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NvrBnToWDW
03-08-2005, 09:49 PM
I'm a newbie to WDW and codes, I was wondering how much longer does it usually take for the general codes. A week, a day? :sad2:

LuvAriel
03-08-2005, 09:55 PM
I HOPE I AM WRONG BUT....

On another website (the one that posted the AP & FL resident codes before anyone else) it said that the general public codes look VERY doubtful for April-June.

Oh how I hope this person is wrong. What makes me worry is that this person (on the other website) had advanced notice of these codes. He/she seems to be in the know and if he/she is right, they do not think Disney will be issuing public codes until the fall.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that this person is wrong.

njchris
03-08-2005, 09:57 PM
I thought the General codes came out first. I think I remember this last year because I booked with the general code then the AP came out and I pondered the price difference and if it was worth getting an AP.

SDFgirl
03-08-2005, 10:05 PM
I hope the general public codes do come out too...but the AP discounts don't look incredibly deep. Just for giggles, I assumed that the general public discount was the same as the AP discount. All in all, getting the equivilant to the AP discount would only save me $95 over the course of 5 nights. Don't get me wrong, I would LOVE to have an extra $95 for my trip. But the difference is not so much that I'd be heartbroken if I didn't get a discount.

Oddly enough, this makes me feel better!

d96j97
03-08-2005, 10:07 PM
From what I have read here on the DIS...they came out the SAME day last year. (March 9th). I am hoping for general codes soooooooo much!!! Keep our fingers crossed!

BuckNaked
03-08-2005, 10:30 PM
After seeing the discounts this year v. last year for mods and values, I'll be surprised if general codes are offered for the spring/early summer. I hope I'm wrong, because I know lots of people are waiting for them, but based on the rates people are getting for values/mods, I somewhat doubt it.

DMRick
03-08-2005, 10:40 PM
I hope the general public codes do come out too...but the AP discounts don't look incredibly deep. Just for giggles, I assumed that the general public discount was the same as the AP discount. All in all, getting the equivilant to the AP discount would only save me $95 over the course of 5 nights.

How do you figure? POR is where I'm staying in May for $109 plus tax. It was $149 plus tax. That's $40 or $200 difference (we're saving almost $300 with tax for 7 nights). How did you get $95 difference at POR? Worth buying an AP for if general codes don't come out. . AP discounts are usually a tad less per night than the general, and the same as a post card..

SDFgirl
03-09-2005, 06:46 AM
How do you figure? POR is where I'm staying in May for $109 plus tax. It was $149 plus tax. That's $40 or $200 difference (we're saving almost $300 with tax for 7 nights). How did you get $95 difference at POR? Worth buying an AP for if general codes don't come out. . AP discounts are usually a tad less per night than the general, and the same as a post card..

I'm sorry if I wasn't clearer. I have the AAA rate for May, which is $126 plus tax. So, I figured...

126 (AAA rate) minus 109 (AP code) = $17 a night differnce

$17 per night x 5 nights = $85 difference

Then I added some tax in, rounded it up to approximately $95. Which, believe me!! - I would love to save the extra money. But, I won't feel like I'm getting "robbed" if I don't get the general code. (I'm sure I'm just rationalizing to make myself feel better because I have a feeling the general codes aren't coming out! :rotfl: )

Congrats on getting the $109 rate! And have a wonderful vacation! :earsboy:

d96j97
03-09-2005, 06:48 AM
A general code for us at WL would save us $600. Now that is substantial savings. We always swore we would not go without a discount. Sure hope we don't have to cancel. My DH keeps asking me....did we get that discount yet?

LuvAriel
03-09-2005, 06:52 AM
d96j97,

My husband keeps asking me the same question, "did we get that discount yet?" This whole process is driving me crazy!!!!

As I have stated earlier, from what I am reading on many different forums, it doesn't look ggod for those of waiting for public codes :guilty: :guilty: :crazy:

aimeeme
03-09-2005, 08:09 AM
This was going to be our first on site visit as we usually stay off when we go. So I'm very dissapointed that its not looking like there will be a general code. I'm sure LOTS of others will not be happy either. I noticed a few other posters saying this is there first onsite trip too. Not very smart for Disney as far as I am concerned. If staying onsite is so much better than off site then they should be offering the discounts to those who have never stayed in the resorts to get them from staying offsite to staying there. There is a HUGE number of people who stay offsite regularly and maybe (like us) offering a discount will entice them to stay onsite just once.....and if its as magical as they say it is....they'll keep staying onsite. JMO. I have waited a long time for a code and held out on booking (didnt want to be one of those who book and cancel) now I am just over a month away from our visit and I'm not very happy about this. Historically those codes come out every year and the one year I decice to maybe give it a try....they arent offering general codes. Having never stayed onsite I refuse to pay rack for what I'm not sure I will really be impressed with. I guess its off site for us again this year....which has always been fine before. Shame on you Disney. OK I vented now I feel better!!

