Historical Disney World Resort Discounts: Past Dates of Release

This page provides information about past dates when room rates and special discounts have been released for Walt Disney World resorts. Please note that historical Disney World discounts are no guarantee of future discounts! This information about past Disney World hotel discounts is provided for estimating purposes only.

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Release Dates for Full Price (“Rack”) Room Rates

Release Dates for Full Price Vacation Packages

Release Dates for Discount Codes, Annual Passholder Discounts & Florida Resident Discounts

The chart below lists the time periods when Disney has offered major resort room and/or vacation package discounts to the public in the past few years, the approximate dates they became available, and the expiration date, when known. There may have been additional blackout dates (dates when the special discount did not apply) that are not noted; for instance, typically Easter and Thanksgiving are blacked out, plus a few days on either side of the holiday. Blackout dates are not particularly predictable and don’t always apply to every resort, so we don’t list them.

We don’t provide the actual discounted prices from past promotions. The rates almost always go up each year, and there is no guarantee that the same level of discount will be offered from one year to the next.

Please don’t count on specific prices when planning your budget way in advance. It will only lead to disappointment. For budget purposes, the best idea is to wait until the “rack rates” (full price rates) come out for the year you’re going. Then use these guidelines to get an idea:

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2011 Discounts and Codes

Stay dates

Type of Discount

Became Available

1/1/11-2/16/11 package deal (“free gift card”) for general public 8/16/10, exp 11/21/10
1/1/11-2/16/11 25%-40% off room-only discount for general public 8/16/10, exp 11/21/10
1/1/11-3/3/11 package deal (“free dining”) for general public 8/16/10, exp 12/20/10
1/2/11-4/16/11 20%-40% off room-only discount (“book early and save”) for general public 11/22/10, exp 12/31/10
1/2/11-4/16/11 32%-42% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 11/22/10, exp 4/16/11
1/2/11-4/16/11 32%-40% off Florida resident room-only rates 12/31/10?, exp 4/16/11
2/17/11-4/16/11 package deal (“kids stay and play free”) for Disney’s Visa cardholders 12/30/10, exp 2/13/11
2/17/11-4/16/11 15%-30% off room-only discount for general public 1/1/11, exp 2/13/11
2/17/11-4/16/11 package deal (“kids stay and play free”) for general public 1/3/11, exp 2/13/11
2/27/11-3/3/11 ESPN The Weekend Super Sports Fan Package with “free dining” 11/11/10, exp 12/20/10
4/22/11-8/13/11 25%-30% off room-only discount for general public 4/1/11, exp 4/30/11
4/25/11-6/2/11 20%-40% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 3/3/11, exp 6/2/11
4/25/11-6/2/11 15%-40% off Florida resident room-only rates 3/17/11, exp 6/2/11
4/28/11-6/14/11 package deal (“kids stay and play free”) for Disney’s Visa cardholders 12/30/10, exp 2/13/11
4/28/11-6/14/11 package deal (“kids stay and play free”) for general public 1/3/11, exp 3/27/11
4/28/11-6/14/11 15%-35% off room-only discount for general public 1/3/11, exp 3/27/11
5/27/11-6/2/11 package deal (“free dining”) for general public 8/16/10, exp 12/20/10
5/29/11-8/13/11 25%-30% off room-only discount for general public 5/1/11, exp 5/28/11
6/3/11-8/13/11 20%-35% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 4/25/11, exp 8/13/11
6/3/11-8/13/11 20%-35% off Florida resident room-only rates 5/9/11, exp 8/13/11
8/14/11-10/1/11 package deal (“kids stay and play free”) for Disney’s Visa cardholders 12/30/10, exp 2/13/11
8/14/11-10/1/11 package deal (“kids stay and play free”) for general public 1/3/11, exp 3/27/11
8/14/11-10/1/11 20%-40% off room-only discount for general public 1/3/11, exp 3/27/11
8/14/11-10/1/11 room-only discounts for general public 5/29/11, exp 8/13/11
8/14/11-10/1/11 flat rate room-only discounts (about 21%-40%) for Annual Passholders 6/30/11, exp 10/1/11
8/14/11-10/1/11 flat rate room-only discounts (about 21%-40%) for Florida residents 7/14/11, exp 10/1/11
8/19/11-9/29/11 package deal (“free dining”) for general public 8/16/10, exp 12/20/10
8/28/11-9/24/11 package deal (“free dining”) for Disney’s Visa cardholders 4/28/11, exp 8/27/11
8/28/11-9/24/11 package deal (“free dining”) for general public 5/2/11, exp 8/27/11
10/1/11-12/15/11 package deal (“free dining”) for general public (reissued with slightly changed set of dates) 8/24/11, exp 10/29/11
10/2/11-12/17/11 package deal (“free dining”) for general public 8/3/11, exp 10/29/11
10/3/11-12/24/11 30%-40% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 8/3/11, exp 9/4/11
10/3/11-12/24/11 25%-35% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 9/6/11, exp 12/24/11
10/3/11-12/24/11 25%-35% off Florida resident room-only rates 9/9/11, exp 12/24/11
10/30/11-12/23/11 15%-30% off general public room-only rates 10/5/11, exp 11/19/11

