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Old 05-03-2010, 02:26 PM   #91
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I am regretting using a TA to book my trip!!! I had booked my September trip through AAA a while back. Now I'm trying to get someone to add the free dining to my existing package, and they are not responding to my phone calls/emails. I realize that they're busy today, but I don't want to have to change hotels to take advantage of the promotion either!! I should have just booked it myself and the changes would already be made. Please keep your fingers crossed for me that I can still get it!
Do you have an update for us yet?
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:29 PM   #92
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Do you have an update for us yet?

Nothing final yet. The TA emailed me around 2 to say that she still couldn't get through to Disney. It's now almost 4:30 and I still don't know what's going on.

I am going to end up with an ulcer over planning this vacation!
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:47 PM   #93
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Nothing final yet. The TA emailed me around 2 to say that she still couldn't get through to Disney. It's now almost 4:30 and I still don't know what's going on.

I am going to end up with an ulcer over planning this vacation!
Umm....thats not good. Does the TA have to do? I don't know how that works. I always book mt disney trips online.

I hope you hear something real soon.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:50 PM   #94
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Nothing final yet. The TA emailed me around 2 to say that she still couldn't get through to Disney. It's now almost 4:30 and I still don't know what's going on.

I am going to end up with an ulcer over planning this vacation!
Oh no, don't get an ulcer, the TA is supposed to get the ulcer for you
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:58 PM   #95
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Umm....thats not good. Does the TA have to do? I don't know how that works. I always book mt disney trips online.

I hope you hear something real soon.
Unfortunately, if you book through a travel agent, any and all changes have to be made by them. I think this is the last time I will be using them and from now on, I will just book online myself. Especially since I can go through the booking process and see the hotel and free dining there for the dates I'm travelling!

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Oh no, don't get an ulcer, the TA is supposed to get the ulcer for you
I don't know what TA you use, but I want to use them.


5:00 and still no response. I guess she gave up for the day?
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:10 PM   #96
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[QUOTE=jmm476;36512779]Unfortunately, if you book through a travel agent, any and all changes have to be made by them. I think this is the last time I will be using them and from now on, I will just book online myself. Especially since I can go through the booking process and see the hotel and free dining there for the dates I'm travelling! /QUOTE]

I hate that. Maybe she/he will stay late to make sure it gets done. What resort are you staying at?
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:18 PM   #97
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Unfortunately, if you book through a travel agent, any and all changes have to be made by them. I think this is the last time I will be using them and from now on, I will just book online myself. Especially since I can go through the booking process and see the hotel and free dining there for the dates I'm travelling!



I don't know what TA you use, but I want to use them.


5:00 and still no response. I guess she gave up for the day?
I use WDWKOOK Travel Agency

I could never use a TA because I am WAY too controlling and I just love doing all of the research and planning myself, hence my screen name
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:56 PM   #98
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Unfortunately, if you book through a travel agent, any and all changes have to be made by them. I think this is the last time I will be using them and from now on, I will just book online myself. Especially since I can go through the booking process and see the hotel and free dining there for the dates I'm travelling!



I don't know what TA you use, but I want to use them.


5:00 and still no response. I guess she gave up for the day?
If that is the case that would be the last time I use that TA.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:06 PM   #99
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Hey all,

Just wondering - does everyone know that some major room discounts were released today through 10/2? I guess it depends on where you're staying whether it's worth taking the room discount vs. doing FD. My TA was ready to book the free dining first thing this morning, but quickly moved to do the math when she received word of the new resort discounts and sure enough, it saved me more money with the room discount!

I didn't really want the DDP until I found it was free. But now, it's cheaper to use the room discount and PAID dining (We're staying at Beach Club) vs. doing the FD and rack room rates. My package went down by almost $350! If I wanted to really save I could cancel the paid DDP and save $1200 off the original package - but we'd still have to pay for food out of pocket and I think we will get our money's worth with the DDP. It's pretty much a wash, so I'm keeping the DDP.


I would definitely check out the new offers on the rooms - they are much better than the summer offers. I saved 40% on BCR - the room came out to about $200 a night for the first six nights of our trip! That's a steal, believe me. The things that made it a savings for me was 1) I'm staying at a deluxe hotel so the price and discount are higher and 2) I have three children under 10, which is much cheaper per day than the adult rate my husband and I are for DDP.

