Rates Structure


#1

Hi Everyone,

I haven’t been around for the past few weeks (darn job). Glad to be back!:laugh:

I just made reservations at POP for a conference that I will be attending in Orlando in February. I was surprised that Wed/Thurs nights were $79 (AP rate) but Fri/Sat were $129. I knew that there was a new rate structure but that difference amazes me. We usually use our DVC so I had not been subject to this yet. WOW!:huh:


#2

That is a big difference. Like you, I knew about the different rates but didn’t know it would be that much.

Will we be able to get AP rates for weekends?


#3

Yes that is a very big difference


#4

I actually do not know. I assume that the $129 rate for POP means that I did not get a discount for those nights. I might call back and try to get a AAA rate for those nights.


#5

Welcome back!
The rate changes have forced us to book our weekends offsite. We use DVC M-Thurs nights and if we’re still at Disney we transfer to a cash resort…we’ve already booked our “lead” nights into our trip offsite for our next 3 trips. Sad to say, the rooms offsite are bigger, bigger beds and better priced. I’d rather stay onsite, but for savings we’ll spend a night or 2 offsite since we drive and have a vehicle to easily do this.


#6

Something doesn’t seem right. $129 for a value in value season? Are you going Presidents’ Day weekend perhaps?


#7

There’s a good reason for this. I just checked the rate card.
1/1-2/14 is value season. 2/15-3/29 is peak season.

Correction 2/13 and 2/14, not 2/14 and 2/15.


#8

Understood. I was just surprised at how big the difference is between say a Thursday and a Friday.


#9

That is a huge difference. That is one of the reasons we changed from Dec. to June. In June, the room is the same price every day…in December, it was $285 at the Poly for 2 days and then changed to $500something for the last 4 days b/c it became the holiday season. It is really ridiculous for it to nearly DOUBLE in cost just b/c it is the weekend. We used to do trips on 4 day weekends when we lived in Savannah, but with this new rate structure, we’ll have to drop those trips when we move back to the mainland.


#10

It’s NOT double on weekend!
You’re trying to book when it goes from “dead days” to Spring Break, value season directly to peak season. As I’ve posted somewhere else, I experienced the same thing in reverse as Dec 31 is peak season while Jan 1 is value. The cost of my room at WL concierge went from $540 down to $285 with passholder discount of about $100 literally overnight. Oh yeah, and one night at Pop in a preferred room on 12/30 was $153.


#11

Again, I am with you but I was booking Feb 20th till the 23rd which are all peak days, I think.:blink:

I am calling today to get some clarification and I will post what I am told.


#12

OK here is it in a nutshell:

I have AP reservations at POP for Wednesday and Thursday, Feb 20 and 21st at a rate of $79. I have AP rates on Friday and Saturday, Feb 22nd and 23rd at a rate of $129.

I called Disney and confirmed that this is correct.

Hope this clears this up.


#13

Thanks for the update! And, have a great time!!:happy:


#14

Skwak, I think a better way to look at this is, $129 is the rate, and you got a break for the first two days.


#15

I decided to play a little. I just went to the Disney web site and entered Pop for Feb 20+21. What came back was $131 per day plus tax for a total of $295.
Feb 22+23 came back as $141 plus tax and the two day total was $318.

You got a break!

It does look like there is a slight increase for weekend nights, but $10 is more reasonable. Also, I seem to recall that every notice I get about AP and resident rates says Sunday-Thursday.


#16

They got ya!:mad:


#17

I was just looking at All Ears for 2008 room rates.
It looks like the values have a $20 per night bump on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer, $10 per night during all the other seasons including holiday with the exception of value season when there is no change weekday to weekend. There is also a “holiday” rate within each rate season for these dates:
*Holidays in 2008 are:
– Martin Luther King Weekend January 18-20 (MLK)
– Presidents Day Weekend February 15-17
– Easter Week March 16-27
– Independence Day Weekend July 4-5
– Thanksgiving November 26-29


#18

Ok, I was looking at the room rates on AllEars and there’s an extra charge for weekends at POFQ but no weekend rates at WL. Is there a difference between mods and deluxes?


#19

You’re kidding, right?:blink:


#20

I don’t mean it that way, I meant in the rate structure.