AAA - 2013 Rates (We just booked!)

Discussion in 'Disney Discount Codes and Rates' started by WDWFan00, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. aaarcher86

    aaarcher86 DIS Veteran

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    The only 'problem' I've seen is that when booking through AAA (or hotels.com since that was also mentioned) you have to go through the third party to make any changes, additions, etc.

    You could call Disney and ask general questions, but they can't open your reservation and do anything with it. Need to add DME? Call AAA. Want to fix a name misspelling? Call AAA.... you get the point.

    It's not a big issue if you know about it going in, but just as an example:

    Someone who had been blasted by hurricane Sandy needed to move dates and had booked through AAA. Disney couldn't do anything with the reservation. The person was calling on a Sunday, and was flying out on Monday. AAA is closed on Sunday.

    It CAN be a hassle. It doesn't have to be. But the same goes for any other third party. Expedia, Hotels.com, etc are definitely more difficult to make modifications through or ask questions through than AAA thought.
     
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  3. racinjunkie

    racinjunkie Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for such a thorough answer!
     
  4. jenndisney

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    Is aaa savings only on the room or can/do they also get other savings on tickets and dining? I have a room discount already by calling disney directly. Do I gain anything by giving up control and letting aaa book a package for me?
     
  5. mlamanna1701

    mlamanna1701 Mouseketeer

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    I am not sure if you still need an answer...I personally don't like giving up control. I checked package pricing with AAA and at least for me, it wasn't that much of a discount on the tickets. It would pay to use AAA if you want the other perks they offer. I think they offer preferred parking and viewing for illuminations, and other things as well. I booked room only and will buy my own tickets. Good luck and have a great time.
     
  6. misstdiana

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    SO can I book a room only reservation for AoA in august and get a discount for AAA? If I want to add tickets and a dining plan I can't and still get the discount? Yes I am confused/I don't have a AAA membership but am contemplating getting one if the discount is good enough.
     
  7. mlamanna1701

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    You can only book with AAA discount if it is being offered for the resort and the nights you are staying. Keep in mind that there are a limited number set aside. It also depends on your dates. When I first asked, there was no AAA discount offered. I realized after, that my reservation included one night of the peak pricing. When I asked for AAA discount without that one night, the discount was there.

    If you want dining plan and AAA discount, you will need to book a package with AAA travel, not WDW. WDW will not deal with a AAA package. When dealing with AAA discount, WDW will only book room-only.

    I hope that helps. If you have more questions, please ask.
     
  8. cjsm&d

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    I talked to my regional AAA travel agent and truly felt that I was more knowledgeable on WDW than she was. Since the offer was 10% room only the only way to get extra savings would have been to book a package and save a little on tickets.

    That would have made it more complicated when I switched to a better offer that I was pretty sure was coming out through WDW.

    That's why I booked the AAA offer straight through WDW and made it easy to switch over to the 25% offer that came out later.
     

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