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yfraser
10-01-2003, 10:24 AM
I was just over at the ourlaughingplace boards and I read a post regarding the new Disney Visa package beginning in January 4th thru June 12th. Kids 3-9 stay and play free and you get an extra $100 Disney dollars. Booking begins today! Code ZXFA

Robinette
10-01-2003, 11:38 AM
I just checked Mousesavers.com and there is a new Disney Visa package listed. Looks like a real good deal if you are traveling with children! Check out mousesavers or Disney Visa website.

smlev
10-01-2003, 11:59 AM
Does this apply to the Land/SEa package?

smlev
10-01-2003, 12:11 PM
I went to mousesavers, but could not find anything new. Where is the deal listed?

ga9497
10-01-2003, 12:15 PM
Thanks for the info

yfraser
10-01-2003, 02:31 PM
On the mousesavers website the deal is located right at the top of the home page..."Kids stay and play free package"

dorisdvu
10-01-2003, 02:31 PM
I read on another board that it will be available to any Visa card holder 10-8-03.

The package is a Dream Maker package and must be
booked for 4 nights. The special deal is for each
adult that purchases the package...one child is
included FREE!! Tickets and room etc are free!! It's
going to be an amazing deal, and one of the first
opportunities to book those discounted rooms.

For Disney Visa holders a special bonus of $100 Disney
dollars is also included for each package booked.
What a great bonus!!! (The $100 Disney Dollar bonus
will not be available to anyone but Disney Visa
holders who book the special Disney Visa package)

This package will be valid for Dream Maker packages
booked for stays between Jan 4-June 12, 2004. You
must book the package for a minimum of 4 nights and
The package must be booked by December 31st, 2003.

It is available on all Dream Maker packages- and with
Dream Maker Silver, gold, platinum and Prince or
Princess add-ons.

If you are looking to travel by June 12 of 2004 and
you want to stay at a particular resort, or in a
particular room type, book now to get your choice of
discounted rooms. The AP discounts were so limited
last time they were released because of the other
discounted packages offered earlier in the year.

If you have a Disney Visa card, you can request a
quote for this package today...If you dont' have a
Disney Visa card, but do have another type of Visa it
will not be available to book until 10/08/03 or later.

jtovey56
10-01-2003, 04:46 PM
:bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce:
Wow! I have two kids under 9 & this sounds great. We're going to Disney World in the first week of June.I'm going to apply for a Disney Visa Card today.
Thanks,
Jim

smlev
10-01-2003, 04:54 PM
We are booked for the Land /Sea package for May, but are only staying at the resort 3 nights, cruise 4. I do not think I can benefit from this promotion. I would love to atleast get hte disney dollars. i do have a disney Visa.

momoftwins
10-01-2003, 05:41 PM
My dates are during "regular season rates" for 7 nights at the Pop Century: 2 adults and 2 kids $1536.60 total. Then we still get $100 Disney dollars at check-in!!!

I am so siked! Have a nice night.

tink2dw
10-01-2003, 07:44 PM
THIS IS OPEN TO DISNEY VISA CARD HOLDERS ONLY RIGHT NOW

It will open to all Visa card holders soon but you do not get the extra 100 disney dollars

Kids Stay and Play Free and You Get 100 Disney Dollars! Exclusive Vacation Offer Only for Disney’s Visa® Cardmembers.

Right now when you purchase a non-discounted Walt Disney World® Dream MakerTM Package with your Disney’s Visa® Credit Card from Bank One, for each adult on the package, one child (3-9) plays free in all four Disney Theme Parks*. Four night minimum.

PLUS you receive 100 Disney dollars provided at check-in.

Package is available at selected Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights between January 4 and June 12, 2004. Number of packages available for this promotion is limited. You must book your package by January 2, 2004. Deposit required at time of booking.

You’ll SAVE $443 when traveling with 2 adults and 2 children (ages 3-9) in the same room, based on non-discounted child’s price of Dream MakerTM Package.

