Disney World Resort Discounts & Disney Hotel Codes

LAST UPDATE: 7/28/14

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On this page you’ll find every known “room only” hotel discount at Disney’s resorts at Walt Disney World. We list Disney hotel promo codes that can save you a bundle, as well as other strategies that can help you get the best room rates at Disney World resort hotels.

Disney World resort discount codes must be thought of as a “clearance sale” — if you want the discount, you have to be willing to take what’s left over! It’s important to be flexible with both dates and hotels, and to be persistent in calling back periodically to see if anything has opened up.

All of the discounted Disney World hotel rates listed below are subject to availability and are per night, usually for double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. An extra charge may apply for additional adults in the room. Kids under 18 years of age are free of charge on a “room only” reservation. Rates listed on this page do not include tax, which is 12.5% for most resorts, 13% for the All Star Resorts.

Have Questions?

  • Want to know what the Disney hotel room rates would be without any discounts? Check the full price “rack rates” at the Disney World resort hotels for 2014.

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Off-Season Rates

Disney has four “seasons” each year. Value Season is the least expensive and least crowded time, followed by Regular Season, Summer Season, Fall Season, Peak Season and Holiday Season. So the most basic way to save money on Disney’s resort hotels is simply to book in the off-season.

Each night of your stay will be priced separately, and you will be charged the applicable rate for that night. So for example, if the last date of Value Season is December 18 and you check in on that date, only that one night will be at the Value Season rates. December 19 and later will be charged at the higher Holiday Season rates. Plus, if some nights of your stay are weekend nights or part of a pre-designated holiday period, you’ll be charged the higher rate for those.

Disney Resort Discounts: Hotel Codes & Deals for the General Public

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Room-Only Disney World Resort Discounts

Disney periodically offers room-only discounts to the general public. They typically become available 2-6 months in advance and are most often offered during the off-season, with major holidays, mid-summer and holiday weekends “blacked out” (excluded) from the offer. When such offers are released, we list them below.

Late Fall Savings Offer

With this offer, get a discount of up to 30% off regular “Rack” rates for selected Walt Disney World resorts. Offer is valid for stays 10/4/14 – 11/25/14 and 11/29/14 – 12/23/14. Pricing and savings will vary by resort type and date. As with all Disney promotional discounts, some resorts, room types and date combinations will not be available*. Length of stay requirements may apply.

Offer details:

  • Value Resorts: get up to 15% off
  • Moderate Resorts: get up to 20% off
  • Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: get up to 30% off

*This is a room-only offer. Tickets (including a special discount) and optional dining plan can be added, but that will make this a vacation package, subject to vacation package rules. Offer excludes Villas at Grand Floridian, Villas at Bay Lake Tower, Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation Resort, campsites and 3-bedroom villas. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per adult charges apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Advance reservations required. No group rates or other discounts apply.

Book by 10/3/14.

Thanks to Small World Vacations for info.

  • To reserve a room with the Late Fall Savings Offer, call the Disney Reservations Center at (407) W-DISNEY or contact a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel, and request this offer.  It is also worth checking to see if any online travel agencies have any special discounts that stack on top of Disney’s discount.

Fall Savings Offer

With this offer, get a substantial discount off regular “Rack” rates for selected Walt Disney World resorts. Offer is valid for stays 8/16/14 – 10/3/14. Pricing and savings will vary by resort type and date. As with all Disney promotional discounts, some resorts, room types and date combinations will not be available*. Length of stay requirements may apply.

Offer details:

  • Value Resorts: get up to 20% off
  • Moderate Resorts: get up to 25% off
  • Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: get up to 30% off

*This is a room-only offer. Tickets (including a special discount) and optional dining plan can be added, but that will make this a vacation package, subject to vacation package rules. Offer excludes Villas at Grand Floridian, Bay Lake Tower, Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation Resort, campsites and 3-bedroom villas. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per adult charges apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Advance reservations required. No group rates or other discounts apply.

Book by 8/8/14.

Thanks to Small World Vacations for info.

  • To reserve a room with the Fall Savings Offer, call the Disney Reservations Center at (407) W-DISNEY or contact a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel, and request this offer.  It may also be worth checking to see if any online travel agencies have any special discounts that stack on top of Disney’s discount.

Online Travel Agencies

Unlike a full-service Disney Specialist travel agent, online travel agencies don’t offer any significant service — this is a strictly do-it-yourself option. With online agencies, changes and cancellations may be a hassle, and they may charge fees for changes or cancellations. Be sure to read ALL the small print as you make your reservation (which may require you to click on a link that says “terms and conditions” or something similar) so that you are clear on any cancellation and change fees.  On the rare occasions when online agencies screw something up, it can be difficult to get the problem fixed, because you don’t have a single point of contact, as you would with a regular travel agent. However, the savings through online travel agencies can be significant, so if you’re willing to do a bit more work, they are worth considering.

