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Old 04-19-2013, 10:52 AM   #1771
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FWIW, I know someone who is an "Authorized Disney Vacation Planner" and she stated for me to "wait a few weeks" and I will have my answer on free dining. She told me this on Monday so I am willing to bet they will announce this month and no one will have to wait until June. I believe her info over a random CM.
She's just a travel agent like countless others. I heard from a different "Authorized Vacation Planner" that free dining will probably not be offered this year. So, who to believe? The truth is that neither one of them really knows. It's all speculation.

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Old 04-19-2013, 10:56 AM   #1772
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She's just a travel agent like countless others. I heard from a different "Authorized Vacation Planner" that free dining will probably not be offered this year. So, who to believe? The truth is that neither one of them really knows. It's all speculation.

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You are right but she gave me a wink as though she knew SOMETHING. This leads me to believe that the travels agents that book exclusively Disney have been told something definitively but are currently sworn to secrecy. No one need believe this....but I do.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:33 PM   #1773
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FWIW, I know someone who is an "Authorized Disney Vacation Planner" and she stated for me to "wait a few weeks" and I will have my answer on free dining. She told me this on Monday so I am willing to bet they will announce this month and no one will have to wait until June. I believe her info over a random CM.
I also am a authorized Disney TA, infact i only book for disney and I can tell you we have NO idea if FD is coming or not neither do the CMs you call and talk to at CRO we simply go by the historical facts and hope.

It really irritates me to see some ppl completely discourage FD ( not you Grace) and the hope of, you know as much as we do..

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Old 04-19-2013, 01:33 PM   #1774
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"Stop discouraging people with your "facts". Give your opinion if you'd like but
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While I'm glad to see that the mods are doing there jobs and removing junk like this, I'm disheartened to see that after nearly a year away from the DIS boards that this type of rudeness is still alive and kicking . It really is a shame that these, or any other boards, that are designed to help folks with similar loves and interests, seem to always turn into a snarky battlegrounds. Sad.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:34 PM   #1775
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I also am a authorized Disney TA, infact i only book for disney and I can tell you we have NO idea if FD is coming or not neither do the CMs you call and talk to at CRO we simply go by the historical facts and hope.

It really irritates me to see some ppl completely discourage FD ( not you Grace) and the hope of, you know as much as we do..

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I swear I think people are trying to discourage others from going during the week they plan to go so they'll have lighter crowds. :0)
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:39 PM   #1776
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I swear I think people are trying to discourage others from going during the week they plan to go so they'll have lighter crowds. :0)
If people really attempted to try that, they would be nuts. Many people (myself included) come to these boards to help people with their planning. I would never give anyone poor information on purpose. I come here to help others and to pass the time until my trip rolls around.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:46 PM   #1777
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"Stop discouraging people with your "facts". Give your opinion if you'd like but
stop misleading people by trying to make them believe you are some magical
disneymatician."

While I'm glad to see that the mods are doing there jobs and removing junk like this, I'm disheartened to see that after nearly a year away from the DIS boards that this type of rudeness is still alive and kicking . It really is a shame that these, or any other boards, that are designed to help folks with similar loves and interests, seem to always turn into a snarky battlegrounds. Sad.
The mods didn't remove anything. I didn't post anything that would require removal. I removed it myself because I didn't know I was up against people who others worship around here. Even when they are giving false information because for some twisted reason they seem to love to be negative and discourage people.

It's a shame that I deleted it yet you continued to fuel the fire. Pot meet kettle.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:50 PM   #1778
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If people really attempted to try that, they would be nuts. Many people (myself included) come to these boards to help people with their planning. I would never give anyone poor information on purpose. I come here to help others and to pass the time until my trip rolls around.
I agree that they would be nuts. I just think it's funny that it seems like half the time someone says "no free dining that week", it happens to be the week they are traveling and they all happen to be "exclusive disney TAs" or professional data analyst who track disney historical information. lol

Before I get attacked again, that lol was literal. It's an absurd assumption but you never know what people are thinking they can accomplish. :0)
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:50 PM   #1779
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The mods didn't remove anything. I didn't post anything that would require removal. I removed it myself because I didn't know I was up against people who others worship around here. Even when they are giving false information because for some twisted reason they seem to love to be negative and discourage people.

