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Old 03-16-2013, 10:25 PM   #2131
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Did you have to go through AAA to book or were you able to get the discount directly through Disney?

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Old 03-17-2013, 05:21 AM   #2132
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Did you have to go through AAA to book or were you able to get the discount directly through Disney?

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If you want to book a Package you have to book through AAA. You can book room only through Disney with a AAA discount.

I have been doing the math and since it is unlikely the dates we would prefer going will see a GP offer from Disney may just go with AAA RO Discount, get our tickets from Undercover Tourist and Gift Card for Dining.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:09 AM   #2133
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Does anyone know if you can get a press pot of the Kona coffee from room service or is that only available in Kona? Also how hard do you think it will be to get walk up or day before reservations to Kona? I have one for breakfast and one for dinner already set but I didn't want to fill in every single meal with reservations since this is supposed to be a relaxed low key trip.
Last August I was able to book Kona day of, times were a little late/early, but we didn't mind.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:34 AM   #2134
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Did you have to go through AAA to book or were you able to get the discount directly through Disney?

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Directly through Disney! Just called to make a new reservation and let them know I had the AAA card. Seems like it worked out to be just under a 12% discount Very odd number, but that's what it looks like. The CM (who was awesome by the way ) was not able to give me a discount on the first part of our trip - standard room at AoA - so there may be some resorts that you can't get the discount on.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:39 AM   #2135
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If you want to book a Package you have to book through AAA. You can book room only through Disney with a AAA discount.

I have been doing the math and since it is unlikely the dates we would prefer going will see a GP offer from Disney may just go with AAA RO Discount, get our tickets from Undercover Tourist and Gift Card for Dining.
That's pretty much our plan right now too. I think we may end up seeing a room only offer from Disney for our dates, but I'm not sure if the Poly will be blacked out (or possibly just club level which is where we're booked). We'll get tix through Undercover tourist, and I should have enough on my Disney rewards card to pay for all our dining.
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Can anyone currently or soon to be, staying in the Hawaii building let me know if king beds are now part of the remodel?
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:13 PM   #2137
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If you want to book a Package you have to book through AAA. You can book room only through Disney with a AAA discount.

I have been doing the math and since it is unlikely the dates we would prefer going will see a GP offer from Disney may just go with AAA RO Discount, get our tickets from Undercover Tourist and Gift Card for Dining.
Thank you so much! I may have to search out other discounts. Our last experience with AAA was so dreadful I don't think I can use them again. I booked a trip in 2007 with them that was great, but last year they really made a lot of mistakes.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:15 PM   #2138
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Directly through Disney! Just called to make a new reservation and let them know I had the AAA card. Seems like it worked out to be just under a 12% discount Very odd number, but that's what it looks like. The CM (who was awesome by the way ) was not able to give me a discount on the first part of our trip - standard room at AoA - so there may be some resorts that you can't get the discount on.
Thank you! I will call them next week and give my AAA number. Any discount helps.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:54 PM   #2139
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If you want to book a Package you have to book through AAA. You can book room only through Disney with a AAA discount.

I have been doing the math and since it is unlikely the dates we would prefer going will see a GP offer from Disney may just go with AAA RO Discount, get our tickets from Undercover Tourist and Gift Card for Dining.
This is good to know. A few years ago when I was booking our first trip I asked the CM on the phone about AAA discounts and they said they didn't have any (although I had read about them on the DIS, so thought you had to deal directly with AAA for them). Fortunately we've had a few pins/BB's so it has worked out ok. I'll keep this in mind for possible future use though.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:16 PM   #2140
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We'll be at the Poly for the first time at the end of May! So excited! Our TA put in a room request for Samoa, first floor but I don't think I told her Volcano pool side. Does anyone know what the odds are of getting a request that specific - (Samoa, first floor, volcano pool side)? If we can't get pool side, we really don't need first floor. I don't like to cause problems at check in and have them change things around and I don't usually do room requests. Any advice?
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #2141
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We'll be at the Poly for the first time at the end of May! So excited! Our TA put in a room request for Samoa, first floor but I don't think I told her Volcano pool side. Does anyone know what the odds are of getting a request that specific - (Samoa, first floor, volcano pool side)? If we can't get pool side, we really don't need first floor. I don't like to cause problems at check in and have them change things around and I don't usually do room requests. Any advice?
Don't feel bad about asking for a different room at check in if your requests aren't met with the original room. If a room that meets your requests will be available later on and you're willing to wait, the CMs are usually willing to accommodate you. For our Poly stay, I requested exactly what you want (Samoa, first floor, volcano pool side...in that order). Upon check in (which was very late, around 1:00 a.m.), the first two requests were met, with the 3rd being met if we wanted to change rooms the next day. Since we had a late flight and got in very late, we decided to stay put and get settled, but I thought it was very nice of the CM to offer to move us the following morning. While we didn't have a view of the volcano pool, we had a great room with a pretty view of the quiet pool. Good luck .
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:48 PM   #2142
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We just got back form staying at Aotearoa for three nights. It was our first stay and we enjoyed the room, view and CM's. IT was cold and e could not enjoy the pool, we did not see signs of remodeling which I was nervous about. Great time, ould do it again.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:32 PM   #2143
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Can anyone currently or soon to be, staying in the Hawaii building let me know if king beds are now part of the remodel?
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I'm checking in on Saturday for one night before we go on the Disney Dream. I didn't request a King bed just third floor (we have CL Garden). I don't recall there being an option for online check-in to request that? I wasn't looking for it so I can't say for sure..sorry!
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I'm checking in on Saturday for one night before we go on the Disney Dream. I didn't request a King bed just third floor (we have CL Garden). I don't recall there being an option for online check-in to request that? I wasn't looking for it so I can't say for sure..sorry!
I believe they would be considered a handicap accessible room, however and not just a king sized bed.
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This is good to know. A few years ago when I was booking our first trip I asked the CM on the phone about AAA discounts and they said they didn't have any (although I had read about them on the DIS, so thought you had to deal directly with AAA for them). Fortunately we've had a few pins/BB's so it has worked out ok. I'll keep this in mind for possible future use though.
If you need a package it has to be through them, but a room only can go straight through Disney! I booked through AAA once and luckily Disney offered a better discount so I could drop the terrible agent I was linked to. I didn't know they charged a cancellation fee though! I think it was around $25, but it was 5 years ago so I could be wrong.
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