Be forewarned....I am long-winded!!
We just got back from our Disneyland trip a few weeks ago. My fiancee hadn't been since he was 4 yo (1979) and I hadn't been since I was about 10 (1988). LOTS has changed since then.
When I first booked the trip my fiancee was all "disneyland is for kids, there are a million other places we could go."
But, I persevered and by the end of the first day he was asking when we were going to be coming back
We had an absolute blast and he is totally hooked.
We are planning on coming back in October 2010, for a week. It will be for our honeymoon. While we were there a few weeks ago we wandered through the Grand Californian and the Disney Hotel grounds, and I have been thinking that as this next trip will be for our honeymoon, I would really, really like to stay at one of the those.
I noticed that AP holders get a 10% discount at the hotels, as well as a lot of places inside DL & CA. As we would be down for 6 or 7 nights, 10% of at the GC or the DH could end up saving us close to $200.
So I am thinking I might get us APs, mostly for the discount (but also because I could probably convice him to go back in May 2011 as well.......we have an obscene amount of Airmiles saved, so flights are close to free...and if we have APs and won't have to by tickets, he can't possibly say no).
So, here is my question:
If I want to book a room at an AP discount, do I need to quote the AP number right away? Or just show the card when I check in? This is important because if I want to get use out for more than one trip, I won't be purchasing it until a month or so before we leave for October.......although, I will of course want to book the rooms a few months in advance.
If I can get two trips out of the Deluxe APs we will most certainly be getting our money's worth. Heck, DL will practically being paying me to come there!!
Thank you all