07-02-2012, 01:34 PM
Community Rank: Passenger
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Boise, Idaho
Generally, plan that prices will increase 10-20 percent each year - that is the rule of thumb that I generally use. Book early to get the best selection and prices for your choice of hotels, room categories and then, you can get your Dining Reservations as soon as the reservations open. If a better price or a promotion/discount comes up later, it is almost always possible to apply the new promotion or discount to your booking. Another advantage to booking early is the possibility to get airfare from Disney's bulk airfares with less stringent deposit policies, such as just paying a modest deposit instead of the full airfare at time of booking, as is the situation with published airfare. Plus, flight times, flight connections are often better with bulk airfare vs published airfare.
Finally, that rental car cost seems high to me, but I don't think you mentioned the length of rental car period???? You should compare the prices of the car rental when the packages come out, just for fun. Again, it is the bulk purchase vs independent purchase question...it never hurts to check, just to be certain .
Have a magical day!
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