Originally Posted by wendybird
Okay - I think I understand this, but to check.....If booking with Magical Journeys, if I buy discounted tickets from the sponsor, I would only book the hotel room from Magical Journeys...?? Correct?? So mayber get a AAA room discount. So if a better offer on a package (say 20% discount or free dining) comes out, I would have to book the PACKAGE WITH TICKETS through Magical Journeys and not buy MYW tickets elsewhere?? Am I correct?
You've got it right:
- Book your room only reservation through Magical Journeys. You can get a AAA room discount, or depending on when you're travelling, there may be other room-only discounts available for that time (you don't need to buy passes when you're getting a room-only discount). Magical Journeys can tell you what room-only discounts are available.
- Purchase your park tickets separately from The Official Ticket Center and save a few bucks!
I forget who it was here on Intercot, but somebody
worked it out that Free Dining isn't necessarily the greatest deal possible.
That's because with Free Dining, you are forced to:
a) pay FULL rack rates for your resort room, and
b) pay FULL Disney rates for park passes for everyone in your room.
Once you've paid full-price
for all of that, then they'll give you the free dining plan.
Whereas, if you got a pretty good room-only discount, and bought your passes from The Official Ticket Centre, and then just paid cash for your dining, you may actually save money!
In the end, it boils down to how much you estimate spending in cash on food & dining for your trip. That will determine if the Free Dining is worth it or not.