We could be utterly wrong. However, we’re hearing there may be a new discount announced next week. Possibly on Wednesday, September 30 for booking on Thursday, October 1.
Disney has a history of announcing new discounts during the last week of September, for travel dates in mid-October through December 23-ish. And October 1 is the start of Disney’s new fiscal year. If a new discount is announced, the big question is whether it’ll cover 2010 dates, which corresponds to Disney’s second quarter. (Disney’s first quarter is October through December, and they’ve already got an extra week in December to boost those Q1 numbers.)
We heard on Tuesday from internal sources that a “deal wheel” was distributed to Disney’s phone agents around lunchtime. The wheel is a paper device (like a color wheel) agents use to determine the cost and savings of the latest offer. The existence of the wheel implies the new offer is something more complicated than a standard package discount. The last time a “deal wheel” was distributed was the “Buy 4-Get-7″ offer.
The standard disclaimers apply: Don’t bet the farm on any of this.
UPDATED:: The “Buy 4/Get-7″ is available now.