Last year I mentioned how I did a split stay at WL to save a bundle on the reservation.
Well My strategy is in play again.
Right now in August Disney has a Kids stay free promotion. For me it would be 1 adult and two kids, so your situation may differ. The principal is still there.
Disney also has a nice Room only discount as well (8/15 through Sept.)
So for Example, a 9 night Kids special via the website at Animal Kingdom Lodge would cost 2907.53
Now a room only stay is only $1842. If I had APs Id do this.
Here is the sneaky part: The promotion for Kids stay free requires a 4 night stay. If I book the 4 night package (1418.23), pay the ticket upcharge of 21.53 for an 8 day pass (I wont need the 9 day, flight too early) and then book the final 5 days at the room only rate of $1024. This saves me a whopping $443.77 just to split the stay into 2 reservations.
Savings at Coronado is $288.10, at POP 77.95. Not as great at the values but still a savings. If you were to do this at Grand Floridian Club Level Main Building you could net a savings of 1857.18:eek:
Last year was the gift card offer, hopefully that comes back. It was a more versatile promotion. But if you have kids, and planned on going late summer this could work for you.