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nicki.momof3
03-06-2010, 05:19 PM
I am so excited that they opened up the blackout dates for Easter week. We are going 3/31-4/8 staying at POR with DDP and 7 day hoppers (2 adults and 3 kids).

I called and had 2 choices of discounts - $500 gift card or 25% off room (which we took because it refunded us $677:cool1::cool1:).

If you check the website it still has the dates as blackouts but if you click on the link anyway it will apply the discount for that week.

When I called the CM knoew exactly what I was talking about and quickly refunded me the $$$.

mlittig
03-06-2010, 05:26 PM
That is super, congratulations :yay: It certainly pays off to keep checking for discounts and paying attention to the website and also to DIS, of course :woohoo:

sarahsmom73
03-06-2010, 05:47 PM
That figures.. We booked the swan because we couldn't get a discount..

nicki.momof3
03-06-2010, 06:10 PM
That is super, congratulations :yay: It certainly pays off to keep checking for discounts and paying attention to the website and also to DIS, of course :woohoo:

I know DIS is great - there is nothing on the WDW website - it still states blackout dates.

Of course a fellow DIS found the deal - Way to go DIS.

Minnie0621
03-06-2010, 06:39 PM
I am so excited that they opened up the blackout dates for Easter week. We are going 3/31-4/8 staying at POR with DDP and 7 day hoppers (2 adults and 3 kids).

I called and had 2 choices of discounts - $500 gift card or 25% off room (which we took because it refunded us $677:cool1::cool1:).

If you check the website it still has the dates as blackouts but if you click on the link anyway it will apply the discount for that week.

When I called the CM knoew exactly what I was talking about and quickly refunded me the $$$.

We got the exact same savings!! We are going April 3-10 staying at POR, DH, myself and 3 kids age 11, 8, 5...i know exactly how you feel...we saved same amount of money!!!!!! We will be there same time as you...

Have a great trip!! I know we will:banana::banana::banana:!! I told the CM on the phone that she really gave me a MAGICAL DAY! :wizard::wizard::wizard:

nicki.momof3
03-06-2010, 06:51 PM
We got the exact same savings!! We are going April 3-10 staying at POR, DH, myself and 3 kids age 11, 8, 5...i know exactly how you feel...we saved same amount of money!!!!!! We will be there same time as you...

Have a great trip!! I know we will:banana::banana::banana:!! I told the CM on the phone that she really gave me a MAGICAL DAY! :wizard::wizard::wizard:

I have been floating on cloud nine all day. Since the trip is already paid off I fell so much better about spending the extra money on fun family stuff now.

Have a great trip.

Minnie0621
03-06-2010, 06:58 PM
I have been floating on cloud nine all day. Since the trip is already paid off I fell so much better about spending the extra money on fun family stuff now.

Have a great trip.

Cloud Nine all day!!! DH is soooo happy! He didn't believe me at first...he hasn't been that surprised in a long time. I had to pick his mouth up off the floor:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

We requested AB for obvious reasons...i'm sure you have too!:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

Dr.Cinderella
03-07-2010, 01:23 PM
I am staying on a 4 night package with dining Easter week at POFQ, can I get the 30% discount off the room portion? Or would I have to switch to a room only, and not get dining? Thanks.

Nevermind, just called, saved $325!

lagal
03-07-2010, 02:15 PM
we r going April 3 - 9...staying at POR....QSD....we originally had 4 day tickets....we now have 7 days (added 3 more days of tickets) and getting a refund of $460.02....can I say WHOOOOHOOOOOOO......

Disney World HERE WE COME.....

disneyfan55
03-07-2010, 03:38 PM
Just wondering on the packages, are they charging the $50 change fee since you're saving money?

nicki.momof3
03-07-2010, 03:46 PM
We requested AB for obvious reasons...i'm sure you have too!:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

What is AB?

nicki.momof3
03-07-2010, 03:47 PM
Just wondering on the packages, are they charging the $50 change fee since you're saving money?

