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Disney World Room Rate Deal For Late Summer Visit Dates is Out



By Dave Shute

Disney World Room Rate Deal from yourfirstvisit.netAs expected, Disney World today released a complex room rate deal for two periods, 8/16 to 8/28 at the values and moderates, and 8/29 through 10/3 at all resorts.  (Book through 8/8.)

Here’s the savings it offers:

Value Resorts 8/16 through 10/3

  • 15% off All-Star Movies (not available 8/16 to 8/28)
  • 20% off: Family Suites at Art of Animation (10% 8/16 to 8/28)
  • 20% off: All-Star Sports, All-Star Music, and Pop Century (15% 8/16 to 8/28)
  • Excluded: Little Mermaid Rooms at Art of Animation

Moderate Resorts 8/16 through 10/3

  • 25% off: Coronado Springs, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans Resort – Riverside and the Cabins at Fort Wilderness (20% 8/16 to 8/28)
  • 20% off: Port Orleans French Quarter (not available 8/16 to 8/28)

Deluxe Resorts 8/29 through 10/3

  • 20% off: Contemporary Resort, Beach Club Resort and Animal Kingdom Lodge savanna view
  • 30% off: Animal Kingdom Lodge (other views) Wilderness Lodge, Polynesian, Grand Floridian, BoardWalk Inn and Yacht Club

DVC Resorts 8/29 through 10/3

  • 20% off: Beach Club Villas, Villas at Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas at the Wilderness Lodge
  • 30% off: Saratoga Springs, Disney’s Old Key West, BoardWalk Villas
  • Excluded: Villas at the Grand Floridian, Bay Lake Tower

The percentage discounts are pretty low, so most families will do better with the Disney World Free Dining Offer also released today. For a table of nightly free dining savings by family size and age, see this.

To figure your savings, look up the rates of your target room and dates here, and multiply by the relevant percentage.  That’s what you save per night with the room-only discount.

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14 comments

1 Paul { 05.07.14 at 2:57 pm }

I think these are great deals as with 2 young kids we really don’t eat enough to make the dining plans worthwhile, but I’m bummed we’re going to miss out on these. We’re planning a trip for a bit later, October 18-23, and will miss this. Does your crystal ball foresee a similar deal becoming available for our time period?

2 Paul { 05.07.14 at 3:07 pm }

Ah, now I see your reply to M who had a similar post on the room and dining announcement. Looks like you are predicting a room only deal to come out in July/August.

We’re going to go on the trip during that period whether there is a deal or not. (Already have our ADR’s!) Should we wait for the offer, or go ahead and book now and then try to cancel and re-book if the deal comes out?

Thanks for letting us know about these new deals! I missed them on the Disney site.

3 Anne { 05.07.14 at 10:45 pm }

I tried to book the cabins at ft wilderness online with 10/3 arrival date and the 25% discount was only applied to the first night. Subsequent nights were rack rate. I thought I had read it only matters that your arrival date falls within the promotional period. Or does that only apply to free dining promotion? We already have tickets and don’t need all the meals provided by the dining plan so a room only discount is a better deal for our situation.

4 Dave { 05.08.14 at 7:56 am }

Paul, yes I do expect a room rate deal for your dates!

5 Dave { 05.08.14 at 7:57 am }

Paul, if you are going anyway then go ahead and book!

6 Dave { 05.08.14 at 8:10 am }

Anne, yes the two deals work very differently.

The free dining deal is all about arrival dates, and covers your whole trip (up to 14 days) even if your arrival date is the last day of the eligible period.

The room rate deal only applies during its specified period, so if you arrive on its last day, you get just one day of discounting.

7 Della { 05.11.14 at 1:56 pm }

Hi Dave, thanks so much for the information you provide…it’s a wonderful service. Just wondering if you are expecting room rate deals for early November, and when might it be announced, if any. I keep checking, just to make sure. Thanks so much

8 Dave { 05.11.14 at 4:44 pm }

Della, I am–and guess it will be released in late July or early August.

9 Emily { 05.12.14 at 11:09 am }

Hi Dave!

We just switched our reservations to AKL on 11/9/14 to 11/16/14 to take advantage of the free dining plan. Arriving on a Sunday, and with crowds increasing due to the deal, would you make any itinerary changes? (I am totally nervous to do dining reservations Tom morning!)

10 Emily { 05.12.14 at 11:12 am }

Ps, is mvmcp worth it?

11 Dave { 05.13.14 at 12:07 pm }

Emily, the deal will have no effect on crowds…

12 Dave { 05.13.14 at 12:08 pm }
13 Anonymous { 05.13.14 at 3:34 pm }

Hi Dave! My family and I are going to art lion king from October 9th through the 19th. I’m am sad to see that the discounts all for either right before we get there till right after we leave! Do you think this will change!

14 Dave { 05.14.14 at 7:07 am }

A room rate discount may well come out for then, and if so, likely will be released in late July or early August.

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