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Old 09-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #16
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Anyone else planning for next August? I haven't been since summer of 2011 so this is my longest stretch of not going since my first 6 years of life-it's a tough wait!

So, a real question..when is the best time to book? This is gonna be my first all out, spend some money, do new things, but do it right trip. 10 days. And I'd like to stay in a moderate but would need a deal. When should I look if I'm thinking mid-august? I'd love either a room discount or free dining.

Any thoughts? Anyone want to count down with me??
We'll be there 8/24-8/31, already booked on bounce back deal from a few weeks ago. I would say you are OK to book it now. You can make changes or add any deals/sales you see between now and then without penalty so there's no risk in doing it early. All you would need for $$ is a $200 refundable deposit.

For mid-August, you are most likely looking at a room discount as they moved free dining to the end of the month. The public discount for moderates is usually 25% based on the last couple of years. There won't be any deals now for August. The deals will most likely be announced in May or June 2014. Just book where you want and have it updated when the deals come out.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:11 PM   #17
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I booked the bounceback offer while there a few ago. Booked for August 23-31st at Caribbean Beach. Countdown is own
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:57 PM   #18
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I'm going 8/11-8/15. booked the end of August....first time going
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:27 PM   #19
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #20
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What makes you decide to change resorts? Deals that come up? Just curious
It's because I cannot make up my mind. I will have one resort in mind and then I will be on the DIS and see some pictures of another resort and then I want to stay there so I change.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:15 PM   #21
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Haha gotcha makes sense
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:20 PM   #22
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I'm going 8/11-8/15. booked the end of August....first time going
Ditto. Booked first DVC stay (as a new owner, instead of renting points) at AKV from Aug11-15. First time in 1-bedroom villa in Kidani Village. Savanna view. Cannot get enough of giraffe sightings. Wa-hoo!
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:44 PM   #23
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We are going 8/10-8/16 10 in famly staying at POR, going crazy hoping for discount $9000.00 for us yikes!!!
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:09 PM   #24
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Look into renting points. You'll save a lot of money.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:53 PM   #25
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We going in Aug 2014 to....waiting for free dining deal. Last time we stayed at Col Springs and had a great time. We did the princess stuff and character dinners. This time l would like to see more, do some rides and restaurants. Not sure where to stay this time because money will be a factor. I have a 11 and 8 year old girls. The girls would to do the pirate dress up.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:02 PM   #26
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Booked our bounce back while we were there last month!!!! Going 8/24-8/30 and staying at POFQ again with free dining. Loved it this year! Already starting to obsess about which ADRs to make!

This was our first moderate trip--always value before--and we fell in love with POFQ. Felt like I should try a different resort, but just couldn't pull the trigger on it. Figured POFQ, being smallest, would be hardest to get so booked it for now. May change or may not.

But the countdown is on!
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Oh we're counting down the days! 8/1/14 will not come fast enough! Soooooo looking forward to it...
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