Discounts

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by firstwdw, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. firstwdw

    firstwdw DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2012
    Messages:
    721
    Seems like room only discounts are generally in the spring while free dining tends to be fall and winter? Is that about right? Thinking of an early May or Oct trip. Am assuming Oct may have free dining and May a room discount? And assuming you can't do yes program AND free dining?
    What are the typical percent off savings for each category of value, moderate and deluxe? Thanks.
     
  2. Avatar

    DIS Sponsor The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Reosrt.

    to hide this advert.
  3. raven69david

    raven69david I am a Superuser. Got a problem with that?!

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Messages:
    2,970
    Typical discounts are as follows:

    Value: 10-20% off
    Moderate: 15=25% off
    Deluxe: 30-40% off
    Deluxe Villa: 35-42% off

    This is just an average of what you can expect. For historical discounts, please go to Mousesavers.

    http://www.mousesavers.com/historical-information-on-walt-disney-world-resort-discounts/
     
  4. lanejudy

    lanejudy Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2011
    Messages:
    6,432
    Typically you cannot "stack" package discounts. I'm not certain about the YES program, but since that provides your park tickets, you likely would then not be purchasing tickets with your room, therefore no free dining. For the free dining you generally have to purchase a minimum number of days in the park and rack-rate for the room. Assuming one is offered, you could do a room-only discount with your YES tickets and pay OOP for dining.
     
  5. tinkerbella16

    tinkerbella16 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,792
    For my September trip, I was able to choose between Free Dining or a Room Only Discount.. FD of course saved me more so I went with that, but they were both available for Aug-Sept.
     
  6. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2001
    Messages:
    59,044
    You can do YES program and free dining if you are willing to pay for tickets twice, because in addition to buying the YES tickets you must also buy at least 2 day tickets on the free dining package.
     
  7. GermanMom

    GermanMom Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    For our upcoming trip for october i got a 40% Discount on a Deluxe villa and the dining plan for free. Plus 15% Off for early booking.
    But we are from europe :thumbsup2
     
  8. jlr9882

    jlr9882 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    258
    Are there any discounts for the first week in Aug? Also is there a better time of the day to book online? Playing around on the Disney site last night, it seemed that prices were changing depending on the hour we were "booking" even if we did the same package a couple of hours before.
     
  9. merina888

    merina888 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Messages:
    268
    I think room-only discounts were offered this summer, but I don't know the history. July and August are peak season so Disney doesn't need to offer discounts since they are designed to fill rooms which is not a problem in the summer months. :)
     
  10. Tink415

    Tink415 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Messages:
    991

    I don't think WDW changes prices by the hour...but don't know for sure :) I have noticed prices changing as you describe, but when I looked closely, the package options were changing. I thought I was requesting a quote for the same package, but that's not what I got... If I then selected the same options as a previous quote, I've had to hit UPDATE twice to see the correct price. I have no idea what's causing that craziness, I'm sure what I'm doing is involved somehow :laughing:
     
  11. TaraPA

    TaraPA Can't live without a ticker!!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2000
    Messages:
    16,160
    Disney does not change their prices online - it's either the package type, discount code or ticket option that is changing. Or dates revert back to the original pre-set ones, which may be in a different "season" therefore a different rate. The system can be glitchy, but the actual room rate does not change.

    I've been to WDW in almost every month of the year & have always had a discount. Whether its FD, AAA, room-only, AP or bounceback, I've never NOT had a discount. The discounts are out there, you just have to know where & when to look!
     
  12. jlr9882

    jlr9882 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    258
    That is probably what happen. Thanks!
     

Share This Page