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disneyfan2
07-13-2011, 01:31 PM
I like booking on my own for2012 but because there are no codes available and we r CAA members, wondering how much they give discounts on packages???

minnie mum
07-13-2011, 03:17 PM
It varies. Last time I asked, it was a room only discount. But you could call and ask if they have a package discount. Not sure there are any discounts out yet for 2012.

GrtWtNorth
07-13-2011, 05:22 PM
As the previous poster indicated, most CAA / AAA discounts are room-only discounts. They're not bad -- usually 10-15% off the regular room rate. While they are available most of the time, they are limited in number and once they're gone, they're gone.

FYI, I've previously made room-only reservations, making my initial reservation using CAA/AAA discount, but always switching to a more significant (25-40%) discount program as soon as it is announced. (We never travel to WDW during peak or holiday season, so we inevitably find deals.)

son3disfan
07-13-2011, 06:42 PM
January is DISNEY MONTHat Caa and they often offer a special gift card, or package discount.

I would book with Disney, quote that you are a CAA (AAA) member and hold on to that until Jan. If something us better, cancel the room only with Disney and go with CAA.

CAA WILL NOT APPLY DISCOUNTS TO PREVIOUS BOOKED TRIPS.

Hope that helps......

son3disfan
07-13-2011, 06:45 PM
http://www.aaa.com/caa/277/pdf/CAA_Disney1.pdf

That was this years discount.........:)

MedicGoofy
07-14-2011, 11:52 AM
My friend booked a trip for this past May through CAA. Supposedly got a discount. She paid more for her trip than I am paying for mine in October. She stayed at POP. I am staying at POFQ. She has the dining plan. I have 35% off the room. There are 2 adults and 2 kids. I am 2 adults. She is WAY overpaying. Her price compared to mine.....with flights, was a whopping $1500 more. I couldn't figure it out. When I tried to book it for her through the Disney site, I was coming in WAY under CAA. And that was without a discount. she got screwed. BIG TIME!!!!!! I'm a CAA member, and do NOT trust them.

minnie mum
07-14-2011, 08:16 PM
While I'm not quite as vehement as MedicGoofy, I do have to generally agree. I booked one trip thru CAA a couple of years ago and will never do it again. The agent knew nothing about WDW, packages, dining or anything else Disney for that matter. I had to make her re do several things that were done in error, and at one point was seriously considering cancelling and doing it myself thu Disney Reservations. For the 15% off the room, it just wasn't worth it.

I've booked directly thru Disney plenty of times with great results, and am doing it that way for our upcoming trip. As long as you keep your eyeballs peeled for discounts (they should start coming out in a couple of months), I'd recommend just making your Disney reservation now, then as soon as you see a discount you like, call and have it applied to your existing reservation. This way you have full control. If CAA does this for you, you have to continue to go thru them for everything.

Sue M
07-14-2011, 10:45 PM
I have to agree. CAA doesn't know much about booking WDW pkgs, at least her in the west they don't.
In Westworld mag they listed a CAA agent near me as being a WDW specialist. I got a quote from her that was way more then what I saw on the WDW web site. :scared1:

You can ask WDW reservations for the AAA (CAA) room only discount. I got 20% at POR for Jan 2012. I'll keep this till WDW comes out with a better discount, then phone back and ask them to apply the new discount to my reservation.

I'm sure there must be some CAA TAs that are knowledgeable with WDW booking, but it's not been my experience. If I use a TA, it's one who only books WDW vacays.

CdnCarrie
07-15-2011, 12:37 AM
If you check out mousesavers.com she lists the dates and amounts of the AAA/CAA discount. Varies due to the time of the year and level of resorts.

Rarely is the CAA discount better than a disney promotion. They have yet to announce the 2012 codes but they will be out this summer. No need to panic yet. :rotfl:

The only time I would book a CAA discount is if we only needed room only.

You can book directly with WDW and ask for a room only discount. To get a CAA discount on a package you have to book directly with CAA.

If I were you I would phone and book a CAA room only reservation with Disney and sit back and wait with the rest of us for the 2012 offers. No need to jump the gun and book a CAA package before the codes are even released. ;) You wouldn\t have a clue if you were getting the best deal if you book now.

wtpfan
07-16-2011, 12:01 PM
I booked Mar 2012 and got 10% off room only @ POP. Every little bit helps. :goodvibes

disneyred
07-18-2011, 03:37 PM
a bit OT... hope its ok to ask...

has anyone found any disounts that can be used in and around WDW with CAA. ie..shopping etc..

CdnCarrie
07-18-2011, 04:41 PM
a bit OT... hope its ok to ask...

has anyone found any disounts that can be used in and around WDW with CAA. ie..shopping etc..


All food and merchandise at Universal Orlando is 10% off with CAA card.

elcycad
07-26-2011, 12:57 PM
I didn't receive any discount by booking it thru' the CAA...as a matter of fact, I achieved the exact same price by booking thru' the Disney website. I'm not convinced that the TA's at CAA are that good. My TA in consultation with another TA at CAA tried to convince me that I needed to add the Park hopper option to my base tickets so that I will be able to dine at parks that I don't plan on going to, but tere are soooo many options for dining that it is not necessary. Also she said that my family was able to enjoy the poole from resorts that one is not staying at....again, not true.There are a few exceptions, e.g POR/POFQ