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Old 08-26-2012, 04:00 PM   #16
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I book to save my room i want with Disney around a yr before my trip. Make small monthly payments n pay it off before going.

Disney does let u call in and have the room rate readjusted with the package deals or room only deals or even free dining if you want. Last yr i adjusted my price four times to get the best price with Disney directly.

Park passes with park hopper is just like $20.00 cheaper through AAA then direct with Disney after taxes, fees. So i get my park passes through AAA.

If u call Disney directly, u can check on their rates n packages ( i do a couple times a month for the best deal) U CAN ASK FOR AAA DISCOUNT OFFERS when u call Disney directly they do apply a AAA discount if u are a AAA member.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:35 PM   #17
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I did a lot of research before booking our upcoming trip and AAA had the best package deals for what we wanted. By booking our flight and hotel together we got a really, really good rate on the room. And AAA travel insurance is a bargain at $50 a piece.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:14 PM   #18
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A travel agency that specializes in Disney can get you the AAA discount on the room. That way you get room discount and Disney knowledge.
Discount but none of the AAA Benefits...
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:21 PM   #19
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Yeah I called and unfortunately it is all booked. She said there is about 50 spots allotted for it. She has noticed pretty many AAA people calling once they get their booklet and see the fireworks voucher. I emailed our agent and told him he should mention it when people are making their initial reservations. Just because he didn't feel it was "worth" it doesn't mean we didn't.
Oh well, we are going to have a blast anyway!!! 20 days and counting!!!
In the FWIW category, we've never been able to book it either (always booked up!) but I have a friend who's a certified WDW nut (she's had several of her tips published in the Passporter for Guests with Special Needs) and she had a great tip for me, watch the Fireworks from the Train Platform, and then walk down and out of the park after they are over, no crowds and you beat the mad rush for the bus/monorail/boat, etc. Can't wait to try it this trip.

Also, this past November, we watched the fireworks from the boat dock at TTC, the music was piped over there as well, and it was fantastic...we had parked there that day, so we literally finished watching the fireworks, got in our car, and drove back to POFQ, and were home in 10 min or less! Way better than 2hrs waiting for buses! We are going again this November, but had to postpone from Aug to Nov, so decided to upgrade to WL. Can't wait!
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:03 PM   #20
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I booked through AAA and got a room discount, then when the free dining came up during our dates, we switched to that discount and the free dining actually took $200 off the price. Sine we drove, we also loved the perk of the "AAA diamond parking." you pretty much park up front in every park except AK. You also get some vouchers, and a 10% discount at all Disney stores. Our travel agent was great for what we needed. I planned everything myself and made our reservations so I wasn't worried about needed that extra assistance.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:37 PM   #21
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I booked through AAA and got a room discount, then when the free dining came up during our dates, we switched to that discount and the free dining actually took $200 off the price. Sine we drove, we also loved the perk of the "AAA diamond parking." you pretty much park up front in every park except AK. You also get some vouchers, and a 10% discount at all Disney stores. Our travel agent was great for what we needed. I planned everything myself and made our reservations so I wasn't worried about needed that extra assistance.
How did you "switch"? Were you able to keep your original room? My AAA agent said that she would have to book another room and then cancel my original booking. There was nothing open so she couldn't do it. Is that correct???
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How did you "switch"? Were you able to keep your original room? My AAA agent said that she would have to book another room and then cancel my original booking. There was nothing open so she couldn't do it. Is that correct???
Yes, I believe she had to change the reservation. I called the day the free dining offer came up and was able to get it. Maybe because I was going during the value season I was able to change.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:55 AM   #23
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AAA Fireworks Voucher And Story Telling

Has anyone taken advantage of this offers? Where are these located and do have to make reservation?
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:31 PM   #24
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Has anyone taken advantage of this offers? Where are these located and do have to make reservation?
We have MK fireworks reservations for our October trip. It is standing room only, but DD5 will have a stroller.
We did not book the story time because it is offered at Epcot and only certain days (Mon, Wed, Thurs I believe?)
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We have MK fireworks reservations for our October trip. It is standing room only, but DD5 will have a stroller.
We did not book the story time because it is offered at Epcot and only certain days (Mon, Wed, Thurs I believe?)
is the standing room only in a certain area?
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