Price drop on APH rates

Jenny412

Mouseketeer
Joined
Mar 1, 2015
Has anyone seen APH rates drop? The rates for the deluxe resorts are about $100 or more in June then in May. Curious if anyone has seen them drop as it gets closer to the date? Thanks for any responses.
 
  • georgina

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 21, 2003
    It depends on the types of rooms available at the AP rate. I have seen several times that AP rates are initially only available for certain types of rooms, and the lower price rooms may eventually show up. I keep checking frequently. For example, last trip the only AP rate I could get at CBBR at first was for a family suite, but eventually pool view regular rooms became available and then later standard rooms. (And then when I checked in I had been upgraded to a family suite for free, which was on the opposite end of the resort from where I wanted to be, but as I was checking in before 11 AM I took it.)
     

    TommyJK

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 12, 2015
    Anything is possible depending on a number of factors (# of rooms available, types of rooms available, how long they're available for and how urgent they're trying to get them booked etc.)

    But if you're seeing APH rates available for when you are looking to go I would book them ASAP because they could disappear quickly.

    Then keep checking and if you see a better rate show up you can always cancel your original booking and make a new one at the lower rate.
     

    Wakie11

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Mar 26, 2019
    It depends on the types of rooms available at the AP rate. I have seen several times that AP rates are initially only available for certain types of rooms, and the lower price rooms may eventually show up. I keep checking frequently. For example, last trip the only AP rate I could get at CBBR at first was for a family suite, but eventually pool view regular rooms became available and then later standard rooms. (And then when I checked in I had been upgraded to a family suite for free, which was on the opposite end of the resort from where I wanted to be, but as I was checking in before 11 AM I took it.)
    I've noticed a 3-4 week lag between suites being offered and then normal rooms being offered.
     

    smiths02

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 13, 2009
    It depends on the types of rooms available at the AP rate. I have seen several times that AP rates are initially only available for certain types of rooms, and the lower price rooms may eventually show up. I keep checking frequently. For example, last trip the only AP rate I could get at CBBR at first was for a family suite, but eventually pool view regular rooms became available and then later standard rooms. (And then when I checked in I had been upgraded to a family suite for free, which was on the opposite end of the resort from where I wanted to be, but as I was checking in before 11 AM I took it.)
    What happened to me for our April trip a few weeks ago is that I went from SMSM Garden View at PBH to APH rate Bay View at PBH (still cheaper to upgrade view and tickets to APH) and then I was able to snag a APH rate Garden View at PBH and save a bit. (When we got there, we were upgraded to Deluxe!) I watched rates periodically from July 2018-March 2019 and I did not see them actually get lower, just more rooms available under the APH discount.
     
  • n2mm

    aka WALTSGIRL
    Joined
    Oct 9, 2000
    I booked my June reservation when APH rates came out. I’ve been watching them and have only seen them go up.
     

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