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Old 06-03-2012, 05:48 PM   #2311
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Good lord... talk about anticlimactic if that happens!
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:48 PM   #2312
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Speaking of CM's giving different answers, I just got told by one that they probably aren't having the dessert party anymore and that's why it isn't open yet! What is up with these people and their different WRoNG answers?
I have recently starred to think this might be the case for August through Dec as they are gearing up for free dining and a busy season they may need to open that area up for dining?
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #2313
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I decided to take it easy.... thank goodness our trip is 7/29- 8/5.... I was waiting for 8/4, our last night... but, I decided to make our reservation 7/30 since there was still an opening....I don't like to gamble!!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:23 PM   #2314
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I decided to take it easy.... thank goodness our trip is 7/29- 8/5.... I was waiting for 8/4, our last night... but, I decided to make our reservation 7/30 since there was still an opening....I don't like to gamble!!!
You can always cancel & rebook when August opens up

Think positive everyone! August is going to open up this week

They just increased the ticket prices this weekend so I'm "wishing" now that they got that situated, perhaps they'll now set up the dessert party reservations for August

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Old 06-03-2012, 10:58 PM   #2315
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Just a headsup to all the 8/26 people... SOMEONE started a thread to plan our little minimeet that night. Jump in so we can know who is coming!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2935939
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:11 AM   #2316
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Nothing as of yet! As for it being only a seasonal offering, the first half of August is still a busy time for Disney. IMO, there's no way they wouldn't offer it during August. It's still busy, very busy, especially the beginning to mid August.

AND CMs are wrong all the time, never consistent. I have never gotten the same answer from 2 different CMs with just about anything I've ever asked.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:14 AM   #2317
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Nothing as of yet! As for it being only a seasonal offering, the first half of August is still a busy time for Disney. IMO, there's no way they wouldn't offer it during August. It's still busy, very busy, especially the beginning to mid August.

AND CMs are wrong all the time, never consistent. I have never gotten the same answer from 2 different CMs with just about anything I've ever asked.
I'm with you Stacy! I always get diff answers! I feel they would be crazy not to have it! Can't wait!
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:23 AM   #2318
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I'm with you Stacy! I always get diff answers! I feel they would be crazy not to have it! Can't wait!
I ditto that! Never consistent! Still think Aug will open sometime this week.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:59 AM   #2319
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I actually think its too popular to remove. Disney makes quite a bit of money on this so Im guessing they will look at the bottom dollar and realize they make quite a bit of money doing this so they will keep it going.

That said I seriously hope they DONT close it cause this is my anniversary gift to myself in Sept. Had so much fun doing it last year!!
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:08 AM   #2320
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It would be nice though if disney could make some kind of announcement so I could make some alternate plans, like maybe a wishes or illuminations cruise..
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Do you happen to know which months over the last couple years haven't had the dessert party? For some reason I thought it had been offered every month over the last few years. I could be wrong, as I haven't tried to book the party every month....I wish!
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I can imagine it is possible it won't be offered at times. It would make sense for them to use that space for buffet meals during free dining, since they need as many places to eat as possible then. And free dining begins at the end of August. The day we leave, actually. So perhaps they are still finalizing plans for that.

Or, there is the possibilty that they will be rehabbing the space for whatever reason.

It would not make sense to just suddenly stop offering the dessert party for no reason. They most likely make a huge amount of money on it, and they already have the location, which is the reason it is so popular.

And finally, if it is true that they will stop offering it, it will shock me if it was the dining reservation CM that knew this information correctly first.

In 2010 they only offered the DP through August 14 and free dining began on August 15. It wasn't until July 17 (ish) that they then opened the DP past August 14 and people speculated that it was related to bookings/reservations.

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That was two years ago, though, and they did end up extending it, but it wasn't 60 days out like other months.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #2321
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In 2010 they only offered the DP through August 14 and free dining began on August 15. It wasn't until July 17 (ish) that they then opened the DP past August 14 and people speculated that it was related to bookings/reservations.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ty+2010&page=9

That was two years ago, though, and they did end up extending it, but it wasn't 60 days out like other months.
so, when does free dining start in August?
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:31 AM   #2322
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August 25...
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:19 AM   #2323
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August 25...
oh joy, becasue that's the night I want (it's the non-emh night sandwiched between the 24 and the 26th. )
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:26 PM   #2324
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In 2010 they only offered the DP through August 14 and free dining began on August 15. It wasn't until July 17 (ish) that they then opened the DP past August 14 and people speculated that it was related to bookings/reservations.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ty+2010&page=9

That was two years ago, though, and they did end up extending it, but it wasn't 60 days out like other months.
I remember the first year they offered the dessert party, in 2009. We went in August then, too, and since it was free dining, they had the Tommowland Terrace open for dinner during the same periodc that we were there- but maybe not the same nights.

Anyway, it was extrememly difficult and complicated booking the dessert party, which had to be done on the phone. The CMs on the dining line were so confused about what the dessert party even was, and were accidentally booking people into the dinner buffet instead. That is what happened to me, but luckily I realized it and called back. After lots of complicated discussion, checking of the computer, and insistence from me, they finally changed my reservation to the Dessert Party.

Of course it's been several years, so not only do CM's know what the dessert party is, but we can make ADR's online and avoid the whole discussion now. But it would not surprise me if the possibility of opening the Tomorrowland Terrace for dinner is what is holding up the opening of Dessert party dates. Hopefully, they will get organized enough to open the dessert party dates soon.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:25 PM   #2325
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Dates are showing on the calendar in November now, but both days I tried had no availablilty. Are they already sold out (180 day was just Friday)?
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