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Old 06-25-2013, 11:17 AM   #1996
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Cool I go from 11/8 -11/16, so I can get it for at least a few days during my trip. Thanks
Hi and Welcome!! I just wanted to make sure you knew you could do that, but you would have to do a split stay. Just don't want ya to be taken by surprise.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:17 AM   #1997
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Hi everyone, Kind of off topic.... I posted on another thread these questions below...Can you all help me with any of the answers. I know I have read about it before but now can't remember where. Thanks

Questions? How do the BBs work? This will be our first time staying on property in Oct at BC and understand there might be an offer in our room? Do you have to book before you leave? A deposit required? When are the most likely dates for it....Like for example, do we have to come back within the year or that same week in Oct.? Thanks. I know there probably is a BB thread but thought you guys might know.
BBs are offers that Disney provides to get you to return. In Oct, the BB will likely be a FD offer for dates in mid-Aug-mid to late Sept. 2014. It must be booked before you check out of the resort (no exceptions), and you can only book more than one room if you have more than one adult in your current room. The deposit would be the normal $200 for a FD stay. You do not have to stay on the same resort for the future trip, and they can be modified later, but it usually involves being transferred to guest services because regular CMs can't access the BB availability. If there is a BB, it will be property wide in terms of who can book. If you don't see any information in your welcome packet, just call ext. 8844 from your room and see if there is an offer available. That is also the number to call to book the BB.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:23 AM   #1998
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Hi! and yes, you have to book before you leave and there is a $200 deposit. The BB is usually for the same time period (month) that you are currently traveling for the following year, however if you speak personally with the CM, I have read that they MIGHT allow bookings 18-24 months out.
This is incorrect. There are really only 2 BB periods. If you travel Jan-Aug, you will be offered a room discount for select dates through the end of the current year. Then in Aug/Sept-Dec, the BB switches to a FD deal for the following Aug/Sept. I have never heard of any instance where they book any further out than the offered dates. They are set dates with no wiggle room just like all other offers.
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This is incorrect. There are really only 2 BB periods. If you travel Jan-Aug, you will be offered a room discount for select dates through the end of the current year. Then in Aug/Sept-Dec, the BB switches to a FD deal for the following Aug/Sept. I have never heard of any instance where they book any further out than the offered dates. They are set dates with no wiggle room just like all other offers.
You are right, I was just talking about Aug-Dec. and I read in a book that if you ask "nicely" they may let you do the BB within 2 years and that they have even given some folks extra time to book their BB. Just paraphrasing from a book and we do know that Disney does do things from time to time that are not typical...like offering FD without and PIN and even calling people at random to offer FD.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:45 AM   #2000
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Hi! and yes, you have to book before you leave and there is a $200 deposit. The BB is usually for the same time period (month) that you are currently traveling for the following year, however if you speak personally with the CM, I have read that they MIGHT allow bookings 18-24 months out.
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BBs are offers that Disney provides to get you to return. In Oct, the BB will likely be a FD offer for dates in mid-Aug-mid to late Sept. 2014. It must be booked before you check out of the resort (no exceptions), and you can only book more than one room if you have more than one adult in your current room. The deposit would be the normal $200 for a FD stay. You do not have to stay on the same resort for the future trip, and they can be modified later, but it usually involves being transferred to guest services because regular CMs can't access the BB availability. If there is a BB, it will be property wide in terms of who can book. If you don't see any information in your welcome packet, just call ext. 8844 from your room and see if there is an offer available. That is also the number to call to book the BB.
Okay! Thanks! I am going to go ahead and look at our calendars and see what might work for us if it is offered. Do you know what happens if you have to move it at a later time? Do you just lose the offer?
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Okay! Thanks! I am going to go ahead and look at our calendars and see what might work for us if it is offered. Do you know what happens if you have to move it at a later time? Do you just lose the offer?
You would have to move it to a time that is still included in the offer in order to keep the deal.

And, the 18-24 months thing is impossible because you can only book a room only reservation up to 499 days out, and packages for the following year cannot be booked until late summer of the current year. I don't know who wrote that book, but they wrong as can be.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:08 PM   #2002
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Ugh!!! Why can't they just go public with it already???
Seriously, this is torture! I was going to wait until the first, but if new codes went out again, I don't know if I can make it til next week!

Disney Destinations is back to sending me the SX6 package code again. Even more torture seeing the Disney Destinations email in my inbox each morning.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:18 PM   #2003
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Seriously, this is torture! I was going to wait until the first, but if new codes went out again, I don't know if I can make it til next week!

Disney Destinations is back to sending me the SX6 package code again. Even more torture seeing the Disney Destinations email in my inbox each morning.
I haven't received anything from them in about a month. I know some find it encouraging that more pins are out. Really it is discouraging to me. To me it says they are trying to fill rooms so they don't have to offer it to the public.
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I haven't received anything from them in about a month. I know some find it encouraging that more pins are out. Really it is discouraging to me. To me it says they are trying to fill rooms so they don't have to offer it to the public.
Awww! I understand and sympathize with your discouragement, and then I keep thinking to myself, can we rationalize something that is NOT rationale??
I mean, unless they open up new rooms with each batch of PINs they send out, that are specific to that batch, then how are they going to get that many more bookings? Choices are already very slim. I checked again with my PIN to see if they opened up any more rooms and I got the same choices.
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Awww! I understand and sympathize with your discouragement, and then I keep thinking to myself, can we rationalize something that is NOT rationale??
I mean, unless they open up new rooms with each batch of PINs they send out, that are specific to that batch, then how are they going to get that many more bookings? Choices are already very slim. I checked again with my PIN to see if they opened up any more rooms and I got the same choices.
Maybe each batch does have it's own inventory? It just doesn't make sense to keep sending them, if there is no availability? But who knows, as you said, none of it is rational.
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Maybe each batch does have it's own inventory? It just doesn't make sense to keep sending them, if there is no availability? But who knows, as you said, none of it is rational.
I'm thinking each batch has it's own inventory too. Just hope there will be enough (particularly for POR-R) if/when it goes gp. I had enough of a hard talking my husband into the trip as it is.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:24 PM   #2007
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Email? Congrats to you!

As for me Stuipd PINs, cannot get one of these!
I have never either. It will be just my luck that I get one now when I already have the trip and FD. Then I will never see another!
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Hey there, Hi there, Ho there back to ya! I was wondering where you have been. Glad you checked back in and I hope things are well with you. Yea, only 89 more days for you and only 88 more days for me!!!
Don't be such a stranger; I hope you stick around for some more FUN times!! Missed you too!!!
I promise! You guys make this wait bearable!
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For the free dining promo that "might" come out for late fall-do they ALWAYS open it up to Visa card holders first??? And then GP?
That is what I have always seen.
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I'm thinking each batch has it's own inventory too. Just hope there will be enough (particularly for POR-R) if/when it goes gp. I had enough of a hard talking my husband into the trip as it is.
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Maybe each batch does have it's own inventory? It just doesn't make sense to keep sending them, if there is no availability? But who knows, as you said, none of it is rational.
I know, that's the only thing that makes sense, huh??? Well, maybe we will find out if/when folks post about what they booked. In the meantime, I wish you both lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of PIXIE DUST!!
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