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AZmom2grls
05-12-2008, 11:09 PM
Does anyone have experience just ordering character meal vouchers from getaway today?

We already have our tickets and hotel reservations but really want to add a character meal or two. How does ordering just the vouchers work?

Thanks!

tortugaverde
05-12-2008, 11:13 PM
Just call GAT and tell them you want to add a meal. When you pick up your tickets at DL, they will give you paper vouchers. You take those with you to your meal, gratuity is included. Just note that you have to make reservations yourself. So, even if you have the voucher... you still have to call DL in advance to reserve your seat:)
Have fun!

pixiewings71
05-13-2008, 11:43 AM
Can you buy just the vouchers? Just thinking of giving a character meal as a gift to a friend but would like to give vouchers instead of gift cards. :) We both have AP's so we won't be buying packages.

TiredX2
05-13-2008, 01:15 PM
Can you buy just the vouchers? Just thinking of giving a character meal as a gift to a friend but would like to give vouchers instead of gift cards. :) We both have AP's so we won't be buying packages.

I've not yet ordered from them, but it looks like you can just order the meal vouchers:

http://www.getawaytoday.com/TicketListing.aspx

ballarinamom
05-13-2008, 01:17 PM
The have the processing fee on top of that don't they? Is it $20? And then the PODCAST $10 discount???

obithar2
05-13-2008, 01:25 PM
Just the character meal vouchers have a $10 handling fee, but it is cancelled with the $10 podcast code discount. It is a huge savings over the "peak time" character meal charges.

ballarinamom
05-13-2008, 01:26 PM
Just looked at the website. There is a $10 handling fee but the PODCAST discount is $10

pixiewings71
05-13-2008, 03:27 PM
thank you all!! I'll check it out when I get home. :)

SnowWhite12
05-13-2008, 04:07 PM
Make SURE you place all your orders separately, that way you can use the podcast code for each order. Example, if ordering vouchers for Minnie's and for Ariel's, order them at separate times. Or, if ordering tickets and meal vouchers, ordem them at separate times. Worked great for us, because luckily I noticed on my order before it went all the way through that they were charging the $10 for each thing I ordered. So I cancelled that before it went all the way through, and re-did each separately. Make sure to make your dining ressies first, though, through Disney Dining. You would hate to be stuck paying for a meal that you cannot get a ressie for.

AZmom2grls
05-13-2008, 10:14 PM
So is would purchasing the vouchers in advance through getaway today be cheaper?

ballarinamom
05-13-2008, 10:26 PM
I just called Disney Dining for pricing (including tax and tip) and it saved about $5 per person per meal. The only one that wasn't a value was Lilo and Stich as we would order ala cart and it's cheaper. GAT is also cheaper than the AAA discount. Just make sure you buy each meal separately and use the code (PODCAST) with each transaction to save the $10 processing fee

AZmom2grls
05-13-2008, 10:28 PM
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

Exactly what I wanted to hear! I've got my reservations now I'll go ahead and purchase the vouchers.

jasonk5
05-13-2008, 11:09 PM
I just called Disney Dining for pricing (including tax and tip) and it saved about $5 per person per meal. The only one that wasn't a value was Lilo and Stich as we would order ala cart and it's cheaper. GAT is also cheaper than the AAA discount. Just make sure you buy each meal separately and use the code (PODCAST) with each transaction to save the $10 processing fee

This is info I was looking for as well. If I purchase the vouchers now, do I pick them up at the ticket booth as I would Disney Park tickets? Or do they mail the vouchers?

They did mail me a info packet about the park tickets that I purchased very quickly, but I leave in 9 days and wouldn't want to chance ordering the vouchers if they are mailed. Thanks for the help!
Jason

tortugaverde
05-13-2008, 11:23 PM
This is info I was looking for as well. If I purchase the vouchers now, do I pick them up at the ticket booth as I would Disney Park tickets? Or do they mail the vouchers?

They did mail me a info packet about the park tickets that I purchased very quickly, but I leave in 9 days and wouldn't want to chance ordering the vouchers if they are mailed. Thanks for the help!
Jason

You pick them up at the ticket booth:)

brenda1966
05-14-2008, 02:19 PM
Has anyone comfirmed with Disney that the vouchers are good even when we are eating during the inflated "peak time" pricing?

ballarinamom
05-14-2008, 09:11 PM
Last night, Disney Dining told me that they would still be good during the inflated season.

bennyb98
05-15-2008, 06:42 PM
I assume also they don't have an expiration date?

Nora94
05-15-2008, 07:40 PM
I ordered hotel and tickets from Getaway today. In the package of lanyards, pins, and scrapbook there was a coupon book that had a 10% off coupon for any meal in a Disney hotel. So, we will use that for Goofy's kitchen meal. But then I can use my Disney Dollars from my Disney visa to pay for the meal instead of having to prepay the meal. So that is my plan of attack.

Nora

SnowWhite12
05-16-2008, 06:04 PM
I assume also they don't have an expiration date?


I think ours did have an expiration date. Can't remember if it was a year or less.

5 Disney Fans
05-18-2008, 09:44 AM
Can anyone tell me what the inflates prices are? I was going by the prices on allearsnet when planning for our meals.


We are going to Ariel's Grotto for lunch and having b'fast with Minnie at the Plaza Inn at the end of June. Does anyone know the prices for these meals at the time we are going? Also, just for good measure ;) if anyone knows the prices for the character b'fast at GCH (Storytellers?) that would be helpful too. :thumbsup2

Ballarinamom mentioned it was saving $5 per person and that would really add up for our party of 5 for two meals!!!

ballarinamom
05-18-2008, 05:27 PM
The CM on the phone made it seem like holiday season. We are going the Thursday-Monday BEFORE Thanksgiving and he didn't know if they would be inflated by then our not. Our past experiences at that time they were not inflated. But you never know!!! We have always used the AAA 10% discount but the vouchers seem to be a bigger savings after I did the math.