Call your travel agent and ask for package code ZXFA to receive this special offer. Package must be booked by January 2, 2004.

Child must stay in room with adult. No group rates or other discounts apply.

KatieLovesMickey
10-01-2003, 08:43 PM
I just called for a quote on this new package, and my existing room-only rate with the AAA discount and four 5-day PHP's is $200 cheaper! Is it really that much better to have the UPH's? We won't be going to Pleasure Island or Wide World of Sports, and we're only at WDW for 8 days. I also like that the hoppers never expire, just in case someone would get sick and not be able to use the ticket. I think I'll stick with my room-only and hope for some great codes as we get closer (we're going 4/24 - 5/2) unless someone convinces me otherwise...

LadyLt
10-01-2003, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by KatieLovesMickey
I just called for a quote on this new package, and my existing room-only rate with the AAA discount and four 5-day PHP's is $200 cheaper! Is it really that much better to have the UPH's?

Well you are getting five days of admission for your eight day vacation. With the other poster's seven night stay, he will get eight days of Unlimited Park Hopping. So he is getting three extra days per person for a total of 12 extra days of admission for the $200.00 you quote. So I think that is a much better deal. In addition, his pass has unlimited visits to the water parks while you probably have two plusses on the 5-day PHP. And his family will have unlimited access to Disney Quest which is not available with PHP.

tink2dw
10-02-2003, 03:16 AM
Does anyone like this deal??

Oh,I see someone else posted this too. I did look but must have missed that post.

yooperfan
10-02-2003, 06:18 AM
I am excited for those with kids on this new package, I would even have considered taking our niece if it wasn't our first chance to go without the in- laws in years (we don't have kids). I am just wondering if this will affect the chances of AP discounts in January and even if they do have them, will they be very limited?

Madi100
10-02-2003, 08:33 AM
I haven't even priced this package for us because I don't think it's that great of a deal. Maybe I need to sit down and do some figuring. I only have one child that fits in that age range. So, I'm only saving the price of her park ticket, plus the $100. I have the Winter Dream Maker Package right now that is not the same thing as the Dream Maker. It is a bit cheaper. We have it so the package is cheaper than doing the room only for now. I think I'm going to leave it that way too. I want to see how much we'll use the UPH over the PH's. We never do pluses on them. Who knows.

01Sweetpea
10-02-2003, 09:01 AM
We currently have ressies - Dolphin (standard room) 2/27-3/6.. Me, hubby and 2 kiddys (11 & 8). We're using AAA rate for hotel and AAA rate for 6 day hopper passes ($2,584 including tax). Even though we'll be there 9 days and 8 nights, we don't plan on going to the parks on the days we arrive and leave, and we have an all day cheer competition to attend on 2/29.

Called WDW reservations.. they won't give me a quote on VISA package w/out my card #, and it's at home. They quoted me the Dream Maker package w/out any discounts at $3142. Not sure the disc is going to be more than $550, but we'll see. Gonna call back tonight.

dorisdvu
10-02-2003, 09:07 AM
Okay, I'm confused. I currently have a reservation at the Dolphin for 5 nights, 3 adults 2 kids (7,4) @ $154 (goverment rate) per night + tax & resort fee total $908.55. I can get 4 day hopper passes at AAA for $197.80 adult $157.33 kids = $908.06, UPH (5night 6 day) $1377.07 or 5 day hoppers at TicketMania for $1108.38 or 5 day plus for $1204. I doubt that we will go to the water parks. We would probably go to Disney Quest (TicketMania $112).

4 day hopper = $1816.61 + DQ = $1928.61

5 day hopper = $2016.93 + DQ = $2128.93

5 day hopper+=$2112.55 + DQ = $2224.55

UPH 5n/6d =$2285.62

I was previously quoted DM package at the Dolphin for $3572.10. So the difference between the hotel ressie I have + UPH 5n/6d and the DM is the luggage tags, lanyards & pins and choice of one of the 4 features. Do these extra DM total up $1286.48? If I choose this VISA special would I just subtract the 2 kids UPH amounts ($239.63 ea)? They already stay free in hotel, right? It seems like I'm missing something. Am I?

momoftwins
10-02-2003, 09:53 AM
I posted that we got the Pop Century for regular season rate with this package for 1536.60. We will then get back 100.00 at check in. I am a big cheapskate. I always book things separately because I hate paying for the little trinckets they throw into these packages.