It's a shame that I deleted it yet you continued to fuel the fire. Pot meet kettle.
What do you find to be inaccurate? Not trying to be snarky, just trying to figure out what you are feeling is being twisted. Historical data cannot be twisted. It is what it is. If you are talking about the mid-October blackout dates, they happen every year. Too many schools on balanced schedules are the biggest factor. Columbus Day is a tiny part of it, but it mostly revolves around those dates making up the bulk of school Fall breaks.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #1780
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How about we act like adults and take the information on here for its purpose. Its here to inform people of all things disney. The people on here are sharing whatever information they know. And I, for one, am very glad they do. They've helped me save about $600 on my trip. IF FD is offered...Great! That'll help me save more money. If its not, oh well....I'm still going. The only way to get the FD and blackout information on here 100% correct is if Walt Disney himself puts it on here. Unfortunately, he's not with us anymore. So be patient and wait until stuff is offered or not. Ok, I'm done now
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:59 PM   #1781
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The mods didn't remove anything. I didn't post anything that would require removal. I removed it myself because I didn't know I was up against people who others worship around here. Even when they are giving false information because for some twisted reason they seem to love to be negative and discourage people.

It's a shame that I deleted it yet you continued to fuel the fire. Pot meet kettle.
Um, did you not notice that I removed your screen name? The quote that I quoted, because it was so offensive, is also still visibly quoted in many other posts with your screen name.

I worship no one on here, except myself. BUT I won't sit back and watch the play ground bully attack and harass other people that are simply trying to help others, share ideas and spread the magic.

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #1782
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How about we act like adults and take the information on here for its purpose. Its here to inform people of all things disney. The people on here are sharing whatever information they know. And I, for one, am very glad they do. They've helped me save about $600 on my trip. IF FD is offered...Great! That'll help me save more money. If its not, oh well....I'm still going. The only way to get the FD and blackout information on here 100% correct is if Walt Disney himself puts it on here. Unfortunately, he's not with us anymore. So be patient and wait until stuff is offered or not. Ok, I'm done now
I agree! Now lets hope for some and try and help each other pass the time while we wait for Disney to tell us all SOMETHING!!!

I tell you tho, I have a trip booked and I feel certain that some type of discount will come out and as long as it saves me close to what FD will I am happy! If its RO discount I will add the tickets and DDP and still go! Im really having trouble being patient tho, Im like obsessed with it! So sad...
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I agree! Now lets hope for some and try and help each other pass the time while we wait for Disney to tell us all SOMETHING!!!

I tell you tho, I have a trip booked and I feel certain that some type of discount will come out and as long as it saves me close to what FD will I am happy! If its RO discount I will add the tickets and DDP and still go! Im really having trouble being patient tho, Im like obsessed with it! So sad...
I have the complete pkg booked. So the RO discount wouldn't benefit me, I don't think. But the FD would be a HUGE help.
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How about we act like adults and take the information on here for its purpose. Its here to inform people of all things disney. The people on here are sharing whatever information they know. And I, for one, am very glad they do. They've helped me save about $600 on my trip. IF FD is offered...Great! That'll help me save more money. If its not, oh well....I'm still going. The only way to get the FD and blackout information on here 100% correct is if Walt Disney himself puts it on here. Unfortunately, he's not with us anymore. So be patient and wait until stuff is offered or not. Ok, I'm done now
Excellent post .

I personally am sort of happy that Disney is slow out of the gate this year as ADR's for ALL of the high demand venues are still readily available and at great times. I reserved my little heart out yesterday...it just seems to good to be true that nothing is "booked up" yet, but I'll take it! Although this is my first time reserving ADR's since Disney implemented the credit card deposit requirement so maybe that scared away some of the folks that would quadruple book.

Have a great weekend everyone!
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:06 PM   #1785
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room discount vs free dining

Hi guys --
was wondering if any of youhave some advice --
I have my plane tickets for August 25th to Sept 4th
Ten days --- I am brining my 16 yr old son nd 15 yearold daughter and her 15 yearold friend --- In the past we havealways squeezed 4 of us in one value resort room -- we love pop century --This trip I nee two rooms because of their ages and boy/ girl etc...
Does anyone know how I cn book to sve the most --- I am really on a fixe income so saving is really important -- thanks if anyone has any ideas
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