Category — Disney World Price Seasons
FORECAST 2014 RESORT PRICE SEASONS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
The material below shows the different resort price seasons at Walt Disney World at different times of the year in 2014.
Resort prices, however, are almost twice as high during some periods as they are at others.
Projections for 2014 resort price seasons based on recent Disney World practice follow. These will be updated when Disney releases actual 2014 prices–likely in the early summer of 2013.
2014 DISNEY WORLD PRICE SEASONS
October 1, 2012 20 Comments
(This is the second page of this article on prices and value at Walt Disney World in 2013. For the first page, see this.)
Prices for Disney World’s resort hotels have also gone up in 2013—but, relatively speaking, when the additional value these hotels will offer is factored in, only a teeny bit compared to the massive 2013 dining plan and ticket price increases.
Moreover, I think that the timing of the January cutbacks in Extra Magic Hours—evening Extra Magic Hours, traditionally 3 hours, are shifting to 2—is less of a takeaway than it is a signal of when NextGen will kick in…and that NextGen will add value to being a Disney World hotel guest much more than the loss of an hour of evening EMH will take away value.
(Note that Disney has already tested, this summer, the effect of reducing operating and Extra Magic Hours—more on this widely unnoticed test below.)
The combined effect is that Disney World resort hotels, all in, and even with the EMH cutbacks, should be a much better value in 2013 than in 2012.
We should get a further hint about this soon.
The Disney Park blog used an unusual word for the Fantasyland expansion— it mentioned “previews.” I may be mis-remembering, but in the past, visiting a ride before official opening has been called a “soft-open,” and has not been advertised as a “preview,”, much less communicated with a date.
But for new Fantasyland, things are different—the official open has been set for 12/6, and previews are to begin 11/19.
I suspect Disney is using this language of “previews” so that it can schedule these previews using NextGen technology and processes, as a first step towards testing the whole NextGen system.
Moreover, I expect booked Disney World resort hotel guests to be among the first to be offered a chance to book these previews…
DISNEY WORLD 2013 HOTEL PRICE INCREASES [Read more →]
August 13, 2012 No Comments
For some commentary on 2013 resort hotel prices, see this. For an overall view of Disney World 2013 price and value, especially in the light of changes to evening Extra Magic Hours starting in January, see this.
AVERAGE DISNEY WORLD NIGHTLY PRICES BY ARRIVAL DATE AND LENGTH OF VISIT [Read more →]
July 26, 2012 11 Comments
Walt Disney World’s 2013 prices came out last week, and as usual on average they’ve gone up.
The only big deal for first time visitors is the switch of the third week of December 2013 from Fall Season to the Peak Season, raising hotel prices that week 25-50%.
But there’s some other interesting and unusual features to Disney World’s 2013 prices (actual reductions; effective reductions; new seasons; changes in the traditional dates of old seasons), so what follows analyses 2013 price changes at Walt Disney World resort hotels compared to 2012 by resort price class.
VALUE RESORT 2013 PRICE CHANGES: POP CENTURY EXAMPLE
However, when you adjust to this site’s 8 night itineraries, and back out the $10/night charge for refrigerators that’s now gone, for all major seasons prices are either barely up or lower than 2012. But three 2013 weeks have been re-seasoned compared to 2012, and as a result, their prices are peppered. [Read more →]
July 15, 2012 6 Comments
The Week Beginning December 14, 2013 Will be Much More Expensive at Disney World Than Comparable Prior Year Weeks
DECEMBER 2013 NOW INCLUDES PEAK SEASON PRICES
Disney World made most of 2013 available for on-line booking yesterday, and has also set its 2013 prices.
In recent years, December has had two price seasons: “Fall,” which is just a bit more expensive than the lowest prices of the year, and “Holiday,” the most expensive prices of the year, with the break between them around December 20.*
December 2013 is different. [Read more →]
July 12, 2012 2 Comments
DISNEY WORLD 2013 PRICES RELEASED
As of this morning, almost all of 2013 is now priced and bookable on Walt Disney World’s web site.
Bookable dates go out 500 days, so later November and all of December 2013 is still not bookable. By my math, any arrival date in the year will be available by August 18, 2012.
If you neglect your real job and do a lot of test reservations, you can also infer the 2013 price seasons.
Having done so, it seems the projections on this site were dead on with a few exceptions:
- The regular season at the deluxes does not run from the week after Easter through mid-July. Instead, it ends May 30, and a new deluxe summer season–with slightly lower prices–runs from then til mid-July
- The fall season at the values and moderates starts a couple of weeks earlier than I had thought it would–on September 14th.
- December 2013 now has a third price season–”Peak”–from 12/13/2013 through 12/19/2013, making this week much more expensive than I’d thought it would be.
This site’s 2013 price seasons page is still labeled as “projected,” because while the “x% higher than the lowest of the year” stuff, is pretty close, there’s still a lot of detailed slogging to do…which will take a while…Also there seems to be some weirdness still in the Disney World 2013 prices (e.g. Caribbean Beach being $190 some nights, and $191 the next).
July 11, 2012 7 Comments