If I book Dec. 4 - 10.. what do you think?

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  1. jgperkin

    jgperkin DIS Veteran

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    If I book Dec. 4 - Dec. 10, 2013 what do you think my chances are for some sort of discount? I would love free dining but not sure if I will land that or not? What do you think?
     
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  3. aaarcher86

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    I'm sure they'll be some sort of discount - not sure if they'll be doing public FD any longer though. But something should be out.
     
  4. Dizzytime

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    Not sure if this is the answer you're looking for, but we've booked R/O for that same approximate period and were already able to apply a AAA discount. Certainly happy to get it, but will be keeping a sharp eye out for future discounts.

    Good luck! :goodvibes
     
  5. Blessed_wth_Triplets

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    Why book so far in advance without a discount? The is no benefit to it.i too am looking to go around that time, but refuse to book unless a discount comes. The more people that book...the more rooms filled...less likely for discounts. Everyone counts!
     
  6. 4HppyCamprs

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    We book in advance too for budgeting purposes And then hope for discounts but we will go regardless. That said I am not seeing free dining as frequently as during previous years. It seems like Disney is pulling back on discounts but t could just be my perception.

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  7. aaarcher86

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    Lots of people will go regardless if a discount comes out or not.

    Disney factors in the percentage of rooms booked that will cancel if no discount is offered. They're pretty good at this :rotfl:
     
  8. Blessed_wth_Triplets

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    How do you know this?
     
  9. angelmom27

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    I agree just because rooms are saved doesn't mean people will pay them off without a discount and Disney has to factor that in. Anyone can book and put a deposit down that doesn't mean they will or can pay them off in time. So I am sure they look at all factors.
     
  10. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    Possibly for the first half; but not for the second.

    Pop Warner is the first full week beginning Saturday, in December, so that would be the 7th through the 14th; there is never any discounts offered over Pop Warner week that I have seen in the past several years.
     
  11. aaarcher86

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    a) Because they're a business... a smart and successful one at that.

    b) I know things. :thumbsup2
     
  12. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    Ditto...there are very few slow times any more.
     
  13. Sunnywho

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    but a discount like free dining is good for the whole stay as long as it's offered on the first day of the stay
     
  14. aaarcher86

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    Yes. Room discounts though are only good for the nights you are actually staying during the discount.

    The S/P/D discount works the same as a room discount, which is allegedly the new public dining discount.
     
  15. DemoBri1

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    Given Disney's recent history there will probably some sort of code that comes out. Whether or not it provides a discount for your particular room type or resort is not a given, but being the holidays there more than likely will be something.

    Better to book now and assure your dates than wait and find out no availability.
     
  16. focusondisney

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    Well, as said upthread, Pop Warner starts Dec 7th. Those dates have been excluded from significant discounts for several years. There is a bounceback offer currently being reported on other threads. The Dec dates for the bounceback are Nov 30- Dec 4 & Dec 15-19. That's certainly not a guarantee that future discounts won't be offered for your dates, but I don't think it looks good. Apparently Disney doesn't think it will have trouble filling the resorts Dec 4-14th. If you qualify for AAA, that might end up being the only discount available. Good luck!
     
  17. babyberger

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    This past year we were there Dec1-3 which was Pop Warner and parade taping and still got a discount. Obviously not as good as value season but about 20-25%.

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