LuvAriel
03-09-2005, 08:17 AM
aimeeme,

I AM RIGHT THERE WITH YOU!!! My story is almost the exact same as yours. I have NEVER stayed on site, 4 trips in the past 5 years and I could never afford to stay on site.

Well after joining these boards this past July, I learned about these codes and realized that I COULD afford it!! So we planned our next trip for this July and of course this would have to be the first year they do not issue public codes.

We only go once a year which does not warrant AP's and many times we get our park tickets at a discount or sometimes free (BIL works for a disney company) so it really doesn't make sense to buy an AP.

In short if the, if codes do not come out, we are back to staying offsite.....

disneyjunkie
03-09-2005, 08:21 AM
I was hoping for a general code, but I'm fine with my AAA discount.

I called this morning to get the AP rate;which is only $9.85 less than AAA. I hung up after holding for about an hour. I really want the dining plan. The AAA may cost more, but at least I'll get what I want.

aimeeme
03-09-2005, 11:53 AM
bumping....comon all of you waiting for gen codes....speak up!!!! We deserve a discount too!

dznyntnh
03-09-2005, 12:03 PM
It has nothing to do with 'deserving' a discount or Disney not being very smart. Codes are only offered if there are rooms that need to be filled.

Since a customer with an AP is (supposed to be) a customer who is planning to come to wdw multiple times, offering them a last minute discount is good business in trying to fill rooms that would otherwise go empty.

Then, if they still have rooms left, offering a general code can help fill rooms.

If you have already booked your room hoping for a code, then you are basically shooting yourself in the foot, cuz that is one less room that 'needs' to be filled by offering a discount.

Like any other business, if Disney has excess inventory (rooms) to move the offer a sale (codes), but if they can fill those rooms at full price, it's kinda stupid of them to offer a code.

If you look at some of the posts from this morning a lot of AP holders could not get codes for the hotels (or dates) they were looking for. Since tourism is bouncing back in Orlando, the codes may be fewer and farther between this year.

Now, maybe Late summer and early fall will see a drop in occupancy and more codes as people have last year's hurricanes still fresh in their minds. If that's the case, than wdw may have to offer more (and deeper) discounts.

DMRick
03-09-2005, 12:05 PM
I know lots were saying the rooms are full, there wouldn't be AP's, now some are saying, won't be general codes...however, my email this morning said, because I held an AP, they were offering me the discounts first. First over who? I would think first over the general codes.

DMRick
03-09-2005, 12:07 PM
A general code for us at WL would save us $600
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For that amount of savings, wouldn't it be worth buying an AP for, and using that as your ticket media? Add to that some of the other discounts you get fro having an AP, that's good savings.

Liz
03-09-2005, 12:10 PM
I'm hoping for a general code (or Disney VISA). Right now I have an AAA rate. I'd be happy if a general code matched that because then I wouldn't have to fork out $65 to join AAA. Not too hopeful though.

mickeyholic
03-09-2005, 12:11 PM
I Want A General Code!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SDFgirl
03-09-2005, 12:16 PM
I'm hoping for a general code (or Disney VISA). Right now I have an AAA rate. I'd be happy if a general code matched that because then I wouldn't have to fork out $65 to join AAA. Not too hopeful though.

I think you may eventually find that you're happy you joined AAA. A few years ago, I joined AAA for the express purpose of saving money on my disney reservation. Since then, I have renewed every year. I never had a desire to join AAA but I find that it's a huge comfort to me when I'm driving out and about and I'm alone. I've used them twice - once for an unlock and once when I ran out of gas. Plus you get all kinds of other services, like discount tickets to other attractions (THERE ARE OTHER ATTRACTIONS BESIDES WDW?!? :rotfl: ) and TripTiks.

Just a thought! Have a terrific vacation! :wizard:

Rootskate
03-09-2005, 12:17 PM
Liz, I am in the same boat as you. I am hoping not to have to shell out the cash for a AAA membership!

robsmom
03-09-2005, 12:21 PM
I know lots were saying the rooms are full, there wouldn't be AP's, now some are saying, won't be general codes...however, my email this morning said, because I held an AP, they were offering me the discounts first. First over who? I would think first over the general codes.

