Room and Package Discounts Announced for Spring 2018

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Room and Package Discounts Announced for Spring 2018

Unread post by The Sassagoula Sentinel » October 4th, 2017, 6:06 am

Walt Disney World has just announced several new discount offers for hotel stays and packages during Spring 2018, and unusually the Port Orleans resorts are included for at least some of these offers. These discounts will have limited availability and will sell out quickly (and you may find restrictions on some dates and room categories) so book as soon as you can and be flexible with your dates if you want to snag a bargain. As always, I recommend visiting MouseSavers.com for full details of this and any other Disney offers.

The sections of the offers which relate to the Port Orleans resorts are as follows:

Gift of Magic Offer (room-only or as part of a package)
  • Get "up to 20%" off a room-only booking (or the room portion of a package booking) at Port Orleans Riverside or Port Orleans French Quarter for most arrival dates from 1 January 2018 to 14 April 2018.
  • Disney Visa Card holders can get an increased discount level of up to 30%.
  • Park tickets can be added to form a package, but there is no discount on the tickets. However if you decide to add a five-day or longer park hopper ticket, Disney will apparently give you an extra day free.
  • No minimum stay is required but any dates which don’t fall within the valid period, or are blacked-out, will get charged at full rack rate.
  • Another website (Inside the Magic) is reporting that Port Orleans bookings are only getting a 10% discount, and for the period from 1 January until 22 February you may not be offered the deal on Friday or Saturday nights.
  • Book by 2 January 2018.
Play, Stay, Dine Package Offer (dining plan discount as part of a package)
  • Get a discount on the regular Disney Dining plan when you book a package at Port Orleans Riverside (French Quarter is excluded from this offer) for arrival dates from 1 January 2018 to 10 March 2018.
  • For moderate resorts the discount off the Dining Plan works out to around 45%, and while you can upgrade to the Deluxe Dining Plan if you wish, the cash value of the discount remains the same.
  • Minimum stay is 3 days and you need to include at least a 2-day park ticket for each guest.
  • Arrival dates must be within the offer period but you can stay as long as you like and receive the full discount until the end of your stay.
  • Book by 22 December 2017.

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Re: Room and Package Discounts Announced for Spring 2018

Unread post by Admin » October 11th, 2017, 4:11 am

Update:

Another website (Inside the Magic) is reporting that Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter room-only bookings are only getting a 10% discount, and for the period from 1 January until 22 February you may not be offered the deal on Friday or Saturday nights.

Also, if you decide to add a five-day or longer park hopper ticket, Disney will apparently give you an extra day free.
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Re: Room and Package Discounts Announced for Spring 2018

Unread post by Wilkie » October 22nd, 2017, 4:35 am

Hello. I want to book a room at POR in February. As I have lots of things to pay for between now and then, I would like to pay when I get there rather than pay now. I am having difficulty finding a website in the U.K. that allows me to do this and book a room as cheaply as possible - does anyone have any suggestions please? Thank you

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Unread post by Admin » October 22nd, 2017, 5:25 am

To book a WDW room and pay a one-night deposit only, you need to to visit the USA Disney website, not the UK one. You would expect that typing disneyworld.com instead of disneyworld.co.uk would do this, but it doesn't as Disney forcibly redirects any UK-based guests back to the UK site without telling them.

What you need to do is go to the site as normal, and then click on the international link at the top of the page (which will probably show as "United Kingdom & Ireland (English)" if you are based in the UK) and then select "United States (English)" from the resulting list. That will take you to the US website, where you can search and make room-only bookings priced in US Dollars with just a one-night (refundable) deposit. Remember that the balance is paid upon your arrival at the hotel, and in dollars, so the exact sterling price you pay will vary based on the prevailing dollar rate on that day.

It's probably best not to get a ticket-inclusive package from the US site though, as you can only buy the US-style 'Magic Your way' tickets up to a maximum of 10 days, which are generally not as good a value as UK-purchased 14-day tickets (and packages also have different deposit/payment rules). Work out what you need and do the currency-conversion maths before you commit. Also, you won't get any of the special offers that a UK Disney travel agency booking provides (such as the free Gift Card, or widespread free Disney Dining Plan offers). You might get the US offers mentioned in the above post of course, if there are any rooms still available at the discounted rates.

Oh, and it's easier to do all this if you have already set yourself up a "My Disney Experience" account on the site, and are logged in when you make the booking. That way it can link your new booking to your account automatically and you can start making 180-day Dining reservations, etc.

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