I don't get this? Package vs. Room Only

Discussion in 'Disney Discount Codes and Rates' started by DisneyCruiser2008, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. DisneyCruiser2008

    DisneyCruiser2008 DIS Veteran

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    We are doing a split stay in June... (2 adults 2 children) I already booked room only at AKL Club Level for 5 nights (June 10-15) directly through Disney.

    I thought for the first half, I would just book a package (no dining) and get our tickets, etc. for the whole trip. We are planning to stay at Pop for the first 5 days....

    So -- I went on the Disney site to price it out... Pop (Preferred Room) for 5 days plus 9 day Hopper tickets (2 adults, 2 kids) will be $1952.28.

    Pop (Preferred room) Room only for those same 5 days is $771.... 9 Day Hoppers (separately) are $1102... So that comes out to $1873....

    Booking separately is cheaper than the package, right? I don't really see the benefit of the package, unless you want dining?

    Also -- from what I could tell, buying the Hoppers off of Disney's website looked cheaper than buying them from Undercover Tourist's site -- which I know a lot of people recommend... I don't get that either?

    Maybe I am reading the prices wrong?
     
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  3. lovesdumbo

    lovesdumbo DIS Veteran

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    you are probably missing the taxes on the Disney price list for passes

    undercover tourist is cheaper than Disney

    buying a package also means you have to pay a $200 deposit up front and the balance 45 days out. If you book a room only you pay a one night deposit and the balance at check in.

    The cancelation policy is more strict on the package as well.
     
  4. *Wish*Upon*A*Star*

    *Wish*Upon*A*Star* Mommy of an Angel

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    I'm not sure why the package price is different for you... but I do know that Disney's prices on their website do NOT include taxes. Undercover Tourist's site DOES include taxes. Perhaps that's the difference in the package prices?
     
  5. DisneyCruiser2008

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    That's probably it -- the taxes... I bet Disney's package price already contains the taxes as well? That would make the room only + ticket price almost exactly the same as the package price.... that makes more sense.... :goodvibes
     
  6. snykymom

    snykymom Still tagless after all these years

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    The package quote doesn't include taxes until you go to book it.

    It may be that the website usually adds trip insurance to a package and you have to remove it to get the comparison price to room-only and tickets.

    And UT is cheaper on tickets because it includes both taxes and shipping. Disney's site includes neither. Back out 6.5% from UT's prices and you'll see the difference.
     
  7. DisneyCruiser2008

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    Thanks everyone! I decided to book room only for now... and I'll get my tickets through UT closer to the date! :goodvibes
     

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