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Old 08-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #3391
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Our TA couldn't get us FD at POR where we had a reservation, but for $250 more she got us FD at Boardwalk. I'm excited!! We are there from 11/23 - 11/30, so we just made it for Thanksgiving week!!!!!! I was hoping to save money with free dining, but I am so excited to get it with a deluxe that I okayed the additional money!!
How did that add up? The rooms at Boardwalk are much more expensive than POR... is that $250 more a night? Nothing but royal rooms at POR for us Thanksgiving week so we booked Coronado Springs Resort with free dining instead. I think we will like it a lot but I was looking forward to trying POR... next time maybe.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:16 AM   #3392
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Lol! I thought the offer required a six night stay so i added a night to our ressie and changed our return flight! Oh well, just don't tell dh
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:17 AM   #3393
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Lol! I thought the offer required a six night stay so i added a night to our ressie and changed our return flight! Oh well, just don't tell dh
Oh no! Your secret is safe with me.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:20 AM   #3394
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Oh no!

No free dining offers left at the Beach Club Villas. So sad!
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #3395
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How did that add up? The rooms at Boardwalk are much more expensive than POR... is that $250 more a night? Nothing but royal rooms at POR for us Thanksgiving week so we booked Coronado Springs Resort with free dining instead. I think we will like it a lot but I was looking forward to trying POR... next time maybe.
My guess is that it was $250 more to stay at Boardwalk with FD than it is to stay at POR and purchase the dining plan.

Congrats on your deal!
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:43 AM   #3396
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I called at exactly 7 am and waited 72 minutes to speak to a cast member. We already had reservations for POR, but of course, they were out of free dining spots there. I had to book CSR instead, and my husband was not happy about that. Now, he is calling and trying to switch :/
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:01 AM   #3397
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Okay, I called back and didn't even wait a minute before I talked to a cast member! He said the only free dining rooms left at CBR were the pirate rooms, which were right at $200 more for our 6 nights.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:25 AM   #3398
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I called at 7am and finished up at 9:30 am...
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:26 AM   #3399
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looks like online site crashed...

Booking is currently unavailable. We’re working to restore availability as soon as possible. Please check back later.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:26 AM   #3400
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This may have already been discussed, and if so, I apologize, but does anyone know why they took out the week after Thanksgiving this year? Just my luck, those are are dates.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:47 AM   #3401
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I called at exactly 7 am and waited 72 minutes to speak to a cast member. We already had reservations for POR, but of course, they were out of free dining spots there. I had to book CSR instead, and my husband was not happy about that. Now, he is calling and trying to switch :/
Same thing here... booked at POR in April. On the phone for 90 minutes to add free dining to reservation only to be told no free dining left. Now we are booked at CSR... family extremely upset. Did they only have a handful rooms open for free dining?
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:59 AM   #3402
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After being on hold for more than a hour (that's even after trying to get through allllll morning), the agent told me their computers crashed and NO ONE has access, it'll be few hours before they can do ANYTHING! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:12 PM   #3403
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Same thing here... booked at POR in April. On the phone for 90 minutes to add free dining to reservation only to be told no free dining left. Now we are booked at CSR... family extremely upset. Did they only have a handful rooms open for free dining?
Keep trying....people do cancel, especially when that 45 day mark hits & they have to pay. Good luck!!
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:16 PM   #3404
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My guess is that it was $250 more to stay at Boardwalk with FD than it is to stay at POR and purchase the dining plan.

Congrats on your deal!
Correct! I am really happy with this deal. There are 5 of us and I was a bit nervous about being cramped at POR. So, the savings we are receiving with free dining, put Boardwalk in our budget.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:24 PM   #3405
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DH called this morning & was able to get FD at POR for the dates we wanted (5 nights beginning of Nov). I was so excited!!! Then I come on here just to check out the buzz & I noticed the offer is for minimum 6 nights...now I'm nervous. I tried calling but I can't get through. I'm at work so I can't stay on hold for very long. It may have to wait until late this afternoon. The offer shown on the board now says minimum 3 nights (which I think has been typical of past offers) but Disney site still shows min 6. DH assures me that the CM confirmed that we got FD but I want to call & confirm. Should I be nervous? Anyone else book for shorter than 6 nights?
I booked on line this morning for 5 nights around 7:30am! I paid in full due to the language..."All prices are in US dollars and subject to change until package is paid in full." Went back and tried it again and it would not let me...Maybe a glitch that was fixed but we're booked!!
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