When to book a room for Princess Half 2014

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  1. emilyindisney

    emilyindisney DIS Veteran

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    My sister and I are planning a trip for next year's Princess Half. We aren't planning on getting a package because we aren't planning on getting DDP or any park tickets. So, my question is, how far in advance can and should I book our room? I realize this is going to be a busy time and want to make sure we can get the resort we want.
     
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  3. princessallegra

    princessallegra They call me Mrs. Disney

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    You will get a room discount through rundisney, so whenever those discounts open up. You'll need to be registered for the race in order to get the discount codes.
     
  4. roydavid7771

    roydavid7771 DIS Veteran

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    We know when the Princess 1/2 is 2/21-2/23 2014. Why not book now, and apply any discounts as they come up? I was thinking of doing the same thing for the Wine and Dine...
     
  5. emilyindisney

    emilyindisney DIS Veteran

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    So, if I book before I register, can I still apply rundisney discounts? Are there specific hotels that fall under the discount?

    Thanks so much for the info so far!
     
  6. minniebeth

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    No...you cannot apply the runDisney discounts later on. If you book a room now, it will be through the regular Disney reservations system. When you book with the runDisney discounts, it's a different division of reservations. You would have to cancel the first reservation and rebook with the runDisney discount/package. The runDisney discounts will be available at the host resorts for the race, which will be announced when the registration/travel details open for the race.

    You don't have to use the runDisney package to be able to stay at a host resort. You don't even have to stay at a host resort, but then you won't get race transportation, if you have a car or want to use a taxi, or any other option for your own transporation, you can.
    We have used both the runDisney sports packages/discounts (even if you use room only, they still call it a "package") and have booked on our own directly with Disney for all different races. You really need to price out all options to see which one works best for you with a best price. runDisney doesn't always have the best prices~ sometimes you can get a better price with a promotion Disney is offering.

    Honestly, I wouldn't be in such a rush to book a year ahead necessarily. If you have your heart set on something, then that's ok, but just be aware that if you want to cancel and rebook or apply a discount, that option that you have may not be included, so you either have to be flexible and change, or pay the rack rate of what you really want.

    I hope that helps somewhat and isn't too confusing.
     
  7. dminnie

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    Have the dates for 2014 been published yet? I couldn't find anything.
     

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