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Old 03-23-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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Just saved more than my AAA membership cost on our room only resort reservation and added a day to our trip. Doing the happy dance!
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Wow, that's surprising! When we booked a few years ago the Disney World Travel Company was actually cheaper so this year I opted out of using AAA.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:40 PM   #3
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I called and got the AAA room rate through Disney. I did not go through AAA. It was about a 10% savings on the cost of the room only reservation. They can only do the AAA discounts on room only ressies when going through Disney travel.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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Just saved more than my AAA membership cost on our room only resort reservation and added a day to our trip. Doing the happy dance!
Congrats!

We LOVE our AAA card. This year we saved over $700 on our room only for November.

Also, we drive from NY to FL each time we go and it helps save on the hotel down and back. It also is good to have in case something did happen on the drive.

We have more than made our money back for the price that the membership costs. I wish more people knew about it. A lot think you can only book packages thru AAA to get a discount, not many people seem to know you can call Disney directly to get the room only at the AAA discount if they are available.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:28 PM   #5
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Does anyone know if the AAA discount is the same whether you book directly with Disney versus calling AAA?
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:56 PM   #6
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Does anyone know if the AAA discount is the same whether you book directly with Disney versus calling AAA?
I am not sure if you can book a room only with AAA directly. You would have to call and ask. If you can only book packages with a discount thru them you would just have to see how much savings they offer, vs the savings with Disney on a room only and purchasing your tickets separately.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:52 PM   #7
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I used an AAA discount for POFQ this past January, the first time in a decade. It was the best rate I could get (20%), because WDW was offering a 5 - 15% discount for the time I was staying. It's been hard to get a good discount on FQ, I think because it is in demand? I booked the discount directly through WDW, and I was asked to show my card when I checked in.
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Wow, that's surprising! When we booked a few years ago the Disney World Travel Company was actually cheaper so this year I opted out of using AAA.
AAA can and will match any quote you get directly from Disney. Their pricing should be the same but if its not, they can match it. This way, you still get the benefits that come with booking an AAA package.

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Does anyone know if the AAA discount is the same whether you book directly with Disney versus calling AAA?
It's the same for the room only portion, however AAA will give you a slight discount on tickets if you book a package with them. You also get the AAA member perks on an AAA package.

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I am not sure if you can book a room only with AAA directly. You would have to call and ask. If you can only book packages with a discount thru them you would just have to see how much savings they offer, vs the savings with Disney on a room only and purchasing your tickets separately.
You can definitely book a room only with AAA. It would be no different than any other kind of hotel reservation you would have them do at like Marriott or Best Western. AAA is a full service travel agency so they can do any kind of travel reservation.
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Does anyone know if the AAA discount is the same whether you book directly with Disney versus calling AAA?
You can get a room-only discount either directly with Disney or through AAA, and should get the same price - just be sure you're booking the same category.

However, if you want to book a package with the AAA discount on the room rate, you must book through AAA only. You can't do it through Disney.
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interesting! thanks for the info. I will use AAA as a last resort if there are no discounts for our time planned in November.
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AAA prices were higher then our travel agent and they don't include air travel so we booked with our travel agent once again for a lot less
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:25 AM   #12
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I just had a room only ressie through Disney and there are no special offers for July 4th week so 10% off our value resort was a big savings for a AAA card I have anyway. I find we do better buying each component vs the package deals. I shop around for my own airfare. My DD 16 still doesn't eat enough to justify the cost of the dining plan since she turned into an adult. Paying out of pocket we can split some table service meals or get her a kids meal at counter service, so we come out ahead not buying the package. I just wanted to share for anyone else with a room only ressie holding a AAA card so they can get the discount too.
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