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Old 07-04-2013, 11:11 AM   #31
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Does booking early hurt your chances of getting a pin/discount? We are going June 2014 and I'm wondering if I book now will Disney consider me a sure thing and not send any incentives?
As far as pin codes go, there is no rhyme or reason as to who gets them and who doesn't. I have seen AP holders get 2 or 3 different pin codes in one year. If you are going regardless of whether or not a discount comes out, I say book as soon as you can so you are sure to get what you want. Disney releases discounts to fill rooms, so if a resort/room type is booking up, Disney will see no need to offer a discount on that particular resort/room type. If you book now "in hopes" of getting a discount later (and will only go with a discount), that is one less room Disney has to fill (in which case could possibly lessen your chances of a discount).
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:49 AM   #32
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As far as pin codes go, there is no rhyme or reason as to who gets them and who doesn't. I have seen AP holders get 2 or 3 different pin codes in one year. If you are going regardless of whether or not a discount comes out, I say book as soon as you can so you are sure to get what you want. Disney releases discounts to fill rooms, so if a resort/room type is booking up, Disney will see no need to offer a discount on that particular resort/room type. If you book now "in hopes" of getting a discount later (and will only go with a discount), that is one less room Disney has to fill (in which case could possibly lessen your chances of a discount).
Very true. We'd gone every year for a long time, then all of a sudden in 2010 we started getting PIN numbers regularly. They stopped around October that year and we haven't seen one since. Fortunately we were able to use a couple of them. I wouldn't wait for one if I was going to book anyway. Lately we've just used the general public discounts when we can. YMMV!
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #33
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I am counting down the days also. We are going easter 2014
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:35 PM   #34
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Question regarding 2014 packages!!!

I'm planning my trip for Jan. 7 through Jan. 14 and it's killing me to wait until July 10 to book. I know that I technically could book before then but I really want to see pricing and what not before I commit. With that said I would already be past the 180 day mark for ADRs, thankfully only a few days though. I'm not planning to go anywhere incredibly popular so I'm not too worried, but obviously I want to get them booked asap. So my question is, as soon as I place my room/package reservation, can I immediately call to make ADRs? Or is there some sort of lag so that the computer system can catch up?

Thanks so much!
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:17 PM   #35
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You don't need to have a room reservation to make dining reservations.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:15 AM   #36
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Waiting for 2014 prices... eeeek!!!

Looking to find something April'14....

Wonder what it'll be!

I so wanna stay at the Wilderness or the Animal Kingdom Lodge...
I'm sure it's an arm and leg price

Whats everyone's thoughts..

I'm looking for room only --- maybe dining, but doubt it.

Maybe I should look into rentals at DVC
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:04 AM   #37
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Waiting for 2014 prices... eeeek!!!

Looking to find something April'14....

Wonder what it'll be!

I so wanna stay at the Wilderness or the Animal Kingdom Lodge...
I'm sure it's an arm and leg price

Whats everyone's thoughts..

I'm looking for room only --- maybe dining, but doubt it.

Maybe I should look into rentals at DVC
I priced out some DVC rentals today... we might just go that way!
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #38
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Yes I am anxiously waiting too! Only 5 more days! It helps me to remember that they come out on my cousin's birthday.

I want them out now so my mom and I can book for March. I really would like to try to see if we can get in to Art of Animation. If not, I wouldn't mind staying at Pop Century again.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:33 PM   #39
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Because Easter is late in April 2014, does anyone know if there are a lot of school vacations that week? or if it will be extra crowded?? I really dont have a choice anyway but to go that week which is OUR school vacation, but a heads up of the crowds will be good to know. It may also help with my choice of resorts as far as which one has its own bus! Thanks
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Because Easter is late in April 2014, does anyone know if there are a lot of school vacations that week? or if it will be extra crowded?? I really dont have a choice anyway but to go that week which is OUR school vacation, but a heads up of the crowds will be good to know. It may also help with my choice of resorts as far as which one has its own bus! Thanks
You can count on Easter being crowded no matter what month Easter happens to be.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #41
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I am so hoping touring plans is right on the money with the crowd calendar for spring! Our spring break is the week of March 31-April 4 and they have it listed as 4's, 5's, and one 6 all week! Crossing my fingers and waiting for July 10th to get here!!!
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:04 PM   #42
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Oh you aren't alone..the dates are released the day before my birthday..

We are planning March/April next year also and now are considering a split stay so are even MORE anxious to figure this all out.


I love planning but waiting is not my forte
Ditto!

We are hoping to do a split stay in Dec 2014, but I'm dying to start playing with real dates online! I haven't been since 1997!! Cant wait to go with DH
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:18 PM   #43
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Im booking early and if there is a discount later on thats great, if not id rather get it paid off sooner than later
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #44
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Because Easter is late in April 2014, does anyone know if there are a lot of school vacations that week? or if it will be extra crowded?? I really dont have a choice anyway but to go that week which is OUR school vacation, but a heads up of the crowds will be good to know. It may also help with my choice of resorts as far as which one has its own bus! Thanks
MA school vacation is the week after Easter. This past year it wasn't the same week. Not that MA will make a huge difference - The week after Easter will be absolutely packed regardless. Between the crowds and what I know will be HUGE airfare costs - we are going to skip it.
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I sure hope they offer FD....I've never gone without it lol
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