Question regarding booking now and getting discount later

Discussion in 'Disney Discount Codes and Rates' started by visitingapril09, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. visitingapril09

    visitingapril09 DIS Veteran

    Nov 2, 2008
    I don't know what to do and we have never stayed on site before so I have no Disney booking experience.

    I keep hearing about a good discount coming out of Jan 3. I am not sure what is better to book today at the quoted rates and have them change it........which it sounds like will be a long phone call wait. ........

    OR wait and book online at the discounted rate on the 3rd.

    What do most of you do???
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  3. aaarcher86

    aaarcher86 DIS Veteran

    Feb 17, 2010
    Either works.

    Although, with the website being so crazy I'd feel really uncomfortable booking online.

    I'd just call deal with the waits to make sure I get what I want and can talk to someone about my options.
  4. bigbabyblues

    bigbabyblues DIS Veteran

    Mar 25, 2004
    At this point, I would just wait. Go ahead and decide where you want to stay, etc., but maybe pick out a backup resort in case your first choice doesn't have discounted rooms available for your dates. We book what we are willing to pay for as soon as we know dates nd if a discount comes out that we can use, that's great; if not, oh well.
  5. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

    Apr 16, 2007
    I agree with the pp that since the promo will be out in 2 days, I'd wait to book. I also think it's a good idea to have a 2nd (and maybe 3rd) resort choice in mind just in case your 1st choice isn't available. Good luck and happy planning.
  6. chocovrdmicears

    chocovrdmicears DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2007
    Not much point in booking it now because...

    1. Having a particular room/resort booked now doesn't lock you into getting the promotion. Meaning if you have a Pool View Room booked at AKL today - and Disney releases 100 rooms of that exact category on Thursday - the first 100 people that call for that room (new or exisiting) will get in on the Promo - if you are caller 101, even if you have that room already booked, you will not get the special rate.

    2. Calling to have a promotion added to an exisiting reservation will probably take just as long as booking a new one.


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