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Old 05-08-2013, 09:50 AM   #2671
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Yes I did, but I didn't know he was a CM
By the way, how do they count the 3 days? Would it be that the 30th, 31st, 1st are my 3 days early? Or would that be considered 4 days?

We will arrive on 8/30 and plan to good to DTD that day so that is when and where I would like to pick up the tickets. 8/31 will be our 1st park day and we have an 8:00am ADR at AK, so if I can't pick up my tickets on 8/30 I may be in trouble.

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You should have no problem picking them up at Downtown Disney on 8/30 :-)
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:33 AM   #2672
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You should have no problem picking them up at Downtown Disney on 8/30 :-)
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:09 PM   #2673
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Get the preferred.. You won't regret it's proximity to everything
We stayed in AB Building 15 in 2009 and LOVED the proximity to the main building and bus stop. I'm definitely tempted!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:02 PM   #2674
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Can anyone remind me which buttons are best to press tomorrow morning? Is it best to call a certain number, and should I just hit '0' until I get someone?
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:16 PM   #2675
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Can anyone remind me which buttons are best to press tomorrow morning? Is it best to call a certain number, and should I just hit '0' until I get someone?
Just keep saying "agent".
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #2676
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Automated prompts come on no matter what you push. It seems I am not kept on hold nearly as long when I say "new resort reservation." rather than make changes or add dining plan, etc. When a real person came on, I just told them what I wanted. Good luck.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:27 PM   #2677
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I'll be at work until 5 central time tomorrow. If I book in the evening, is it likely I'll still be able to get a POP room with the free dining promotion, or do they fly off the shelf?
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:41 PM   #2678
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So should I give tomorrow a try since I'm staying in the nemo suites? I'm going to upgrade to regular from quick service if the FD applies to my stay. What time do I call again?
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:58 PM   #2679
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Seems like the rez server is down...either too many ppl trying to make ADRs or they're uploading the discounts!!!!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:58 PM   #2680
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So should I give tomorrow a try since I'm staying in the nemo suites? I'm going to upgrade to regular from quick service if the FD applies to my stay. What time do I call again?
7 am EST
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:12 PM   #2681
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Good luck tomorrow, everyone! I called on the 6th at 7:02 am to add free dining to my existing reservation, and I was on hold for about 15 minutes. It also took a while for the CM to pull up my reservation, but all I could do was bounce up and down while she clicked away on her computer! My co-workers all got to see my epic happy dance when I hung up the phone!
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:25 PM   #2682
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Do you guys think its absolutely necessary to call at 7am? I was thinking of calling around 10. Is it because they might run out of rooms?
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:26 PM   #2683
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The October - December free dining dates are not usually not released until July, sometimes August. I haven't heard anything that would indicate that they won't be offering FD for select low crowd weeks during that time frame. If they release November FD dates this year, I would say they would be around November 10-21 and November 29 or 30 - December 5 or 6 - give or take a day :-)
This is my question.... People keep mentioning smaller window dates being excluded? I'm confused... Looking here http://www.mousesavers.com/historica...ort-discounts/ it shows the entire time frame being included so for instance Oct 2 - Dec 13th... AO why are people here mentioning smaller windows like nov 10-21st? Thanks!!
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:29 PM   #2684
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Do you guys think its absolutely necessary to call at 7am? I was thinking of calling around 10. Is it because they might run out of rooms?
Some resorts will have very limited rooms on some categories and people just want to make sure they get their first choice - if possible :-)
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:31 PM   #2685
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This is my question.... People keep mentioning smaller window dates being excluded? I'm confused... Looking here http://www.mousesavers.com/historica...ort-discounts/ it shows the entire time frame being included so for instance Oct 2 - Dec 13th... AO why are people here mentioning smaller windows like nov 10-21st? Thanks!!
Because Mousesavers doesn't include the black out dates for those historical free dining time frames. I don't know why everyone always shares that particular link, because its not much help without the blackout dates, which are different every year.

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Historic Free Dining Dates and Promo Release Dates:

Free Dining Promos/Discounts Released Spring of the Year Offered:
August 21- October 4, 2005
August 13 - September 30, 2006
August 26 - September 22, 2007
August 30 - September 27, 2008
August 16 - October 3, 2009

July 27, 2009(First Time for quick service at values, free Disney Dining at moderate and deluxe resorts)
Free Dining released for travel from October 4 – December 17, 2009

May 3, 2010:
Free Dining released for travel from August 15 – October 2, 2010.

July 6, 2010:
Disney extended the Free Dining offer for travel through early fall 2011. Many dates were blacked out:

August 15 - October 7, 2010
October 22 - October 28, 2010
November 12 - November 18, 2010
November 27 - December 2, 2010
December 10 - December 21, 2010

January 1 - 5, 2011
January 9 - 13, 2011
January 21 - February 3, 2011
February 11 - 17, 2011
February 25 - March 3, 2011
May 27 - June 2, 2011
August 19 - September 29, 2011

March 2011:
Free Dining Discount released for August 28 - September 24, 2011

August 3, 2011:
Free Dining Discounts released for dates through early Spring 2012
October 1 - October 6, 2011
October 22 - November 3, 2011
November 12 - November 17, 2011
November 26 - December 1, 2011
December 10 - December 15, 2011
January 8 - January 12, 2012
January 21 - February 2, 2012
February 11 - February 16, 2012
March 3 - March 8, 2012
March 24 - March 29, 2012

March 3, 2012:
August 25 - September 29, 2012

July 11, 2012:
September 30 - October 4, 2012
October 19 - November 1, 2012
November 9 - November 15, 2012
November 23 - November 29, 2012
December 10 - December 13, 2012

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