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Old 09-01-2012, 12:36 PM   #1336
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YAY for new laptop

Still have my fingers crossed that IRS comes through.

If worst comes to worst, can you take your package down to a room only, so you would only have to worry about money for one nights rate x2?

Then if you get the money before your trip, you can add it all back on closer to the trip. You can still keep all of your adrs too
I'm not sure.....I guess I would have to pose that question to the TA we have. I have a couple pre-paid meals that we're applying our Deluxe Dining too....so we'd have to figure that out as well. I just want the money to show up in time.

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Yeah for the new laptop!

How many weeks has it been now for the IRS? Hopefully you will hear something soon!
We got a letter back on the inquiry 2 wks ago that stated they would forward it to another department and we'd hear back from them in 4-6 weeks......lol But........the gal we spoke with at the local office, said we'd receive those letters....even though we refiled the 2010 amendment. So now we're just hoping that this will process quickly. She said 8-12 weeks and it's been about 5-6 weeks.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:20 PM   #1337
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I'm not sure.....I guess I would have to pose that question to the TA we have. I have a couple pre-paid meals that we're applying our Deluxe Dining too....so we'd have to figure that out as well. I just want the money to show up in time.



We got a letter back on the inquiry 2 wks ago that stated they would forward it to another department and we'd hear back from them in 4-6 weeks......lol But........the gal we spoke with at the local office, said we'd receive those letters....even though we refiled the 2010 amendment. So now we're just hoping that this will process quickly. She said 8-12 weeks and it's been about 5-6 weeks.
Are you talking bout restaurants that require a CC to book? If so, they only charge your card if you are a no show

Not sure how the dinner shows work though. So I could understand being leery and afraid of losing them
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:54 AM   #1338
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Are you talking bout restaurants that require a CC to book? If so, they only charge your card if you are a no show

Not sure how the dinner shows work though. So I could understand being leery and afraid of losing them
No, there are a couple (can't remember exactly what they were) that were to be paid at the time of booking....but since we had the dining plan, we were able to apply that instead of actually paying.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:29 PM   #1339
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YEAH!!! Congrats! I plan everything from wake up time to bed time! Allow down time! My Tips: 1. allow enough travel time to get to point A to B it is HUGE. If we have ADR for Breakfast at Chef Mickeys we leave 1 hour ahead. 2.We love Chef Mickeys; The new Be our Guest Rest. looks amazing!
3.Parades; night time parade at MK and fireworks always a must!
4. Never done the Mickey Christmas Party-but that would be a must for me!
5. Maybe split up and do the princess stuff and the boys do the boys stuff and have a meet time and place.
That's all I can think of for now! ENJOY!
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #1340
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YEAH!!! Congrats! I plan everything from wake up time to bed time! Allow down time! My Tips: 1. allow enough travel time to get to point A to B it is HUGE. If we have ADR for Breakfast at Chef Mickeys we leave 1 hour ahead. 2.We love Chef Mickeys; The new Be our Guest Rest. looks amazing!
3.Parades; night time parade at MK and fireworks always a must!
4. Never done the Mickey Christmas Party-but that would be a must for me!
5. Maybe split up and do the princess stuff and the boys do the boys stuff and have a meet time and place.
That's all I can think of for now! ENJOY!
Welcome and thank you for the tips!!!!

1. Yup, we have looked & mapped out distances.....it's definitely a BIG place!
2. I'm still hoping to get a Be Our Guest ADR. We actually have cancelled our Chef Mickey's. (lots and lots of bad reviews.....eek!)
3. I'm a die hard parade & fireworks gal....can't get enough of them!!
4. It's a definite MUST for this trip!!
5. We'll probably split on occassion, but since this is new to our whole family...it's fun to experience things together.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:08 PM   #1341
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HUGECHANGES to our plans!!!

I really didn't want to do anything but I need to be realistic.......there was no way we were going to be able to pay for the trip we had planned. If the IRS money gets here in time, we were still TOO FAR OUT to make this happen. So I wrote our TA and asked her to cancel our packages.

I feel horrible, because she had made changes and was so helpful in answering questions, etc.

NOW, don't be totally teary eyed......it is possible to still go. My son, Derek, who is doing the College Program can book rooms at a CM discount. I've priced tickets, MVMCP tickets, Premiere AP, TiW Card and questimated on rental car, gas, meals, snacks, souvenirs and airfare. IF we get the IRS money back and we can come up with about $3000 more.....we should be fine. I guestimate high and including meals for Michayla because we're unsure how many of the restaurants will actually charge for a g-tube fed child (who doesn't eat anything orally and is delayed & autistic)......but I'd rather over budget then come up short.

I'm just not sure where we can find the $3000......we're just hanging by a thread right now on monthly bills & such. Just keep sending us pixie dust & good wishes.......I really need this Disney pick-me-up.
(I lost another special lady in my life this week)

I did some major cutting on our dining too since we're losing the deluxe dining plan. I had to cut HDDR, CRT, Tusker Hse Brkfst, Coral Reef, Plaza Inn, & California Grill. We'll be doing more meals at our resort......which also will change to All Star Movies (where Derek works, that way he can stay with us the entire time we're there).

Thanks for still hanging with me!!! I've appreciated all the support and kind words.



