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Old 11-29-2012, 03:50 PM   #1321
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I'm coming in march...and I think my TA messed up --either that or I am getting an AMAZING deal. Thoughts?

Air from CA
5 day base tickets
4 nights at POR
Magic your way plus dining plan

For one adult and 2 kiddos (but paying adult rate for meals and tickets)

$1428.00

Does that seem possible? I've already paid and been told it's paid in full but airfair alone can run that much...

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My guess no park hopper option? That could be setting the price off. Also in the past AAA never took care of the airline we had to book that ourselves and just give our TA the info so she could arrange ME Transport.

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So excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Heard back from POR and our reqest was met. Wasn't told what room but suppose to be in bldg 14, corner, w/riverview.


HUGE thanks to Venomhatch for all the help & pixie dust!!!


Eeek, only 11 days left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your welcome. Have a magical time!

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I don't see how you could possibly be paying that little for what you're getting. 3 adult 5 day base tickets cost $856, which leaves less than $600 for the airfare, hotel and dining plan.

ETA: I just checked the Disney website and using the criteria you have listed and checking under the Play Stay and Dine promotion that's available through early March, I came up with a total of $1936 and that doesn't include airfare. (By comparison, I also checked without the Play Stay and Dine promo, and it came up to $2455 - again, without airfare.) I would ask your TA for something in writing that shows the breakdown of what you're getting.
I agree I believe perhaps airline and Park hopper are not actually on this, but I could be wrong.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:59 PM   #1322
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So excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heard back from POR and our reqest was met. Wasn't told what room but suppose to be in bldg 14, corner, w/riverview.

HUGE thanks to Venomhatch for all the help & pixie dust!!!

Eeek, only 11 days left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very cool!! Saw this after I responded to the other post.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:21 PM   #1323
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I'm coming in march...and I think my TA messed up --either that or I am getting an AMAZING deal. Thoughts?

Air from CA
5 day base tickets
4 nights at POR
Magic your way plus dining plan

For one adult and 2 kiddos (but paying adult rate for meals and tickets)

$1428.00

Does that seem possible? I've already paid and been told it's paid in full but airfair alone can run that much...

thoughts?

I would say this does not include airfare. Unless I am missing something you would have to pay for your airfare when you bokk the flight and you would know that portion of the cost.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:11 PM   #1324
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We are here now, checked in yesterday. We are loving POR so far. Our room is in the magnolia mansion. Everything is clean and new. We requested to be close to the food court and were able to pick from 5 room locations on the map when we checked in. I didn't bother faxing a request figured I'd leave it up to fate. Very happy with our choice. The Cms are so nice. I had to call mousekeeping after midnight last night for fresh bedding since my son wet the bed. They were there in less than 10 min. Today we came back from AK to find a card from Mickey.

I can't comment on buses since we rented a car. We did take our boys to the playground last night and it was well lit for kids to play after dark which was a great way for them to let off steam before bed.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:36 PM   #1325
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I'm coming in march...and I think my TA messed up --either that or I am getting an AMAZING deal. Thoughts?

Air from CA
5 day base tickets
4 nights at POR
Magic your way plus dining plan

For one adult and 2 kiddos (but paying adult rate for meals and tickets)

$1428.00

Does that seem possible? I've already paid and been told it's paid in full but airfair alone can run that much...

thoughts?
That sounds way low to me, but I'm no expert. Have you gotten a confirmation in writing?
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:48 PM   #1326
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No, that's not really why it works at all (although I'm sure the tips here help). It's mostly because the room assignment manager at POR is very conscious that these seemingly little things can really make a guest's visit so much more magical, and he tries to help out wherever possible. In fact he told me he enjoys reading guest faxes and adding that bit of extra magic to people's stays.

I know he and his team actually go to a lot of effort - even without people sending in faxes - and they run daily reports on the computer to try to catch linked bookings, check for recurring surnames, look for requests, and even pick up sequential bookings (such as one night before and then a block during free dining, for example) to try to keep guests in the same room, etc.

But I agree that not all resorts are always quite so good at this.

Andre

We've had the best luck at POR for getting our requests met. We have always tried to keep it simple with one or two requests. At other Disney resorts, it seemed like we were sometimes given the opposite of our requests. I don't expect to always get what I want, but does make us feel like they care about us when I know they've made an effort.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:20 AM   #1327
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Very cool!! Saw this after I responded to the other post.
Still wondering where you all find the email address to follow up on room assignments? I should send mine in soon. VenomHatch, can you help me out? I do have the fax number...
Yesterday I got an invite for the Fast Pass Plus experimental program. It sounds fun Is that something you are familiar with or should I go to a different board to learn more about that?
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:27 AM   #1328
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Yesterday I got an invite for the Fast Pass Plus experimental program. It sounds fun Is that something you are familiar with or should I go to a different board to learn more about that?
Cool Since the Fast Pass Plus is in the trial phase, nobody really knows much about it. You'll be able to find out soon though. There are some threads over on the Theme Parks Attractions and Strategy board about it.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:43 AM   #1329
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Cool Since the Fast Pass Plus is in the trial phase, nobody really knows much about it. You'll be able to find out soon though. There are some threads over on the Theme Parks Attractions and Strategy board about it.
we did it for MK when we were there in Sept
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #1330
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Still wondering where you all find the email address to follow up on room assignments? I should send mine in soon. VenomHatch, can you help me out? I do have the fax number...
Yesterday I got an invite for the Fast Pass Plus experimental program. It sounds fun Is that something you are familiar with or should I go to a different board to learn more about that?
hi there, can you please tell us more. How did you get an invite to the fast pass + program? I'd love to get an invite since we're suppose to be there that week. did you get an email or snail mail?
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #1331
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hi there, can you please tell us more. How did you get an invite to the fast pass + program? I'd love to get an invite since we're suppose to be there that week. did you get an email or snail mail?
I got an email yesterday. They said folks who are using the Magical Express to their resort that week are chosen at random. If you get one, answer immediately! I delayed a few hours and by the time I got on, some of the features on my days were already taken...mostly preferred seating at fireworks. But I did get preferred seating at the parade!
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:28 PM   #1332
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we did it for MK when we were there in Sept
Was your experience with it good? We would have to change our day at Hollywood Studios to use it. It is good for that park and for MK another day...
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:45 PM   #1333
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hi there, can you please tell us more. How did you get an invite to the fast pass + program? I'd love to get an invite since we're suppose to be there that week. did you get an email or snail mail?
Some others have had luck going tohttps://fastpassplus.disney.go.com/Login.aspx?mode=link and entering their reservation info. It's worth a shot.
We got the email yesterday and were able to use it for MK and HS. We were able to choose "Preferred Viewing Locations" for Wishes and the Main Street Electrical Parade. I don't know how that's going to work, but I am pretty excited about it.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:51 PM   #1334
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I've been trying to fax POR but it fails - says phones are down or problem with phone lines. Anyone else having this problem?
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:55 PM   #1335
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Some others have had luck going tohttps://fastpassplus.disney.go.com/Login.aspx?mode=link and entering their reservation info. It's worth a shot.
We got the email yesterday and were able to use it for MK and HS. We were able to choose "Preferred Viewing Locations" for Wishes and the Main Street Electrical Parade. I don't know how that's going to work, but I am pretty excited about it.
How far before your trip did you get the offer to do this?
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