Good luck everyone - please check this out and do the math!! It might be worth it to take the room discount over the FD.

PS - I have to mention TA's - just reading this thread about everyone's hellish early morning and stress getting through to Disney made me SO glad I'm using my TA! Don't let AAA keep you from using a TA for Disney again. I got all kinds of warnings about working with AAA for Disney so I avoided them. I'm using Small World Vacations (very popular) and unlike AAA, all of their TA's do WDW exclusively. They are constantly monitoring the discounts and are working on them before you even hear about them - I got an e-mail at 7:15 about this new room discount and telling me that she was working on refiguring the package, and she was on the phone with Disney. She got back to me within a few hours and it was done. The other great thing is she could put the package on hold for me, without booking it, until 5/10! So I had many days to decide...but of course I booked it on the spot. It was glorious...

Also, a TA doesn't cost a dime and you don't have to relinquish full control, at least at SMV. I am also a vacation control freak, and I've been doing my ADR's b/c I booked "late" and I'm within the 180 day window. The TA is happy to do them if you give them the info, but the ones I need are a bit picked over and it's just easier for me to do it as I plan our schedule. Finally - my TA was in touch with me via email starting Friday when I first talked to her, had a package within hours sent to me, and continued to tweak it and answered all my crazy e-mails over the weekend. She is ON top of it. I love that she is booking it all and dealing with Disney - I jusst e-mailed her my flight itinerary and she will set up Magical Express for us too... I told her I'd continue to stalk her for info on WDW!
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:18 PM   #100
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Yay!! TA just told me we got our 5 rooms at POP with FD, it's my DD's first time and since she'll be 2 yrs 10 mos when we got it the perfect time, she can still have fun but we just miss having to pay for her. Now we just have to wait for September 9th! Good Luck to all who haven't gotten what they wanted yet, and have faith!!!
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:17 AM   #101
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Well I never heard anything from the TA last night. Their office just opened up for the morning, so I'll give her an hour or so and then call again. We're booked at Pop on our original package, and it looks like rooms there are still available when I go through the booking process on Disney's site.

I did the math and it will save us a lot more to get the FD than the room discount, probably just because we're staying at a value.

This is the last time I ever book a Disney vacation through AAA. It's just too stressful having no control.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:00 PM   #102
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Well I never heard anything from the TA last night. Their office just opened up for the morning, so I'll give her an hour or so and then call again. We're booked at Pop on our original package, and it looks like rooms there are still available when I go through the booking process on Disney's site.

I did the math and it will save us a lot more to get the FD than the room discount, probably just because we're staying at a value.

This is the last time I ever book a Disney vacation through AAA. It's just too stressful having no control.
So, have you heard anything yet? I hope your TA is throwing in some luggage tags or something extra for you.

Yes, at a Value you'll save more $ using FD.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:34 PM   #103
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So, have you heard anything yet? I hope your TA is throwing in some luggage tags or something extra for you.

Yes, at a Value you'll save more $ using FD.

Still no response! I told a friend at work that I'm building my case against AAA for emotional distress!!

Well at least I can laugh about it now. I'm going to give up for a while, maybe then I'll hear back?
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:38 PM   #104
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Still no response! I told a friend at work that I'm building my case against AAA for emotional distress!!

Well at least I can laugh about it now. I'm going to give up for a while, maybe then I'll hear back?
I must admit. You have way more patience than I do. I would be canceling my trip with the TA and booking on my own. I can't imagine the difficult time you will have if you need to book ADRs. That is just crazy!
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:24 PM   #105
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Still no response! I told a friend at work that I'm building my case against AAA for emotional distress!!

Well at least I can laugh about it now. I'm going to give up for a while, maybe then I'll hear back?
Your much nicer than me my fist trip I did a TA (didn't know better) with AAA and a room discount came up I was having fits... couldn't reacher then when I did she said was wrong she didn't know anything about it... I then explained that I got an email from TGM says so... I eventurally called a supervisor they then gave me a new rep. What a mess never again....
Keep us posted and good luck to you
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