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Category — e. What to Budget for Walt Disney World

New Disney World Deal Covers Most Nights 12/11/22 through 3/30/2023

Walt Disney World earlier this week announced the first discount available to the general public in months.

The new Disney World deal offers $20/night, $40/night, or $100/night discounts off of standard (“rack”) rates for a subset of Disney World hotels for various nights beginning December 11, 2022, and continuing through March 30, 2023.

  • From December 11, 2022, through December 25, 2022, it covers “most nights.”
  • It then goes away, returning in a diminished way on January 2. From January 2 through February 28, 2022, it covers ONLY “most Sunday through Thursday nights.”
  • March 1 through March 30 it returns to covering “most nights,” without the Friday and Saturday exclusions present in January and February.

The offer requires the purchase of not just rooms but tickets as well, and has a minimum stay of two nights and a maximum of 14. (Note—any website calling this a “save up to $400” offer is not very good at this sort of thing, as you can save up to $1,400. Disney World promotes this as a “save up to $400 for a four-night stay” but as noted, stays of up to 14 days are permitted.)

Not all hotels are in the deal, and even those that are in it will have limited availability. In recent years, at any given hotel, Disney World typically has made it much easier to book that hotel’s most expensive rooms, driving percentage savings down.

More details are available on this Disney World page.

DISNEY RESORTS OFFERING A SAVINGS OF $100 PER NIGHT

All the $100/night savings hotels are deluxes or DVC resorts. Not all of these are in the deal.

DISNEY RESORTS OFFERING A SAVINGS OF $40 PER NIGHT

All of Disney World’s moderate resorts are in the deal at $40/night off, as are Family Suites at value resort Art of Animation.

DISNEY RESORTS OFFERING A SAVINGS OF $20 PER NIGHT

Value resort standard rooms in the deal are at $20/night off, except for standard Little Mermaid rooms in Art of Animation, which as usual are not in the deal at all.

A few final thoughts:

Other deals are out during the same period but not for the general population. The one that likely has the highest overlap is a deal out for Disney+ subscribers. A good travel agent, such as my friends at Destinations in Florida (see the contact form below) can sort through your options, if you have any, and recommend and then book the best deal for you.

This deal has its complexities, but at the highest level it has the simplest presentation of any recent Disney World deal I’ve seen.

For example, rather than quoting percentage discounts, it quotes dollars per night discounts, perhaps recognizing—as proven throughout the pandemic—that most can’t do math. Moreover, rather than grouping hotels in its offer by class (e.g., separate sections for deluxes, DVCs, moderates and values), the offer groups them by discount level, meaning that you don’t have to know what Disney World’s resort classes are before you can interpret the deal.

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October 30, 2022   No Comments

New Disney World Deal for March 6 through July 7

DISNEY WORLD DEAL FOR MOST DATES MARCH 6 THROUGH JULY 7, 2022

Walt Disney World has announced a room rate deal for some of its resort hotels covering “most nights” March 6 through July 7, 2022.

In a departure from how such deals used to work, savings are a flat amount per night. The minimum stay is one night, the maximum is 14. Even if a hotel is listed in the deal, not all room types or lengths of stay will be available under the deal, availability will be limited, and if things go the way they used to, the least expensive rooms at a listed hotel will be the hardest to find deals for.

There are three levels of discounts–$100 a night off, $40 a night off, and $20 a night off. Compared to the lowest cost rooms in the hotels listed as being in the deals, savings are about 17-23% in the $100/night off deals, 12-16% in the $40/night deals, and 9-14% in the $20/night deals. The other listed hotels will generally show lower savings, as will higher-priced rooms in the lowest-cost hotels.

The Disney World hotels eligible for $100 off a night are a mix of Disney Vacation Club offerings and deluxes:

The Disney World hotels eligible for $40 a night off are the moderates except Caribbean Beach, and Family Suites at Art of Animation (regular Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation are not in the deal at all):

The Disney World hotels eligible for $20 a night off are the value resorts except for Art of Animation:

For more on this deal, see Disney’s website here. My friends at Destinations in Florida can also book this deal for you—and if any other deal for your dates comes out as well, they will also help figure out the best option for your travel. Contact them using the form below.

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January 7, 2022   No Comments

New Disney World Resort Hotel Deals for Summer 2021

DISNEY WORLD SUMMER 2021 DISCOUNT RELEASED

Walt Disney World has released a new hotel discount that covers “most” nights from July 11, 2021 through September 29, 2021.

