Deal Alert: Disney just announced two new discounts for early 2015! Two offers were announced, one is a room only discount which is the pretty standard promotion they run but the other is play,stay and dine offer which is a little more interesting and could save you some more money. These two offers are for early 2015 which means that many of you have booked your vacations already but not to fret – usually you can apply these discounts after the fact.
Let’s take a look at both of these new promotions and how they can help save you money on your next Disney trip!
Play, Stay and Dine Offer
This offer provides a discount when you book a package that includes your park ticket, hotel room and Disney dining plan – basically all you need for your vacation. The holiday period of 2014 is blocked out for this promotion but good news is that it includes the marathon weekend in January which I may be taking advantage of.
I make a dummy booking for January 21st – 26th for 2 adults at the Coronado Springs resort with the play, stay and dine offer. The total came to $1,867 which comes to $186.70 per adult pr night which is a great deal considering that it covers your hotel, park ticket and food.
If I were to make that same booking at the rack rates 2,251 which is right about at the $600 discount that Disney is promoting for this offer.
Of course like most offers the more expensive resorts will give you the bigger discounts, with the value resorts you’ll be getting a $400 discount which is still a good deal.
The Play, Stay and Dine Details
Save up to $600 on a 5-night/6-day room, ticket and dining plan package for a family of four at select Disney Resort hotels.
When is this good for? Valid for stays most nights December 14 through December 20, 2014 and January 5 through March 7, 2015. Be sure to Book by December 29, 2014 but the earlier the better because rooms will be limited.
This special offer includes the Quick-Service Dining Plan at select Value Resorts and the Disney Dining Plan at Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotels.
Save Up to 30% Room Only Offer
If you’re not looking to purchase the dining package or park tickets Disney also just released a room only offer of up to 30% for dates in early 2015. This is their pretty standard 30% off room offer that we see offered in most seasons.
What’s nice about this offer is that it’s over the cheaper value season and as an added bonus will apply during the marathon weekend for all of you runners out there.
Of course as with all Disney offers you’ll get the maximum discount of 30% off on the most expensive deluxe resorts. The cheaper value resorts you’ll only be getting a 20% discount which still isn’t too bad.
When is this good for? Valid for stays most nights January 5 through March 28, 2015. Book by December 29, 2014.
Both of these offers can be booked with a Disney travel agency or by yourself here on Disneyworld.com. I would go with the Play,Stay and Dine offer as that is a better value than the room only discount.
As with any offer make sure you run the numbers to see what works best for you. For example I’m planning on spending a couple days at Universal my next trip so it probably doesn’t make sense for me to use the play,stay and dine.