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Old 04-21-2013, 02:49 PM   #1906
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Warning: I mean this to spark a friendly discussion among WDW lovers about something I have been pondering and have no other WDW fans to discuss with.

With only peaceful thoughts, I ask the question, why do so many think that WDW waiting till June to announce the next offer is so unrealistic? I am purely asking this based on what we know for this year only. Winter/Spring promos were not announced until around Jan.3, 2013 (I think. All this is purely off the top of my head. I do not know exact dates). Early summer discounts were not announced until March 30, 2013. I guess I am trying not to set myself up for disappointment, but June promos do not seem that far fetched based on how the year has gone thus for.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:54 PM   #1907
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Warning: I mean this to spark a friendly discussion among WDW lovers about something I have been pondering and have no other WDW fans to discuss with.

With only peaceful thoughts, I ask the question, why do so many think that WDW waiting till June to announce the next offer is so unrealistic? I am purely asking this based on what we know for this year only. Winter/Spring promos were not announced until around Jan.3, 2013 (I think. All this is purely off the top of my head. I do not know exact dates). Early summer discounts were not announced until March 30, 2013. I guess I am trying not to set myself up for disappointment, but June promos do not seem that far fetched based on how the year has gone thus for.
Historically, the Aug/Sept FD has been announced in late April/early May. Last year it was offered unusually early. I don't think they will wait until mid-June. I think mid-May is more likely. It is not uncommon for two different promos to run at the same time.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:02 PM   #1908
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Historically, the Aug/Sept FD has been announced in late April/early May. Last year it was offered unusually early. I don't think they will wait until mid-June. I think mid-May is more likely. It is not uncommon for two different promos to run at the same time.
Ahh! I see! I have never noticed two promos running at the same time or overlapping. Guess I need to pay closer attention. Thanks!
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:12 PM   #1909
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Ahh! I see! I have never noticed two promos running at the same time or overlapping. Guess I need to pay closer attention. Thanks!
Also be on the look out on the resorts page for Danny25 to post. It will start with something like.... My friends the new discount is....

Danny and another person give discount details early and they have been spot on.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #1910
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Others will know more, but I do know that the themed rooms you speak of (I think) are the pirate and princess rooms at Port Orleans, and they have been excluded from some of the free dining offers. The room/package discounts I am not sure about. The theming at the All-Stars and AoA are filled with the traditional Disney characters my kids love. And Pop Century has over-the-top grand theming that draws kids in. We have always stayed at a Value and have always had the best service/friendliness and helpfulness. They may not offer some upgraded amenities-spa, concierge, table service restaurant, but we have always been so happy we are afraid to try a moderate. And now, a mini fridge is included in all Value rooms. We have a habit of closing the parks, so paying more for a room that we only sleep in does not make sense for us.
Your post was the perfect response! Thank you for the information. I think you have sold me I was kind of sad that I was going to downgrade to a Value but now I am totally excited for the savings instead!! I don't think I have ever been so excited for a trip!! I am still holding out hope for free dining but we are Disney Bound no matter what!!
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How do you know when/where he will post?
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:30 PM   #1912
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I'm right there with you. I've always loved the value resort's and I never thought I was missing out on anything.We've stayed at pop three times and the all stars three times and have never had a bad stay.We are heading down there in November for our first stay at PRO to celebrate my mom's 70th birthday.If I had my way, we would be staying at pop again but this is a special birthday and I'm not sure how many more times my mother will be able to make this trip so I have to make her happy at the happiest place on earth.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:43 PM   #1913
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How do you know when/where he will post?
I just went to the resorts forum and there is a new thread called FD Coming. Head on over and subscribe.
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I just went to the resorts forum and there is a new thread called FD Coming. Head on over and subscribe.

This one is NOT Danny - just someone who heard from a CM FD was coming.

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How do you know when/where he will post?
He always post on the resort board under the Discount Codes and Rates.

I think (could be wrong) that he said sometime around April 25th he may know that next discount, but I would have to go check it.
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Danny25 Just posted this

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3099687
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Also be on the look out on the resorts page for Danny25 to post. It will start with something like.... My friends the new discount is....

Danny and another person give discount details early and they have been spot on.
Yea! Thanks! Found it!
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:53 PM   #1917
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I am so confused! But I think I got it this time? If I subscribe to this thread?
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We haven't been for FD since 2010. Really hoping its offered this year. I know many choose to book packages with the hopes of adding on FD when it comes out. Just curious if this is an actual advantage or just a perceived advantage. If I booked ahead at POR (our resort of choice) and FD does come out, don't I still have to call before availability for FD at POR is used up. I always thought there was a limited number of rooms with FD. Any advice based on personal experience would be appreciated.
I believe you are correct.
Just having a room at a certain resort doesn't guarantee you will get one of the rooms included in the sale, especially at the resorts that sell out fast.
Two ways to deal with that: 1) call immediately when a sale breaks, 2) be prepared to change room category (such as preferred, garden view, standard) AND/OR be prepared to change resorts.
Have your preferences written down in order and the CM on the phone can check them.
It's not that big a deal, unless you have a really popular room category at a really popular resort. Some sell out fast (I'm thinking the Poly, Pop, and POFQ are some examples.)
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I am so confused! But I think I got it this time? If I subscribe to this thread?
Sorry - this is a thread he started today - turning down all the rumors.

When there is something to report he will do so on the Disney Discount Codes and Rates page.
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Sorry - this is a thread he started today - turning down all the rumors.

When there is something to report he will do so on the Disney Discount Codes and Rates page.
Found the right one! Thanks!!!
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