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Old 05-03-2010, 07:32 AM   #61
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:33 AM   #62
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I have a question for you expert free dining bookers. My DMIL and DFIL are planning on going in Sept when we go and we are DVC members so I don't know how this free dining works. My question is if they book a package is it a min. of two day base park ticket they can purchase, then can they upgrade these tickets to annual passes, and when can they upgrade them, when they check in? If they book at a value resort can they upgrade the quick service for the reg dining plan and does anyone know how much it is per person to upgrade? Just thought of someting else I was wondering can you exchange two quick service meals for 1 table service?

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Old 05-03-2010, 07:36 AM   #63
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I have a question for you expert free dining bookers. My DMIL and DFIL are planning on going in Sept when we go and we are DVC members so I don't know how this free dining works. My question is if they book a package is it a min. of two day base park ticket they can purchase, then can they upgrade these tickets to annual passes, and when can they upgrade them, when they check in? If they book at a value resort can they upgrade the quick service for the reg dining plan and does anyone know how much it is per person to upgrade?

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Yes to the AP ugrade, not sure if at resort or at guest services. Yes to Dining upgrade $10 adults $2 child I think HTH :-)
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:41 AM   #64
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I think it's quicker to go online than to phone. I was on at 7 am (noon UK time) the sound was all funny and it said there were tech problems. I stayed on the phone while I did an online booking and the online booking was complete before a CM was able to pick up. Ten nights at Pop 16th - 26th standard view, sticking with QSDP. Now to arrange the most fun way to use it :-)
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:41 AM   #65
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YEAH BABY!!! Booked CSR for 14 NIGHTS!! August 17-31 with FD! Quickly called AirTran and got my flights at a reasonable price and WE"RE IN!!!!!:da nce3:
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:43 AM   #66
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Me too, me too! Just got off the phone after a 15 minute hold time. CM was friendly and pretty magical! We are all reserved for 8 nights at Pop in August! Park Hopper, Water Parks, Fun & More, and FREE QS Dining! First the Tupperware Conference staying at Coronado, and then on to Pop for our family vacation.

We've been to Disney World several times, but never with a discount. So I am VERY excited! And I am very THANKFUL to everyone on the DisBoards. I would have gone CRAZY trying to figure out if that discount was EVER coming. I've never been out here until a couple months ago. Such a great place with so many helpful people. THANK YOU!!

Hope everyone gets what they want! Now where will we gather to share our excitement and count down to our trip?
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I have a question for you expert free dining bookers. My DMIL and DFIL are planning on going in Sept when we go and we are DVC members so I don't know how this free dining works. My question is if they book a package is it a min. of two day base park ticket they can purchase, then can they upgrade these tickets to annual passes, and when can they upgrade them, when they check in? If they book at a value resort can they upgrade the quick service for the reg dining plan and does anyone know how much it is per person to upgrade? Just thought of someting else I was wondering can you exchange two quick service meals for 1 table service?

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Vanessa...

Yes.. they can upgrade to the reg dining plan and they can do that when they make the original booking. The cost is an addition 10$ per night per adult.

As for upgrading the tix to annual passes, yes it can be done but I STRONGLY recommend they book tickets for the length of their stay .. and then upgrade to an AP at the end of the trip.

Why? Because when upgrading .. they will have to separate the tickets from the room key with the dining credits.. and if that's not done properly.. it can really mess up the dining credits.

I strongly recommend doing the upgrade to AP at the end of the trip.. cost is the same and there is no downside to waiting.

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Yes to the AP ugrade, not sure if at resort or at guest services. Yes to Dining upgrade $10 adults $2 child I think HTH :-)
Upgrades to AP's must be done at a park guest relations counter and again - I cannot say it strongly enough - I'd wait til the last day of your trip - because if the CM doesn't do it exactly right - it CAN mess up the dining credits.
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Thanks so much for the info. I will pass it along to my DMIL.
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Upgrades to AP's must be done at a park guest relations counter and again - I cannot say it strongly enough - I'd wait til the last day of your trip - because if the CM doesn't do it exactly right - it CAN mess up the dining credits.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:01 AM   #71
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Thanks for all your help Knox.

We waited ~25 minutes and called just after 7AM. Was able to get POFQ for 9 nights in Sept/Oct.
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My DS cannot make up his mind if he wants to go or not. FD is a great lure but he's in the middle of his teenage angst (17) thinking his parents and disneyworld is dorky. I booked my room this morning at Pop. If he decides he wants to go can I still call and add him to my ressie. We've done this before but it wasn't during free dining.

I told him he has to make a decision by tonight. Thanks for everyone's help, support and expertise. Dis rocks!
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My DS cannot make up his mind if he wants to go or not. FD is a great lure but he's in the middle of his teenage angst (17) thinking his parents and disneyworld is dorky. I booked my room this morning at Pop. If he decides he wants to go can I still call and add him to my ressie. We've done this before but it wasn't during free dining.

I told him he has to make a decision by tonight. Thanks for everyone's help, support and expertise. Dis rocks!
I would add him on NOW, and remove him at 45 days or prior. Just to be sure.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:01 AM   #75
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Just switched out August ressie over to upgrade DDP at POP. Couldn't get Fantasmic! package but at least I can sleep now. 32 minutes on hold and the CM's were fantastic

Used the 407-939-6244 number in case anyone needs it. Had enough time to do dished and throw a dinner in the crock pot while I was waiting, so all worked out.

Now time to sleep finally.....
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