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 always 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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 2021 Discounts 
Stay datesType of DiscountBecame Available / Expired
11/29/20-2/28/21discount on select room-only rates for Disney Visa cardholders at select WDW Resorts (also bookable as package)11/16/20, exp 2/28/21
1/3/21-4/17/2120%-35% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)10/21/20, exp 3/15/21
1/3/21-4/17/2125%-35% off room-only rates for Florida residents (also bookable as package)10/21/20, exp 4/17/21
1/3/21-4/17/2130%-40% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as package)10/21/20, exp 4/17/21
1/8/21-9/25/212 extra days of tickets with 4-night or more non-discounted package (announced 12/17/20) 1/5/21, exp 5/2/21
4/11/21-5/27/21 20% off campsites at Fort Wilderness (also bookable as package)3/16/21, exp 5/27/21
4/18/21-7/10/2115%-30% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)1/5/21, exp 5/27/21
4/18/21-7/10/2120%-30% off room-only rates for Florida residents (also bookable as package)1/5/21, exp 7/10/21
4/18/21-7/10/2125%-35% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as package)1/5/21, exp 7/10/21
7/11/21-9/29/2110%-25% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)5/3/21, exp 8/28/21
8/8/21-9/4/2125%-30% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders6/30/21, exp 9/4/21
8/8/21-9/4/2125%-30% off room-only rates for Florida residents (also bookable as package)7/7/21, exp 9/4/21
 2020 Discounts 
Stay datesType of DiscountBecame Available / Expired
12/16/19-3/21/2020% off room-only rates at Disney’s Riviera Resort only for Disney Visa cardholders (also bookable as package)9/30/19, exp 2/14/20
1/1/20-3/7/20Kid-Sized package offer includes free kids dining, at select Disney resorts only10/4/19, exp 1/1/20
1/1/20-4/25/2015%-25% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)10/4/19, exp 3/7/20
1/1/20-4/25/2020%-30% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)10/4/19, exp 4/25/20
1/1/20-4/25/2025%-35% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)10/4/19, exp 4/25/20
3/29/20-5/21/2020% off campsites at Fort Wilderness, available Sun-Thurs only (also bookable as package)3/6/20, exp 5/21/20
4/1/20-7/9/2020%-30% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)1/6/20, exp 7/9/20
4/1/20-7/9/2025%-35% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)1/14/20, exp 7/9/20
4/1/20-8/31/2015%-25% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)2/27/20, exp 7/9/20, 8/31/20
4/1/20-9/12/2015%-25% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package) 1/6/20, exp 2/26/20
5/25/20-8/28/20Kid-Sized package offer includes free kids dining, at select Disney resorts only1/6/20, exp 2/26/20
6/27/20-6/28/20, 7/5/20-7/8/20, 8/29/20-9/8/20Free Dining for general public1/2/20, exp 1/16/20
7/9/20-9/30/20 12/25/2030%-40% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)7/9/20, exp 9/30/20, 12/25/20
7/9/20-9/30/20 12/25/2025%-35% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)7/9/20, exp 9/30/20, 12/25/20
9/4/20-12/25/20Magic Is Here package offer includes $15-$125 off per night at select Disney resorts only9/1/20, exp 12/25/20
9/4/20-12/25/2015%-30% room-only rates for AL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV residents (also bookable as package)9/1/20, exp 12/25/20
11/29/20-2/28/21discount on select room-only rates for Disney Visa cardholders at select WDW Resorts (also bookable as package)11/16/20, exp 2/28/21
 2019 Discounts 
Stay datesType of DiscountBecame Available / Expired
1/1/19-3/9/19discounted package deal (Play Stay Dine) for general public9/26/18, exp 1/2/19
1/1/19-4/27/1915%-25% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)9/26/18, exp 4/27/19
1/1/19-4/27/19 25%-35% off room-only rates for Disney Visa cardholders (also bookable as package)9/26/18, exp 4/27/19
1/1/19-4/27/1925%-35% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)11/5/18, exp 4/27/19
1/1/19-4/27/1920%-30% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)11/16/18, exp 4/27/19
4/28/19-6/30/1925%-40% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)1/3/19, exp 6/30/19
4/28/19-6/30/1925%-35% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)1/3/19, exp 6/30/19
4/28/19-9/30/1920%-30% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)1/2/19, exp 3/24/19
4/28/19-5/27/1915%-25% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)1/2/19, exp 5/27/19
4/28/19-5/23/1920% off campsites at Fort Wilderness, available Sun-Thurs only (also bookable as package)3/7/19?, exp 5/23/19
5/2/19-8/21/19Get 1 Free Quick Service meal per night package offer for general public, 3 night minimum, Value & Moderate resorts only4/24/19, exp 6/10/19, 6/30/19
5/28/19-8/28/1915%-25% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package) plus Free Disney Gift Card per night for arrivals 5/28/19-6/30/194/24/19, exp 8/28/19
7/5/19-9/30/19Free Dining for general public1/2/19, exp 2/10/19
7/1/19-8/28/1925%-35% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)4/24/19, exp 8/28/19
7/1/19-8/28/19 25%-30% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)4/24/19, exp 8/28/19
7/15/19-9/28/1920%-35% on room-only rates for Disney Visa cardholders (also bookable as package) at select Disney Resorts only7/15/19, exp 9/28/19
9/1/19-9/18/19; 11/17/19-11/27/19; 12/8/19-12/23/19Free Dining for general public7/16/19, exp 9/29/19
9/1/19-12/24/1910%-20% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package) – weekend dates excluded from discount7/16/19, exp 12/24/19