Online travel agencies sometimes offer add-on tickets that may sound like a good deal, but be sure to check their bottom line ticket prices, including any taxes and fees, against Undercover Tourist.

Once you’ve bought your room through an online travel agency, you’ll need to get the correct Disney confirmation number from that agency so that you can link your reservation to your online Disney account, in order to take advantage of the new MyMagic+ features, such as FastPass+. If you want to add Disney’s free Magical Express (airport bus transfer) service to your room reservation, you’ll need that Disney confirmation number again. Then just call (866) 599-0951 and book it directly with Magical Express.

CheapTickets and Orbitz

Be sure to read the information above about booking with online travel agencies.

CheapTickets and Orbitz are really the same company, but they don’t always offer exactly the same deals. Most of the time, they offer Disney World hotel rooms at “rack rate” (full price). However, when seasonal discounted room-only rates are offered to the general public, the same rates are usually also available online through both sites. Note that availability may not be the same between Disney’s own booking system and CheapTickets/Orbitz. They are booking from two different groups of rooms, so one can be sold out of a discounted room type when the other still has rooms available. For this reason, don’t assume that CheapTickets/Orbitz will have the same room rate as Disney’s discounted rates; you need to check to be sure. When they run out of discounted rooms, typically they’ll just quietly switch to rack rates.

CheapTickets or Orbitz often offer special discount codes that take a percentage or a flat dollar amount off your reservation. When there are no other deals around, this can be one of the only ways to get a discount on your Disney World resort hotel room. And when there are Disney seasonal promo discounts in place, sometimes the discount codes can be applied on top of Disney’s promotional discount! If there are any current discount codes, we note them below.

Note that they offer “room only” bookings. You cannot book Disney’s vacation packages through them. If you want a vacation package including tickets and perhaps a dining plan, click here to see current package offers.

The Disney confirmation code you’ll need for MyDisneyExperience and/or Magical Express is on the final itinerary page under “Hotel confirmation number.”

CheapTickets/Orbitz has a glitch in their programming that overcharges if you have more than two guests, even if the additional guests are children under 18. Disney’s policy is that kids under 18 stay free, but CheapTickets/Orbitz transmits the booking to Disney with all of the guests listed as adults. This triggers Disney’s upcharge for more than 2 adults in a single room, and also could cause hassles in linking your children’s tickets to your booking in MyDisneyExperience. To avoid these problems, book the room online first with just the adults, then call CheapTickets/Orbitz customer service and ask them to contact Disney Wholesale Travel to add the children to the booking. (The process of dealing with their customer service is not always perfect; sometimes you’ll get a rep that doesn’t understand this problem, and our advice is to call back or escalate to higher-level support. So far we’ve had many reports of people being successful adding their children to the booking this way, and no reports of failures.)

  • Receive an extra $60 in bonus Orbucks (which can be used like cash for future bookings) when you book an official Walt Disney World resort hotel through Orbitz. $50 minimum purchase required. Book by 8/27/14. It may take up to 5 days for your $60 bonus Orbucks to be credited to your account. This offer can be combined with a current percent-off code like REVIEW15, listed below. You must be signed into your Orbitz Rewards account while booking to get the bonus Orbucks. Click here to sign up for Orbitz Rewards if you’re not already a member, and get a FREE $25-off promo code with our special link! (Handy tip: you normally earn 3% in Orbucks on hotel bookings, but you earn 5% if you use Orbitz’s iOS or Android apps. We find it easier to use the regular web site to find the right booking, and then book using the app to get the bonus Orbucks.)
  • New!Book through Orbitz at any of the Walt Disney World resort hotels and get an extra 15% off for stays through 12/31/14. Orbitz’s base room rates are generally the same as Disney’s discounted rates, and those rates can be further discounted with this special code. To find the official Disney hotels, search Disney World and 3 star or higher hotels. Be sure to type code REVIEW15 into the form under “I have a promotion code.” Expiration is given as 9/30/14, but Orbitz codes often work for a few days beyond their official expiration.
  • Book through CheapTickets at any of the Walt Disney World resort hotels and get an extra 5% off for stays through 12/31/14. CheapTickets’s base room rates are generally the same as Disney’s discounted rates, and those rates can be further discounted with this special code. To find the official Disney hotels, search Disney World and 3 star or higher hotels. Be sure to type code CTXHOTEL5 into the form under “I have a promotion code.” You must book by 9/30/14.
  • Orbitz has a rewards program that rebates back 1%-5% of your booking amount in the form of “Orbucks” that can be used for future bookings. If you’re not already a member of the Orbitz Rewards program, you get a $25-off promo code when you join using this special link: Click here to sign up. (Handy tip: you normally earn 3% in Orbucks on hotel bookings, but you earn 5% if you use Orbitz’s iOS or Android apps. We find it easier to use the regular web site to find the right booking, and then book using the app to get the bonus Orbucks.)

