To save on Disney Resorts, here are a few tips:
Disney has four "seasons" at its Walt Disney World resort hotels each year.
Value Season is the least expensive and least crowded time, followed by Regular 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.
However, it is possible to get even bigger discounts. Depending on availability and current promotions, it is quite possible to save as much as 40% off the full price "rack rates" at the Disney resorts. The savings can add up to hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.
One way to do this is by purchasing an ANNUAL PASS> In addition to giving you admission to the 4 parks for one year form the date of purchase (A Deluxe pass is avaiable which include the water parks and Pleasure Island), you get discounts on Disney Resorts that can be HUGE!
Savings for Annual Passholders can be up to 45%!!!!, especialy at the Deluxe resorts. Annual Passholder rates are NOT guaranteed and frequently are not offered during peak holiday periods.
Sometimes, the Annual Passholder rates are so good that in some cases it's worth purchasing an Annual Pass for stays as short as three days!
I just purchased one myself, and paid just over $200 per night for a room at the Wilderness Lodge the week of February 2!!!