2012 Discounts and Codes

Stay dates

Type of Discount

Became Available

1/2/12-2/20/12 room-only discounts (20%-35% off) for Disney’s Visa cardholders 9/30/11, exp 12/21/11
1/2/12-2/20/12 20%-35% off general public room-only rates 10/5/11, exp 12/21/11
1/2/12-3/8/12 35%-40% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 10/5/11, exp 12/3/11
1/2/12-3/8/12 30%-35% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 12/4/11, exp 3/8/12
1/2/12-3/8/12 30%-35% off Florida resident room-only rates 12/4/11?, exp 3/8/12
1/8/12-3/29/12 package deal (“free dining”) for general public (reissued with slightly changed set of dates) 8/24/11, exp 10/29/11
1/8/12-3/29/12 package deal (“free dining”) for general public (extended for early 2012 dates only) 10/27/11, exp 12/17/11
1/8/12-3/31/12 package deal (“free dining”) for general public 8/3/11, exp 10/29/11
2/21/12-3/31/12 5%-30% off general public room-only rates 11/30/11, exp 1/22/12
2/26/12-3/10/12 One More Disney Day package offer (1 night/day free w/full price 3-night/3-day package) 12/31/11, exp 1/31/12
3/9/12-6/14/12 Annual Passholder room-only rates 1/9/12, exp 2/8/12
3/9/12-6/14/12 Annual Passholder room-only rates 2/9/12, exp 6/14/12
3/9/12-6/14/12 Florida resident room-only rates 2/9/12?, exp 6/14/12
4/13/12-6/14/12 5%-30% off general public room-only rates (also bookable as package) 11/30/11, exp 2/28/12
4/13/12-6/14/12 5%-30% off general public room-only rates (also bookable as package) 2/29/12, exp 3/31/12
6/15/12-8/14/12 5%-25% off general public room-only rates (also bookable as package) 4/2/12, exp 6/14/12
6/15/12-8/14/12 5%-30% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 5/9/12, exp 8/14/12
6/15/12-8/14/12 5%-30% off Florida resident room-only rates 6/5/12, exp 8/14/12
6/18/12-9/29/12 15% off room-only rates for Disney’s Visa cardholders at Art of Animation Resort only 5/7/12, exp 6/14/12
8/15/12-9/29/12 5%-30% off general public room-only rates (also bookable as package) 5/1/12, exp 8/14/12
8/17/12-9/29/12 25%-35% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 7/12/12, exp 9/29/12
8/17/12-9/29/12 15%-30% off Florida resident room-only rates 8/8/12, exp 9/29/12
8/25/12-9/29/12 package deal (“free dining”) for Disney’s Visa cardholders 3/1/12, exp 5/18/12
8/25/12-9/29/12 package deal (“free dining”) for general public 3/5/12, exp 5/18/12
9/30/12-12/13/12 package deal (“free dining”) for Disney’s Visa cardholders 7/9/12, exp 9/29/12
9/30/12-12/13/12 package deal (“free dining”) for general public 7/12/12, exp 9/29/12
9/30/12-12/22/12 5%-30% off general public room-only rates 8/27/12, exp 9/29/12
9/30/12-12/24/12 20%-35% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 8/28/12, exp 12/24/12
9/30/12-12/24/12 20%-35% off Florida resident room-only rates 9/4/12, exp 12/15/12
11/1/12-12/22/12 5%-30% off general public room-only rates 9/24/12?, exp 10/31/12
2013 Discounts and Codes
Stay dates Type of Discount Became Available
1/2/13-3/7/13 15%-35% off room-only rates for Disney’s Visa cardholders (also bookable as package) 10/3/12, exp 12/31/12
1/2/13-3/7/13 15%-35% off general public room-only rates (also bookable as package) 10/10/12, exp 12/31/12
1/2/13-3/22/13 25%-37% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 11/15/12, exp 1/1/13
1/2/13-3/22/13 20%-37% off Florida resident room-only rates 12/5/12, exp 1/1/13
1/2/13-3/22/13 20%-35% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 1/2/13, exp 3/22/13
1/2/13-3/22/13 15%-35% off Florida resident room-only rates 1/2/13, exp 3/22/13
2/18/13-3/23/13 15%-30% off room-only rates for Disney’s Visa cardholders 12/27/12, exp 3/7/13
2/18/13-3/23/13 package deal for Disney’s Visa cardholders with 15%-30% off room rates and discounted 4- to 10-day tickets 12/27/12, exp 3/7/13
2/18/13-3/23/13 15%-30% off general public room-only rates 1/3/13, exp 3/7/13
2/18/13-3/23/13 package deal for general public with 15%-30% off room rates and discounted 4- to 10-day tickets 1/3/13, exp 3/7/13
4/2/13-6/3/13 5%-35% off Annual Passholder room-only rates (lower rates if booked by 3/31/13) 2/5/13, exp 6/3/13
4/2/13-6/3/13 5%-35% off Florida resident room-only rates (lower rates if booked by 3/31/13) 3/25/13, exp 6/3/13
4/2/13-6/14/13 15%-30% off room-only rates for Disney’s Visa cardholders 12/27/12, exp 3/31/13
4/2/13-6/14/13 package deal for Disney’s Visa cardholders with 15%-30% off room rates and discounted 4- to 10-day tickets 12/27/12, exp 3/31/13
4/2/13-6/14/13 15%-30% off general public room-only rates 1/3/13, exp 3/31/13
4/2/13-6/14/13 package deal for general public with 15%-30% off room rates and discounted 4- to 10-day tickets 1/3/13, exp 3/31/13
6/4/13-8/15/13 5%-35% off Annual Passholder room-only rates (lower rates if booked by 6/19/13) 4/22/13, exp 8/15/13
6/4/13-8/15/13 5%-35% off Florida resident room-only rates (lower rates if booked by 6/19/13) 5/9/13, exp 8/15/13
6/13/13-8/14/13 5%-30% off room-only rates for Disney’s Visa cardholders 3/28/13, exp 6/14/13
6/13/13-8/14/13 package deal for Disney’s Visa cardholders with 5%-30% off room rates and discounted 4- to 10-day tickets 3/28/13, exp 6/14/13
6/13/13-8/14/13 5%-30% off general public room-only rates 4/2/13, exp 6/14/13
6/13/13-8/14/13 package deal for general public with 5%-30% off room rates and discounted 4- to 10-day tickets 4/2/13, exp 6/14/13
8/15/13-9/28/13 5%-30% off room-only rates for Disney’s Visa cardholders (also bookable as package) 5/6/13, exp 7/31/13
9/2/13-9/25/13 package deal (“free dining”) for Disney’s Visa cardholders 5/6/13, exp 7/31/13
8/15/13-9/28/13 5%-30% off general public room-only rates (also bookable as package) 5/9/13, exp 7/31/13
8/16/13-9/26/13 5%-35% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 7/11/13, exp 9/26/13
8/16/13-9/26/13 5%-35% off Florida resident room-only rates 8/13/13, exp 9/26/13
9/2/13-9/25/13 package deal (“free dining”) for general public 5/9/13, exp 7/31/13
9/27/13-12/24/13 20%-35% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 9/3/13, exp 12/24/13
9/27/13-12/24/13 20%-35% off Florida resident room-only rates 9/27/13, exp 12/24/13
9/29/13-12/22/13 package deal (“free dining”) for general public 8/1/13, exp 9/15/13
9/29/13-11/9/13 15%-30% off general public room-only rates (also bookable as package) 8/1/13, exp 9/15/13
11/10/13-12/23/13 15%-30% off general public room-only rates (also bookable as package) 8/1/13, exp 11/3/13

