Disney has offered some great deals in the past, including free dining plans (September usually), upgrading tickets to include the park hopping option and water parks, room only discounts and tickets at par (for Canadians). But the most recent deal is by far the best discount ever. If you go to Disney World between January and June, you can purchase 4 nights and receive 3 free! Disney has never offered this kind of deal over such an extended time period. Of course there are some rules and regulations and a short black out period (over Easter), which is to be expected. And if you travel between February and March (including March break), you also receive a $200 gift card, to spend at Disney World.
This offer is obviously great for Disney World fans, but it is a sign of the times. I'm assuming that the execs in the Disney Parks division are predicting a decline in park and resort attendance, and want to fill rooms as best as possible. It will be interesting to see what kind of discounts they will offer for the Fall, which is historically a slow time for the resort.
As previously mentioned, we took extra advantage of this deal, and reserved a deluxe resort. I don't think we could have afforded the Boardwalk Inn at the regular rates.
Oh ya, and only 115 days to go....