WhtMagick
05-18-2008, 07:21 PM
I don't know if this will affect you or not but when we went in Dec '08 we weren't aware of how the voucher worked. We had ordered packages from GAT many times but this time we only ordered the Character Breakfast. We love GAT by the way!!!:banana:
The GAT people told us they would send the voucher (online) to the hotel where we were staying which was DLH. When we got there and checked in we didn't notice it wasn't in our pack of stuff they gave us. Our breakfast was about 4 days after we checked in at Paradise Pier. The morning we got to the breakfast we ate and then it dawned on us ........ duh, we don't have our voucher. We thought it might have been sent to Paradise Pier since that's where the Character Breakfast was. We talked to the manager who could not have been nicer. (Gawd I love Disney CM's) He went to check at the Paradise Pier front desk and came back apologising profusely for the mix up. He said the computers weren't linked between the resort hotels and the voucher was back at the DLH. He apologized again and again which we kept telling him he didn't have to do cause it was us being clueless! Since my DH is tall (6'5") with long legs he just walked back to the hotel and got the voucher from the front desk and was back within about 10 minutes. The entire time he was gone, both the manager and our server and Stitch kept visiting me at the table to see if I needed anything. The place was incredible. Love Love Love it and GAT!!!!:banana: :banana: :banana:

geetey
05-19-2008, 01:03 PM
Can anyone direct me to the area to purchase the vouchers? I am on the getawaytoday.com site and can only see park tickets. Do you have to purchase a package from them in order to buy meal vouchers? We plan on eating at Goofy's Kitchen for dinner on our first night and I want to see if these will work for us.

TIA!

nun69
05-19-2008, 01:57 PM
I just did this and it was $96.00 for the breakfast and $121.50 for Goofy's {3 adults and 1 child}...so that is not really bad at all... even with the AAA discount we used last year, I think we paid like $130 at Goofy's {if I recall right}

ballarinamom
05-19-2008, 04:01 PM
Can anyone direct me to the area to purchase the vouchers? I am on the getawaytoday.com site and can only see park tickets. Do you have to purchase a package from them in order to buy meal vouchers? We plan on eating at Goofy's Kitchen for dinner on our first night and I want to see if these will work for us.

TIA!


Look under tickets, then Disneyland and they should be right under the park hoppers on the same page

brenda1966
05-19-2008, 04:06 PM
Can anyone direct me to the area to purchase the vouchers? I am on the getawaytoday.com site and can only see park tickets. Do you have to purchase a package from them in order to buy meal vouchers? We plan on eating at Goofy's Kitchen for dinner on our first night and I want to see if these will work for us.

TIA!

When you pull up the "tickets" section, make sure you've selected "disneyland" and then _also_ select the _type_ "dining". Then you will see the various character meals to choose from.

jemilah
05-19-2008, 04:08 PM
go to tickets then there is a pull down that says attrations and change it to dining.

brenda1966
05-21-2008, 02:33 PM
Okay, I just talked to Getaway and they said they will buy back the vouchers from you if you are unable to use them (minus a $10 fee). So, I think these are well worth the money during peak summer times.

Ariel's lunch is over $39 for an adult this July! That "peak" pricing is significantly higher. The vouchers will save us a lot.

ETA: Now I just got an email from Getaway confirming the vouchers do expire 12/31/08

Dizney73
06-01-2008, 09:48 PM
I have been trying to get on GAT site to order vouchers and can't do it. I keep getting an error message. Can I order the vouchers over the phone? Does anyone have the number?

:confused3 We are going to DL and staying at DLH August 6. We did NOT book our hotel through GAT but From what I understand from these posts... if I order the meal vouchers I will pick them up at the hotel when we check in???

ballarinamom
06-02-2008, 09:58 AM
The site is back up this morning. Don't forget the PODCAST discount code. From what I understand, you can pick them up from the ticket window at DL. But that is with us also getting our parkhoppers from GAT.

5 Disney Fans
06-02-2008, 10:53 AM
I had some problems ordering tickets 2 weeks ago and when I clicked on help there was an option to have someone call me. I clicked on that option and the phone rang w/i 2 minutes! They were very helpful!

I also ordered meal vouchers and got a slip in the mail (along with vouchers for the USH tickets I ordered) instructing me to pick up my meal vouchers at any Disneyland resort main entrance ticket booth. You need to show a valid picture I.D to pick them up. If you are a guest at one ot the DL Resort hotels, you can pick your tickets up at the front desk at check in.

brenda1966
06-02-2008, 12:19 PM
I'm a new fan of GAT! I got my receipts in the mail for my park hoppers and meal vouchers -- they also sent us lanyards and pins! DD is excited to start "trading" although I think she refuses to part with any of her pins. The disney store had theirs 1/2 price this weekend so now she has a collection of 8.

I hope picking up the actual tickets goes smoothly at the booth!

Dizney73
06-02-2008, 09:50 PM
Thanks! All of your feedback is VERY helpful!!! We are planning on doing a character meal each of the 5 days we are at Disneyland! That is quite expensive so anyway that I can save sme money... we will! We have a 30 month old who loves the characters and we want this trip to be all about her! Thanks again... I get to make Dining reservations on the 11 of June and will be ordering my vouchers just as soon as I confirm meals!:woohoo: