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Old 03-01-2012, 05:37 PM   #61
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Congrats on booking your flights and at POFQ - I'm so pleased for you! I love POFQ, it's such a nice place to stay. I found it very quiet and the staff very pleasant!
Thanks! We can't wait to stay at POFQ...so pretty and serene.

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Hi Meghan!
Great TR so far!
Congrats on the flight & resort bookings!
I just got off the phone with booking our Sept trip too thanks to free dining!!!!
I can't wait to read all about your planning.
I know Cole & Maddie are going to have a great time!
Yay! What dates are you guys going? It would be awesome if our trips overlapped!!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:44 PM   #62
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Free Dining!

So in case you haven't heard, a little discount came out today called....FREE DINING!!!! I called this morning and had it applied to my reservation and it's saving us over $740!!!! Last time free dining was offered, if you were staying at a Value or Mod, you got the QSDP for free. If that was the case, we would have upgraded to the standard dining plan. Well, let's just say I was thrilled to pieces when I saw that Mods got the standard dining plan free. The only thing we ended up having to pay extra for was a switch to a garden view room instead of a standard room (a whopping $78). I'll gladly pay an extra $78 to save over $700. That seems to be a reoccuring theme so far with this trip. $75 to get 2 free flights on Southwest and now $78 to get free dining. So funny!

In other planning news, I've been driving myself crazy trying to figure out ADR's. I've never had this much difficulty before! I can make my ADR's exactly 3 weeks from today, so I still have plenty of time. How come it's been super easy making itineraries for my clients lately, but this is so hard for my own trip?! I think I'm just over analyzing everything. I'll post our ADR ideas in another post very soon.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:44 PM   #63
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I know I said it on facebook, but HOORAY for free dining! I know everyone says that free dining isn't always the best discount, but in my opinion it definitely is! Food is expensive on vacation, and it's AMAZING not to have to worry about it!
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:33 AM   #64
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I was so excited yesterday when they released the Free Dining offer! We book through DVC so we are not able to take advantage of it but I got a couple other people who are interested in it.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:57 AM   #65
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Woo hoo! I was NOT happy to see that email in my box from Disney Visa since we didn't plan to go this year!! I'm glad you are able to save so much, though!!
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:40 AM   #66
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I know I said it on facebook, but HOORAY for free dining! I know everyone says that free dining isn't always the best discount, but in my opinion it definitely is! Food is expensive on vacation, and it's AMAZING not to have to worry about it!
Free dining is typically the better deal when staying at a Value or Mod. Room discounts are the way to go when staying at a Deluxe. Of course I was comparing different discount scenarios in my head. Let's say we got a 20% off room discount...it would have saved around $200. Definately NOT as good as free dining!

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I was so excited yesterday when they released the Free Dining offer! We book through DVC so we are not able to take advantage of it but I got a couple other people who are interested in it.
I'm hoping that the free dining will lure in some clients! I know most people don't like taking their kids out of school (doesn't bother me!), so I'm happy that it includes the end of August. Great time to go!

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Woo hoo! I was NOT happy to see that email in my box from Disney Visa since we didn't plan to go this year!! I'm glad you are able to save so much, though!!
I didn't get that Disney Visa email until almost 7pm last night!
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Heat,Headaches but So Much Fun! My June Birthday TR Wishes Do Come True!...a Birthday PTR A Surprise Fit for a Princess...PTR and TR
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:03 AM   #67
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Yay for free dining! That means the general public should get it soon and our phones will be ringing off the hook. I can't believe they released it so early this year!

I have my ADRs planned out for the most part. I can't believe I can make them next month!!
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:29 PM   #68
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Yay for free dining! That means the general public should get it soon and our phones will be ringing off the hook. I can't believe they released it so early this year!

I have my ADRs planned out for the most part. I can't believe I can make them next month!!
I am very surprised that they released it so early. When we had free dining in 2010, it didn't get released until late April/early May! I get to make ADR's in 20 days!!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:27 AM   #69
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Hooray for free dining! With as much as my boys eat now, I think we'd give up Shades of Green in order to try free dining. Maybe next trip, whenever that is!
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:05 PM   #70
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Hooray for free dining! With as much as my boys eat now, I think we'd give up Shades of Green in order to try free dining. Maybe next trip, whenever that is!
Free dining is definately a HUGE savings for us! It put us pretty much right where we wanted to be budge wise too.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:34 AM   #71
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Have you narrowed down any ADRs? I am starting to think of mine too

We won't have the dining plan but I do have TIW. I'm thinking we'll do 3 TS meals. I'm thinking about going back to Chef Mickey's for dinner. I'm sure Riley will love it and Brady loves watching the old videos of being there when he was little.
I'm also thinking about Hollywood and Vine lunch. We LOVED it last year and for my family Oso, Manny and Jake are big hits!
For my DH I want to book Raglan Road. We've had ADRs every year but have had to cancel all but 1 time. I know he really wants to go back!
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:54 AM   #72
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Have you narrowed down any ADRs? I am starting to think of mine too

We won't have the dining plan but I do have TIW. I'm thinking we'll do 3 TS meals. I'm thinking about going back to Chef Mickey's for dinner. I'm sure Riley will love it and Brady loves watching the old videos of being there when he was little.
I'm also thinking about Hollywood and Vine lunch. We LOVED it last year and for my family Oso, Manny and Jake are big hits!
For my DH I want to book Raglan Road. We've had ADRs every year but have had to cancel all but 1 time. I know he really wants to go back!
I have a list of places that we'd like to eat at, but I'm having a very hard time planning everything out! Our ADR day is March 22nd, so I still have some time but it's stressing me out. I'll post our list probably later today or tomorrow.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:11 AM   #73
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Congrats on Free Dining! So exciting! Are there any restaurants that are a must-do for you?
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:39 AM   #74
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I'm with you.
I am having the hardest time trying to figure out which dining reservations that I want to make.
There are more restaurants that I want to eat at than we have days for!
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:06 PM   #75
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Congrats on Free Dining! So exciting! Are there any restaurants that are a must-do for you?
I hope to post our list later tonight!

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I'm with you.
I am having the hardest time trying to figure out which dining reservations that I want to make.
There are more restaurants that I want to eat at than we have days for!
It's been super hard for me. Tony and Madison are set on certain places and I have a list a mile long of places I'd like to eat!
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