Savings compared to normal rates range from 25% off to 10% off, with higher savings mostly in higher-priced hotel types.

DISNEY WORLD SUMMER 2021 VALUE RESORT DISCOUNTS

Value Resort savings range from 10% to 20%. At Art of Animation, only Family Suites are in the deal–Little Mermaid rooms are excluded.

DISNEY WORLD SUMMER 2021 MODERATE RESORT DISCOUNTS

Moderate resort savings range from 10% to 20%.

DISNEY WORLD SUMMER 2021 DELUXE RESORT DISCOUNTS

Deluxe resort savings range from 15% to 25%.

DISNEY WORLD SUMMER 2021 DVC RESORT DISCOUNTS

Disney Vacation Club  room savings range from 10% to 25%. Three bedroom options are excluded.

DISNEY WORLD SUMMER 2021 CAMPSITE DISCOUNTS

Discounts at Fort Wilderness Campsites are 10%

HOW TO GET THESE DISNEY WORLD DISCOUNTS

More detail is on Disney’s page on this deal.

As always, not all room types among these will be equally available, and the supply may be limited.

The long-term travel agent partner of this site, Kelly, can help you access one of these discounts, and figure out if it is the best choice for you. Contact her using the form below.

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May 3, 2021   No Comments

Disney World Room Rate Deal for mid-April through Early July 2021

DISNEY WORLD HOTEL DEAL APRIL 18 THROUGH JULY 10, 2021

Disney World has a room rate deal that makes hotel savings available compared to regular prices for stays most nights beginning April 18, 2021 and going through July 10, 2021. (A similar deal for stays beginning before April 18 is here.)

The deal must be booked by May 27, 2021, and availability might be limited.

Savings range from 15% to 30%, and mostly are higher at the more expensive resorts.

Value resorts offer savings of 15%.

Moderate resorts offer savings of 20%.

Deluxe resorts offer savings of 30%.

Disney Vacation Club resorts –also known as Deluxe Villas–offer savings of 15% to 30%.

More on this April-July 2021 deal is here. You can book it directly, or through the long-time travel agent partner of this site, Kelly, who can also check to see if you are eligible for any other deals, and figure out which would be best for you.

Contact Kelly using the form below:

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January 5, 2021   No Comments

Disney World Free Ticket Offer for Much of 2021

DISNEY WORLD OFFERS TWO FREE TICKET DAYS FOR MUCH OF 2021

Walt Disney World has a “two free ticket days” deal available that can be booked beginning January 5, 2021, covering arrivals many nights between January 8, and September 25th, 2021.

The deal requires a regular-priced stay in one of Disney World’s hotels. While it is marketed (for example here) as adding two days to a three day ticket on a four night stay, two days of free tickets are also available for longer stays.

Given how Disney World prices multi-day tickets, however, the highest savings are on shorter tickets. For example, at current 2021 ticket prices, two free days are worth between $107 and $153 each if you get two free tickets on top of a starting three day ticket, but are worth only (on average during the period) $30-55 each for longer ticket lengths.

There’s more on this deal here.

Once January 5th rolls around, you can book it directly from Disney, or the long-time travel agent partner of this site, Kelly, can book it for you. Kelly can compare it to other deals that might be available for you and suggest the best one. Contact Kelly using the form below.

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December 28, 2020   No Comments

Disney World Room Rate Deal for into April 2021

DISNEY WORLD HOTEL DEAL INTO APRIL 2021

Disney World has a room rate deal that makes savings available compared to regular prices for stays most nights beginning January 3, 2021 through April 17, 2021.

The deal must be booked by March 15, 2021, and availability might be limited.

Savings are higher at the more expensive resorts, and typically are also highest Sunday nights through Thursday nights, with lower discounts available on those Fridays and Saturdays between January 15 and February 13, 2021.

Value resorts offer savings of 10% to 20%.

Moderate resorts offer savings of 15% to 25%.

Deluxe resorts offer savings of 25% to 35%.

Disney Vacation Club resorts offer savings of 15% to 35%.

More on this deal is here. You can book it directly, or through the long-time travel agent partner of this site, Kelly, who can also check to see if you are eligible for any other deals, and which would be best for you.

Contact Kelly using the form below:

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December 28, 2020   No Comments