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Old 11-09-2004, 05:40 PM   #1
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DVC vs. AP discounts

Thinking of purchasing APs instead of PH passes. Checked the Disney website for the scoop on APs. They list the prices and then say something like "various discounts". Well, that doesn't tell me much. They are very explicit when it comes to DVC discounts, but not AP discounts. Can anyone tell me just what the discounts are so I can decide whether it would be better to purchase PH and use DVC discounts on food, etc. or purchase AP. Specifically wondering about Cirque de Soleil. We will be buying Cirque de Soleil tickets this year and I know there are no DVC discounts for that, but didn't know whether there is a discount for AP holders.

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Old 11-09-2004, 07:07 PM   #2
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starshine made a list

A while back starshine made a list that I had sent to me via email of ALL the discounts, both AP and DVC. I'm happy to forward the email to you. PM me with your email address and I'll send it. It's good.

I'll also try to paste it here. (Hope you don't mind, starshine....)

RESTAURANTS

Epcot:

10% Annual Pass
Lunch M-F

1 - Alfredo di Roma Ristorante
2 - Biergarten Restaurant
2 - The Garden Grill Restaurant
3 - Coral Reef Restaurant
4 - Le Cellier Steakhouse
5 - Le Chefs de France Restaurant
6 - Mitsukoshi Teppanyaki Restaurant
7 - Nine Dragons Restaurant
8 - Restaurant Akershus
9 - Restaurant Marrakesh
10 - Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room
11 - San Angel Inn Restaurant

20% DVC

12 - Les Chefs de France (lunch only)
13 - Nine Dragons (lunch only)
14 - Restaurant Marrakesh (lunch & dinner)


Animal Kingdom:


10% DVC

All day
15 - RainForest Café (merch 15%)


Downtown Disney:


Annual Pass

16 - Wolfgang Puck Café 10% (all day)
17 - House of Blues 20% (before 6pm) 10% merch
18 - Planet Hollywood 10% (all day) 10% reg merch
19 - Rainforest Café 10% (11:30 4:30) 15% merch
20 - Portobello Yacht Club 10% (all day)
21 - Fulton’s 10% (all day)


10 % DVC

22 - Ghiradelli Soda free gift w/ $10 purch
23 - Cap’n Jacks (lunch)
24 - Fulton’s (lunch)
25 - Portobello Yacht Club (all day)
26 - Rainforest Café (lunch, merch 15%)
27 - Wolfgang Puck Express & Café (all day)
28 - House of Blues (15% 11-4 10% after 4)
29 - Planet Hollywood


Wide World of Sports:

10% AP or DVC

30 - All Star Café (all day)


Resorts:

20% DVC
All Day

31 - Swan & Dolphin (excluding Shula’s)


10% DVC

32 - Spoodles (breakfast)
33 - ESPN Club (lunch after 3pm)
34 - Artist Point (dinner only)
35 - Grand Floridian Café (lunch only)
36 - Kona Café (lunch & dinner)
37 - Yacht Club Galley (breakfast & lunch)
38 - Cape May (dinner only)
39 - Olivia’s (all day)
40 - Shutters (Caribbean Beach dinner only)
41 - Yachtsman (5:30 to 10pm)
42 - Hoop-dee-doo (20% 9:30pm)
43 - Concourse Steakhouse (lunch & dinner)

10% Annual Pass

Lunch M-F

44 - Concourse Steakhouse
45 - ESPN Club
46 - Grand Floridian Café
47 - Kona Café
48 - Olivia’s Café
49 - Sand Trap Bar & Grill (golf course)
50 - Trail’s End Buffeteria
51 - Whispering Canyon Café
52 - Yacht Club Galley



RECREATION

Annual Pass:
Miniature Golf 50%
Grand Floridian Spa 10%
Sammy Duvall 10% (parasail, waterski, wakeboard)
Richard Petty 10%
Boat Rentals 15%

DVC:
10% Fitness Center Massage at
Beach Club
Boardwalk
Wilderness Lodge Villas
Sammy Duvall 10% (parasail, waterski, wake, tube)

MERCHANDISE

Annual Pass:
World of Disney 10%
Eurospain by Arribas 10%
Leave a Legacy (Epcot) 10%
Virgin Megastore 10%

DVC:
Basin 10%
Photography 10%

Disney Club:
Same as Annual Pass



ADMISSIONS

DVC:
Water Parks $4 off
Disney Quest $4 off
Pleasure Island $4 off


TOURS

Annual Pass:
15% all

DVC:
15% all
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Old 11-10-2004, 12:11 AM   #3
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raewhid, thanks so much for sharing the information from another poster. This is just what I needed. I copied it off so I can compare and decide which to purchase.
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Old 11-10-2004, 10:27 AM   #4
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Rae beat me to it! Glad she was able to pass it along and that it helps!
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Old 11-10-2004, 10:29 AM   #5
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Re: DVC vs. AP discounts

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Originally posted by goofy4dvc
Can anyone tell me just what the discounts are so I can decide whether it would be better to purchase PH and use DVC discounts on food, etc. or purchase AP.
If you ever stay on WDW property paying cash instead of points, AP discounts on rooms (when available) are usually greater than the DVC discount.


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Specifically wondering about Cirque de Soleil. We will be buying Cirque de Soleil tickets this year and I know there are no DVC discounts for that, but didn't know whether there is a discount for AP holders.
The Cirque discount seems to be more seasonal and is only on specific tickets. When we went to the show in Sept, the AP discount was limited to tickets purchased no greater than 14 days in advance (meaning to fill seats that hadn't sold yet) and only category 2 and 3 tickets. So, if you want the best seats, the discount was not valid.
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Old 11-10-2004, 06:33 PM   #6
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Thank you all. I think that answers all my questions. Doesn't seem to be a dramatic difference between DVC and AP discounts. I guess it mainly comes down to the numbe of days we would be able to spend in the parks within a year.
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