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Old 06-23-2013, 10:16 PM   #1966
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This is exactly how I feel!! I have been calling & checking my email like a mad woman & I need an intervention. Last night I called again, was told no again, so I upgraded our GF room to CL and decided I will just pay for it & hope for a nice refund later. Very excited to surprise my husband & kids with CL - it's a first for us I am going to focus on the good - we will be celebrating my sons birthday & my 13th wedding anniversary at Disney
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:10 PM   #1967
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:15 PM   #1968
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I know! I lost hope of the PIN when people were saying the availability was gone for values. But at the same time I'm still addicted and stressing. Called again today just for the heck of it, why I don't know, but cannot help myself. No PIN of course, all it did was depress me. That has to be the last time I call, I'm done. But the waiting for GP free dining or even something else is killing me. I've done everything since January to get a PIN, and zip. This time last year I'd had every one that was issued...probably since we weren't going! I want to wind down about it like you're saying, but to scared of missing something. And it seems I just cannot help looking all the time. It sucks this is so important to us, but it is. DH and me talk about it probably once or more a day.
Don't give up hope on FD or on the values. I too have been following all the FD threads, calling at least once a week, checking my email several times a day and watching for the mail everyday for months. I had FD booked in September but couldn't work things out so we could go then and I've been wanting to switch to October. We haven't been since 2010 when DD3 was only a few months old and this time my friend and her family are going with us (its their first visit ...actually their first real vacation). I have been so worried and stressed that we would have to cancel September and without FD for October, we wouldn't be able to go at all. I too almost lost hope when I saw people posting no availability at the values. There will be 12 of us and 3 rooms at a value is the only way we could afford to go.

Well guess what????
Friday night, I asked DH to call AGAIN to check one more time to see if any of us had a PIN. I'm pretty sure we didn't but the wonderful CM on the other end gave us free dining for October. DH came running into the room very excited and put me on the phone to book. I still didn't get my hopes up because I was afraid we wouldn't be able to get FD at a value and it would be worthless to us. She asked me if I had a resort preference and I told her that my 1st choice would be POP but at this point, I would be happy with any of the values. She checked and after what seemed like forever, she booked our three rooms at POP!!!

I'm not sure if this will be good news for you since it might mean more stressing but I would keep calling because FD is still out there and apparently still available at some of the values.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:07 AM   #1969
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Don't give up hope on FD or on the values. I too have been following all the FD threads, calling at least once a week, checking my email several times a day and watching for the mail everyday for months. I had FD booked in September but couldn't work things out so we could go then and I've been wanting to switch to October. We haven't been since 2010 when DD3 was only a few months old and this time my friend and her family are going with us (its their first visit ...actually their first real vacation). I have been so worried and stressed that we would have to cancel September and without FD for October, we wouldn't be able to go at all. I too almost lost hope when I saw people posting no availability at the values. There will be 12 of us and 3 rooms at a value is the only way we could afford to go.

Well guess what????
Friday night, I asked DH to call AGAIN to check one more time to see if any of us had a PIN. I'm pretty sure we didn't but the wonderful CM on the other end gave us free dining for October. DH came running into the room very excited and put me on the phone to book. I still didn't get my hopes up because I was afraid we wouldn't be able to get FD at a value and it would be worthless to us. She asked me if I had a resort preference and I told her that my 1st choice would be POP but at this point, I would be happy with any of the values. She checked and after what seemed like forever, she booked our three rooms at POP!!!

I'm not sure if this will be good news for you since it might mean more stressing but I would keep calling because FD is still out there and apparently still available at some of the values.
GOOD LUCK!!!
That's great!
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:25 AM   #1970
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Well guess what????
Friday night, I asked DH to call AGAIN to check one more time to see if any of us had a PIN. I'm pretty sure we didn't but the wonderful CM on the other end gave us free dining for October. DH came running into the room very excited and put me on the phone to book. I still didn't get my hopes up because I was afraid we wouldn't be able to get FD at a value and it would be worthless to us. She asked me if I had a resort preference and I told her that my 1st choice would be POP but at this point, I would be happy with any of the values. She checked and after what seemed like forever, she booked our three rooms at POP!!!

GOOD LUCK!!!
That is wonderful news! Three rooms yet, that proves the availability is there. Congrats! They don't seem to think I am special enough for their random pixie dust, so I am waiting for the public offer!!!!
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:05 AM   #1971
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Don't give up hope on FD or on the values. I too have been following all the FD threads, calling at least once a week, checking my email several times a day and watching for the mail everyday for months. I had FD booked in September but couldn't work things out so we could go then and I've been wanting to switch to October. We haven't been since 2010 when DD3 was only a few months old and this time my friend and her family are going with us (its their first visit ...actually their first real vacation). I have been so worried and stressed that we would have to cancel September and without FD for October, we wouldn't be able to go at all. I too almost lost hope when I saw people posting no availability at the values. There will be 12 of us and 3 rooms at a value is the only way we could afford to go.