9/1/19-12/24/1920%-30% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)7/16/19, exp 12/24/19
9/1/19-12/24/1915%-25% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)7/16/19, exp 12/24/19
12/16/19-3/21/2020% off room-only rates at Disney’s Riviera Resort only for Disney Visa cardholders (also bookable as package)9/30/19, exp 2/14/20
 2018 Discounts 
Stay datesType of DiscountBecame Available / Expired
1/1/18-4/14/1825%-35% on room-only rates for Disney Visa cardholders (also bookable as package)10/3/17, exp 1/2/18
1/1/18-4/14/1815%-25% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)10/3/17, exp 1/2/18
1/1/18-3/10/18discounted package deal (Play Stay Dine) for general public10/3/17, exp 12/22/17
1/1/18-4/14/1825%-35% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)11/3/17, 4/14/18
1/1/18-4/14/1820%-30% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)11/28/17, exp 4/14/18
1/3/18-2/17/1810%-20% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package), available Sun-Thurs only at Value & Moderate resorts1/3/18, exp 2/3/18
2/18/18-6/10/1810%-20% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)1/3/18, exp 4/7/18, 5/12/18
4/15/18-6/10/1815%-25% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)2/17/18, exp 6/10/18
4/15/18-6/24/1821%-31% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)2/27/18, exp 6/24/18
5/29/18-8/25/18discounted package (Summer Meal) with free Quick Service meal per person per night1/3/18, exp 2/11/18
6/11/18-8/30/18discounted package (Incredibly Delicious) with free kids dining3/21/18, exp 8/1/18
6/11/18-8/1/1810%-25% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package through 8/30/18)3/21/18, exp 8/1/18
6/11/18-8/30/1820%-30% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)4/10/18?, exp 8/30/18
6/25/18-8/30/1820%-36% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)4/17/18, exp 8/30/18
7/18/18-8/11/1837% off room-only rates for Art Of Animation Suite only for Disney Visa cardholders (also bookable as package)5/29/18, exp 8/11/18
8/2/17-10/7/1820%-25% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)4/24/18, exp 9/7/18, 10/7/18
8/2/18-12/23/18Free Dining for Canadian residents (blacked out 9/30-11/23, 11/28-12/6)4/24/18, exp 7/7/18
8/2/18-12/23/18Free Dining for Disney Visa cardholders (blacked out 9/20-11/23, 11/29-12/6)4/24/18, exp 7/7/18
8/20/18-12/23/18Free Dining for general public (blacked out 9/30-11/23, 11/28-12/6)4/24/18, exp 7/7/18, 8/1/18
8/26/18-10/7/1825%-35% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)6/12/18, exp 9/7/18, 10/7/18
8/26/18-10/7/1830%-35% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)6/26/18, exp 10/7/18
10/8/18-12/24/1810%-20% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)6/26/18, exp 12/24/18
10/8/18-12/25/1822%-35% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)8/14/18, exp 12/25/18
10/8/18-12/25/1820%-30% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)8/21/18, exp 12/25/18
 2017 Discounts 
Stay datesType of DiscountBecame Available / Expired
1/1/17-3/7/17discounted package deal (Play Stay Dine) for Disney Visa cardholders9/28/16, exp 12/21/16
1/1/17-4/8/1715%-25% on room-only rates for Disney Visa cardholders (also bookable as package)9/28/16, exp 12/21/16
1/1/17-4/8/1715%-25% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)9/30/16, exp 12/21/16, 1/24/17
1/1/17-3/7/17discounted package deal (Play Stay Dine) for general public9/30/16, exp 12/21/16
1/1/17-4/8/1725%-35% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)10/22/16, exp 4/7/16
1/1/17-4/8/1720%-30% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)12/6/16, exp 4/7/17
2/20/17-6/10/1710%-25% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)12/28/16, exp 3/30/17
4/9/17-6/10/1725%-35% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)1/12/17, exp 6/9/17
4/9/17-6/5/1720%-30% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)1/31/17, exp 6/4/17
5/30/17-8/24/17discounted package deal (Summer Meal – 1 free quick service meal/night) for general public12/28/16, exp 2/12/17
5/28/17-8/31/1715%-25% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)3/27/17, exp 7/14/17
6/11/17-8/31/1730%-35% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)4/4/17, exp 8/30/17
6/6/17-8/31/1725%-30% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)4/4/17, exp 8/30/17
8/1/17-10/7/1715%-30% off room-only rates for general public (also bookable as package)4/24/17, exp 8/31/17
8/13/17-12/23/17Free Dining for Canadian residents (blacked out 10/1-11/13, 11/21-11/24, 11/28-12/7)4/24/17, exp 8/31/17
8/13/17-12/23/17Free Dining for Disney Visa cardholders (blacked out 10/1-11/13, 11/21-11/24, 11/28-12/7)4/24/17, exp 7/7/17
8/21/17-12/23/17Free Dining for general public (blacked out 10/1-11/13, 11/21-11/24, 11/28-12/7)4/24/17, exp 7/7/17
9/1/17-10/7/1725%-35% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)6/22/17, exp 10/6/17
9/1/17-10/7/1725%-35% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)6/27/17, exp 10/6/17
10/8/17-12/24/1710%-20% off room-only rates for general public (blacked out weekends from 10/8-11/11, also 11/22-11/24) (also bookable as package)7/17/17, exp 10/7/17
10/8/17-12/24/1720%-25% off room-only rates for Annual Passholders (also bookable as AP package)8/18/17, esp 12/24/17
10/8/17-12/24/1715%-25% off room-only rates for Florida Residents (also bookable as package)8/24/27, exp 12/24/17
12/21/17-12/26/17discounted package deal (Ultimate Disney Christmas) for general public10/16/17, exp 12/10/17