Anyone else stalking AP rates for August?

Phatscott25

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Aug 28, 2015
Yes, I've been looking. We are staying August 22-27 at HRH. I've already booked my rooms as well but I keep checking. I'm not feeling optimistic though as one of the room types I booked no longer has availability and I'm not going to downgrade. The other is a club-level room and does have availability but I don't know if they offer AP rates for those.
 

mickeyfan0805

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Joined
Nov 12, 2007
I have AP rates for August 9-11. They dropped a while back. I've been watching for new and better rates in case they come down, but no luck so far!
 
  • MomOTwins

    The Mommy Fairy
    Joined
    Mar 5, 2018
    August 18-21. Checking daily. I'm holding off booking on the theory that they won't discount a room category if too many people book it without the AP discount. Seems like they should release a discount at some point--August certainly can't be more popular than July, and that is discounted.
     

    Phatscott25

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    Aug 28, 2015
    I agree with your mindset in theory but if you really want the room I'd be careful. I booked two rooms for Aug 22-27 at HRH and one of them (deluxe 2-queen) doesn't have availability anymore. As much as I, like you, wanted to hold out for the AP discount I'm glad I didn't wait as the room type is more valuable to me then the discount. YMMV.
     

    sandam1

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    Apr 19, 2016
    Not August, but I am looking for Labor Day onward (9/6-10). I know it's still early, but I'm hoping that Universal will throw me a bone soon.
     

    MomOTwins

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    Mar 5, 2018
    I agree with your mindset in theory but if you really want the room I'd be careful. I booked two rooms for Aug 22-27 at HRH and one of them (deluxe 2-queen) doesn't have availability anymore. As much as I, like you, wanted to hold out for the AP discount I'm glad I didn't wait as the room type is more valuable to me then the discount. YMMV.
    Good point. We are pretty flexible though--we just want a "premier" hotel to get the express passes and don't really care too much which resort/room category other than we just want a basic room and not a pricey suite. I figure I should give it at least another week but eventually, yeah, if I'm seeing more room types drop off I may need to book something.
     
  • mickeyfan0805

    DIS Veteran
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    Nov 12, 2007
    Do they ever not have AP rates? This is my first time as an AP so not sure if I should be worried or not.
    It really all depends on demand. I've been told that at high demand times there might not be much of any rates - if any at all. At other times there will be some, but there is a limited stock of each type of room, so it might run out if demand is strong enough.
     

    MomOTwins

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    Mar 5, 2018
    It really all depends on demand. I've been told that at high demand times there might not be much of any rates - if any at all. At other times there will be some, but there is a limited stock of each type of room, so it might run out if demand is strong enough.
    Aww rats. But that's for letting me know. I bit the bullet and booked the cheapest room I could get with express pass (RPR standard room). At least we'll have something if AP rates don't come through.
     

    Gr8t Fan

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    Jul 7, 2009
    I keep checking daily. Looking for 8/16 - 8/17 (or actually any day that week). If we can snag a decent AP rate, we'll go to US/IOA. If not, we'll wait till next year and activate our new APs then.
     

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