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Old 07-16-2013, 09:42 AM   #436
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I see a lot of posts talking about canceling/changing your reservation in order to apply FD to it when it's available. If I already have booked enough days with tickets in a qualifying resort (PORFQ) with dining, do I have to do anything other than apply the FD offer? I believe I'm already in a garden view room, or whatever is one step up from standard, so I would think I can just apply the offer to my existing reservation. The reason this concerns me is my reservation is for two rooms requested to be adjoining and I'd hate to lose that by applying the offer.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:42 AM   #437
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How sure are you with these dates.. No beginning of December?
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:43 AM   #438
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Yea! Yes! As long as you have at least 3 night stay and at least 2 days of base park tickets, then you are good to go for whole trip with FD!!!!
Oh wow really? I thought we needed 4 night stay ... EVEN better news because I thought i"d need to add a night (which in normal times would be GREAT but mama is on a tight budget this time around!). AWESOME
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:46 AM   #439
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I see a lot of posts talking about canceling/changing your reservation in order to apply FD to it when it's available. If I already have booked enough days with tickets in a qualifying resort (PORFQ) with dining, do I have to do anything other than apply the FD offer? I believe I'm already in a garden view room, or whatever is one step up from standard, so I would think I can just apply the offer to my existing reservation. The reason this concerns me is my reservation is for two rooms requested to be adjoining and I'd hate to lose that by applying the offer.
You may have to change category or resort. They will work with you and let you know what is available. Connecting is only a request though and not gauranteed.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:47 AM   #440
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Another question...we booked our reservation (no discounts) a month ago before price hikes. If we apply free dining to our current reservation will we have to pay the increased room rate?
The room rates shouldn't have changed (they are set for the year and don't change). But there was an increase in ticket prices that happened in June. Yes, if you book with free dining you will have to pay the higher ticket price.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #441
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I haven't booked yet for October...still waiting for this to come out. Anyone have any suggestions whether I should go ahead and book and then add FD or if I should wait...thinking Moderate...
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Not directed towards OP, but this is why FD is not available for August and the 1st week of December. You guys keep shooting yourselves in the foot by doing this.

We've got a FD pin, so it really doesn't effect us. But good luck when (or if) general public FD comes out for your dates.

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Old 07-16-2013, 09:57 AM   #442
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I hope I wrote my other post correctly, but I believe I wrote that DV holders should get it on Monday July 29 and the general public US and other countries will all get it on Thursday Aug. 1. I guess I'd better track down my other post to make sure that is what it says.

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ETA: I think I found the post you were referring to. I said the DV holders get it first and the the general public from the US and other countries get it 3 days later. I think you may have just read it wrong.
Thanks for clearing that up. I got scared for a minute. Lol

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Old 07-16-2013, 09:58 AM   #443
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The leak of the dates yesterday led me on quite the emotional journey. It kind of looked like this :
and finally,

I booked our airfare on Southwest. No change fees - I wonder what the fare difference would be? I was THRILLED to find that if we changed our dates to 11/16 - 11/24, only two weeks earlier than planned, we would actually save $70 on our airfare. I called to see what the price of an identical package would be for that time frame, and it was available (POFQ) and the same price. AMAZING. I then called to see what kind of ADR's I could possibly get, and lo and behold, I found almost everything I wanted, with the exception of Be our Guest and Ohana dinner. BOG I can at least ensure a lunch at, and I got in for breakfast at Ohana, and will keep trying. I still got pre-park ressies at CRT and Tusker House, dinner at Chef Mickey's, Garden Grill, Chefs de France (at the Remy time) a fantasmic dinner package at MM, and Pirate's League reservations for my kiddos. All in all, it worked out to be a no brainer to make the change, so we did!

As disappointed as I was yesterday, I am SO grateful that I had the chance to get a head start on making the change, because we really couldn't stay onsite without some kind of signficant discount. Thanks so much for keeping us informed. It is much appreciated!

Now I only have 13 days of anxious waiting to book the DV FD promo and no FOR SURE that our dates are included. I kept all our other ressies in place, just in case we want to switch back, but I'm feeling pretty solid in these new plans. Honestly, I just can't wait to have it all set in stone so I can stop thinking about it for a while and just look forward to our vacation.

Congrats to everyone who got good news yesterday, and good luck to those, who like me, was disappointed. I hope all of you have truly magical trips!
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:09 AM   #444
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Okay so I went ahead and booked POR this morning for 10/20-10/23, so excited DH let me put the deposit down! I am currently unemployed but have an interview next Tuesday and am really confident.

So when FD is announced (DH has a Disney Visa) I just have to hop on the phone ASAP and ask if we can get the FD? And cross all my crossables that they say yes? Just want to make sure I am ready when this happens lol.

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Old 07-16-2013, 10:11 AM   #445
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Okay so I went ahead and booked POR this morning for 10/20-10/23, so excited DH let me put the deposit down! I am currently unemployed but have an interview next Tuesday and am really confident.

So when FD is announced (DH has a Disney Visa) I just have to hop on the phone ASAP and ask if we can get the FD? And cross all my crossables that they say yes? Just want to make sure I am ready when this happens lol.

Thanks for any reply!!
Yep, just give them a call when it goes live. Good luck at your interview.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #446
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So when FD is announced (DH has a Disney Visa) I just have to hop on the phone ASAP and ask if we can get the FD? And cross all my crossables that they say yes? Just want to make sure I am ready when this happens lol.
The offer will be available to Disney visa holders a couple days ahead of time than the public. You just need to have the card available when you call. Yes, just call ask once it announced.

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Old 07-16-2013, 10:15 AM   #447
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Yep, just give them a call when it goes live. Good luck at your interview.
Thanks! Ahhh going to be so anxious until its released.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:25 AM   #448
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I see a lot of posts talking about canceling/changing your reservation in order to apply FD to it when it's available. If I already have booked enough days with tickets in a qualifying resort (PORFQ) with dining, do I have to do anything other than apply the FD offer? I believe I'm already in a garden view room, or whatever is one step up from standard, so I would think I can just apply the offer to my existing reservation. The reason this concerns me is my reservation is for two rooms requested to be adjoining and I'd hate to lose that by applying the offer.
Room assignments aren't made until a few days before you arrive (if you did online check in) or when u arrive. So your not going to lose anything. Right now, Connecting rooms is just a request on your reservations ( sitting on a computer server ). Just confirm its still listed on your reservation after you've changed to FD. You can do both in one phone call.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:29 AM   #449
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Hi Folks!

Yay on this FD news. Quick question: I see lots of folks posting about calling on the day FD goes public. Are we able to book via the Disney website or is calling the only way?

Thanks so much! Sorry if this has been answered. I read most of the thread but not all.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:34 AM   #450
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How reliable is this. I am about to change my ressie and airline tickets....
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