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Old 09-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #1
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IF a Room Only Discount and Stay Play Dine are released...

If I am understanding what I am reading, there are talks about the possibility of a SPD discount being released "soon" for the start of 2014 and also I have heard maybe a room discount too? I know you cannot have both discounts (IF they are even offered at all!!) but am wondering if someone can tell me how I know WHICH one of the two is better in this scenario:

Deluxe Room (Beach club) with 4 people (3 of which are considered disney adults and 1 child). (We have never purchased dining plan before but are not opposed to using it....also we might be tempted to try a CL room if those were included in a room discount)

Any "rules of thumb" people use to automatically know WHICH deal works out best?
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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It will depend on how much the theoretical room only discount turns out to be. It looks like child's tickets cost $6 per day less. So you would save $6 per ticket day per adult with S/P/D in addition to approximately $38 per adult per night on the dining plan. So $44x3 (number of Disney adults you have) comes out to a savings of $132 a night to compare to whatever the room only discount is. Does my math sound right?
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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I'm No expert.. but when I calculated the possibility of S/P/D vs RO.. the discount was MUCH better with RO discount.

We are staying at Boardwalk 3/27-4/5

2 Adults, 2 Kids

Rack rate no discount $5294.25

Assuming 30% RO discount: Room rate drops to $3705 Savings: $1589

S/P/D- Only saves us $20 total per adult on tickets

and a total of about $800 if you include DDP discount.

Your situation may be different for 3 adults but not by much... essentially you get NO discount for the child in your group.

Hope that helps, and hope my math is correct... patiently waiting for ANY discount to come out, as of right now our little trip is costing $8200!!
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:08 PM   #4
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I'm No expert.. but when I calculated the possibility of S/P/D vs RO.. the discount was MUCH better with RO discount.

We are staying at Boardwalk 3/27-4/5

2 Adults, 2 Kids

Rack rate no discount $5294.25

Assuming 30% RO discount: Room rate drops to $3705 Savings: $1589

S/P/D- Only saves us $20 total per adult on tickets

and a total of about $800 if you include DDP discount.

Your situation may be different for 3 adults but not by much... essentially you get NO discount for the child in your group.

Hope that helps, and hope my math is correct... patiently waiting for ANY discount to come out, as of right now our little trip is costing $8200!!
It usually is with deluxe.

Moderates and values get a smaller discount though, making the better discount a case by case kinda deal.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:38 AM   #5
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Since I didn't buy my park tickets from Disney, S/P/D would not work out well for us.

I am crossing my fingers that POR is included in the RO discounts for January (it wasn't in December). I can't decide if I'll switch resorts to get the discount if necessary, or just suck it up and pay rack rate.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:03 AM   #6
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My math is this:
If what we'll eat definitely costs more than the room discount, then I'd go with SPD (or FD). Otherwise, room discount.

Character meals are expensive (when you have 10 year olds, $30 to $40 a person (not including tip)!), so for now we do better with SPD or FD. Once we are done with characters meals, the room discount at a deluxe hotel will win for us.

You might want to look at the menus at allears dot com - they have prices etc. If your family will do character/buffet meals, there's a post on disboards with the current pricing (search for current buffet prices 2013 and it should come up).

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Old 09-11-2013, 10:20 AM   #7
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If I am understanding what I am reading, there are talks about the possibility of a SPD discount being released "soon" for the start of 2014 and also I have heard maybe a room discount too? I know you cannot have both discounts (IF they are even offered at all!!) but am wondering if someone can tell me how I know WHICH one of the two is better in this scenario:

Deluxe Room (Beach club) with 4 people (3 of which are considered disney adults and 1 child). (We have never purchased dining plan before but are not opposed to using it....also we might be tempted to try a CL room if those were included in a room discount)

Any "rules of thumb" people use to automatically know WHICH deal works out best?
The S/P/D plan will save you $38.43 per day per adult for DDP and about $19 per adult for a 5 day pass. If you have three adults then you would save $115.29 per day for dining and approx another $5.00 per day for tickets. Lets round that up to $120 per day savings with S/P/D plan. If your room rate is $400 a day or more and the RO discount is 30%, then your RO discount will be $120 per day, about the same as the SPD plan. So with a room rate that is higher than $400 you will save more money with a RO discount.
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I feel pretty certain that this is not allowed... Can I book 1 room with adults and kids who pay adult rates under stay play and dine and then book another theoretically connecting room with kid aged kids only under the room only discount. We have 6 so we'll be getting 2 moderate rooms and doing it this way would maximize savings but pretty sure they won't let you have a kids only room. Doing this would save us an extra $200....
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I feel pretty certain that this is not allowed... Can I book 1 room with adults and kids who pay adult rates under stay play and dine and then book another theoretically connecting room with kid aged kids only under the room only discount. We have 6 so we'll be getting 2 moderate rooms and doing it this way would maximize savings but pretty sure they won't let you have a kids only room. Doing this would save us an extra $200....
They need to have an adult in each room, 18+.
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If the newest rumors are correct and there might be a 35% discount instead of a 30% Room Only discount (keeping fingers crossed) released then it must be for certain that the Room Only discount would offer a better discount than the SPD discount for my scenario since we would stay in a deluxe? right?
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If the newest rumors are correct and there might be a 35% discount instead of a 30% Room Only discount (keeping fingers crossed) released then it must be for certain that the Room Only discount would offer a better discount than the SPD discount for my scenario since we would stay in a deluxe? right?
Yes, most likely.
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and since 35% is what the Military get as a discount maybe they will give the Military Free dining!!! Ya, I know, in my dreams......
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If the newest rumors are correct and there might be a 35% discount instead of a 30% Room Only discount (keeping fingers crossed) released then it must be for certain that the Room Only discount would offer a better discount than the SPD discount for my scenario since we would stay in a deluxe? right?
As another posted, probably, with two caveats - 1) many times the discount percentage is "up to" a certain amount - meaning that some are lower (so beach club may be 35 percent, but poly only 31 percent, and cr only 29 percent, or something - just hypotheticals), and 2) even at 35 percent, that still only "beats" spd if there are 3 adults in room and room rate is over 400-while that is likely, certain resorts and categories during time of discount might not be (although unlikely) - but if only 2 adults, then 35 percent almost 100 percent to "beat" spd b/c no way are rack rate for any deluxe below 200 or even 250.
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and since 35% is what the Military get as a discount maybe they will give the Military Free dining!!! Ya, I know, in my dreams......
The 35% mentioned in another post just above will probably be for annual pass holders, as the general population rate is 30% for deluxe (some exceptions that are lower) and 35% for annual pass holders for deluxe.

I just got back from Disney World on Sunday and I had a flyer in my room stating that military rates from September 2013 through September 2014 are 40% off deluxe resorts.

FWIW.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:36 AM   #15
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Does anyone know if you can upgrade to deluxe dining on the s/p/d discount (paying kids' prices) and also can you upgrade to park hoppers? Booked a January room only so far but trying to figure out which discount will work best once they are announced.
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