Big Deals Coming Up For 2009 ?

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  1. wee-haggis

    wee-haggis DIS Veteran

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    This is from the Mousesavers website.

    If you're planning a trip to Walt Disney World in the first half of 2009, watch this space for a HUGE deal! I expect this exciting new offer will be released at 5:00 pm Eastern on Thursday, November 6.
     
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  3. Dimples1973ca

    Dimples1973ca Mouseketeer

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    I will have to check that out for sure! Maybe bump our dates if the $$$$ is right. lol
     
  4. Susan2771

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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  5. Echie

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    Hmmm I wonder what it will be, I'll have to go back and check in a few hours. Thanks for letting us know :)
     
  6. usetheforceluke

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    Details were just posted on mousesavers.

    What a deal.

    :)

    Jim.
     
  7. wee-haggis

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    Free Nights Package Offer for January-June 2009
    Disney is offering a fantastic "free nights" vacation package offer. This is probably the best offer I've seen since 2003. It is valid for stays January 4 through June 27, 2009 (with April 5-18 blacked out).

    Here are the details:

    Buy a 4-night/4 day vacation package, get a 7-night/7-day package. That's 3 FREE hotel nights and 3 extra days on your theme park admission tickets!

    Travel between January 4 and March 29 and you will also get a $200 Disney Gift Card, redeemable for dining, souvenirs and more at Walt Disney World! (Travel after March 29 does not include the Gift Card.)
    So how much will this save you? Here are three examples (amounts approximate):

    Family of 4 (2 Adults, 1 Junior age 10-17, 1 Child age 3-9), staying at a Value resort, Standard room, January 8-15 (7 nights): $276.75 savings on hotel room + $38.33 savings on tickets + $200 gift card = $515.08 total savings.

    Family of 4 (2 Adults, 1 Junior age 10-17, 1 Child age 3-9), staying at a Moderate resort, Standard room, January 8-15 (7 nights): $502.88 savings on hotel room + $38.33 savings on tickets + $200 gift card = $741.21 total savings.

    Family of 4 (2 Adults, 1 Junior age 10-17, 1 Child age 3-9), staying at Beach Club resort, Water View room, January 8-15 (7 nights): $1383.75 savings on hotel room + $38.33 savings on tickets + $200 gift card = $1622.08 total savings.

    As you can see, the primary savings are on the hotel room portion, so the higher category hotels offer the most total savings. The hotel discount works out to 43% off the room rate when you book 4 nights and get 7 for the same price.

    To calculate your approximate savings on a 7-night package:

    Multiply the room rate times 3 (savings of 3 nights' room rate).
    Add $9 per person (approx ticket savings for the 3 extra days).
    Add the $200 gift card if you will be traveling by 3/29.
    The total is your savings.
    You must buy a package that includes at least 4 nights' accommodations at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel plus minimum 4-day Magic Your Way Base Tickets to qualify for the FREE nights and the extra days on your tickets.

    You can stay longer than 7 nights (up to 10 nights) with this package, but there is a maximum of 3 free nights and 3 extra days per ticket, per stay. You can stay less than 7 nights, but you still must purchase 4 nights, so you'll end up with less than 3 free nights/extra days: stay 5 nights, get 1 free; stay 6 nights, get 3 free. Obviously a 7-night stay is the best deal!

    Note: though it is not advertised, this package can be booked online with a 1-Day Base Ticket. You will not get extra days on the ticket if you do this, but you'll get the free night(s) if you book a 5-night or longer stay. This option may be worthwhile for Annual Passholders or those who already have tickets, especially if you are traveling during the period when the $200 Gift Card is offered.

    You can add the Quick Service Dining Plan, the regular Dining Plan, or the Deluxe Dining Plan, but you will pay full price for your dining plan (no free days of dining). This offer cannot be applied to the Premium or Platinum packages or to "split stays" (for example, 4 nights at one hotel, 3 nights at another).