Other Online Travel Agencies

Most of the time, Expedia and Travelocity offer Disney World hotel rooms at the same price you can get through Disney directly, including any current “room-only” discount promotion. Since they purchase large blocks of rooms at a discount, they will sometimes have discount rooms available when Disney is sold-out for that room or category.

Note that they offer “room only” bookings. You cannot book Disney’s vacation packages through them. If you want a vacation package including tickets and perhaps a dining plan, click here to see current package offers.

Postcard and Email Codes

Disney sometimes sends out postcards and emails that offer deeply discounted Walt Disney World resort rates to the recipients. We can’t publish those discounts, because Disney uses a PIN (Personal Identification Number) system so that only the recipient can use the code. (When you call in with your PIN, they match your name and address to it. You can’t share the PIN with anyone else.)

How do you get on the lists for these special PIN-coded postcards and emails? No one knows exactly, and we have done a lot of research on it over the last 10+ years. It appears that Disney’s marketing department uses a variety of lists at different times. Often a specific geographical area is targeted.

If you want to have the best possible chance of getting a PIN-coded offer by mail or email, it’s definitely a good idea to request information from Disney whenever you get a chance, in order to get on its mailing lists. You might also want to request a vacation planning video and customized Disney World maps from Disney. They may get names from DisneyStore.com, subscribers to Disney publications and Disney’s Visa cardholders. In short, sign up for anything Disney (especially Disney World related) you can, and keep your fingers crossed!

Bounceback Offers

“Bounceback” offers are offers made by Disney ONLY to guests who are currently staying at one of the official Walt Disney World resorts. The idea is to encourage you to “bounce back” to Disney World by planning your next vacation right now. These offers are not always available and could end at any time.

When a bounceback offer is available, you may be able to book a discounted room-only stay on selected dates at a Walt Disney World resort. Not all dates are offered, and not all resorts and room types will be included.

To qualify, the reservation for your next vacation must be made before you check out, and there are no exceptions made. You must call the number provided (usually on a flyer in your room) and pay a one-night deposit when booking.

If you don’t get a bounceback offer on a flyer in your room, the resort TV channel may be showing this offer, or you may receive an email from Disney during your stay. You can also try asking the front desk and/or Housekeeping for a flyer. Last, you can try dialing x8844 from your room phone and asking them if there are any current offers.

Disney World Resort Discounts for Disney’s Visa Cardholders

From time to time, Disney’s Visa cardholders are able to book room-only discounts that are exclusive to them, or more frequently, not exclusive but available to cardholders ahead of the general public. When such offers are released, we list them below.

Disney Visa Fall Savings Offer

This offer for Disney’s Visa cardholders is identical to the regular Fall Savings Offer, but became available for booking several days in advance of the general public offer.

Book by 8/8/14.

Annual & Seasonal Passholder Disney World Hotel Discounts

Savings for Annual and Seasonal Passholders are more likely to be available during Value and Regular seasons, though there are exceptions to this — Peak season discounts are not unheard-of. Generally speaking the discounts are released 2-4 months in advance.

Annual Passholder rates are NOT guaranteed and frequently are not offered during peak holiday periods. Be aware that discounted rooms are limited in number and will not be available for all dates at all resorts. You may have to be flexible with your selections. If you can’t get your first choice on the first try, call back periodically and check on availability. Frequently discounted rooms will open up as people change and cancel their reservations over time.

To learn more about Disney World Annual Passes, click here.

Annual Passholder Room-Only Discounts

Stay dates: 7/20/14 – 9/27/14

Get a substantial discount off regular “Rack” rates. Pricing and savings will vary by resort type and date. Rates not available for all dates, room types and resorts. Minimum stay requirements and/or higher rates may apply for Friday or Saturday arrivals.

Sample rates:

  • Up to 20% off Campgrounds
  • Up to 25% off select Value resorts
  • Up to 30% off select Moderate resorts
  • Up to 35% off select Deluxe Resorts
  • Up to 35% off select Deluxe Villa Resorts

This is a room-only offer. If you would like to add a Dining Plan with these rates, there is a special Annual Passholders package.

Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas, Art of Animation Little Mermaid standard rooms, Bay Lake Tower and Villas at Grand Floridian.

Book by 9/24/14.

  • To reserve a room with the Annual Passholder discount, call the Disney Reservations Center at (407) W-DISNEY or contact a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel, and request the Annual Passholder rates.

Stay dates: 6/16/14 – 8/2/14

Get a substantial discount off regular “Rack” rates and FREE Memory Maker when you stay at least two nights. Pricing and savings will vary by resort type and date. Rates not available for all dates, room types and resorts. Minimum stay requirements and/or higher rates may apply for Friday or Saturday arrivals.

Sample rates:

  • 15% off Art of Animation Family Suites
  • 20% off All-Star Music, All-Star Sports, and Pop Century Resorts
  • 25% off Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans – Riverside, and Cabins at Fort Wilderness
  • 25% off Beach Club Resort and Villas, Contemporary Resort, Animal Kingdom Resort Club Level/Savannah View, Animal Kingdom Villas, and Villas at Wilderness Lodge
  • 35% off Animal Kingdom Resort Standard/Pool View, Boardwalk Inn and Villas, Grand Floridian Resort, Polynesian, Wilderness Lodge, Yacht Club, Old Key West, and Saratoga Springs

This is a room-only offer. If you would like to add a Dining Plan with these rates, there is a special Annual Passholders package.

Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Art of Animation Little Mermaid standard rooms, All-Star Movies, Bay Lake Tower, Port Orleans – French Quarter, and Villas at Grand Floridian.

Book by 8/2/14.

  • To reserve a room with the Annual Passholder discount, call the Disney Reservations Center at (407) W-DISNEY or contact a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel, and request the Annual Passholder rates.

Florida Resident Resort Hotel Discounts

Savings for Florida residents are more likely to be available during Value and Regular seasons, though there are exceptions to this — Peak season discounts are not unheard-of. Generally speaking the discounts are released 2-4 months in advance.

Florida resident rates are NOT guaranteed and frequently are not offered during peak holiday periods. Be aware that discounted rooms are limited in number and will not be available for all dates at all resorts. You may have to be flexible with your selections. If you can’t get your first choice on the first try, call back periodically and check on availability. Frequently discounted rooms will open up as people change and cancel their reservations over time.

Florida Resident Room-Only Discounts

Stay dates: 7/20/14 – 9/27/14

Get a substantial discount off regular “Rack” rates. Pricing and savings will vary by resort type and date. Rates not available for all dates, room types and resorts. Minimum stay requirements and/or higher rates may apply for Friday or Saturday arrivals.

Sample rates:

  • up to 25% off select Value resorts
  • up to 30% off select Moderate resorts
  • up to 35% off select Deluxe Resorts
  • up to 35% off select Deluxe Villa Resorts

Offer excludes campsites and 3-bedroom villas.

This is a room-only offer. Book by 9/24/14.

  • To reserve a room with the Florida resident discount, call the Disney Reservations Center at (407) W-DISNEY or contact a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel, and request this offer.

UK/Ireland Resident Disney Resort Hotel Discounts

The Disney specialist travel agency we recommend, Small World Vacations, gladly works with clients around the globe. They have many clients from the UK and Ireland. Unfortunately they cannot book UK-specific offers, but sometimes the American offers are a better deal.

The best and easiest way to book any Walt Disney World holiday offers that are specific to UK visitors is to go online to the UK Walt Disney Travel Company website.

You can also check the UK Visitors page for current room-only offers that are specific to the UK.

Canadian Resident Disney World Hotel Discounts

Canadian residents can book the US offers listed above. The Disney specialist travel agency we recommend, Small World Vacations, gladly works with clients around the globe. They have many clients from Canada.

In addition, you can visit DisneyWorld.ca and click on the Special Offers tab to see any current deals specific to Canadians, but most of the time the offers are the same as those distributed in the US. Sometimes the Canadian offer will have a different discount code, but otherwise it will be identical to the US offer. If we learn of any specials for Canadians only, they are listed below.

AAA and CAA Disney Resort Hotel Discounts

American Automobile Association (AAA) and Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) members qualify for “room only” discounts almost year-round, though there are a limited number of rooms available for each date.

AAA/CAA members can generally save 10%-25% off rack rates at the Disney resort hotels, depending on the season:

AAA/CAA rates for all of the following year are usually released in the summer.

