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Old 08-01-2013, 08:47 AM   #1996
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For those of you who have already received their confirmation emails how long did it take to receive it?
Mine took 1.5 hours, but the reservation page online took just a few minutes. I got lucky and was done by 7:10am.
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Yay! That's so cool. Wonder where My2CrazyGirls ended up?
Hi ladies! Well, when I woke up at 5AM I decided to see if I could book FD online and I could! But there were NO rooms available at POR for Nov 21 - 30. So, I went with my other option...6 nights WL w/FD and then 3 nights at the Swan on points. It costs basically the same amount as staying 9 nights at a mod with FD. I am now dreaming of the boat ride over from WL to MK

So glad you both were able to get FD, even though it is not at POFQ or POR. You will have an amazing time! I do want to find time to visit POFQ though, don't you? I want a beignet, darn it!
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:48 AM   #1998
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Haha, it would have been cheaper to just pay for my 3yr old out right with dining over anything else if I couldn't get the POR with the bunker.

I lucked out. Finally got through and only waited like 30 seconds after all that automated info stuff. And then, I lucked out even more by the POR bunker room being available and was able to book my family of 5 and ended up spending $400 less than what I originally had budgeted for. Great morning for me.
Awesome! Congrats.
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Wow, what a crazy morning this has been. This is the first time FD has been offered for when we were going, so I've never experienced the craziness.

After spending an hour and 45 minutes on hold, I got a really great CM. He tried for about 30 minutes to try to get into the system to change my ressie, but it wasn't letting him in. He told me to call back this afternoon, but I was about ready to book online anyway while I was holding just in case, so that's what I did.

This is a surprise trip so I had to tell my 4 yo that I was making an appointment. At 8:30 she said "What kind of appointment are you making? It's taking so long and I can hear the Disney music, so they must like Disney too!" If she only knew....

We'll be at POR in a RR from 12/18-12/26. So excited for XMas at WDW and the FD has made it even sweeter.

Thanks to Joe and Dave for keeping us informed and to the rest of you who kept posting to this thread this morning. It gave me some reading material while I was on hold.

Good luck to everyone else who is stiill trying.
What a wonderful Christmas you will have! Congrats!
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Try the Wilderness Lodge or Animal Kingdom Lodge. They're typically cheaper than the rest.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:48 AM   #2001
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I personally LOVE CBR. It's been my resort of choice for many years! Beautiful and awesome island theme. If you can put in a request for the village of Barbados or Martinique. Both are close to Old Port Royale (food court) and both have early bus stops in the CBR loop...so getting a bus during peak times won't be a problem!
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We've stayed in Martinique a couple of times. CBR is my sentimental favorite in all of WDW.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:48 AM   #2002
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My TA has been on and off hold all morning, and I'm going over every scenario in my head, so here's my question. I've tried the website but its not working....we are wanting to switch to POP, CBR or CSR BUT if they are all booked, what is the cheapest Deluxe?
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I have yet to hear anything from my TA and I'm so dissappointed
Book your own online and cancel hers! Surely with a fall trip date you can cancel without penalty????
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:49 AM   #2004
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Uh no been on hold for 2hrs 7 mins. And my phone battery is down to 17%. Please pick up!!!!
Oh no! I hope someone picks up soon. Our corless battery died on me while I was on hold. Fortunately, I had called on my cell too. I used up 50% of my battery in the two hours and 15 minutes I was on the phone.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:50 AM   #2005
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So how many of you were able to get POR with FD the week of Nov 15-24?
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On hold for over 2 hours. Got nothing.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:51 AM   #2007
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Book your own online and cancel hers! Surely with a fall trip date you can cancel without penalty????
Online reservations aren't working at all for me. Just keeps coming up with non-discounted rates.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:53 AM   #2008
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Omg!! Whew! Got it booked! Switched from Standard CL @ BC to Deluxe Club level @ Wilderness Lodge!! Man I spoke to was amazing & even offered to call me back if I lost him in the tunnel! Waited 45 min @ home, had to hang up ;( Called diff # from hubby's # (chat#) then another 30min on wDisney Line-they said that there was 300 ppl in the que this a.m. & now 500!
Got my FD & a bigger room for us (we were thinking 2 rooms) SO excited! PD for everyone!
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I'm on pins and needles waiting to hear from my TA! Hopefully she calls soon to tell me that she modified our reservations to include FD. If not, at least i will be at Disney for my October birthday!
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I talked to a CM and wasn't able to get anything discounted at poly for 10/19-10/26.
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Were you trying to make a new reservation or apply the discounts to an existing reservation? I have a friend who wants Poly around that time and they already have a reservation but she can't get through.
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That seems odd. Why wouldn't they have put it on the exclusions list if all the discounted rooms were booked and they didn't need more bookings?
Did the CM check all the dates 10/19-10/26? I believe the dates that are causing the problem are 10/24 (Thu) and 10/25 (Fri). When I first tried (online) to get either FD or RO for 10/19-10/25 for the Poly I was getting a message that there was no availability. When I played with the dates I was able to get FD or RO for 10/19-10/23 only; 10/24 & 10/25 were not available. I'm going to call Disney and modify my original undiscounted reservation to just 10/24 & 10/25 and link it to my FD reservation for 10/19-10/23.
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