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Old 01-01-2013, 08:23 PM   #76
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Well, I've already booked our vacation at POR in September because we would have been going regardless of the discount. We were hoping for free DDP, but wasn't looking for that to happen after early 2013 discounts were released. So, I guess I'm kinda ok with free QSDP and paying to upgrade to DDP..I would have been MORE happy about free DDP, but free QSDP is better than nothin!
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:26 PM   #77
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This is just how "I" look at Disney vacation. When my family plans a trip, I book for what my budget allows, which typically includes ordering from Garden Grocer all breakfasts and lunches. But, my point is IF Disney comes out with a discount, AWESOME! If not, then I am not out anything. Disney prices based on what people will pay. I look at the vacation as time with family and I budget my vacation not worrying or needing the discount, BUT they sure are nice to get.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:30 PM   #78
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This is seriously making me reconsider our booking date...Which will make my family very disappointed. We are planning on going March 24-28 (second week of Spring Break) only because my hubby has a work obligation the first week. So far there are NO discounts for these dates and the crowds will be quite a bit more compared to our trip in October 5 years ago. Had our hearts set on March but now I am rethinking our trip
With this new spring offer, I called with my Visa hoping to hear a deal since there are no said "black-outs," but my March Easter dates were rack rate. I think the tix are at a slight discount, but we have AP's already.

Do you have AAA? We currently have a 15% room-only deal at BC. If no AP discounts are released, I will just call and reduce our number of nights there. There are tons of empty rooms at this time, same as last Easter, so I guess we can still hold out a little hope....
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Sorry this was duplicate of my previous post. (Learning how to use my Disboard App on my Nexus 7).
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This is just how "I" look at Disney vacation. When my family plans a trip, I book for what my budget allows, which typically includes ordering from Garden Grocer all breakfasts and lunches. But, my point is IF Disney comes out with a discount, AWESOME! If not, then I am not out anything. Disney prices based on what people will pay. I look at the vacation as time with family and I budget my vacation not worrying or needing the discount, BUT they sure are nice to get.
Disney needs to earn my business with a fair price. It's not about what we can afford. We have taken 4 Orlando vacations in the last 5 years that cost around $10k each. Just because I can afford to be gouged doesn't mean I will allow that to happen. There are lots of great places to vacation with family that have fair prices. Right now Disney is attempting to raise their already to high rack rate and offer less of a discount which is a double whammy. The cost of our 14 day December vacation would go up $2k from last year with this pricing. This will cost Disney my business. It's way over market value. I will spend my $10k somewhere else if they don't come to the party.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:23 PM   #81
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Makes sense, but a family like me who's been saving for almost a year to go on a unique vacation we've never gone before. I am booking SOMETHING by April, if Disney hasn't released a deal that allows us to afford during our time off than I will be going elsewhere. So if they wait too long they will still lose out buisness from what I see.
Disney doesn't have to give discounts you know. Although they do for most slow times. I personally hope they wean people off of the free dining because, as you can read, people now think they are entitiled If you don't go to WDW for your trip YOU will be missing out.
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They are affordable to many; hence the near record crowds this year.
EXACTLY
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Disney doesn't have to give discounts you know. Although they do for most slow times. I personally hope they wean people off of the free dining because, as you can read, people now think they are entitiled If you don't go to WDW for your trip YOU will be missing out.
Missing out? Seriously?

Disney is not the only place to have a fun vacation.
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How do you know they are filling their rooms? I could book FD pkg for Dec. dates right up until the last day with availability at every resort this year. Last year most rooms were booked by October. Although Christmas week was busy as always the week leading up to Christmas the crowds were way down. I think Disney is taking a shot in the dark here that will fail. The rooms won't fill with price increases and watered down discounts. Especially when vacation prices haven't gone up anywhere else.
There's almost always a room available. Disney does not need to fill rooms to 100% cap!Would be nice but not needed in their bottom line. They have been there since 1971 running their parks and hotels and restaurants. Giving discounts when it is wise for them not for when a family of 4 is spending money elsewhere and then complaining that they got free dining last time and won't go again unless they get it again. Ridiculous. People should be appreciative of what they got in the past instead of what they are not getting now. And yes I only get to go once a year at best.
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Thanks for the info Danny. Helps me plan/budget for our late August trip if that is when this deal will be coming out. We are planning to try POR for the first time this year, so we'll at least get the quick service. Not sure if we'll pay to upgrade or not...probably.

Thanks for the info, and will anxiously be awaiting more details!
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Disney needs to earn my business with a fair price. It's not about what we can afford. We have taken 4 Orlando vacations in the last 5 years that cost around $10k each. Just because I can afford to be gouged doesn't mean I will allow that to happen. There are lots of great places to vacation with family that have fair prices. Right now Disney is attempting to raise their already to high rack rate and offer less of a discount which is a double whammy. The cost of our 14 day December vacation would go up $2k from last year with this pricing. This will cost Disney my business. It's way over market value. I will spend my $10k somewhere else if they don't come to the party.
Ah but it won't be as fun as WDW ! IMO WDW does offer fair prices.
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Missing out YES. Didn't say it was the only place to have afun vacation
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There's almost always a room available. Disney does not need to fill rooms to 100% cap!Would be nice but not needed in their bottom line. They have been there since 1971 running their parks and hotels and restaurants. Giving discounts when it is wise for them not for when a family of 4 is spending money elsewhere and then complaining that they got free dining last time and won't go again unless they get it again. Ridiculous. People should be appreciative of what they got in the past instead of what they are not getting now. And yes I only get to go once a year at best.
Why should I be appreciative? It's a business. They need to have a price that earns my business. They didn't give me FD out of the goodness of their hearts. They gave FD because their rack rate is overpriced and they needed to offer FD to fill rooms. And yes they do offer discounts because a family of 4 is spending their vacation money elsewhere. Because if too many are doing that they are obviously overpriced.
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Why should I be appreciative? It's a business. They need to have a price that earns my business. They didn't give me FD out of the goodness of their hearts. They gave FD because their rack rate is overpriced and they needed to offer FD to fill rooms. And yes they do offer discounts because a family of 4 is spending their vacation money elsewhere. Because if too many are doing that they are obviously overpriced.
Wellbased on that statement I guess they don't need to offer FD this year to fill their rooms. Will it piss some people off-yes. But like I've said time to wean some of these people off of this promotion.Will some go elsewhere this year -maybe. Most will just complain and end up at the Happiest Place on Earth I for one appreciate evrything they do.Discounts are a bonus not a right.
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