You don’t have to book AAA/CAA rates through the Auto Club. Room-only reservations with an AAA discount can be booked directly through the Disney Reservation Center at (407) W-DISNEY or a travel agent who specializes in Disney travel. Just ask if there is an AAA or CAA discount for your dates and resort.

Disney World Hotel Discounts for Military and Veterans

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Military Salute Discounts

Military Salute Discounts through October 3, 2015

Military discounts of 30% off Value Resorts, 35% off Moderates and 40% off Deluxe and Resorts are available for stays through 10/3/15.

Some dates are not included (blocked out) for this offer and will price at full rack rate: those dates include 11/27/14-11/29/14, 12/24/14-12/31/14 and 3/30/15-4/4/15.

This offer can be booked as a room only reservation. If you wish, one of the Dining Plans (Quick Service, regular or Deluxe) can be added, which will then change your booking to a package and therefore subject to the package rules. Park tickets cannot be added to special military packages because this offer is tied in with a specially priced ticket offer for military personnel and their families.

Offer valid for active or retired members of the US military, including the National Guard, Reservists and the US Coast Guard, with a valid military ID card. Dept of Defense (CIA, FBI, Secret Service) and Coalition Forces are not included. Military ID required at check-in.

Thanks to Small World Vacations for info.

Shades of Green

Active duty and retired military, as well as honorably discharged veterans (during limited times of year) can stay at the Shades of Green (SOG) resort. Though not operated by Disney, this is a beautiful deluxe resort on Disney property, right across the street from Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

Click here for details on SOG and any current special offers.

Historical Information on Discounts for Walt Disney World Resorts

To assist you in planning future trips for which rates or discounts have not yet been released, check out the list of past release dates for “rack” (full price) room rates, as well as a chart of release dates for the deepest discounts (including discount codes, Annual Passholder rates and Florida resident rates).

Room Upgrades at Disney Hotels

Free upgrades are rare at the Disney resorts. They do happen occasionally, however, if higher-category rooms are available. This is entirely at the whim of the person checking you in. If you are traveling during an off-peak time of year, when there is more likelihood of rooms being open, you can always ask the Cast Member at the front desk if there is any chance of a free upgrade. Of course it helps to be friendly, polite and enthusiastic — and don’t forget to mention any special occasions you will be celebrating during your stay, such as a honeymoon, birthday or anniversary.

If you’re willing to pay a little extra at the time you check into the hotel, it may be worthwhile to ask how much it would cost to upgrade. For instance:

There are no guarantees you’ll be offered a free or discounted upgrade. If a specific view or room type is very important to you, book it in advance.

Club Level – Is It Worth the Money?

In our opinion, there is really no way to justify Club Level (aka Concierge Level) in terms of “getting your money’s worth.”

By staying on Club Level, you have access to a lounge that serves continental breakfast, followed by light snacks more or less all day. During the day it’s usually something like goldfish crackers, potato chips and cookies, plus cold drinks; in the evening they have hot appetizers and wine for a couple of hours; in the later evening there are mini-desserts and liqueurs.

This is all very nice, but other than breakfast, it’s not intended to replace meals. (And many people will want to eat a hot breakfast or two somewhere along the line, which is not provided in the lounge.)

The Club Level rooms are not a big upgrade on rooms elsewhere at the hotel. They aren’t bigger or better decorated, nor do they necessarily have the best views. Sometimes they have a “premium” location (most centrally located, highest floor, etc.) — but don’t count on this.

Club Level guests have access to concierge staff in the lounge who can make dining reservations, etc. Regular guests can have the “Lobby Concierge” do the same thing. You might have to wait in a short line in the lobby; if you are a Club Level guest there’s usually no line in the lounge.

MouseSaveres.com founder Mary Waring went to Walt Disney World in May 2006 (Regular season) and stayed at the Polynesian. She wanted a great view and wanted to “live it up” a bit. She upgraded to a Club Level room with a view of the Castle. At that time she paid about $150 per night (including tax) more than a non-Club Level room with the same view. The price difference in 2014 is more like $200 per night, including tax.

Here’s what she found out:

We feel the Club Level room is not worth the extra cost. In fact, a family of four that was purchasing a vacation package could add the Dining Plan for around the same amount per night, and that would give them a table service meal, a counter service meal and a snack per person per day. That would be a MUCH better value!

If you want to be pampered and feel like you’re “special” (and money is no object), Club Level is very pleasant. However, we don’t feel the slightly better room location, slightly better services and minimal food and drink provided are usually worth the substantial extra cost.

Disney Vacation Club

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is a timeshare program operated by Disney at Walt Disney World. Click here to learn more.

Renting Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points is a little-known way to stay in a deluxe-level Disney resort for much less. Click here to learn more.