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Old 10-14-2011, 09:39 PM   #91
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We will also be in room 5052 on the Fantasy but one year from now. I would love to hear what you thought about that room. My only worry was it too close to the elevators. It is very hard to tell by the ship plan whether there is a wall between the room and the elevators or not. I am glad that I booked it when it was a 5E because I don't know if I would have if it was a 4E.
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I am very excited about this room. I am not worried about the elevators, I like being close to the stairs and elevators. Never had a problem with noise. I am just a wee bit concerned being so close to the theaters. Still not too worried...actually kinda excited beacuse we are always running in late to the shows (now we will be close!!!) I always post a room report. We sail April 21st! I didn't even know it had an extended verandah until 2 days ago...silly me. So excited!!
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:27 PM   #92
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My 5 yo might be able to look out and see sky. Probably not water because of the angle. My 1 yo definitely will not be able to look out without being picked up and held. If it weren't for the extra space, I would definitely be irritated at the layout of the window. With the extra space, I think it's "okay", not something I would have complained about. But I won't turn down a refund either!
We sailed in 8006 and my 4.5 yr old had to stand on the coffee table to see anything other than sky out the window.

Luckily DH and I are short (5.3 - 5.6) and I could stand up fine in the porthole. It makes a really cool echo sound when you talk while standing in there, like having a fish bowl on your head!

I'm not completely sure why they dropped the corner rooms further than the forward facing rooms, and called them obstructed views, since you can see less of the ocean from the forward rooms, unless it's because the window isn't centered on the room, making it hard to see out the window from the beds, etc..
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:33 PM   #93
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I'm confused. I have a dummy reservation that needs to be moved. If I have the TA move it to the end of the year, and I do it before 10/20/11, then later move it to a 2013 date after they're released, do I still get the lower rate (the room we like is 7192, which will cost more after 10/20/11).

Did that make any sense?
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:30 AM   #94
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I'm confused. I have a dummy reservation that needs to be moved. If I have the TA move it to the end of the year, and I do it before 10/20/11, then later move it to a 2013 date after they're released, do I still get the lower rate (the room we like is 7192, which will cost more after 10/20/11).

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Good question.....I don't know. but, DCL did say that any changes to your reservation would result in higher pricing. This is what was on the bottom of my email from DCL.

Please note that any future changes made to existing reservations are subject to the new rates. This change is valid for sailings after October 18, 2011, and cannot be applied to previous sail dates.
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So, I don't know!!

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I'm confused. I have a dummy reservation that needs to be moved. If I have the TA move it to the end of the year, and I do it before 10/20/11, then later move it to a 2013 date after they're released, do I still get the lower rate (the room we like is 7192, which will cost more after 10/20/11).

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Good question.....I don't know. but, DCL did say that any changes to your reservation would result in higher pricing. This is what was on the bottom of my email from DCL.

Please note that any future changes made to existing reservations are subject to the new rates. This change is valid for sailings after October 18, 2011, and cannot be applied to previous sail dates.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to visit www.disneycruise.com after October 18, 2011, or contact us at 1-800-939-2784. We look forward to welcoming you onboard.

So, I don't know!!

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I would interpret what DCL said in the letters/emails as "YES" your "existing (dummy) reservation will be subject to the new rates".
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:47 PM   #96
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Hi!

I am very excited about this room. I am not worried about the elevators, I like being close to the stairs and elevators. Never had a problem with noise. I am just a wee bit concerned being so close to the theaters. Still not too worried...actually kinda excited beacuse we are always running in late to the shows (now we will be close!!!) I always post a room report. We sail April 21st! I didn't even know it had an extended verandah until 2 days ago...silly me. So excited!!
We stayed in 5052 on our May Dream cruise . . . not only is the verandah longer, it's also much wider than most of the other 5E verandahs. It was huge! The deck plan is almost misleading when it comes to the elevators too - the entrance to the elevators is a doorway type area between the elevators and the stairs - not directly across from the room. The movie theater is close (which is handy) but we never heard any noise from there in our room. It was a great room! We tried to rebook it for our next cruise, but it wasn't available. We had to settle for just a "regular" 5E extended verandah room.
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:51 PM   #97
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Glad I complained on my comment card and to my TA about 7182. It is nice to see things recategorized to match consumer expectations. Of course it would have been nicer to actually have had them look at the rooms and make necessary changes earlier.
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:21 PM   #98
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We were in this stateroom in May and have it again this mid November. The balcony is HUGE compared to the standard balcony. It's probably a good 8 feet from the verandah sliding door to the railing.

