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Old 07-23-2014, 11:50 PM   #76
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This is the worst of choices to date so far..I do realize that Disney owes me no discounts and it is Great and well appreaciated when they do... however just bumed I will now start checking out the Swan/Dolphin Resorts.. Nov.30-Dec.-7th..
I have GF GV for 11/30-12/8. Went thru orbitz for additional 20% off. They had different avail vs what Disney had too.

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I've done this before. Booked more nights than I needed & called later to drop some. Have been able keep the discount rate no problem. Unfortunate that you have to sometimes know how to play Disney's game.
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Your right, Disney owes us no discounts, but then I don't owe them my hard earned and saved vacation dollars.

This was a real iffy year for us. We have been extremely fortunate to go in 2010 & 2012, but it wasn't really on the radar for this year until the DW started bugging me about it back in May or so.

Unfortunately the free dining offer excluded our dates and resort and this new release just isn't enough incentive (assuming we can even find availability) for us to down. Deluxes for our desired time period 11/29-12/7 are only 25% and most likely we'd go down 11/28 which means we'd have to pay full rack rate (at premium rates) for one night.

Sad day, was hoping for better news.
Try orbitz with the promo code stacked on fall discount. They have more avail than wdw.com.

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Even with the REVIEW 15 on Orbitz, the price is 1.00 or so more than what I can get online at WDW's website....is this right??
Do you have kids on the ressie? If so, remove them so it is just 2 adults. That will give you the correct price. THen call orbitz and tell them that they need to call wdw cro to add on your children without charging for them, as Disney doesn't charge for kids in a room. I have had to do this the past 2 years, but it's worth it to save hundreds of dollars! As soon as I got off the phone with orbitz I checked MDE and the kids were in there.


I had a promo email for 20% off orbitz. Applied that and the fall discount for a 8 night stay at GF GV 11/30-12/8 for $2870! That's about $600 less than through Disney directly. Yippee!
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:37 AM   #77
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Does anyone have any guesses as to WHY the week of nov. 8-16 would be a lesser discount ( only 25%)?
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:52 AM   #78
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For October 20-25th at POR.

HAD a Regular Room, Garden view for $190.
GOT a Royal Room, River view for $187.50.

Didn't save much but I'm definitely getting a better room and location and I'm very happy about that.

BTW, I called around 6:30 pm EDT and that is the ONLY discount that was available at POR.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:42 AM   #79
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For those of you that tried to get a discount yesterday with no luck try again!

Yesterday there was nothing available at GF for our dates. Well, this morning I checked online and LV rooms were available. I called to make the upgrade from GV to LV with the discount and saved over $600.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:34 AM   #80
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Called back this morning and there are now discounted rooms at All-Star Sports. Switched back from Pop for a total savings of $129 from the original reservation.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:17 AM   #81
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Well success. I called last night. I asked the CM about it showing no discount for oct 19-23 at POR which I already have a reservation for but when I put in oct 19- 26. The discount came up which I thought was wrong of Disney. I straight out asked her is I could just reserve for longer then take away days and still get discount? She could not answer this so put me on hold to ask. After waiting 30 minutes she came back and said they would apply the discount to my days! Saved like $170! Yea!
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:43 AM   #82
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This discount hasn't helped us at all...going Oct 2 - 8. Would have to do separate reservations, PLUS there's no availability other than suites (around $7000). Really hopeful for the Annual Pass discount soon...otherwise we are paying full price...which would be the first trip we haven't gotten some form of a discount (Room Discount/Free Dining) in well over 6 years.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:52 AM   #83
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This discount hasn't helped us at all...going Oct 2 - 8. Would have to do separate reservations, PLUS there's no availability other than suites (around $7000). Really hopeful for the Annual Pass discount soon...otherwise we are paying full price...which would be the first trip we haven't gotten some form of a discount (Room Discount/Free Dining) in well over 6 years.
Your dates are during the Gartner Symposium, Oct 5-9th. It is a huge convention. Unfortunately, I've noticed in years past that availability and discounts are hard to come by during Gartner dates.
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Does anyone have any guesses as to WHY the week of nov. 8-16 would be a lesser discount ( only 25%)?
It's Veterans Day weekend, Jersey week, the last weekend of the Food and Wine Festival, and the Wine and Dine half marathon weekend.