I posted this same thought on the thread in which someone posted the email letter. IF the letter went to all passholders and "passholders" were getting the discount first......seems to me that someone is getting it next.

i booked with the AP but would love to switch to general and not have to worry about an AP.

BuckNaked
03-09-2005, 12:24 PM
I posted this same thought on the thread in which someone posted the email letter. IF the letter went to all passholders and "passholders" were getting the discount first......seems to me that someone is getting it next.

i booked with the AP but would love to switch to general and not have to worry about an AP.


I got the e-mail as well, but I interpreted the "get it first..." thing as offering it to current AP holders before it becomes generally known to everyone, and then having people buy APs to get the deal. Who knows though?

aimeeme
03-09-2005, 12:25 PM
PP pointed out that I could buy an AP to save. I really wish it would help me out but were only planning on trying on-site for the last 4 days of vacation since when we arrive it is still peak season and simply wont pay rack for those days. Wayyy overpriced....especially since we've never stayed onsite. If sometime we stay onsite and "fall in love" like it seems most do then I guess we'd have to pay rack. But at least then we would know how much better it is to stay onsite and be willing to pay the price....if it even is(to us any way).....its unknown to us having never been though my sis & hubby (kids too) who go at least once a year sometimes twice and have stayed in practically every resort except I think values, Swear by staying onsite and assure me once I do I will be hooked, that I will love it.

ryan840
03-09-2005, 12:26 PM
ok, I have a question- let's say the codes DO come out... then what do I do? I (think I) know where to find them, but I'm new here, and haven't been to WDW since I was 12. I just booked a room at ASMo through Dreams Unlimited with a AAA discount, so do I tell them about the code, or do I call Disney? Like most of us, we're on a strict budget and could use all the help we can get!! What if I hadn't booked yet (or want to book our next trip), then how would I go about it? Do the rooms disappear before you can get through to book them? Thanks for your help! :wizard:

lmhall2000
03-09-2005, 12:45 PM
AAA Discounted package 6 nights in May with basic dining and park plus tickets (YC) for a family of five = $3679

Here's what it comes out to if I buy AP (which I'll never use again)

AP $420.68
YC with AP discount $1565
Park tickets for rest of family $709
Disney Discount Dining Card $50 (20% off meals)

Total $2745....We'll spend about 600 on food (eating breakfast in the room and $100 a day on food) so total is $3345...we save $300 using AP...now if general codes come out we'll be even a bit better....

Tara

madonna31
03-09-2005, 12:46 PM
my email this morning said, because I held an AP, they were offering me the discounts first. First over who? I would think first over the general codes.

And I would think first over Florida Residents. Which means that their discount will be the exact same as the AP one.

Disney will take care of Florida Residents BEFORE the general public.

Cookie Princess
03-09-2005, 05:11 PM
Last year while waiting for late fall codes it seemed like the AP and Fl resident codes came out first...then the general codes. Keep your fingers crossed... princess: pirate: :earboy2:

jpeltier
03-09-2005, 05:55 PM
The Florida code is EWZ and will work tomorrow.So I guess the general rates will come out soon after.

dawgsgirl
03-09-2005, 06:05 PM
I played this insane game for a trip last Sept. The general codes come out FIRST. I remember this because I booked the general code at first. Then when the AP rates came out, I called to change to that. The CM said, "You already have a discount. What are are calling for?" :confused3

MickeyFlirt
03-09-2005, 06:09 PM
420.00 for an AP-OMG I never realized how much I was saving on APs being a FL resident.
I think FL ressie codes will be out tomorrow and than maybe in a couple of days the general public will get there share. Sending everyone some pixie dust that it happens.

n2mm
03-09-2005, 07:21 PM
And I would think first over Florida Residents. Which means that their discount will be the exact same as the AP one.

Disney will take care of Florida Residents BEFORE the general public.

That's exactly what I was thinking after reading the clause at the bottom of my email today. First AP holders, which also include FL AP holders, then FL residents.

I was also very curious, if AP holders are getting value resorts for $25 off of the $99 room, making it $74, what in the world will they offer as general codes....? $10 off, hardly worth it IMHO. Just a thought.

disneyjunkie
03-09-2005, 09:54 PM
Maybe they will release general codes this weekend.