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Old 09-08-2012, 11:21 PM   #1342
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So this is what our dining looks like now:

12/6~~Travel Day

Dinner at AS-Mo

12/7~~DTD Day

Brkfst at AS-Mo
Lunch at Earl of Sandwich/DTD
Dinner at Maya Grill/Coronado Springs Rst

12/8~~EPCOT

Brkfst at 1900 Park Fare/Grand Floridian Rst
Dinner at Les Chefs de France

12/9~~MK

Lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern
Dinner at AS-Mo

12/10~~AK

Lunch at Tusker House
Dinner at Boatwrights/Port Orleans Rst

12/11~~DHS

Brkfst at Cape May/Beach Rst
Midday at Sci Fi Diner

12/12~~MK

Brkfst at Kona Cafe/Polynesian Rst
Midday at Crystal Palace

12/13~~Resort Day/MVMCP

Brkfst at Boma/Animal Kingdom Rst
Midday at AS-Mo
MVMCP at MK!!

12/14~~DHS

Lunch at 50's Prime Time Cafe
Dinner at Counter Service at DHS

12/15~~EPCOT

Brkfst at Akershus
Dinner at San Angel Inn for the Candlelight Processional Dining Pkg

12/16~~Boardwalk/DTD

Brkfst at Ohana
Dinner at 1900 Park Fare

12/17~~Travel Day

Brkfst at AS-Mo



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Old 09-08-2012, 11:41 PM   #1343
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Praying and sending good thoughts your way

That was good idea to get Derek's CM discount for rooms

Sometimes, they can also get your a discounted dining Cm plan, but normally something that is done last minute. I know my friend's CM friend has gotten her one before

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Old 09-08-2012, 11:54 PM   #1344
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That was good idea to get Derek's CM discount for rooms

Sometimes, they can also get your a discounted dining Cm plan, but normally something that is done last minute. I know my friend's CM friend has gotten her one before

Thanks Kelly!! I didn't know the CM's could get dining! I think we'd be ok with how I was figuring prices if I get the AP and TiW card...that way I get discounts on food AND merchandise. At this point, we just need the tides to change and things to start having a positive outlook........I"m trying to stay upbeat but sheesh.....when is this year gonna stop beating me up?? Just a little luck is all I'm asking!!
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:09 AM   #1345
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I am so sorry you have to change your plans Laurie. I hope you get some money in soon so you don't have to cancel all together. And I hope you can afford the difference. You guys totally deserve this trip!
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:13 AM   #1346
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I think your new plans still sound pretty good Laurie. Praying the funds come to pull it off.

Just a couple things that may help. Do you have Safeway gas stations by you? The way I have been paying for my trip is by buying Disney Gift Cards at Safeway. When you buy gift cards you earn 4x the fuel rewards. (through 9/30, not sure if it will be extended). So for example you but $100 gc. You save $.40/gal of gas. $250 gc = $1/gal savings. I've been doing this all summer and this way my hubby fills up his truck in CO and we save on the budget there. I look at it as saving almost 10% in the long run with my hubby needing so much gas. Even if you just get a $50 gift card every other week it will add to the funds and save a bit on gas.

The other way is Target. I do not have a red card but I have heard with that you can save 5% and if you fill prescriptions at Target you can get Pharmacy rewards which is another 5%. So if you have both it's almost a 10% savings that way.

Another thing you might look into is the YES program for Anthony and Addy. I've heard you can get cheap tickets by doing that!!
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:31 AM   #1347
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I am so sorry you have to change your plans Laurie. I hope you get some money in soon so you don't have to cancel all together. And I hope you can afford the difference. You guys totally deserve this trip!
Thanx Andrea!! We're trying.....it was hard enough sending the TA the cancellation email and dropping some of our ADR's.....I'm just not ready to totally give up on it yet!

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I think your new plans still sound pretty good Laurie. Praying the funds come to pull it off.

Just a couple things that may help. Do you have Safeway gas stations by you? The way I have been paying for my trip is by buying Disney Gift Cards at Safeway. When you buy gift cards you earn 4x the fuel rewards. (through 9/30, not sure if it will be extended). So for example you but $100 gc. You save $.40/gal of gas. $250 gc = $1/gal savings. I've been doing this all summer and this way my hubby fills up his truck in CO and we save on the budget there. I look at it as saving almost 10% in the long run with my hubby needing so much gas. Even if you just get a $50 gift card every other week it will add to the funds and save a bit on gas.

The other way is Target. I do not have a red card but I have heard with that you can save 5% and if you fill prescriptions at Target you can get Pharmacy rewards which is another 5%. So if you have both it's almost a 10% savings that way.

Another thing you might look into is the YES program for Anthony and Addy. I've heard you can get cheap tickets by doing that!!
My husband works for Safeway. lol I would be buying gift cards if we had any money to do so......we've been "robbing Peter to pay Paul"......so unless Ty can get a job pronto....I don't know where we'll see the extra money we need. We have a little more time cancelling the package (it was due the 3rd week of Oct) but we have to know 100% we can make up the difference before I purchase airline tickets!! (which I found today for $2400 for the 7 of us round trip) (best price to date)
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:16 AM   #1348
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I'm still crossing my fingers for you that the money comes through. Your family definately deserves this trip
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Your new plan looks like a lot of fun! I tried not to put too much dining in my plan since West Coasters are so used to CS for almost every meal, the idea of making more than one TS reservation per day sounded exhausting, and your new plan sounds much more streamlined and West-Coast-ey.

And $342 per person on airfare is great. Hope your tax money comes through.
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I guestimate high and including meals for Michayla because we're unsure how many of the restaurants will actually charge for a g-tube fed child (who doesn't eat anything orally and is delayed & autistic).....



I've been reading some, but don't believe I've replied before...Nobody will charge you for her, as long as you state (esp at buffets) that she will not be eating--we usually do that at check in at buffets, so they mark it on the check. The only place we were expecting to pay for our GT fed daughter (didn't end up scheduling it in the end) was Hoop Dee Doo (or other dinner shows like it), since you're paying for a show and food, they can't separate it out.
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