Summer vacation planning is in full swing, and even though summer is a peak season at Disney World there are still plenty of savings opportunities to be found. Here is a look at the specials running between June and August of 2013.
The theme for Disney World (and Disneyland) this year is “Limited Time Magic.” Each of the 52 weeks will feature a special celebration unique to that particular week. Only a handful of these are being announced in advance, so you won't know what to expect until you arrive. So far this year, Limited Time Magic events have included Fairies Week, Earth Week, and True Love Week.
VISA Summer Savings
Disney Visa card members are eligible for early-release discounts on resort hotel stays for most nights between 6/13/13 to 8/14/13. The discount ranges from 10% to 30% depending on the resort you choose, and you must make reservation by June 14, 2013.
Monstrous Summer Savings
This special is similar to the Visa deal but is open to the public based on availability. Once again you need to book by June 14, 2013 and the number of discounts available for each property is limited. Value and moderate resorts will sell out first so plan accordingly. Bonus savings can be had by adding 4-day or longer Magic Your Way tickets for every person in your party.
Here are the discount tiers being offered…
15% Off Family Suites at the Art of Animation Resort
15% Off All-Star Sports, All-Star Music, and Pop Century Resorts
20% Off Coronado Springs Resort, Caribbean Beach Resort or Port Orleans Riverside Resort
20% Off the Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
20% Off Wilderness Lodge and The Villas at Wilderness Lodge
30% Off the Polynesian Resort, Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort or Bay Lake Tower
30% Off Standard View Rooms at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club, Board Walk Inn or Animal Kingdom Lodge
30% Off Saratoga Springs Resort, Old Key West Resort, Boardwalk Villas & Beach Club Villas
AAA members can save money with special AAA Vacations packages. Note that you should compare AAA package deals against standard discounts because peak season values can be difficult to measure. Also, AAA has varying levels of availability that may or may not match your targeted dates.
If available, you can expect to save the following off of standard prices…
10% to 20% off Disney's Magic Your Way Packages
35% off Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Package
15% off a Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotel Package
15% off a Good Neighbor Hotel Package
Bonus offer for Swan and Dolphin resorts…
AAA members receive 200 Disney Dollars upon check-in when they book a Swan and Dolphin Hotel package of seven or more nights.