2014 Discounts and Codes

Stay dates Type of Discount Became Available
1/4/14-4/8/14 20%-37% off Florida resident room-only rates 12/7/13?, exp 4/8/14
1/4/14-4/12/14 20%-37% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 11/21/13, exp 4/12/14
1/5/14-3/5/14 discounted package deal (Play, Stay & Dine) for Disney’s Visa cardholders 10/3/13, exp 12/31/13
1/5/14-3/5/14 discounted package deal (Play, Stay & Dine) for general public 10/7/13, exp 12/31/13
1/5/14-3/5/14 discounted package deal (Intro to Disney/Families with Little Ones) for general public 10/3/13, exp 12/31/13
1/5/14-4/12/14 5%-35% off room-only rates for Disney’s Visa cardholders (also bookable as package) 10/3/13, exp 12/31/13
1/5/14-4/12/14 5%-35% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package) 10/7/13, exp 12/31/13
2/24/14-6/15/14 5%-30% off room-only rates for Disney’s Visa cardholders (also bookable as package) 1/2/14, exp 3/31/14
2/24/14-6/15/14 5%-30% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package) 1/6/14, exp 3/31/14
4/27/14-6/15/14 5%-30% off Annual Passholder room-only rates 1/22/14, exp 6/15/14
4/27/14-6/15/14 discounted package (10%-25% off room) for general public with free Memory Maker 2/6/14, exp 4/20/14
6/15/14-8/28/14 10%-35% off room-only rates for Disney’s Visa cardholders (also bookable as package) 3/13/14, exp 6/6/14
6/15/14-8/28/14 10%-35% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package) 3/17/14, exp 6/6/14
6/16/14-8/2/14 15%-35% off Annual Passholder room-only rates plus free Memory Maker 4/13/14, exp 8/2/14
8/15/14-9/30/14 discounted package (10%-25% off room) for general public with free Memory Maker 2/6/14, exp 4/20/14