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Old 10-10-2009, 02:21 PM   #31
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I just got off the phone with MS. I called to add a name to a reservation. At the end of the call, he told me (as a heads up) that we will no longer be receiving the valet parking perk. We have to pay the full price from now on.
If true, this is bad news.
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:46 PM   #32
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It was a nice perk while it was available. Sounds like it's gone soon. As the wizened members of our DIS community always tell the "newbies": Don't fall in love with any of the perks, because they can be gone at a moment's notice.

I guess the wizened members of our DIS community are absolutely correct!
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:05 PM   #33
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I have a reservation beginning Oct 12. So foar no email or phone call regarding this news! I wonder if they will simply tell me when I arrive?
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:06 PM   #34
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I predict the Florida discount on APs will be next.
GO WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT WITH SOAP!!!

The Florida-resident rates and discounts have been around for a very long time and will probably continue -- as will AP rates and benefits, I suspect. Both groups are ones which respond very positively to those discounts...as DVCers have to the DVC AP discount.

As attractive as Disney's Florida-resident discounts are, they pale in comparison with other competitors, so I don't see them completely abandoning the 4th largest state in the country and their biggest market.
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:17 PM   #35
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Specific information like "beginning October 11th" makes a big difference in the believability of these reports.

This stinks - that has been a terrific perk and I'm sad to see it go! That said, I didn't buy in for the perks, and I just posted last night on the Transportation board that I've always considered WDW valet parking to be an incredible deal. I paid it before -- I'll pay it going forward.

The thing that annoys me is when discounts or perks quickly go away with pretty much no notice whatsoever.
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:19 PM   #36
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GO WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT WITH SOAP!!!

The Florida-resident rates and discounts have been around for a very long time and will probably continue -- as will AP rates and benefits, I suspect. Both groups are ones which respond very positively to those discounts...as DVCers have to the DVC AP discount.

As attractive as Disney's Florida-resident discounts are, they pale in comparison with other competitors, so I don't see them completely abandoning the 4th largest state in the country and their biggest market.
Let me clarify--I meant the DVC Florida discount of $100 off an AP. As opposed to the DVC California discount of $20 which is a pittance compared to Florida. Whether Florida "resident" discounts will be affected--who knows?

And Brian Noble--please don't think that I am so crass as to compare losing valet parking to the Holocaust. My point was that people weren't so upset about not having the perk in California but now that it's affecting Florida . . . . it's typical that people don't miss something until it's gone and/or it directly affects them.
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:28 PM   #37
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Let me clarify--I meant the DVC Florida discount of $100 off an AP. As opposed to the DVC California discount of $20 which is a pittance compared to Florida. Whether Florida "resident" discounts will be affected--who knows?
There is no such thing as a DVC Florida discount. There is a $100 DVC discount on WDW Annual Passes, if that's what you're talking about, but that saves Floridians a grand total of about $5.

The real deal for Flordians -- if it meets their needs -- is the Florida-resident Seasonal AP, which saves us an additional $100 beyond the DVC price. But that pass comes with significant blackout periods which don't work for many people. Works for us and we love it!
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:53 PM   #38
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Disappointed to hear this is going away. Not cool....
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:01 PM   #39
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Our first trip home is in July 2010. While it would have been nice to have the free valet parking, it's not the hardest thing for me to see them take away. We bought a DVC membership so we can afford to stay in a large accommodation every other year at WDW, on a nice long 10-night trip.

How does that song go....."No, no, they can't take that away from me."
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:11 PM   #40
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Actually, the money spent by DVC members on valet parking will go to Jim Lewis' new organization - the ARDA-ROC PAC - since he didn't get a very good response from the DVC members in his mailout in the last Disney Files.
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:32 PM   #41
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[QUOTE=TLSnell1981;33899925 I asked the CM about this being covered in our dues. She said this is no longer the case.

so if is this no longer the case from 11th october. if our dues did cover part of this do we get a refund from dues we have already paid?
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:32 PM   #42
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I really enjoyed this perk, esp at my home resort BWV.
And I'm po'd that they'd cancel it without any notice.
I hope that the valets complain loudly that they are losing big tips...although that will happen ONLY if all DVCers tipped well ...and that its reinstated.

Otherwise, I hope someone will complain about our dues and the high amount BWV owners pay for transportation costs which I bet includes some overhead even on 'outsourcing'.

I'm arriving Oct 26 . Call me bummed
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:33 PM   #43
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I guess this was DVC's way to deal with renters getting the perk too, and the response to the abuse by some using it to go to the parks.

I knew when they raised the parking lot rates they would have to raise valet rates and yes we all know perks can be taken away at anytime but this stinks.

But have to wonder what is next.

Well this makes me glad to be at SSR where I can park close to my room.

Since decisions are member feedback based, I say let them hear from all of us, I know I will be emailing.
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This was predictable IMO, it was doomed when they out-sourced the system.
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:41 PM   #45
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I asked the CM about this being covered in our dues. She said this is no longer the case.

so if is this no longer the case from 11th october. if our dues did cover part of this do we get a refund from dues we have already paid?
Even if there was a savings you would not get the money refunded. Any savings would be reflected in your dues for the following year.
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