Looking to add a couple nights to a stay in May and trying to keep it as inexpensive as possible. In the past, I’ve utilized pin codes and hotwire/priceline deals for value resorts/Swan/Dolphin (thanks to @JJT) but it seems like those are a thing of the past…Anyone have any good pointers?
Sadly so far the PE and HW hidden deals for Disney resorts are still missing in action.
There have been a few instances of good Swolphin deals, but they were mostly released near term deals, as opposed to the crazy year long drops a few years ago.
If you haven’t played around with it yet, I have been working on a DVC rental project - you can try out my search engine sheet to se if anything interesting pops up for your dates. It is a compilation of all deals from 4 of the larger DVC rental sites, usually updated twice a day (morning and evening.)
A quick look in May and there are a fair amount of rentals out there for that month that are near the median prices of all I’ve recorded. A few high priced ones and a few lower priced ones too.
Not sure if anyone would want to lock into a DVC rental this far out of course, unless trip insurance is in play these days? Good luck!
Depending on when in May, I’ve seen Swan pop up on Hotels.com. but at 500/night. Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek pops up quite a bit.
I’ll take a look and keep my eyes out, thanks! I really miss those <$100/night deals, I got so many trips using your tips. I was spoiled for a few years with an AP, airline points/cheap flights, and way below rack rate stays.
Costco is worth investigating. They offer sales / extras that can get very interesting when you are comparing deals. Their prices/offers can fluctuate. Just might be worth investigating/keeping an eye on. Good luck!
OK Homeric Author, I’m addicted to this link. Who doesn’t love a great deal. Thank you for creating!
Here’s a tip. Pop Century! Value resort. Nice and at a quarter of the price of medium resorts. Best of all it has the Skyliner to Epcot. Why pay more as you only sleep there. They have a pool and QS.
Funny though - earlier today I was complaining about this Pop price point I saw when updating things this morning - it is getting the old Disney push up the line.
That is not true anymore. Pop is rarely less than $200/night once you add in taxes and quite often over $250. Even the All Star resorts are close to $200 on nights.
After paying under $100/night (sometimes as little as $69/night) for many past trips, $200/night for a value resort (even with the skyliner) seems absurd to me. For these nights, it’s really about a place to rest my head in between rope drops and park closes
I’m certainly becoming cheap in my old age, my mom would be proud.
I miss MVT deals so much! In 2019 I paid $125/night for my trip. This year going through Priceline with a 10% discount and $50 off coupon I’m paying $206.
Eta: these are for the same 5 nights from the Friday after Thanksgiving to Wednesday.
It’s hard to ever be happy about any onsite rate again after 150/night at both CSR and Swan on my previous 2 trips. Ah, the good ol days.
Wow! Complaining about $229 a night at POP.! Let’s see, Caribbean Beach is starts at $386. The Skyliner comes to POP and goes to Epcot. No crowded buses at night. I used to put my money down for POR but we only slept there. Why pay more? If you got it though feel free to spend it. Remember, Chapek loves you!