I actually got the idea to use Priceline from the DL Hotels forum, and it seemed to be a good way of saving $.
Anyhow, I was looking at some of the rates that hotels were going for on Priceline in the "Resort" category. It seems quite typical for a resort hotel to go from $60 to $100. This is usually is about 1/3rd to 1/2 the "list" prices online and quite a saving.
To see the whole Priceline coverage and the hotels Priceline offers go to:
Florida - Orlando/Walt Disney World - USA Hotels - BiddingForTravel.com - Message Board
These are the Resort hotels close to Disney:
Location: Disney Maingate - Celebration
Gaylord Palms Resort
Omni Orlando Resort
Location: Lake Buena Vista - Downtown Disney
Hilton Bonnet Creek
Hilton in the Walt Disney World Village
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Marriott Orlando World Center
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Swan
Possible: Waldorf Astoria Orlando
In other news, I just put my deposit down on the Wilderness Lodge for my trip next July 2011. Of course, this is fully refundable and with these cheaper options on the table it is quite tempting to abandon it. However, I would like to give Disney property a shot at least once.