They did not charge me $50

lagal
03-07-2010, 04:14 PM
They did not charge me $50

AB is for Alligator Bayou...that is where in POR they have the rooms for 5, w/trundle bed...

lagal
03-07-2010, 04:15 PM
Just wondering on the packages, are they charging the $50 change fee since you're saving money?

No mam they did not charge me $50 fee...I saved plus ADDED 3 more days of tickets(STILL SAVED from original ressie)...we are so happy ...

nicki.momof3
03-07-2010, 05:31 PM
AB is for Alligator Bayou...that is where in POR they have the rooms for 5, w/trundle bed...

Thanks for the clarification on AB. When you have 5 people in a room (2 adults and 3 children all over 3 years old) alligator bayou is the only option at POR. They will not allow 5 people to stay in the mansions.

This will be our 4th trip to POR. We love it.

Thanks for checking. WDW is very firm about not allowing more people in a room than capicity allows. I would love to try a different moderate resort some time but with a family of 5 POR is the only option unless we want to pay for 2 rooms.

justamy27
03-07-2010, 08:58 PM
I had a very nice lady jump through hoops to get me the refund. From what I understand there must be a room available exactly what you currently have to get the reservation changed to the code that you are wanting to use. After awhile we were able to change to a preferred room and still get a refund to the cc we used for the reservation that is enough to cover the roundtrip gas prices :banana::cheer2::banana:
I'm happier than Pooh in honey right now!

Minnie0621
03-07-2010, 10:06 PM
What is AB?

Alligator Bayou section....This is the only section that has the trundle beds for the 5th person....

Are you getting free QS Dining or have you heard of people getting it with a special pin that they received during the week we are goin to be there?

Amy&Dan
03-07-2010, 11:50 PM
I am so frustrated, I currently am booked at Pop for 3/26 - 4/5. I have the $300 gc, but when I go on Disney's site, it gives me a price that is $529 cheaper. I booked through Dreams, my agent is out of town so I emailed the agent covering for her. I would really like to have that discount, even if I give up the gc, I'd save over $200 with what appears to be a 25% room discount. I hope hear back in the morning and I wish my agent would have looked into this before she left town today.

a1tinkfans
03-08-2010, 06:17 AM
I am so frustrated, I currently am booked at Pop for 3/26 - 4/5. I have the $300 gc, but when I go on Disney's site, it gives me a price that is $529 cheaper. I booked through Dreams, my agent is out of town so I emailed the agent covering for her. I would really like to have that discount, even if I give up the gc, I'd save over $200 with what appears to be a 25% room discount. I hope hear back in the morning and I wish my agent would have looked into this before she left town today.

sadly, many agents are NOT up on disney...have never been or have little knowledge about all the ins/out/changes disney makes, its why we Never book thru a TA, sorry, TA's out there, they have to be really "specified" disney bookers to get my business. Too many stories of exactly what you are stating. I just read a thread where an agent switched a resort and then the original sold out (she did not even want the change) and that client was STUCK taking the new place...talk about frustrating...CALL first thing today ,and call back again, anyone can look into it for you, you should not be on the losing end IMHO.
Good Luck! have a great trip!!!

nicki.momof3
03-08-2010, 07:30 AM
I am so frustrated, I currently am booked at Pop for 3/26 - 4/5. I have the $300 gc, but when I go on Disney's site, it gives me a price that is $529 cheaper. I booked through Dreams, my agent is out of town so I emailed the agent covering for her. I would really like to have that discount, even if I give up the gc, I'd save over $200 with what appears to be a 25% room discount. I hope hear back in the morning and I wish my agent would have looked into this before she left town today.

This is exactly why I never use a travel agent.

disadventurer
03-08-2010, 07:48 AM
Does anyone happen to know the exact dates (beginning & ending) for this promotion? Is it room only or package only or both??

Any help would be great!!

