TMSM Explains: Disney Park’s Bounce Back Offer

UntitledThe “Bounce Back Offer” is a deal that many Disneyland and Walt Disney World guests ask about often. “What is the Bounce Back Offer right now?” “Where can I find the Bounce Back Offer right now?” “What IS a Bounce Back Offer?” Today we are going to answer those burning bouncing questions!

10450822_10204095569724377_7196762153860144941_n WHAT the Bounce Back Offer is is simple. For those unsure what a bounce back offer is, it’s a special sale price offered to those who book before they check out of their Disney resort to encourage them to book a return trip early on. This deal is designed to get you to re-book at Disney during set times in the future while you are still at the parks. The offer is a set printed deal, with very detailed rules and terms on it. You must book this deal with a $200 deposit on the phone prior to the end of business day the day you check out. If you usually use a Travel Agent, you will still need to book while there, and transfer the booking to them.

Per Disney’s official wording “During select times of the year, Walt Disney World Resort Guests can save on their next Disney Resort stay if they book their reservation before they check-out.” meaning there may be times where a Bounce Back is not offered.

10906517_10204095570084386_4570966607284292174_nWhere can you find this offer?
Originally at Walt Disney World the Bounce Back Offer was a piece of paper that would be floating around in your room on the table or near the television. The same applied at Disneyland.

In the last year or so though at Walt Disney World they have gone to an in room folder that holds all those papers. Each room now has a folder in it  usually on the table/desk or near the television. The color of this folder can vary. I have seen blue, brown and red since July 2014 so I am thinking the color may vary by hotel to go with the room’s theme or by resort “level.” At Disneyland we saw the offer on the desk with other papers at Paradise Pier and the Disneyland Hotel this summer.

Inside the folder at Walt Disney World is resort information, park info and parks booklet. In the center of that booklet is the bounce back, and sometimes a fold out poster than seems to change with the deal, or the hotel as we have seen several designs.

10537161_10204095570244390_4605478368071672126_nHow do I book this deal?
Call the phone number listed on the flyer while you’re still on vacation. If you wait until you leave the parks and call the day after you get home, the term “to bad so sad” comes into play as it shouldn’t be honored. You will need to commit to a date and make a minimum $200 deposit while on with the special booking number.

Can I reschedule after I book my return trip?
Disney isn’t very clear on their wording on that. You can cancel within the standard terms of a Disney Vacation. You also can not book this deal for someone else, as it is non transferable.

10885212_10204095569804379_9151491840976226591_nWhat is the current Bounce Back Deal?
We were able to get a copy of the Walt Disney World offer. Per Disney Travel:
“The Current Future Stay offer: Get a FREE Dining Plan when you purchase a Walt Disney Travel Company package that includes a room at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels and ticket with Park Hopper® or Water Park Fun & More Option.
When you stay at a select Disney Moderate Resort, Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, you get the Disney Dining Plan. When you stay at a select Disney Value Resort, you get the Quick-Service Dining Plan.
For travel May 31 – June 7, 2016 and August 26 – October 1, 2016
Book between July 15 and October 31, 2015

Additional details:

  • Minimum length of stay: 3-night stay and 2-day ticket
  • A $200 deposit is required at time of booking
  • Excludes the following resorts: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid rooms, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground campsites, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, 3 bedroom villas, and Hilton Head Island and Vero Beach Resorts.

The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Theme Park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Dining plan excludes gratuities and alcoholic beverages. Children ages 3-9 must order from the children’s menu, if available. Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase. This offer is only available to Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels and is nontransferable.”

Does Disney Cruise Line offer a Bounce Back Deal?
Disney Cruise Line being it’s own company does not have a Bounce Back. They do though offer special booking deals while you are on the ship which are usually found in your “Personal Navigator” and the awesome cast members at the Future Cruise desk are always happy to help too! Many cruisers do mention offers like 10% off and a shipboard credit, or a lower deposit than usual being required.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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