Promotional Title: Kids Stay and Play FREE
Discount Type: Discount on kids ages 3-9
Who Can Book: This discount is open to everyone
Book By: August 14th, 2010
Stay Dates: May 2, 2010 to October 2, 2010
Dates Discount is Not Available None
How to Book: Call (407) 939-2662 and ask for code BF4 or book online at http://bookwdw.reservations.disney.go.com/ibcwdw/en_US/specialOfferDetails?name=Promo&promotionCode=fy10q3offerchoice&market=fy10q3offerchoice&int_CMP=WDW_Homepage_FY10Q3ChoiceGenericOfferTile
Kids, ages 3 to 9, can stay and play for FREE when you buy a non-discounted 4-night/5-day room and ticket package at select Disney Value, Moderate or Deluxe Resort hotels for stays most nights May 2 through October 2, 2010.
Explain This Promotion to Me….
This is one of Disney’s favorite promotion types because it sounds better than it may actually be. Kids always stay “free” in the room regardless of any discount, so that isn’t really any savings. The cost of a 5-day ticket for kids is about $220 which is what you’ll be saving, per child. The nice feature of this discount and the best way to take advantage of it is that more than one child can stay in the room for free with the adult. For example, you can have one adult and three children in the room and each of the three children receive free Park tickets. Most of the time Disney only allows one free child per paying adult.
Is This A Good Deal?
The only time this deal will be better than other discounts is if you have multiple children staying in the room with you. If you don’t have any kids ages 3-9 traveling with you then this discount won’t do you any good. Let’s have a look at some examples. This first example is for a five night stay from June 3rd-8th with one adult and three children, all age five. The first resort is a Value and the second is a Deluxe.
This picture shows the price of the Value without any discounts
This pictures shows the price of the Value with the Summertime Savings 15% discount
This picture shows the price of the Value with the Kids Stay Free discount
As expected, the Kids Stay Free discount is a savings of more than $600 off the non-discounted price and more than $500 off the 15% room-only discount. This is the ideal situation to use the discount – three kids and a relatively short stay at a Value resort.
Now, let’s have a look at the same dates (June 3-8) and the same visitors (1 adult, 3 kids) staying at the Beach Club Resort, a Deluxe.
This is the non-discounted price
This is the price with the Summer Savings 25% off discount
This is the price with the Kids Play Free discount
With the Deluxe, the savings is still slightly better with the Kids Stay and Play Free promotion with one adult and three children in the room. If the vacation was extended one day then the Summertime Savings discount would be the best because that discount would take 30% off the additional cost of the night while the Kids Stay Free discount would only take off a few dollars savings per child to add an additional day onto the Park ticket.
Let’s have a quick look at the discounts with a more common vacation group – two adults and one child, age seven. The dates and everything else about the reservation are the same.
Value without any discounts
Value with Summertime Savings Discount
Value with Kids Stay and Play Free Discount
In this situation, the Kids Stay and Play Free discount is still superior, because the 15% per night discount from the Summertime Savings promotion only saves about $15 per night, which is significantly less than the $200+ saved from the free Child Park ticket.
Let’s have a look at a Deluxe resort where we expect the Summertime Savings to be superior.
Deluxe with no discount
Deluxe with Summertime Savings Discount
Deluxe with Kids Stay and Play Free Discount
Here, the Summertime Savings discount is the best because it saves 25% off the cost of the Deluxe room, which is a savings of about $100 per night or $500 over a five night vacation. This dwarfs the savings from the Kids Play Free discount, which is still the fixed discount of about $220.
As we can see from the example, the best discount depends on your situation. If you’re staying at a Value resort with a child, then chances are the Kids Stay and Play Free discount will be better. If you don’t have any kids or are staying at a Moderate or a Deluxe, then the Summertime Savings discount will probably be better. If you’re not sure which discount will save more money, visit http://bookwdw.reservations.disney.go.com/ibcwdw/en_US/specialOfferDetails?name=Promo&promotionCode=fy10q3offerchoice&market=fy10q3offerchoice&int_CMP=WDW_Homepage_FY10Q3ChoiceGenericOfferTile and input your dates and group information to find out which will be the better savings. If you have a Disney Visa Card, you will also want to visit the Chase Rewards website at https://www.chase.com/index.jsp?pg_name=ccpmapp/card_servicing/partner/page/home_disney to check out the Kids Stay, Play, and Eat for free if you’re interested in adding the Quick Service Dining Plan.