I was toying with the idea of adding the DDP to my upcoming stay in two weeks time. I couldn’t seem to find the cost, so I went through the entire vacation booking process online until I got to the part where it asks if you want to add the DDP.
But first it gives you a selection of hotels — and one of those on offer was Pop.
Now that wasn’t available when I booked, so I went for ASMo — and all that was available was preferred.
I’m interested to stay at ASMo, but nervous about the fact that only half the rooms have been refurbished. Having a refurbished room is very important to me.
The room available at Pop is a standard room and is cheaper than the one I’ve currently booked. If I call to switch hotels, Disney will charge me £25 because the cost of my package has been reduced.
However, if I then add the DDP, the total cost of my package will increase and I won’t (I think) be subject to that extra charge.
The net effect of all this is that for an extra £400 I can go from six nights at ASMo preferred to Pop standard, plus deluxe dining plan. With (presumably) a guaranteed refurbished room.
Would you make the switch? The only downside is that I’d quite like to explore ASMo, and I’m currently already booked into Pop in July. (Maybe I switch that one to ASMo — by July they may have finished the refurbishments.)
Note for my American friends — UK booking terms are very different to those offered in the US. There is no possiblity to cancel my existing reservation and book a fresh one.