Walt Disney World has released resort room-only discounts that run in through Summer 2024 for Annual Passholders and offer savings of up to 35% off most dates through July 7, 2024. This post shares the details of these special offers, best dates to save the most money, plus sample pricing, commentary, analysis & other info.
In case you’ve forgotten, there’s currently another special offer for Annual Passholders that runs between now and March 2024. Generally speaking, the current discount is better–not because it’s a higher percentage savings, but because there are lower resort rack rates for the winter off-season than there are for late spring and early summer.
Those aren’t the only deals available for booking right now–just the two for Annual Passholders. For everything else, see All Current Walt Disney World Discounts for 2024. That covers promos for the general public, Florida residents, military members, and everyone else. There are promos available for pretty much all dates between now and September 2024. So that’s worth checking out if you’re debating a trip in the next several months…
Per Walt Disney World, here are the deal details: Stay in the magic this spring and early summer—and make the most of your Annual Pass! Passholders can save up to 35% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels, valid for stays most nights from March 25 through July 7, 2024.
When you stay at a Disney Resort hotel, you can enjoy the same legendary detail, storytelling and service found in the theme parks—along with an array of benefits.
Here’s the resort by resort Annual Passholder room rate discount chart:
Annual Passholders must present a valid Walt Disney World AP at check-in. Offer excludes the following room types: Tower Studios at Disney’s Riviera Resort, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Pool View at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, 3-Bedroom Grand Villas, and The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.
Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts and Studios at Deluxe Villa Resorts. Maximum length of stay under this deal is 14 nights.
Reservations may be made by calling the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 939-5277 or via your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. This deal is also bookable online HERE.
Here’s what we found for best available rates for this Annual Passholder discount in Spring & Summer 2024:
This search is for the night of May 21, 2024, which is part of the “Regular 2” rate season at Walt Disney World. On the rack rate chart spectrum, this is a below-average time to visit Walt Disney World in 2024. Similarly-priced dates can be found throughout the duration of this promotion, from late March to early July 2024.
With that said, rates do vary on different days of the week. Friday through Sunday nights are all going to be more expensive, and less consistent. In general, Friday and Saturday will be the most expensive days of the week, with Sunday through Thursday costing less–but still more than Monday through Wednesday nights. Holiday weeks are also more expensive. Basically, room rates are higher any time when kids are out of school.
Another thing to keep in mind is the restoration of free parking at Walt Disney World resorts. For those who are driving or renting a car, not only are these savings more significant than discounts during the same timeframe last year, but there’s also the added bonus of not having to pay for parking. That should amount to a fairly hefty year-over-year decrease in total prices, which is exceedingly rare for Walt Disney World!
Speaking of on-site perks, don’t underestimate the value of Early Entry and (potentially) Extended Evening Hours. We’ve found that many fans dismiss the former due to it being “only” 30 minutes, but we’ve found Early Entry to be incredibly advantageous (see our Guide to Early Entry at Walt Disney World).
For those who are eligible, Extended Evening Hours is absolutely fantastic (see our Guide to Extended Evening Hours at Walt Disney World for strategy and other info). We wouldn’t recommend booking a Deluxe or Villa Resort just for Extended Evening Hours, but if you’re on the fence or thinking about a split stay…it’s a good idea. Put that money towards upgrading your accommodations instead of something like After Hours tickets.
My assessment this discount is very positive. The only real exception is Friday and Saturday nights during peak season dates–but those are peak season for a reason, as they’re more popular travel dates. So if you’re going when it’s busy, it’s still great to save up to 35% off.
Just look at the list of prices above. All Stars starting at $116 per night and Pop Century for around $150 is fantastic. Moderates are in the sub-$200 starting range, and there are Deluxe Resorts for under $400 per night. That’s all really good, and much better than what Walt Disney World was offering in 2021-2022, or even last year.
Ultimately, if you’re an Annual Passholder who is eager for spring or early summer vacation to Walt Disney World, these deals are really strong. You can still do better with Disney Vacation Club Point Rentals, but the gap is starting to close and it’s too late to rent for most of these dates, anyway.
What do you think of these Spring & Summer 2024 room only discounts for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders? If you booked this, do you think you ended up with a good price or do you feel like you’re overpaying? What was available or unavailable for your dates? Is this deal enough to convince you to book a trip, or can you not justify these prices? Do you agree or disagree with our assessments? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!