Brendita
03-09-2005, 10:09 PM
This website just posted that new AP discount codes till was it 7/4/5.
Does anyone know the prices.

sleepycor
03-09-2005, 10:20 PM
yeah i dont know how low the prices will be after the general code :confused3
but i guess any extra bucks is worth it! :cool1:

i'll at least be able to get extra disney cups! hehe :rotfl: :

Tiggerlover91
03-09-2005, 10:22 PM
This website just posted that new AP discount codes till was it 7/4/5.
Does anyone know the prices.


* Value Resorts (All Stars and Pop Century) - $74 standard
* Moderate Resorts - $104 standard
* Wilderness Lodge - $156 standard, $170 woods view
* Animal Kingdom Lodge - $199 savannah view
* Contemporary - $199 garden wing standard view, $317 tower
* Beach Club/Boardwalk/Yacht Club - $271 garden view
* Polynesian - $287 garden view
* Other resorts, room types and views are available at varying prices!



I believe those are the correct prices. I pulled it from Mary's site on mousesavers. These are AP prices from the last discount, but I believe with the new code it's the same. Someone correct me please if I'm wrong.

disneyjunkie
03-09-2005, 10:24 PM
yeah i dont know how low the prices will be after the general code :confused3
but i guess any extra bucks is worth it! :cool1:

i'll at least be able to get extra disney cups! hehe :rotfl: :

ITA

The savings may not be great, but they'll cover a few extra treats. :mickeybar :mickeybar

swilphil
03-10-2005, 05:15 AM
My only experience was with the Winter Code special that they had. The AP rates came out a week or two AFTER the BDP code expired on Dec. 1. At least that's when I became aware of the AP rate and changed my ressie. Maybe the recent ad campaign has increased room bookings. I guess a lot of people like dogs;)

LauraAnn630
03-10-2005, 07:22 AM
I heard if you book the 7 nights 6 day pkg you couldnt apply the code to that.
I also book another 5 days. We could save $300.00.

But if we cant apply a general code to the pkg wed still save $100.00

That would be nice!

Disney_Freak56
03-11-2005, 06:16 PM
I'm hoping for a general code (or Disney VISA). Right now I have an AAA rate. I'd be happy if a general code matched that because then I wouldn't have to fork out $65 to join AAA. Not too hopeful though.

I'm surprised they gave you the AAA rate without a AAA card. I booked last week and got the AAA rate, but had to let the CM know my membership #. I'm thinking you got lucky.

As someone else has said, paying $65 for a AAA membership is a good thing. There are lots of benefits associated with a AAA membership - discounts WDW Park tickets for one, the piece of mind of knowing if you need a car or a jump start or a tire changed, you can call a toll-free # and someone will come and rescue you. Not to mention the huge discount on eyeglasses and eye exams at Lenscrafters. In fact, we have three memberships in our household -- one for me, one for my hubby, and one for our daughter in college. It is well-worth the $100 I spend for these memberships every year. :earsgirl:

mill4023
03-11-2005, 07:08 PM
I'm surprised they gave you the AAA rate without a AAA card. I booked last week and got the AAA rate, but had to let the CM know my membership #. I'm thinking you got lucky.

As someone else has said, paying $65 for a AAA membership is a good thing. There are lots of benefits associated with a AAA membership - discounts WDW Park tickets for one, the piece of mind of knowing if you need a car or a jump start or a tire changed, you can call a toll-free # and someone will come and rescue you. Not to mention the huge discount on eyeglasses and eye exams at Lenscrafters. In fact, we have three memberships in our household -- one for me, one for my hubby, and one for our daughter in college. It is well-worth the $100 I spend for these memberships every year. :earsgirl:

I'm booked with a AAA rate right now and they didn't ask for my AAA number. I do have a membership though. I'm sure they will probably need it when I check in.

Liz
03-11-2005, 08:01 PM
I'm surprised they gave you the AAA rate without a AAA card. I booked last week and got the AAA rate, but had to let the CM know my membership #. I'm thinking you got lucky.

Its really no different than people who book AP rates and they haven't actually purchased their AP's yet.

I know AAA is a good deal and I won't be wasting my money to get a membership. I'm just cheap I guess and trying to save every dime I can! :Pinkbounc :sunny: :flower:

sleepycor
03-11-2005, 08:59 PM
:flower: can someone please tell me more about the AAA membership, does it work with the MYW packages too?

does the whole group have to have AAA or just one person in the group?

how much did you save?

and what else does the AAA offer?

can someone please give me as much detailed information as possible??

i went to the AAA site, is everything in that site included?

from car insurance to traveling?

you can PM me too,

THANKSSSSss :flower: