As much as I dislike having to say anything bad about Disney and especially Disneyland, I had to let all of you know about some deceptive practices they are doing.
I am an annual passholder and stay at the Disneyland Resort hotels 4 or 5 times per year. I was on the Disney AP website looking at the availability calander for AP Rates on the hotels recently, looking to book a room for sometime in April and in May. In April there are some rooms at Paradise Pier listed at $174.00 and in May almost every night is listed at $149.00. I then called reservations to book some rooms and was quoted $261.00 for April and $225.00 for all rooms in May. I tried to book it online and had the same problem. I asked the person in reservations if there were any days available at the lower rates and had them check every single day in April, May and June. NONE of the quoted rates on the AP website are actually available. I asked if it was just that the website wasn't updated and was told that was probably it. Well, that has been the case for 3 days now and I know the website is updated several times per day. I've tried every day and still every room is 50% higher than what is listed.
It seems to me that Disney is trying to lure the AP's to the hotels with low rates but then trying to hook them into a higher rate when you actually want to book it.
This isn't so much a gripe as it is just a fair warning to all you AP's out there to be aware of.
As an AP and a stockholder, this is the kind of business practice that really disappoints me. Still love the place and plan on going, only this time I will probably stay off property for the first time.