by Lelah Kimball on 05/02/09 at 8:22 am
What the deal includes and how to use it to your best advantage.
Currently Disney is offering a wonderful promotion to the general public called “Buy 4, Get 3 free”. Many people do not understand this deal very well. I’m going to go ahead and explain it. The buy 4, get 3 free is in regards to tickets and the room. It does not include the dining plan (see Evaluating Disney’s Dining Plans), however, you may add a dining plan if you choose. However, you must book a package (room and tickets) under this deal.
You do not need to stay for seven nights. You may stay for as few as five nights and up to ten nights to take advantage of this deal. If you book five nights, you are paying for four nights and getting one night free. If you book six nights, you are paying for four nights and getting two nights free. If you book seven nights, you are paying for four nights and getting three nights free. If you book eight nights, you are paying for five nights and getting three nights free. If you book nine nights, you are paying for six nights and getting three nights free. If you book ten nights, you are paying for seven nights and getting three nights free.
The same goes for tickets, but instead of nights, it’s days. There is not a huge savings in the tickets. The difference between an adult four-day base ticket and an adult seven-day base ticket is approximately a $9.50. However, you do not need to purchase a seven + day ticket. You may choose any ticket you desire. You may purchase a one-day base ticket or a ten-day ticket with park hopping, water parks fun and more option, and add on the no expiration option. If you want to add a park hopper option or a water parks fun and more option, the cost is a flat $50 per ticket, regardless of the number of days, so there is no savings there. However, if you are going for a short trip, but would prefer a longer ticket or are upgrading to some type of annual pass, you could add the no expiration option and save a great deal of money since the no expiration option is based on the number of days on your ticket.