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This discount hasn't helped us at all...going Oct 2 - 8. Would have to do separate reservations, PLUS there's no availability other than suites (around $7000). Really hopeful for the Annual Pass discount soon...otherwise we are paying full price...which would be the first trip we haven't gotten some form of a discount (Room Discount/Free Dining) in well over 6 years.
I'm also waiting for the AP discounts so I can add the dining plan. It's like torture watching the availability diminish as I sit here and wait for who knows how long.
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I'm also waiting for the AP discounts so I can add the dining plan. It's like torture watching the availability diminish as I sit here and wait for who knows how long.
Do we really think there will be AP discounts if there is so limited availability now?
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Do we really think there will be AP discounts if there is so limited availability now?
There's never been an instance where there aren't pass holder rates released, even with limited availability. its the only way to add the dining plan without tickets.
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I'm also waiting for the AP discounts so I can add the dining plan. It's like torture watching the availability diminish as I sit here and wait for who knows how long.
If you have a room reservation, you can add the DDP now. The RO will have to be cancelled/refunded and an AP + Dine package booked (requiring a new deposit), but you can do that at any time, not just when room discounts are offered.

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There's never been an instance where there aren't pass holder rates released, even with limited availability. its the only way to add the dining plan without tickets.
There doesn't have to be an AP discount released to add the DDP as you can book the DDP + room at rack rate (AP ticketless package). Also, a few months ago, Disney was offering everybody the chance to book a room + DDP (not just AP holders) without having to buy tickets. Nobody knows if this will become a permanent thing or not, but if I remember right, it was being offered through mid December.
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If you have a room reservation, you can add the DDP now. The RO will have to be cancelled/refunded and an AP + Dine package booked (requiring a new deposit), but you can do that at any time, not just when room discounts are offered.



There doesn't have to be an AP discount released to add the DDP as you can book the DDP + room at rack rate (AP ticketless package). Also, a few months ago, Disney was offering everybody the chance to book a room + DDP (not just AP holders) without having to buy tickets. Nobody knows if this will become a permanent thing or not, but if I remember right, it was being offered through mid December.
I booked a room under the GP discount that was offered, and while I was on the phone, inquired about adding the dining plan without the pass holder rates. The CM said it would have to be under the umbrella of a pass holder rate, and being that the current one expires 9/27 we should see the next one in the next few weeks. (early August, which is my guess as well, August 5th is on my calendar as my official prediction lol)

I've had to book AP+DDP the past 4 or 5 years (whenever they started allowing APs to book dining plans) and there's never been a time where they didn't release rates. My concern isn't that they won't release the rates, my concern is that by the time they do, availability will be worse then it is now. Lucky for me, my trip dates are September 28th-October 5th (literally 1 day after the current AP promotion haha!) so I hope I can get into AKL, if I can't, i'll just keep my room only reservation and not get the DDP

Whats even more frustrating is the 60 days for FP+ thing. It's definitely not fair that I have every intention of booking a room prior to the 60 day cutoff, but because of Disney's weird timing with releasing promotions, if I didn't book a RO, i'd be out of luck.

I wish we could go back to when AP rates/discounts were a "perk" of the program, and were released before the GP promotions. I also don't see booking rack rate + DDP as a fair option. I shouldn't be "penalized" for wanting to add a Dining Plan, just because I'm a pass holder that doesn't need tickets. I would just add 1 day tickets to my RO, and add the DDP that way

Sorry, this is just really frustrating.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:45 AM   #90
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GF themepark view discount?

I had a GF themepark view room booked for Oct 24-27. I called yesterday and, after getting off hold, was told I could get the discount for a garden view room. the savings was more than $1,000, so I couldn't pass it up. I do wonder, though, if anyone else has been able to get the discount on a themepark view room at GF?
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