This post has been updated and is superceded by this post, on October 5, 2011.

The room-only discounts currently open only to Disney Visa cardholders will open to the general public this Wednesday, October 5, 2011. The discounts vary by resort, and are good for stays between January 2, 2012 and February 20, 2012. Reservations must be booked by December 21, 2011. Here are the discounts:

Deluxe Villas and
Deluxe Resorts (other than Animal Kingdom Lodge and Polynesian) – 35% off
Animal Kingdom Lodge and Polynesian Resort – 30% off
All Moderate Resorts other than Port Orleans-French Quarter – 30% off
Port Orleans-French Quarter and all Value Resorts other than All-Star Movies – 25% off
All-Star Movies 20% off

January and February are great times to visit Walt Disney World. Crowd levels are low (as long as you avoid long weekends like the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend and President’s Day Weekend) and the Orlando weather is much milder. And while Free Dining promotions tend to generate the most attention, in many cases room-only discounts result in greater savings. While you need to do the “Disney Math” for your particular circumstance, generally speaking the fewer the number of travelers and the higher the level of accommodations you book, the more beneficial a room-only discount will be.

A Fairytale Journeys by Dis Dads travel agent would be happy to help you to plan and book an early 2012 vacation, optimizing the trip at the best possible price. Many agents are also running additional booking specials.

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