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Disney World Discount for Much of February-June 2013 Coming Out Next Week?

By Dave Shute


Update: This discount is out!  See this.

There’s good quality scuttlebutt out there that a new Disney World deal will be coming out on January 3, including from crack commenter Terri.

It will offer discounts of between 15% and 30% at most—but not all—the Disney World resort hotels for most dates 2/18/13-3/23/13 and 4/2/13-6/14/13.

Assuming the scuttlebutt is true, I’ll post about the deal next week, and also put links to it here.

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1 Jennifer { 12.31.12 at 10:12 am }

If you have a Disney Visa card and go to “Disney Offers” on the Chase Website, you’ll be taken to a web page with the discounts. I called just now and got $350 knocked off my upcoming trip in April. YAY!!! Thanks for the heads-up, Dave!!!

2 Dave { 12.31.12 at 10:14 am }

You bet Jennifer, what great news!!!!

3 Jennifer { 01.08.13 at 2:34 pm }

I have a question related to getting the “deals” while still following your guidelines re: making the reservation 180 days ahead. How are both possible? It seems like the biggest discounts don’t get announced until 3-5 months in advance, which would mean that if I make the plans 180 days in advance I won’t be able to get the discounts. Correct? We’re looking at going in October or November 2013. Thanks! Jennifer

4 Dave { 01.08.13 at 6:16 pm }

Jennifer there’s a couple of ways to do it. One is to wait, but make your dining reservations anyway. This costs you basically ten days of booking availability (because if you have a room, you can book, 180 days out from your arrival day, your first ten days at WDW.)

The other is to book now, but with a sharp eye on your cancellation date. If a deal comes out, you can either convert your existing reservation (if your hotel and arrival date are eligible) or cancel it and re-book a new eligible reservation, to the deal without penalty (so long as it’s before your cancellation date).

Hope this helps!!

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5 Pam { 01.24.13 at 5:56 pm }

Is there any difference booking your hotel through somewhere like or, as far as being able to use the hotels extras. example(early entrance) I have noticed that I could get Art of Animation for 150.00 a night vs 191.00 through disney!


6 Dave { 01.25.13 at 6:57 am }

Hi Pam, no, there’s no difference in perks!

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