The following was recently published on www.allears.net:
Major Changes Coming to Walt Disney World Reservations System
Please note the following information is UNofficial and
has not been released by Walt Disney World.
All Ears "hears" it's coming!
Major changes are coming to the hotel reservation system beginning June 23, 2007. At that time, a new program will be instituted for all reservations beginning January 1, 2008. Pricing and rates for 2008 Walt Disney World hotels will become date specific.
Here's how it effects your budget: You will pay a nightly rate based on the season of that date. If you reserve night 1 under the value season and nights 2-5 under peak season, you will no longer be able to maintain the value season rate for the entire reservation.
Premium rates will now be applied for premium dates. A weekend may be considered premium so that friday and saturday night pricing may be higher than sunday - thursday, even if in the same "season".
In theory, you could be paying a different price for each night of your stay.
The upside, if there is one, is that you no longer have to split reservations and recheck into your hotel.
No word on how this may effect Annual Passholder rates.
When making room only reservations for 2008 you must specifically ask for the rate for each night otherwise you will just be given a total price for your stay. Package pricing will not be broken down by day.
More details as they become available.