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Old 01-16-2013, 07:29 PM   #16
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I was wondering about this as well...lol I'm not going to be able to pay until I get my tax refund which will be like a week before we go! I've got all my ADRS taken care of. I just hope the discount isn't sold out
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:29 PM   #17
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I've booked on a Sunday for a Tuesday check in. Since some discounts aren't released very far ahead, booking a month out sounds about normal for some of my trips, lol! So long as you can get your transportation issues worked out, I say go for it!
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #18
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[QUOTE=CanadianGuy;47207226]I booked my January 4 to 10th trip on December 18th. Seriously.


Too funny - we booked our January 4th to 9th trip on December 14th. I have to say, you need to look at airfares and find out if it works before worrying about anything else. The only way it worked for us was we could use frequent flyer miles. Trying to book a flight with that much notice put the per tix price at $1400 EACH. The rest of the stuff - wasn't really a big deal - but then again we don't get hung up on having to eat at a certain place. I made a few ADR - and there wasn't definitely still availability if you're flexible.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:07 AM   #19
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one year we decided to go to Disney ...we had just the urge to get out of Maine...we called up ...they had a room at the resort we wanted ...and then she said..oh you get free dining...I forgot (even though being on the restaurant board..) so I thought three weeks to go and they are saying free dining...we wouldnt have a chance with restaurants...BUT we did...we got a few that we wanted and then ended up having to go to a few we never tried but had to because the others were booked...
I do think you can call and try to get in where you want to go...HURRY

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:16 PM   #20
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I booked two weeks before we went one year. Was able to get a few reservations for restaurants we wanted. We mostly just went with the flow and let Disney do its magic!
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:44 PM   #21
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Thanks for all the insights!

Although the mouselover that reported $1400 a ticket is scaring the p**p out of me. ... just praying airfair is NOT that crazy.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #22
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Once during lunch I asked my wife if we could go to Disney World the next day. I was 100% sure she would say no to such a lark, but she said yes and I was in shock. She packed for us and the kids while I made reservations and we left the next morning on a three-day drive to a week long vacation in Disney.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:33 PM   #23
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We have booked last minute 2x's:

1st time was our honeymoon. We got married shortly after 9/11 & didn't want to fly. We had 2 weeks off, I called Disney during the drive down as we were planning on multiple stops in FL, the CM told us the best dates to arrive so we went to Daytona 1st. Then to Disney, the DH was Leary about Disney so we only booked 4 days, but had so much fun that he asked me if we could stay longer so we added 3 more days! DH has been Disney lover since!

The 2nd time was in 2011 & I was getting ready to start a new job. Because of health problems we had been unable to take vacation since honeymoon. I told new employer I had a vacation planned & if that would be barrier, they said no problem. So after this call I scrambled to schedule this unplanned vacation & booked it for 3 wkd out! We had an awesome time! Sometimes best things are unplanned.

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