I originally had the Pop Century AAA rate - standard view for the same nights at 653.00 total (tax included). I was going to buy 5 day hopper pluses (2 adult and 2 kids) from Ticketmania for a total of 944.00(tax and delivery included). My AAA here in Sougheast New England only sells 4 day hopper passes. Last time we went, I even tried to buy 5 day passes, from I think was the AAA in North Carolina, but they would not sell to me. So, in my neck of the woods there are only 4 day hoppers. I thought these prices were high enough, even though we would have to miss two days in the parks (one day when we get there and another day during the week - remember I only was going to have a 5 day pass to the parks).

I was actually going to use one of the pluses and maybe take the kids to the waterparks, so actually I would only miss one day doing anything. My 7 yr son wanted to go to DisneyQuest, but I figured we would skip it this time.

Total doing things separately for me was: $1597.00 (hotel and 5 +2 passes). If I has bought only the 5 day hoppers only it would have been $1523.00 (hotel +5 day passes).

This way, I get the unlimited hoppers, Disneyquest, and the $100.00 Disney dollars. So, for my family this works out great.

I feel pretty happy with this one. :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

momx2
10-02-2003, 10:32 AM
Well, I just save $90.74! That's not alot, but hey its a character dinner. Also, got the $100 disney bucks. I had the Winter Dream Package. Staying at ASMo for 6 nights, me, DH, DD (6) and DD(2). So this is just the savings for one child. My bill went from $1302.60 to $1211.86. I'm thrilled. I saved almost $200! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

missypie
10-02-2003, 12:09 PM
I clicked on the link on mousesavers for a TA to give me a quote. (I have a Disney visa.) They replied that they can't give me a quote on the Disney VISA Kids Stay Free package unless I commit to a deposit before I know the price! That's nuts! So they gave me a quote on a Dream Maker package that comes out to $147 MORE than if we paid rack rate for the hotel and bought the UPHs ourselves. I guess this, unfortunately confirms my view that you can't save any $ using a TA. TAs out there, please prove me wrong!

KatieLovesMickey
10-02-2003, 12:17 PM
I received my quote last night by dialing the Disney Club 800 #, which is the same as WDTC (the CM said that when she answered.) She didn't even ask for my Disney Visa number--I just gave her the code ZXFA and she priced the package for me.

missypie
10-02-2003, 12:23 PM
TAs, you better defend yourselves quickly! KatieLovesMickey called her self, and now has a quote. I used a TA and I can't get a quote.

momoftwins
10-02-2003, 12:25 PM
That is foolish that the TA would even ask such a thing. I called the Walt Disney Travel company directly and she was more than happy to give me any pricing I wanted without any sort of deposit. To call this early, you must have the Disney Visa in hand.

At least to recheck your pricing, I would call 407-939-7881. The package is code ZXFA. Maybe your TA was correct on the pricing, but you should have to put down any money just to get pricing.

On BTW, did you subtract out the $100 Disney dollars you would get at checkin?

Good luck and have a wonderful day.

Josephine
10-02-2003, 01:13 PM
I know that Disney will ask for the first 6 digits of your Disney Visa before they will give you a quote.

Every once and a while you will get someone that will give it to you without that but they are supposed to request it.

You can't put this package on a hold for 14 days like you normally can, the deposit is due when you decide to book it.

Since the availability isn't guaranteed unless you hold the package (and you can't on this one without a deposit), I can see where the TA doesn't want to get caught in the "I am sorry, the resort is not longer available but this is for x amount more" scenario. Then people would think the TA is just trying to sell a more expensive package.

