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Old 05-03-2013, 09:29 AM   #571
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I have never booked over the phone, so I have a few questions and would love input if anyone has any opinions.

1) Like a few posters above me, how will we get the code for FD - will it be posted on May 6? I'm happy to say my fiance has a Disney Visa so I'll be calling at 7AM!

2) As I said above, it is not my Visa, but hell would freeze over if my fiance woke up at 7AM, let alone sit on hold with Disney making our reservations, so I will be calling. Is it going to be a problem that I'm making the reservation with his Visa? I think I read somewhere that they don't really care what you make the reservation with as long as the trip is paid off, but I just wanted to be sure I won't have to speak in a man's voice when making our reservations

3) I haven't really read anything about people booking their flights with Disney. Last year I booked through AAA and they took care of everything for us and just gave us the confirmation numbers so I was able to confirm our reservations myself online. I'm assuming it will work the same way with Disney booking it for us?

Thank you so much everyone for all of the helpful tips and information. I don't know how I would be able to book these trips without all of you!
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So how will I find the FD PIN on May 9th? Do you think it'll be posted on this board at 7am EST?
There won't be a PIN, it'll just be a discount that Disney is offering!!! You can just call!
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:33 AM   #573
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I have never booked over the phone, so I have a few questions and would love input if anyone has any opinions.

1) Like a few posters above me, how will we get the code for FD - will it be posted on May 6? I'm happy to say my fiance has a Disney Visa so I'll be calling at 7AM!

2) As I said above, it is not my Visa, but hell would freeze over if my fiance woke up at 7AM, let alone sit on hold with Disney making our reservations, so I will be calling. Is it going to be a problem that I'm making the reservation with his Visa? I think I read somewhere that they don't really care what you make the reservation with as long as the trip is paid off, but I just wanted to be sure I won't have to speak in a man's voice when making our reservations

3) I haven't really read anything about people booking their flights with Disney. Last year I booked through AAA and they took care of everything for us and just gave us the confirmation numbers so I was able to confirm our reservations myself online. I'm assuming it will work the same way with Disney booking it for us?

Thank you so much everyone for all of the helpful tips and information. I don't know how I would be able to book these trips without all of you!
1. Don't worry about a code. Just tell them you want free dining and if they don't know then they will find out.

2. I don't see that as a problem but worst case you'd have to wake him up to tell them it was his.

3. I would assume as such.
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There won't be a PIN, it'll just be a discount that Disney is offering!!! You can just call!
I think they meant FD code. There will be specific codes, and they will be all over the boards, but you most like wont need the code to book.
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I think they meant FD code. There will be specific codes, and they will be all over the boards, but you most like wont need the code to book.
You never need the code for the public offer
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1) Like a few posters above me, how will we get the code for FD - will it be posted on May 6? I'm happy to say my fiance has a Disney Visa so I'll be calling at 7AM!

2) As I said above, it is not my Visa, but hell would freeze over if my fiance woke up at 7AM, let alone sit on hold with Disney making our reservations, so I will be calling. Is it going to be a problem that I'm making the reservation with his Visa? I think I read somewhere that they don't really care what you make the reservation with as long as the trip is paid off, but I just wanted to be sure I won't have to speak in a man's voice when making our reservations

3) I haven't really read anything about people booking their flights with Disney. Last year I booked through AAA and they took care of everything for us and just gave us the confirmation numbers so I was able to confirm our reservations myself online. I'm assuming it will work the same way with Disney booking it for us?
1. You won't need the code, just the DV CC number in hand.

2. As long as both of your names are on the reservation it won't be an issue.

3. You can book air through Disney, but they are usually MUCH higher than if you book your air yourself. You can book your air on your own and then call back and have your flight info added to your reservation.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:50 AM   #577
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We are staying at the Beach Club October 14 through the 18th, does anyone know if Columbus Day week has been blocked out in the past?

I read in a past post that May 6th would be the first day to call for Disney Visa card holders... is that the consensus?

I'm surprised they offer free dining during the Food and Wine Fest.



...I just read the OP, looks like the dates are only going out to September. Good luck to all you September people, I will continue waiting with the other October people.

May 6 is for Sept free dining. I read nothing about it being extended to include October. With this year-- so far only sept has seen any offers like that
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1. Don't worry about a code. Just tell them you want free dining and if they don't know then they will find out.

2. I don't see that as a problem but worst case you'd have to wake him up to tell them it was his.

3. I would assume as such.
Thank you! Nervousness = gone.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:55 AM   #579
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1. You won't need the code, just the DV CC number in hand.

2. As long as both of your names are on the reservation it won't be an issue.

3. You can book air through Disney, but they are usually MUCH higher than if you book your air yourself. You can book your air on your own and then call back and have your flight info added to your reservation.
Thank you! I'll need to do a final comparison for flight prices...as it is now, they are about the same if I did it myself compared to the disney site, but I will double check to make sure I'm not overpaying. Thanks again!
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We are staying at the Beach Club October 14 through the 18th, does anyone know if Columbus Day week has been blocked out in the past?

I read in a past post that May 6th would be the first day to call for Disney Visa card holders... is that the consensus?

I'm surprised they offer free dining during the Food and Wine Fest.

...I just read the OP, looks like the dates are only going out to September. Good luck to all you September people, I will continue waiting with the other October people.
The October - December FD dates are not released annually until around July, sometimes August.

Columbus Day/Week is almost always blacked out for discounts, has been the last 4 years. The second and third weeks of October are generally going to be blacked out due to many school fall breaks and a lot of conventions are held at WDW during that time and they don't need to fill resort rooms. If FD is offered for October it will probably be October 1-5 or 6 and October 19 or 20 - 31.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:58 AM   #581
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I know everyone says we will know when they release free dining for visa because it will be all over the boards, but how do the people talking about it on the boards find out so they know that morning? The visa reward site, or do they just call every morning until a CM says yes it has been released? Because according to a lot of people's experience, many CMs do not know. I know it's usually three days prior, but do people check somehow to make sure it's not already released earlier? This is my first post so forgive me if I have done anything incorrectly
The DV FD info is usually leaked the night before, usually by TAs.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:59 AM   #582
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Actually, if you're upgrading 4 people from QS to DDP for a Value, it's probably about the same price as a moderate. When we priced it out for our family of four it made no sense to stay at an AS and upgrade. Upgrade is about $18 per person x 4 = $72 per day. Came out to only about $100 difference for the whole 6 nights to go moderate instead.
Just depends on the family make up and what type of rooms and how many rooms. We have a large family and need 2 connecting rooms, so it's almost a $1000 cheaper for us to stay value and upgrade the FD.
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We are going October 6-11... Anyone know what the likelihood of these dates to be included??
If free dining is offered for that timeframe this year, it would probably be for October 1-5 or 6 and October 19 or 20-31, give or take a day.

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:13 AM   #584
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The October - December FD dates are not released annually until around July, sometimes August.

Columbus Day/Week is almost always blacked out for discounts, has been the last 4 years. The second and third weeks of October are generally going to be blacked out due to many school fall breaks and a lot of conventions are held at WDW during that time and they don't need to fill resort rooms. If FD is offered for October it will probably be October 1-5 or 6 and October 19 or 20 - 31.
Oh I hope you are right for my dates!!
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Oh I hope you are right for my dates!!
Me too :-)
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