Orbitz/Expedia/Travelocity Rooms ??

Discussion in 'Disney Discount Codes and Rates' started by Hisgirl, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. markb681

    markb681 Earning My Ears

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    THIS! I booked thru the TA and got a much better deal than anything Orbitz or any other combo...its not really close either...Plus the Disney promo requires u to purchase the upgraded rooms (no standard rooms)...but the TA has the standard rooms with a big discount....I'm book from April 26th thru May 6th..POR

    Oh and...the TA rate was supposed to end on May 5th..but she called Disney and asked them if they could extend it by one extra day...Disney said SURE!
     
  2. anomamatt

    anomamatt Mouseketeer

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    I was going to book with Orbitz, but have been waiting for the AP discounts. The AP discounts dropped today and are essentially identical to the Orbitz, after the 15% coupon. At least for what I was checking. I ended up going with the AP discount and booking via Disney, but this thread has been very helpful in knowing other options. Thanks!
     
  3. TJA

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    Yep I actually cancelled my Orbitz reservation just now and went with the AP discount just so I can have control when I want to switch dates, etc.

    So pleased the AP discount is 10% better than the general discounts this time around. I was expecting the normal 5%, which is why I booked thru Orbitz.

    Said travel agency didn't have the resort I wanted for my dates. But well worth getting a quote. Their prices were along the same lines as the AP discount for my dates.

    For what it's worth, I know there was some discussion of Orbitz cancellation fees - I was only charged the $25 cancel fee. When I hit the "cancel" button, the next screen clearly stated the amount to be refunded and shows the $25 cancel fee deducted. I can live with that!
     
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  5. fauntleroy1953

    fauntleroy1953 Mouseketeer

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    Still don't understand. If you book a room with Disney or TA,then book a room through Orbitz,how do you NOT have two rooms? I'm reading that an Orbitz agent calls Disney to get a confirmation number. Does that mean that Orbitz calls Disney to prove that you actually did get a room,so Orbitz then agrees to give you the Disney discount also,if you cancel that other ressie and go with them? Is that how you " stack " discounts?
     
  6. TJA

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    @fauntleroy1953 you don't book the room with Disney. Orbitz automatically has the Disney discount on their site. You then type in a promo code and get an additional 15% off the already discounted room. Orbitz only calls Disney to get the confirmation number so that you can plug that number into your MDE account to link the reservation.
     
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  7. fauntleroy1953

    fauntleroy1953 Mouseketeer

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    Okay. Now I understand. Thanks so much !!
     
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  8. vikster1

    vikster1 DIS Veteran

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    Has anyone used priceline? The rooms that have a price.

    Is it easy to link to MDE?
    Did you have any problems?
     
  9. Hisgirl

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    So yall are saying a TA is getting a better rate than the 25% disney discount AND stacked with a 15% off orbitz coupon? (And ebates cash back too).
     
  10. alex9179

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    It depends. You have to contact them for a quote on your preferred resort within the dates they offer. Room categories are usually SV and/or SV-GV CL, and dates are limited. Deluxe gives you the better % off and Labor Day deals are the best. Our mod resort and dates had a weak discount. Our deluxe dates weren't included.

    For me, Orbitz wasn't offering the categories we wanted. POR wasn't offered at the Fun&Sun code, so there was no stacking. YC was limited to one category and it wasn't the one we hoped to book.

    I decided to use the Passholder discount and will upgrade my ticket when we arrive. I'm not saving a ton, but will still be in the black compared to what I thought I'd pay in total, with Photopass, dining, and souvenirs. The extra AP discounts through Sept helped, too. I will say, that after I finally pulled the trigger I had zero anxiety about it. After obsessively checking multiple sites every day for opportunities, committing to an AP was a relief. Our vacation length makes it a decent value, even if we don't have more than one trip. It's all in the math.
     
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  11. markb681

    markb681 Earning My Ears

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    Well for MY dates April 26th thru May 6th...the un-named TA had only the following resorts....All Star Sports/POLY/PO Riverside/Beach Club...all those are standard view only with the exception POLY which had SV and CL GV...so IF ur looking for the upgrade room views u don't have much to choose from...and those ends on May 5th...after that I have no idea what they are offering.
     
  12. BellaBaby

    BellaBaby (Im)patiently waiting for next trip to Disney!!

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    So I booked through Orbitz on Jan.14 and still haven't received the email with the Disney confirmation number. I guess I need to call, was hoping to avoid that but I don't see where to send an email? Did anyone receive an email after 5 days?

    TIA! :flower1:
     
  13. vikster1

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    I recently booked through priceline, I think it works the same way. I called priceline, they had to call disney with me on hold for the MDE number. They told me the number and I was able to link it with no problems. I did have to change magic band shipping address. It was simple and easy to do. Hope it is as smooth for you as it was for me.
     
  14. JohnDaleswife

    JohnDaleswife Sharing the same birthday with Donald Duck!

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    What makes me mad with Orbitz is that they are saying the $25 cancel fee is being charged by Disney, and that's a outright lie!
     

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