Well guess what????
Friday night, I asked DH to call AGAIN to check one more time to see if any of us had a PIN. I'm pretty sure we didn't but the wonderful CM on the other end gave us free dining for October. DH came running into the room very excited and put me on the phone to book. I still didn't get my hopes up because I was afraid we wouldn't be able to get FD at a value and it would be worthless to us. She asked me if I had a resort preference and I told her that my 1st choice would be POP but at this point, I would be happy with any of the values. She checked and after what seemed like forever, she booked our three rooms at POP!!!

I'm not sure if this will be good news for you since it might mean more stressing but I would keep calling because FD is still out there and apparently still available at some of the values.
GOOD LUCK!!!

Oh I am so jealous! I have tried everything, even practically begged and nothing!

Congrats to you!
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:31 AM   #1972
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GhostLady, that is an awesome story and I am soooo happy for you!
Yea! I just noticed you are a fellow Hoosier!


Ya know, all these recent and wonderful stories of folks getting free dining without a PIN makes me wonder if bookings are still considerably low for Disney standards. Makes me think that free dining is a much more real, and likely, possibility for the rest of the year. C'mon on GP!!
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:44 AM   #1973
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Don't give up hope on FD or on the values. I too have been following all the FD threads, calling at least once a week, checking my email several times a day and watching for the mail everyday for months. I had FD booked in September but couldn't work things out so we could go then and I've been wanting to switch to October. We haven't been since 2010 when DD3 was only a few months old and this time my friend and her family are going with us (its their first visit ...actually their first real vacation). I have been so worried and stressed that we would have to cancel September and without FD for October, we wouldn't be able to go at all. I too almost lost hope when I saw people posting no availability at the values. There will be 12 of us and 3 rooms at a value is the only way we could afford to go.

Well guess what????
Friday night, I asked DH to call AGAIN to check one more time to see if any of us had a PIN. I'm pretty sure we didn't but the wonderful CM on the other end gave us free dining for October. DH came running into the room very excited and put me on the phone to book. I still didn't get my hopes up because I was afraid we wouldn't be able to get FD at a value and it would be worthless to us. She asked me if I had a resort preference and I told her that my 1st choice would be POP but at this point, I would be happy with any of the values. She checked and after what seemed like forever, she booked our three rooms at POP!!!

I'm not sure if this will be good news for you since it might mean more stressing but I would keep calling because FD is still out there and apparently still available at some of the values.
GOOD LUCK!!!
Wow, that's great! So glad it worked out for you

I guess I just have not gotten that special cast member yet that was wanting to spread the pixie dust I've called on my Birthday, I've asked if they could give me free dining, I've told them we're going to be celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary..and still nothing. I really think it is just luck at this point. So I'm so glad it worked out for you. And it's really great to hear that you were able to get Pop Century!

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That is wonderful news! Three rooms yet, that proves the availability is there. Congrats! They don't seem to think I am special enough for their random pixie dust, so I am waiting for the public offer!!!!


Right there with you...
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That is wonderful news! Three rooms yet, that proves the availability is there. Congrats! They don't seem to think I am special enough for their random pixie dust, so I am waiting for the public offer!!!!
You are very special!!! Just like me!!! Lol
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GhostLady, that is an awesome story and I am soooo happy for you!
Yea! I just noticed you are a fellow Hoosier!

Ya know, all these recent and wonderful stories of folks getting free dining without a PIN makes me wonder if bookings are still considerably low for Disney standards. Makes me think that free dining is a much more real, and likely, possibility for the rest of the year. C'mon on GP!!
I love your positive pixie dust. You need to throw it all the way down to NC. Lol
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So we went to see Monster's University today. All four of us liked it. DD and I stayed through the credits for the extra scene at the end. It was cute. Thanks for giving us the heads up about it. DS and DH did not want to wait with us. We did not see it in 3D and I'm glad because there didn't seem to be any special 3D gags in it.

I can't believe all the pixie dust being shared. It is very special for all those receiving it and congrats to you.
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Hi!

I know I have been MIA but trying to sort life out. I have missed you guys though! Only 89 days until WDW! I cannot wait. I hope you have all been good and not had too much fun without me. There is no way I will EVER catch up.

Spreading to everyone still waiting on FD. It sucks to wait.
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I know I have been MIA but trying to sort life out. I have missed you guys though! Only 89 days until WDW! I cannot wait. I hope you have all been good and not had too much fun without me. There is no way I will EVER catch up.

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I know I have been MIA but trying to sort life out. I have missed you guys though! Only 89 days until WDW! I cannot wait. I hope you have all been good and not had too much fun without me. There is no way I will EVER catch up.

Spreading to everyone still waiting on FD. It sucks to wait.
Hey there, Hi there, Ho there back to ya! I was wondering where you have been. Glad you checked back in and I hope things are well with you. Yea, only 89 more days for you and only 88 more days for me!!!
Don't be such a stranger; I hope you stick around for some more FUN times!! Missed you too!!!
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