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Old 08-27-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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Question help.. need answers soon, well not real soon

OK... here is the question/story.... we are going to Disney in Oct.. we are staying for 4 days, the last 3 days we have a free dining package so the first day we need to buy a ticket to the parks and we already have a room only reservation for that day ... soooo what are our chances that when we buy our park ticket they will put all of our park tickets on one card???? and if so... will they let us use our free dining credits the day we get there?? we are staying at the same resort on both reservations and hoping that we can stay in the same room! it would be nice but I thought I would ask and see what you guys think!
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #2
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OK... here is the question/story.... we are going to Disney in Oct.. we are staying for 4 days, the last 3 days we have a free dining package so the first day we need to buy a ticket to the parks and we already have a room only reservation for that day ... soooo what are our chances that when we buy our park ticket they will put all of our park tickets on one card???? and if so... will they let us use our free dining credits the day we get there?? we are staying at the same resort on both reservations and hoping that we can stay in the same room! it would be nice but I thought I would ask and see what you guys think!
You can not get access to DP credits early.

The only thing you could do is to go to GS and give you your tickets up to 3 days early. You could then put all the days of tickets that you need on the package booking.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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Also on the second morning you will need to check in again. They always say you may have to give up your room but I've never had to. Make sure when you check in for your first night to tell then you have a 2nd reservation that starts the next day.
You will want to get your ticket from the package early.
One trip I had 3 ressies for the same hotel. Each one was a different discount code for that particular night. 1st night AAA, 2nd AP, 3rd FL resident. The hassle saved me $50, it was worth it!
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:34 PM   #4
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Beware of split reservation

Last time I was there I did that.

But at midnight you turn into a pumpkin again. What I mean we got back to the room after midnight and got locked out. I had to go all the way back to lobby and get a new card.

What they should have done was give is both room card keys. And not inconvience us. Nobody like to get lock out after midnight.

After all that and many other problems with that trip I got a room upgrade and gift.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:42 PM   #5
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You definitely do not need to buy a separate ticket for the first day. We did FD 2012 and picked up our tickets from GS two days early no problem. We did ours at DTD GS counter near Disney Quest. After they issued them, we added a day. But if you are adding a day(s), make sure they issue them and activate them first. We had a smart CM and no problems, but I've heard of others being charged more than they should.
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Can't remember if anyone already said this, but your dining credits will not be available until you check in on the day the FD reservation starts. You will need to pay OOP for meals that first day.
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You can pick up your package tickets up to 3 days early. Once you have your tickets and have entered a park, then upgrade the tickets to add the additional day. Read and keep handy the portion of the Ticket Sticky (below) that talks about picking up package tickets early: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1452684
Post 15-I. Picking up Package Tickets Prior To Start Of Package

In cases where Walt Disney World Resort Guests would like to begin using their Package Tickets prior to the day of check-in (up to three days in advance), the Guests will be directed to visit any Theme Park or DTD Guest Relations location and request Early Ticket Pick-Up. (Note this cannot be done at a water park.)

It is only valid for people with packages at a Walt Disney World owned and operated Resort. You can be staying off-property at the time you pick up the tickets. Note that if you have a package which includes Dining, although you can pick up your tickets early you cannot get access to the Dining until you have actually checked in to your Resort.

Note that since August 2011 the Call Centers have been telling Guests this cannot be done. However it is still a valid procedure and can be done with no problem at Park Guest Relations Windows.

There is a possibility that if your package and the stay prior to the package are at the same Resort that you will be able to get the tickets at the Resort and not have to go to a Park Guest Relations Office.

And the tickets issued will be valid for the entire stay; they will not receive valid tickets when they actually check-in to their resort. There is a strong possibility that the tickets you have received prior to check-in cannot be added to your KTTW on or after check-in.

I would suggest you copy down the following information if you are planning to upgrade promotional tickets. If the person in the window is hesitant to upgrade these promotional tickets, ask them go go into The Hub >> WDW >> Work >> Ticketing >> Processes & Business Rules >> Early Ticket Pickup For Resort Packages where they will see the procedure.
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Last time I was there I did that.

But at midnight you turn into a pumpkin again. What I mean we got back to the room after midnight and got locked out. I had to go all the way back to lobby and get a new card.

What they should have done was give is both room card keys. And not inconvience us. Nobody like to get lock out after midnight.

After all that and many other problems with that trip I got a room upgrade and gift.
The computers don't roll over until 6am. Getting locked out after midnight would not be the norm.
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thank you all for your help!! since we have a room only reservation for the first night, will we actually have to go to the front desk to check in for the second reservation? or at the first check in they will do it then?!?!?! I know we may have to change rooms for the second reservation so there is no guarantee...
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thank you all for your help!! since we have a room only reservation for the first night, will we actually have to go to the front desk to check in for the second reservation? or at the first check in they will do it then?!?!?! I know we may have to change rooms for the second reservation so there is no guarantee...
You have to go to the front desk.
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thank you all for your help!! since we have a room only reservation for the first night, will we actually have to go to the front desk to check in for the second reservation? or at the first check in they will do it then?!?!?! I know we may have to change rooms for the second reservation so there is no guarantee...
You will have to go to the front desk to check in for your package. What we experienced was, at the front desk we received new KTTW cards with our dining plan assets on them. I went down about 7am, didn't have to change rooms. It could happen that you have to change rooms, but very unlikely.

Not sure how Magic Bands ties in to all this, the experience at your second check-in may be different now.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:01 PM   #12
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Thank you for all your help!!!
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