Will you shift your dates? - August discounts

Discussion in 'Disney Discount Codes and Rates' started by momto3gr8boys, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. momto3gr8boys

    momto3gr8boys DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2006
    Messages:
    2,209
    Agreed! :thumbsup2
     
  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. DCbride

    DCbride DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,400
    We are booked at LM for Aug 13-22. Since those rooms have not been discounted ever (ok in their first year) we booked not expecting a discount anyway. But our DD is 6 only once and loves the princesses....
     
  4. Jimmysmom0703

    Jimmysmom0703 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Messages:
    122
    We are going Aug 25/30 but with no free diniing, we might just do a few nights. We are staying at AOA at LM even though my son will be 6, I really want him to experience Disney! Hopefully there will be some kinda of discount. The current one ends Aug 14 and I cant see them have NOTHING for the next 3 weeks.. :)
     
  5. akayf

    akayf Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    211
    We are going 8/25- 8/30. We were supposed to go in Nov but when the school calendar came out, I didn't have the first week of nov off like we usually do. So we switched to late aug. Hoping some sort of discount becomes available but we already saved a couple hundred by moving our dates to aug. and we are committed to these dates now. It would be great to save money but we have already budgeted for the full price....getting money back would just be a nice plus!
     
  6. disneysmyhappyplace

    disneysmyhappyplace Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    410
    We have gone the past six years at the end of August and by no means have the parks been 'empty'. In fact, last year it was really crowded! We had waits of over 60 minutes on most big attractions:(. I am sure this is why FD is not being offered during this time period, because it is CROWDED:(
     
  7. mom2AidanAndEli

    mom2AidanAndEli DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,704

    My guess is it was that crowded partly BECAUSE of the Free Dining! I wonder how crowded it will be now if that's not offered.
     
  8. Nurse_Mommy4

    Nurse_Mommy4 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    896
    There will be plenty of free dining people there the last two weeks of August. Don't forget that free dining bounce back was offered from mid August until sometime in November in 2012. So anybody visiting Disney during that time-frame was able to book with free dining for the end of August 2013.

    While it isn't as busy as July; based on the two large conventions and the bounceback people I believe the last part of August will be just as busy as it has been the last few years.
     
  9. caisland

    caisland Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    150
    If anyone is going just before FD starts you could always split your Disney vacation. Have a first part room only and then a second booking for when FD starts.

    We did this in 2008 and we just spent the first 3 or 4 days outside Disney going shopping and over to KSC.
     
  10. Pirate princess 2

    Pirate princess 2 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2013
    Messages:
    349
    Hopefully there will be a room only discount. As of right now, there doesn't look to be anything. And to answer the poster's question, we may switch our dates to next year instead to save up a bit more.
     
  11. ArwenMarie

    ArwenMarie DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2013
    Messages:
    5,343
    Free Dining definitely affects crowds IMO. On the bright side, I'm hoping everyone that can, in late August, changes their dates to September LOL
     
  12. ArwenMarie

    ArwenMarie DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2013
    Messages:
    5,343
    What conventions will be there? TIA!
     
  13. mommyrosa2

    mommyrosa2 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,908
    I know of at least two: There's a huge mustang convention taking place at CSR which has the resort almost to capacity and another convention over at ESPN wide world of Sports.
     

Share This Page