I got our e-mail notice last evening regarding the change in category. Dh said he doesn't care what it costs for that room, that is what we will be booking whenever we cruise.
Thanks for info. Do you have a picture you can share?
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I'm confused. I have a dummy reservation that needs to be moved. If I have the TA move it to the end of the year, and I do it before 10/20/11, then later move it to a 2013 date after they're released, do I still get the lower rate (the room we like is 7192, which will cost more after 10/20/11).

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onecoolpilot - If I'm understanding your question correctly you have a dummy ressie that you want to transfer to a 2013 date when they are released. The dummy ressie doesn't secure a lower rate when you transfer to the date you want to sail; it only secures the 10% fare reduction, the reduced deposit and the onboard credit. You will pay the prevailing rate at time of booking for your 2013 ressie, it wouldn't matter if you booked your dummy date before or after 10/20/2011.

Hope this makes sense.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:38 PM   #100
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We stayed in 5052 on our May Dream cruise . . . not only is the verandah longer, it's also much wider than most of the other 5E verandahs. It was huge! The deck plan is almost misleading when it comes to the elevators too - the entrance to the elevators is a doorway type area between the elevators and the stairs - not directly across from the room. The movie theater is close (which is handy) but we never heard any noise from there in our room. It was a great room! We tried to rebook it for our next cruise, but it wasn't available. We had to settle for just a "regular" 5E extended verandah room.
wahoooooo!!! Thanks! Even more excited now!
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:09 PM   #101
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I would interpret what DCL said in the letters/emails as "YES" your "existing (dummy) reservation will be subject to the new rates".
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onecoolpilot - If I'm understanding your question correctly you have a dummy ressie that you want to transfer to a 2013 date when they are released. The dummy ressie doesn't secure a lower rate when you transfer to the date you want to sail; it only secures the 10% fare reduction, the reduced deposit and the onboard credit. You will pay the prevailing rate at time of booking for your 2013 ressie, it wouldn't matter if you booked your dummy date before or after 10/20/2011.

Hope this makes sense.
Got it. Thanks guys for clearing that up.
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Got it. Thanks guys for clearing that up.
Actually, after re-reading your replies, I don't got it. Well, maybe. I was referring to finalizing my dummy res before 10/20.

However, since the 2013 dates aren't out yet, I would still be moving it later on anyway, thus paying whatever the rate is for that 2013 sailing.

So maybe I got it again?
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We are in room 9664 on the March 22 sailing. We picked this room because it is next door to my brother's cabin which is a cat 8B. I am so happy that it was reclassified and we are getting a refund because I was kinda bummed that we were paying for a 6A when there was clearly an obstruction to the verandah. I wonder how they will figure the difference since our cruise price has jumped since we booked it!
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Actually, after re-reading your replies, I don't got it. Well, maybe. I was referring to finalizing my dummy res before 10/20.

However, since the 2013 dates aren't out yet, I would still be moving it later on anyway, thus paying whatever the rate is for that 2013 sailing.

So maybe I got it again?
If you move your dummy reservation before 10/18, you should be able to book a room at the current categorization, and will be price protected after the categorization goes into effect. But since 2013 bookes aren't likely to come out before Tuesday, you'll likely be moving it only to a 2012 date. However, when/if you decide to move your reservation again, you'll be subject to the new categorization, and any prices in effect at that time (less the 10% rebooking discount.)
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Yay! We have 5652 & 5654 this weekend on the Dream and 5650 on the Fantasy next April!

We knew what we were getting when we reserved them and now it feels even more like we got a bonus since we won't be paying the higher rate!!

Me too! 5652 in Apr and 5650 Nov 2012! Awesome!
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