Thanks so much!!:goodvibes:goodvibes

gayles
03-08-2010, 07:55 AM
Would it be for the Contemporay also --? I have already pd in full ... Do I call back Disney ? Any help would be the best ever - We go April 8 till 12 th..,2010:thumbsup2

Amy&Dan
03-08-2010, 08:11 AM
I love my TA but she left for vacation about the time this discount came up. I contacted the gal who is working for her while she's gone and she's on it. But I am on pins and needles waiting to see if I can either save some money at my current value reservation, or upgrade to a mod and still save money.

This does get me wondering about the whole TA thing but then again, I have never not gotten a discount and usually get one before I even know it exists. But then again, if this doesn't work for me, I may have to rebook myself and just watch carefully.

Based on prior experience, I cannot do a thing on my own, Dreams Umlimited owns that reservation and I can't do a thing on my end.

I just wish Disney would not wait until so close to a particular time frame to offer a discount!

Amy&Dan
03-08-2010, 08:12 AM
Would it be for the Contemporay also --? I have already pd in full ... Do I call back Disney ? Any help would be the best ever - We go April 8 till 12 th..,2010:thumbsup2

Yes, I think it would. I want to say the discount for deluxe's is 35 or 40% off rack rate.

Good luck, call now!

nicki.momof3
03-08-2010, 08:13 AM
Does anyone happen to know the exact dates (beginning & ending) for this promotion? Is it room only or package only or both??

Any help would be great!!

Thanks so much!!:goodvibes:goodvibes

There at 2 promotions available Easter week. The first one in the Gift card promo and the second one is the % off room rates (40% deluxe, 35% moderate, 25% values). You can add any tickets or dining to the room only rate and make it a package.

Would it be for the Contemporay also --? I have already pd in full ... Do I call back Disney ? Any help would be the best ever - We go April 8 till 12 th..,2010:thumbsup2

You can to call to see what resorts have openings. If you have a current paid in full reservation you can call and apply the discount and they will either send you a refund check or credit your credit card.

Either way call ASAP. We called Sat. and they applied the discount (35%) to our paid in full package. We are getting a $677 discount.

SWAMPBO
03-08-2010, 09:15 AM
Called last night and got the discount for pop...we are staying 7 nights...saved about $350...we then added qs dining...so we now have what we wanted initially...going to be there 4/3-4/10...I believe my crazy wife is already even though our kids don't and won't know before we go...because they will drive ME crazy before spring break even gets here...

birdsmom
03-08-2010, 09:59 AM
Alligator Bayou section....This is the only section that has the trundle beds for the 5th person....

Are you getting free QS Dining or have you heard of people getting it with a special pin that they received during the week we are goin to be there?


We received the free QS dining for 4/3-4/10, we upgraded to the dining plus since that's what we had originally booked. And then only had to pay the difference between the two dining plans. We got a $517 credit and I was sooooo happy :cool1: My DH didn't believe me at first either, he thought I was crazy and didn't know what I was talking about until I showed him the email confirmation. So now everything is done and the waiting is KILLING ME :rotfl2:

Amy&Dan
03-08-2010, 10:12 AM
I got my reservation all fixed up, I am now at POR instead of Pop and it was almost $200 less. So excited I got the deal!

nicki.momof3
03-08-2010, 10:54 AM
Still waiting to hear from my Dreams Unlimited agent and just getting more stressed and upset by the minute. I really don't think I can deal with TA's anymore. Granted, they do a lot of work and get the deals and 99% of my experience has been positive, but bottom line is that if I miss out on this, its just going to stink.

Hope everything works out for you

funforfive
03-09-2010, 09:01 AM
I'm also quite frustrated... won't be using AAA to book Disney again...just not worth not getting calls returned, getting charged a fee to book a one night stay. I will be calling again this am to try to reach my agent to see if I can get the discount on my first night...it was previously in the blackout period so I used AAA to receive a $50 savings, but this offer would save me more!

Good luck to all:thumbsup2