APH Rates Are Currently Available... [UPDATED 07/27/18]

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  1. JustCallMeMommy

    JustCallMeMommy DIS Veteran

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    Oh, yay - this thread reminded me to check again. I just saved $157.50 on a one night stay at Hard Rock. My date in March has been unusually expensive since I started watching the dates, so I am very happy to have lowered the rate into the almost-reasonable range.
     
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  2. _Laurie_D

    _Laurie_D Earning My Ears

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    If you don’t mind me asking did the price go down due to a general price decrease on the room or an Aph rate that came available?
     
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  4. JustCallMeMommy

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    Good question - I didn't check earlier, but I just looked, and the rack rate is still the same as I had booked previously. The APH definitely made a difference.
     
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  5. HollyMD

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    Odd question- if I booked rooms through undercover tourist, and end up finding AP rates, I shouldn’t have any trouble canceling the rooms UT booked for us, right?
     
  6. Pharmgirl123

    Pharmgirl123 Earning My Ears

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    I’m going on my first solo visit next week! I’m currently booked at Aventura 9th-11th @ $129/night and Cabana Bay @ $129 11th-12th. I really want to add one more day. The Cabana Bay rate I have now is for a family suite, which is more space then I need. If I switch to a standard room and leave on the 13th, the cost will change to $149/night so I’ll pay an extra $170. Do you think the rate will go lower? Not sure if staying an extra day is worth the $170 or not....
     
  7. lvdis

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    I'm getting ready to cancel my reservations for next week, part of which includes Cabana Bay 2/12 - 2/15 that I had booked at $129 a night for a poolside family suite with exterior entry. I don't know if it will show up in the pool for APH rates after I cancel, but thought I'd let you know just in case. Might be worth checking again! Or, maybe try calling to see if they can add on the one night.
     
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  8. Pharmgirl123

    Pharmgirl123 Earning My Ears

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    I’ll keep checking on my end to see if it pops up! I did try giving them a call but they said I would have to rebook at $149
     
  9. georgina

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    Cabana Bay seems really booked up next week. It doesn't hurt to keep checking, but it seems unlikely. I had a family suite too at first, but a few weeks ago managed to snag an AP rate for a standard room for 11-14th.
     
  10. Pharmgirl123

    Pharmgirl123 Earning My Ears

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    It pays to mess around with dates and continuously checking!!! I was able to add Cabana Bay @ $99/night, Feb 10-13th and then update my Aventura reservation to 9th-10th @ $129!!! Now I can stay an extra day!!
     
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  11. Rags

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    I just booked the Portifino for dates May 13th thru 17th.... $274.00 per night for Bay view room!

    Hope this helps someone:)
     
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  12. Danadanes

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    Just got HRH Standard Feb 28-Mar 3 for $279$ a night. This is down about 50 dollars per night from the prior APH rate for the same weekend. Hope this helps someone!
     
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  13. Ariel853

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    Is this with the AP rate?
     
  14. HollyMD

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    When searching the Loew site, we just put APH as the promotion and it will show any annual pass rates, if available,correct?
     
  15. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead Moderator

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    Yes
    APH is the code for annual pass discount

    If it is availability for all your dates, use it

    The general code many use is SMSM for room discounts

    It varies by # is consecutive days in a row and by season chart for discount %

    One of my travel dates is better booked with the smsm at the 35% discount
     
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  16. Rags

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    Yes it is the APH rate
     
  17. Francesco

    Francesco Earning My Ears

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    Hello everybody,
    I booked 2 rooms at HRH for 2 nights with APH rates.
    Now I'm going to buy tickets and annual passes. Is it possible to buy standard tickets and then to upgrade 2 of them to annual pass? Is that more expensive?

    I actually realized that the first day of my staying is a blockout date at USF!

    Thank you!
     
  18. barb969

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    Buy regular tickets and use them on the blackout day, then upgrade to AP. Only one person needs an AP to qualify for the discount. You will receive full credit towards the AP.
     
  19. Francesco

    Francesco Earning My Ears

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    Thank you very much! Is there a ticket office at Universal Orlando resort where I can upgrade to AP?
     
  20. rosiegmendez

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    Anyone have luck booking APH rates for June yet?
     
  21. tarak

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    I threw some random dates in June and got the "no discount available" message.
     
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