    Don't forget, if you happen to celebrate your birthday during your 2009 Walt Disney World vacation, you can receive a special birthday treat, such as a "fun card" in an amount equal to the price of a 1-Day/1-Park Base Ticket ($75 for an adult, $63 for a child) you can use toward merchandise or recreation. You can also choose from other options. (The birthday treat is available ONLY on your actual birthday. This is a 2009 Disney Parks promotion available to anyone. It does not require purchase of a vacation package.)

    You must book this special package by 12/20/08.

    Thanks to Small World Vacations for info. Small World Vacations agents will be booking this package for their clients tonight until 10:00 pm EST!
     
  8. two*little*birds

    two*little*birds <font color=green>LOL I am the ultimate ride wimp!

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    Wow that is a great deal!

    We were also lucky enough to get a 40% PIN code which we're still thinking about using for next year.
     
  9. saginaw

    saginaw Earning My Ears

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    Do you have to book thru Small World Vacations? Or can our agent call Disney? Sorry, but I'm confused!!
     
  10. Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

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    You don't need to use Small World Vacations. You can use your own TA, if you have one. Or book yourself direct.

    Good luck!! :goodvibes With the $200 gift card factored in, we saved $688 US on our 6 night/7 day stay at POR!!! :banana:
     
  11. glenpreece

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    I've even switched over some non discounted trips over for my clients. So they are getting a HUGE savings plus the gift card!!! Plus they get their care pkg!!!

    Be forwarned if you have a trip booked directly with the Walt Disney Travel Company they will not automatically switch your pkg over to the special you must know the code. You can contact an agent to transfer over your res and get you the discount as I have mentioned above.

    It's truly an amazing offer!!!
     
  12. deebee29

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    Are we able to use the pin code and this discount?
     
  13. wee-haggis

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    I wish :goodvibes .....but I wouldn't think so
     
  14. angela1044

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    So, if I just want to book a hotel at Disney and nothing else, there is no deal? I have passes right now so I won't need that. Sorry, I'm totally confused.

    Although I have a full package including dining booked with Disney right now that I was going to cancel except for the room.
     
  15. wee-haggis

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    I think its jst packages.

    You must buy a package that includes at least 4 nights' accommodations at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel plus minimum 4-day Magic Your Way Base Tickets to qualify for the FREE nights and the extra days on your tickets.
     
  16. ABCanada

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    angella1044 It still may be worth changing to this deal.

    Depending on the class of room and the number of people it may be cheaper to book this package with a one day base ticket than room alone. I would rerun your trip on the disney website and see what the cost is. Remember to change the ticket because it defaults to nights +1 with park hopper and water parks+.

    The tickets do not expire so save the one day ticket for another trip. Save the room key and then upgrade to the number of days and features on the next trip.
     
  17. saginaw

    saginaw Earning My Ears

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    Doing the Happy Dance!!:cool1: I was able to upgrade to WL for our week in Feb!!!! For an extra $200 it was worth it!! Thanks for your help!
     
  18. angela1044

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    Thanks for your help. I checked it out and you are right. Now I just need to get it all booked.
     
  19. amaley01

    amaley01 Earning My Ears

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    GREAT DEAL :cheer2:
    we saved $675.00 on our package so we paid for the DDP
    and still have the $200 gift card :wizard:
     
  20. mermaid&cinderella

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    Ofcourse every year so far we go to WDW in APril but for next year we want to go in Sept/Oct to do teh Halloween Party, ofcourse....I never get deals:mad:
     
  21. Albertan mom

    Albertan mom <font color=blue>I didn't mean too, innocent mista

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    This is cheaper than using the 40% code.


    If you stay in Value.......
    Day 1 $82
    Day 2 $82
    Day 3 $82
    Day 4 $82
    Day 5 $0
    Day 6 $0
    Day 7 $0
    Total: $328

    Or, 7 days x $82= $574 -(40%) $230= $344

    This isn't putting in passes either, just rooms! And not the $200 gift card!

    So the pin code that I was so excited about getting, really isn't looking that good anymore!!

    Oh, well, I am excited about this 4=7 offer!!:cool1:
     

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