me log in to the passholder site right now- let's hope that its because they are loading the new, wonderful rates :rolleyes1

katieandemismom
03-04-2010, 08:18 PM
The past few years the passholder rates haven't been released for June dates and later until May (according to mousesavers.com historical discount chart). I know this b/c I've been obsessively looking myself for one night in June. I did book the room-only rates and got 35% off my value resort room ($100 for one night).

stitch34
03-05-2010, 02:42 AM
Do you know if they are blacked out over Thanksgiving Weekend? :confused3 We have a BB booked from Nov 19-27th but it is not good for the last 3 nights. I just hate the thought of paying rack rate at BC for three nights! :eek: I also have an AP so I'm hoping a good AP rate, or possibly FD will help lower the price.

Trying to remember how it worked for us this past thanksgiving.
We arrived Thanksgiving Day, so did 26-29th at Pop. We used AP rates and it let us book for those dates - but yeah, 26 and 27th were blacked out. Discount only showed up on the night of the 28th for us.

It is possible that if blacked out they may end up unblacking them out? Going for Easter now and AP was blacked out starting the week before Easter. But about a month ago thanks to great DISers posting, I found out that there were now no blackout dates for Easter.

Only thing I can think of is three options: 1, hope they do what they did for Easter and have those dates closer to your trip not blacked out any longer.... 2, do a split stay and do something cheaper those last 3 nights... or 3, pay the regular price for those nights. I'd opt for the split stay!

Free dining.... was offered in some form during that time - just depends on if it carries over to those last three blacked out nights or not. Sometimes it will.

pattyw
03-05-2010, 07:29 AM
I can't get into the passholder site either!! I thought it was just me! I hope they are loading new rates in just like PP said:)

n2mm
03-05-2010, 08:04 AM
I can't get into the passholder site either!! I thought it was just me! I hope they are loading new rates in just like PP said:)

Me either and I've been in alot lately. I get an red error message. Hopefully they are adding lots of new stuff and that would be great timing as we leave tomorrow morning.

CarolinaBlue
03-05-2010, 09:47 AM
I just tried logging on and it takes me to the screen where you add your AP info. It's already on my profile. The site seems to be down quite a lot. I hope they're adding new rates. Otherwise, it's just really annoying.:rolleyes:

Angela Kay
03-05-2010, 09:59 AM
If you're having trouble logging in to the Passholder site, you may need to call the tech support number. They have recently updated their system and you have to have the email address you use set as your primary on the account. I had this same issue yesterday, and the lady helped me fix my problem in just a couple of minutes.

f15robyn
03-05-2010, 10:53 AM
I think it may just be general system problems. I have had my AP info saved in my profile for a while. It's been working fine for me for weeks on all 3 laptops that I deal with (work, home and netbook), even through others have been reporting issues.

Starting last night on my home laptop it was suddenly asking for my AP info again and just kept posting an error message. This morning on my work laptop, I clicked on the passholder link, entered my password and went straight to the passholder page with no request to re-add my AP info.

I figure they're working on something.

Mickey country
03-05-2010, 12:19 PM
Same old discount through June 3rd. I just looked at the passholder site. It is not down, but a couple of weeks ago I had trouble accessing it, so I took out my pass info and re-entered it, and it has been working fine ever since.

CarolinaBlue
03-05-2010, 01:21 PM
I think it's the crazy site. It wouldn't work and an hour later it did (and I didn't do anything differently). No new discounts, though.:rolleyes:

n2mm
03-06-2010, 04:47 AM
Just got in this morning and it seems to be working, but there are no new offers or discounts. Ugh.

RachelTori
03-06-2010, 06:54 AM
I can't get in. It asks for my AP info (which is already in my profile) and when I enter it and click SAVE, it brings the same page back again (but no error messages). I'll try again later. :headache:

fla4fun
03-06-2010, 07:24 AM
I can't get in. It asks for my AP info (which is already in my profile) and when I enter it and click SAVE, it brings the same page back again (but no error messages). I'll try again later. :headache:

Have you tried going into your profile, deleting your pass info, and re-entering it in the profile? I had to do that a couple times before it worked, but it's been working right ever since. Now all I have to do is log into the Disney site with my login and password and it automatically links to the AP.

Tigger2ntinkerbell
03-06-2010, 07:25 AM
I called this morning and asked point blank - Why are we (AP) not getting any discounts(Any)after June 3???(Disney Visa is, AAA is, GP is, NOT US).

Cm said that aren't up get, but they could be tomorrow. And to keep checking back. Here's to hope for new AP codes SOOOOOOOOOON:thumbsup2.

Tigger2ntinkerbell

fla4fun
03-06-2010, 07:30 AM
If the AP discount isn't going to be any better than the GP discount, then what is the incentive to buying an AP? I would think they would want to take care of the AP holders since they know they will take more than 1 trip a year. Also, these other special offers they have going don't benefit AP holders. I hope this is not a new trend.

It seems like for the winter/spring discounts, that the max the AP holders could get was 45% on DVC resorts, and so could the GP. However, as the discounts trickled down from the 45%, the AP discounts were a little higher than the GP, and the minimum stays were less (3 days vs 4 for the minimum discount, maximum discount starting at 4 days vs 5). So while the overall maximum discount has been the same, if you were staying at a lower price resort, say value or mod, you would do better with the AP than the GP discount.

I booked a long weekend over the summer at the 40% GP rate, and I don't anticipate the AP discount being big enough to go through the hassle of changing it. I booked a 10 day bounceback stay in the fall with 45% off, and I don't anticipate the AP discounts being a lot better for that time either. I am hoping for a good AP discount for December though - I'd like to do a weekend then as well.

hmillerbarilla
03-06-2010, 09:14 AM
I'm waiting too. I want one sat night in July before we move to our DVC ressie. ;)

JerseyMamaBear
03-06-2010, 10:07 AM
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RachelTori
03-06-2010, 11:16 AM
Have you tried going into your profile, deleting your pass info, and re-entering it in the profile? I had to do that a couple times before it worked, but it's been working right ever since. Now all I have to do is log into the Disney site with my login and password and it automatically links to the AP.

:thumbsup2 That worked - thanks!! :goodvibes

CarolinaBlue
03-06-2010, 11:35 AM
I called this morning and asked point blank - Why are we (AP) not getting any discounts(Any)after June 3???(Disney Visa is, AAA is, GP is, NOT US).

Cm said that aren't up get, but they could be tomorrow. And to keep checking back. Here's to hope for new AP codes SOOOOOOOOOON:thumbsup2.

Tigger2ntinkerbell

What's the Disney Visa discount? I haven't heard anything about one.:confused3

Beauty & the Best
03-06-2010, 05:19 PM
I would like to get AP discount for either of my trips- Aug for 11 nights or Oct for 7 nights.
I have booked both rooms but I would just love to be able to get dining also.
Looks like we will just have to pay out of pocket, its just so much easier to get it all on the room card.

They will likely come out with AP rates for those times - I know for a fact that October was covered last year (hello MNSSHP!)

Remember that you can add dining plan to your AP discount room, but w/ an AP discount (or any other discount applied) you can NOT qualify for free dining...it's an either/or thing.