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Old 12-07-2012, 07:46 PM   #796
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I think everyone needs to take a deep breath. Expectations seem to have gotten a little out of control, based on what was probably a scripted remark by a CM. There are still 5 months to go before May, and while past spring discounts have appeared around now, the holiday season is still in full swing. The winter discounts didn't appear until October, so it wouldn't be extreme to expect discounts for the spring months to appear after the new year. Past evidence suggests that there will be some sort of discount available between Easter and Memorial Day, and I can't think of any reason to suddenly expect otherwise.
Ahhh...a voice of reason. Thanks for making me see things a little more clearer!
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:03 PM   #797
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We are already booked at rack rate and I'm prepared to pay every dime of it should I have to. I've not yet worked myself into a dither over the special offer no-show. Having said that, I sure do hope that Disney releases some sort of promo that I can take advantage of. Any money that we save will be put towards our 2014 Disney vacation.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #798
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Not worked up, just getting my ducks in a row in case the discounts never materialize or aren't good b/c I do not believe any room on WDW property is worth paying full price for.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:30 AM   #799
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Okay so we are going May 5 through May 12, 2013 and I called Disney this week... Twice… Asking about a promotion and the first person told me probably there would be a new Promotion in February and the 2nd person told me probably there be a promo in March.... On the bright side they accidentally found a pin attached to my name and I get 30% off of moderate hotels so we are still thinking about booking there ...either there or bonnet creek .. can't decide
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:30 PM   #800
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Not worked up, just getting my ducks in a row in case the discounts never materialize or aren't good b/c I do not believe any room on WDW property is worth paying full price for.
I agree...had we not received a pin code or some other type of 35% off room deal, we definitely would not have booked. On property rooms aren't and will never be worth the rack rate. In addition, consumer behavior has changed significantly over the last few years. People want a discount or to use a coupon for nearly everything...especially Disney vacations.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:40 PM   #801
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Okay so we are going May 5 through May 12, 2013 and I called Disney this week... Twice… Asking about a promotion and the first person told me probably there would be a new Promotion in February and the 2nd person told me probably there be a promo in March.... On the bright side they accidentally found a pin attached to my name and I get 30% off of moderate hotels so we are still thinking about booking there ...either there or bonnet creek .. can't decide
Very nice, and LUCKY ... damn. I just put the deposite down on ours for May 5 - May 15 !!!

WISH we had had a pin attached to my account. No such luck. But hopefully a GP is offered between now and then.... there should be, its one of the least busy times of year.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:52 PM   #803
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The military discount is available. We take advantage of it every year for out accommodation. Though we are annual passholders we do not take advantage of the military ticket special because our stays are longer than the tickets are good for. The annual passes end up saving us money because we visit on our two times per year.

Our Disney Vacation Expert guarantees the best rate (Information in my signature). She can answer your questions if you have any at all. If an offer opens after you make your booking she will automatically book your vacation for the better offer as many times as needed in order to maximize your savings. We have noticed that Disney has released their offers later and later depending upon bookings at certain times of the year.

We book into Deluxe Villas and will become Disney Vacation Club members soon as a result of how much we give Disney on an annual basis.


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The military discount is available. We take advantage of it every year for out accommodation. Though we are annual passholders we do not take advantage of the military ticket special because our stays are longer than the tickets are good for. The annual passes end up saving us money because we visit on our two times per year.

Our Disney Vacation Expert guarantees the best rate. She can answer your questions if you have any at all. If an offer opens after you make your booking she will automatically book your vacation for the better offer. We have noticed that Disney has released their offers later and later depending upon bookings at certain times of the year.

We book into Deluxe Villas and will become Disney Vacation Club members soon as a result of how much we give Disney on an annual basis.


http://bookwdw.reservations.disney.g...t=fy13military

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Okay so we are going May 5 through May 12, 2013 and I called Disney this week... Twice& Asking about a promotion and the first person told me probably there would be a new Promotion in February and the 2nd person told me probably there be a promo in March.... On the bright side they accidentally found a pin attached to my name and I get 30% off of moderate hotels so we are still thinking about booking there ...either there or bonnet creek .. can't decide
I usually stay onsite, but this time I went through a third party and got a one bedroom at Bonnet Creek for ten nights/eleven days for May 10th-20th, for just $895.00. Normally an AP discount beats any other discount out there for me, but not this time. There is no way even an AP discount can beat $89.50/night, even for a value resort in May (regular season), much less a moderate which is where I usually stay. AP discounts for a moderate have been running 25%-30% this year. Through a third party booking company (Vacation Strategies), Bonnet Creek gives me a one bedroom condo with alot more room, washer/dryer, jacuzzi tub, fully equipped kitchen, nicer pools, hot tubs, and a lazy river, for a cheaper price. Plus I don't have to wait around hoping for a room discount from Disney. I was planning on renting a car anyway and this way I am still physically on property and just as close to the parks as the onsite resorts.

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:28 PM   #806
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We went ahead and booked with the military discount. Thinking this will be our best bet unless they happen to release free dining, but I doubt they will. May 7 - May 13th. Cannot wait!!!!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:54 PM   #807
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I also booked already. Hoping for a nice surprise around February for May 23-28. I'll take whatever. Free dining. Room only. Whatever. Come on spring!!!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:22 PM   #808
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I also booked already. Hoping for a nice surprise around February for May 23-28. I'll take whatever. Free dining. Room only. Whatever. Come on spring!!!!
I'm looking at dates now and we will be there at the same time!! I'm thinking 5/24-5/30. I know for 2011 and 2012 they had free dining then so there is hope!!!!! Where are you staying??
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:34 PM   #809
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Just popping in to see if there has been any progress...
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:06 PM   #810
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Just popping in to see if there has been any progress...
Nope, no progress. Well, a few people, myself included have gone ahead and booked, put down deposits, but it seems like a few of them will pull out if no promo is offered.

Still waiting. I am hoping for after the 13th, when the current Holiday season promo expires, others are thinking after December entirely.
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