I can also see where this filters out the people who are really interested in booking and the ones that are just looking for prices and then book themselves. So the TA would have done the work without any benefit of getting the commission.

princess angel
10-02-2003, 01:30 PM
that's just it, what Josephine said,
without actually holding the room, there is nothing concrete to give a quote on. first of all, there is no way to know if the quote is correct, with out a reservation with something in writing, how would the TA know if the cm made a mistake..believe me, the cm's give wrong prices all the time, so if a TA gives a quote without an actual reservation, there is a strong possibility that when and if the client wants to book it, 2 scenarios can happen, one is the room is no longer avaialble, and 2, the original quote given was incorrect...causing all kinds of problems.
dont blame the TA's, they didnt create these rules of not allowing holds on the Visa packages.

This policy of not giving a "quote" is not the normal way that travel agents or Disney operate, this is an unusual circumstance,
The normal way that the travel agents work is that they place a hold on a quote and room, "guaranteeing" a price and a room, giving you time to tink about it. with this package, there is nothing to guarantee.
I am sure the ta's want to help, and will do everything they can to work with you to plan a great vacation, with the BEST savings possible.

this policy Disney enforced of having to pay a deposit on the spot is not travel agent friendly, the ta's are just trying to not cause conflict later.

hope you can understand their position!

B3LM
10-02-2003, 04:17 PM
TAs really do want to "quote" this package, but unfortunately, Disney is not allowing us to do that since they won't allow the courtesy hold.

KatieLovesMickey was able to get a price of the package that was available at the time she called, but it's not a true "quote" because the rate and availability is subject to change since it is not on courtesy hold.

I guess this, unfortunately confirms my view that you can't save any $ using a TA. TAs out there, please prove me wrong!
I'm sorry you feel that way. TAs are able to save people a LOT of money and take the stress and headache out of the planning (as well as long-distance phone calls to Disney).

missypie
10-02-2003, 04:25 PM
Having someone quote me prices in excess of rack rate just makes my headache worse! (Seriously, I've had a headache all day; I'm rather out of sorts, so this is really not the best day to be dealing with this. I've read all kinds of posts about what great bargains folks have obtained using TAs specializing in Disney travel and it makes me feel bad to get a quote in excess of rack rate the first time I try!)

Josephine
10-02-2003, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by missypie
I clicked on the link on mousesavers for a TA to give me a quote. (I have a Disney visa.) They replied that they can't give me a quote on the Disney VISA Kids Stay Free package unless I commit to a deposit before I know the price! That's nuts! So they gave me a quote on a Dream Maker package that comes out to $147 MORE than if we paid rack rate for the hotel and bought the UPHs ourselves. I guess this, unfortunately confirms my view that you can't save any $ using a TA. TAs out there, please prove me wrong!

What hotel, dates and price were you given and what was the total price you got yourself doing it separately?

The price of a room at rack rate and UPH at the correct number of nights (remember Disney counts nights, not days) and the DM package without any discounts is supposed to come up to the same price.

Example if you are staying 7 nights you need to price out the 7night/8 day UPH not the 7day/6night UPH.

I would just like to see the totals.

Thanks

missypie
10-02-2003, 05:06 PM
>>The price of a room at rack rate and UPH at the correct number of nights (remember Disney counts nights, not days) and the DM package without any discounts is supposed to come up to the same price.<<

Boy, what a deal. What's supposed to be so great about the package?

B3LM
10-02-2003, 05:16 PM
Boy, what a deal. What's supposed to be so great about the package?

The Dream Maker package gives you the following options IN ADDITION to the room accomodations and ultimate park hoppers...

• Two FREE souvenir Disney trading pins and lanyards per room
• One of the following FREE Choice Features per room: (the one Choice Feature chosen must be used by all Guests in a room at the same time and at the same location)
o One round of miniature golf at Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course or Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
o Up to two images displayed on one Leave a Legacy tile at Epcot®
o $25 towards a dining experience at Planet Hollywood

Hope that helps!

vicb
10-02-2003, 06:16 PM
Ok friends help me out, I tend to be a little s...l..o...w on these package deals. I read all the above posts and still have a question... are the rooms actually discounted? I have a ressie at BWI with AAA discount for peak season late Feb. so basically I am paying $400 per night right now. So is there an additional discount with this deal aside from the $100 dis bucks and the free UPH for one of my kids?:confused: :confused:

TIA:D

B3LM
10-02-2003, 07:00 PM
vicb, no the rooms are not discounted. You receive a free child's ultimate park hopper pass (ages 3-9) with one paid adult.

vicb
10-02-2003, 07:09 PM
Hmmm, just read the info on mousesavers and I see what you mention B3LM. Not sure if this is so great for me as we are at a deluxe and have an 11 year old. Probably still hold out for another code or something. I guess I could book it and cancell if it's more than 45 days out without $ penalty right? Hmmm, something to think about. :(

B3LM
10-02-2003, 10:41 PM
vicb, this particular package wouldn't benefit you because the "free" child must be between the ages of 3 and 9.

vicb
10-03-2003, 06:21 AM
Thanks B3LM you are right, I actually have one child that falls into that category but I still don't think there is enough benefit for me to commit to this pkg. at this point in time. If I understand the rules correctly by using this I will lose my AAA discount so the savings isn't worth it for us. DH and I decided to hold out and hope for a better pkg. or best of all a room only code (or AP rate).

:D

LynnTH
10-03-2003, 03:21 PM
I e-mailed Small World Travel to get a quote on this package. I currently booked at the CBR for 2/27/04 - 3/6/04 using the AAA rate and having a preferred room. My room is $1471. I can get annual passes for myself, DH and DS who is 5 for $1052 on the Disney site. My DD is 2 so she doesn't need a ticket. Anway. This total cost would be $2523. The cost I was quoted for this deal was $2628.00. This doesn't seem to be a very good deal for me either. I can do better booking it myself and using a room code.

Crazy4mandms
10-03-2003, 04:14 PM
Okay, so I was thinking this might be a good deal for me...someone help me with 2 ??...First, we are meeting my step mom and sis/bro at WDW...they are FLA residents...I know codes are getting scarcer..but are they scarce even for FLA residents or is there still a very good chance that we'll get FLA codes for AFTER spring break peak season (begin Apr 18)?. Also, In my room there will only be me, 8 yr old DS and 11 yr old DS (hubby can't come this time :( ). Well, I was thinking it might be a good deal if I just book the room for me and 8 yr DS since I already have 2 days and 3 waterpark tix leftover on prev tix and just buy him 2 days tix and 1 DQ tix. Can I do this (I'm not asking morally cuz if its not "legal" i wouldn't)...book for all 3 of us but tell them i only want pkgs for two? Thanks!!

IheartMickey
10-03-2003, 04:51 PM
Ah Hi I just have a question about the Disney Visa itself. See I'm turning 18 in a few days and I'm not a big fan of credit cards but I heard that if you charge stuff on the Disney visa you get points or something on that order to use at Disney again, is that true?

And I don't have a job but I do have money, and it's in my name. Would I still be able to get the card? I'm hoping to get it in time for my November vacation so I can charge everything then pay it off the next month. And get points! ::MinnieMo

shelleyz
10-04-2003, 03:27 PM
I think this is a good deal. It will be 2 adults 2 children ages at time of stay 3&5 @ Pop Century. I got a quote for May 10th -14th for $995.24. Plus I get the $100 Disney dollars. If I booked the Dream maker it would be $1519.30 and if I booked seperately it would be $1229.56 with regular park hoppers or $1337.56 with UPH. So its a good savings for me. Haven't even got my first trip(Oct 18-25th) done yet but already thinking of going again. I havent booked this Disney Visa deal yet. Anyone know if I could book our room then a connecting room with 1 adult and 1 child with this deal.