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    waaaaa!!! They told me no when I tried to book for our trip this past Oct!
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    I actually got a better deal on a package through Disney than I did through AAA ....I was shocked!
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    I've been several times in the last couple years and with exception of using the discount code or annual pass discount Disney has always been higher or same price PLUS tax. Never used my AAA card yet but going to check for trip in May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydame2004 View Post
    January is "Disney Month" here at AAA in NY, with some special promotion days and a few little perks thrown in with your package. Nothing major, but if you're pricing trips it doesn't hurt to check all possible sources of discounts.

    Certain types of rooms sometimes have better discounts on the AAA rate than the AP rate, I've found, but not always. For example, a couple years ago I booked two rooms at the Poly - a garden view concierge for us and a lagoon view concierge for my parents. The garden view room had a better discount with AAA, while the lagoon view did not. So no blanket "This is the best way to get the best deal" works!
    Your right Pat, I just got close to $100.00 a night off at the Poly garden view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DopeyDancer87 View Post
    I actually got a better deal on a package through Disney than I did through AAA ....I was shocked!
    That is shocking, did you have a discount code?
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    That is shocking, did you have a discount code?
    There are codes, but they're hidden way deep down in the system! LOL The best thing to do is call your AAA for a quote. The agent will automatically pull up the January special as long as it applies to your travel dates. (In most cases, the Jan Special is a gift card offer) Otherwise, they will just look at the regular AAA package pricing, which is less than Disney's rack rate packages. AAA can discount a full package for members, but Disney directly can only apply a AAA discount to a room only reservation.

    And yes, you CAN have the Dining Plan on your package booked thru AAA. You can also book the Premium and Platinum packages as well.
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    We have used an AM EX Travel Agrent for all our travel needs in the past, but this year we figured let's comapre pricing for our upcoming August trip before pulling the trigger.

    AAA came in about $20 more expensive, could not/would not book me the same flight (said the flight didn't even exist), and then after pricing out exactly what I requested, started the old sales pitch to upgrade me to a different resort, packages, blah, blah blah.

    Needless to say I was turned off by the whole pitch and went back to our regular agent, who simply gets me what I ask for at a very comeptitive price and gets me on my way.

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    I don't book the packages and buy everything separate. We go every two years. I get a AAA membership one year and non-renew the next. The year of the trip, I get another membership (I do this because it's cheaper to get a new membership than to re-new). I only get the membership because of the Disney discount. I then book my trip through Disney and tell them I'm a AAA member. Both years I did this, they never asked for my card at check-in. The discount saved me $300 on my hotel.

    If this is the way you book trips, I highly recommend getting the membership.
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    I am going to Disney here in a couple days and we booked through AAA. The price was the same except AAA gave us a "diamond card" oooo and they also used my Disney Reward points. I am sure at certain times of the year they have better pricing... never hurts to check.

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