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Old 08-04-2013, 05:26 AM   #3571
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Ah the eternal question.... We are foodies, so we have double credit meals almost every day. We will also use a few TS credits for QS.

Being you could easily spend 200.00 at Narcossees or Cindy's we find it not only convenient but a pretty good deal.

Its definitely alot of food, we always have snack credits left over. But we stop and buy candy at Epcot and rice krispie treats for the drive home.

We also usually do room service one night , which the kids love.(2 credits)

I think its worth it , if you use the credits at the signature dining places. We are actually waiting for California grill to reopen . Hopefully before our trip so we can eat there too!
There is no doubt its more convenient and you do not have to worry about what the cost of your meal it. Lobster and steak every night ! Now thats my idea of a vacation!

That's what we've always done in the past - always ate a qs lunch and a signature dinner. Worked out great and I gained 5 pounds eat trip!
This year family will be with us for 4 of the 6 nights and they refuse on deluxe! My mom doesn't want to gain those 5 pounds and feels obligated to eat the food if she's paid for it...
So if we do it, we'll probably leave some meals behind, but if it makes the DH happy, then it's done! . Thanks for your thoughts!
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:50 AM   #3572
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I actually check in 10/2, and asked thus question. The CM told me I could check in as late as 11:00 am on 10/3 to keep reservation and free dining.
Are you absolutely sure about that? I thought the computers rolled over into the new day at 6 am? That is so important that I would double and triple check that information. Every other time that question has been asked in the past the answer has been No, you must check in before the computer rolls over.

It would be horrible if you were told something different when you arrived at the resort.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:15 AM   #3573
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Tonight I realized that I still hadn't gotten an e-mail confirmation for my change, PLUS my new resort was showing up in MDE but "free dining" wasn't. I called Disney again.

It turns out that the person I talked to Thursday morning, who had a heavy accent, apparently had just as much trouble understanding me as I did understanding her. My e-mail address has my name, Rivka, in it. She entered it as liveka. Okay, I know that "live" and "riv-" rhyme, but I spelled it for her!

The CM I talked to tonight was super nice. She is re-sending my confirmation, and she assured me that even if I can't see it in MDE I definitely have free dining. Hope that's reassuring to other people who aren't seeing it show up in MDE!
If you go under the UK site it will show your ress with the fd.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:37 AM   #3574
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We had a reservation for Pop Century paid in full just prior to the FD promo. When we couldn't get through Thurs we went online and made the FD promo reservation and paid the deposit, original length of stay with extra night added and FD quick service upgraded to the regular dining was nearly $600 more but still a great value. Then after multiple attempts 4 hours later with a 2 hour hold time we got a CM to cancel the original since was told they couldn't modify it then cancel the new one and transfer the payment to the new one. The problem is I have an email showing the reservation and it includes the regular dining plan and entire length of stay but shows only $200 paid with the remainder due. My Disney Experience shows the same thing. When I called and talked to a CM, I was told their system shows all but close to $400 paid and I should receive an update soon. No changes have been made since Thursday and no more updates by email nor My Disney Experience. How long should I give them to send me confirmation of everything before I should be worried?
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:45 AM   #3575
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Each pic on a ride is like 20-30 dollars, so basically your paying for 5 ride / character pics upfront, and getting all the other shots free. We got like 10 different shots from SPM and SPM alone , never mind Everest...

Magic shots are worth the price alone, be sure to ask for them!
Wow that's definitely a lot. I will have to convince my DH. I don't want to be behind a camera this year & I know he doesn't either. We have never received any ride pics and it would be nice to. Thanks everyone.

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Old 08-04-2013, 06:50 AM   #3576
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We have 2 rooms at POFQ for 11/19 - 11/30. We really want POR with FD. I have only called once (check often online) and told the CM that we had existing res and wanted to try for FD. She told me that she had to get into different system for this, it would be a modification.
What does everyone say when they Call? Please
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:58 AM   #3577
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There's a special shirt that I only wear once a year. I wear it on the last day of my Disney vacation, no matter if I'm attending a party or not. It's a tradition I started and continue to carry on.
How fun! I love traditions like that.
I wanted to tell you how much we appreciate the advance notice on the FD. We were originally planning to go to WDW on fall break. My SIL's family then planned to come along, too. When I read the thread about possible FD, I mentioned it to her and we both switched our dates to Thanksgiving (which was better for both of our hubs' schedules at work). Instead of going for 6 days at fall break, we are now able to go for 10 days by tagging it onto the Thanksgiving break at school. AND it's going to be much cheaper!!! I was able to get the time off work, too, which was a blessing. It all just worked out so well. For my SIL, it's their first trip so they basically relied on me to get the info on the discount for them. When FD was released, we both got it. You saved us so much money. They visited last night and just gushed about how excited they are about their trip. It made me so happy!!! Thanks again --- you really made it possible for us to have such a wonderful vacation.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:10 AM   #3578
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Before this hits 250 and the group dissolves....what do you all think of touring plans and the lines app associated w/it? Is it worth it to pay the $11.95 yearly fee, or is free stuff good enough?
I love it. There was a discount available for a while that made it $9 or so. If you have the Unofficial Guide it also gives you a discount. We like using the site to make a basic outline of our day's plans.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:21 AM   #3579
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I was just checking on POR and found a RR for 11/21-11/27. We can't use it but maybe someone here can. Good luck.
Not sure if they are opening more days up or just teasing me so I will keep checking everyday.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:22 AM   #3580
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Can you give me information on the Disney cards, do you save money on them, or do you just use them instead of taking cash.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:37 AM   #3581
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Can you give me information on the Disney cards, do you save money on them, or do you just use them instead of taking cash.
I buy cards at target and save 5% with my target credit card. Or I buy them at Kroger and get gas points and save $ on gas. Not a big savings but every bit helps.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:41 AM   #3582
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It's not worth it to split your ressie and do the 19th to the 23rd with FD and then rack rate for the 24th and 25th with hopes something will open up?

LOL, someone already said this exact thing. I really gotta catch up to the post's before I respond to an older one.
HA - it's hard to keep up on all the posts!

I would have done a split reservation but the problem is there is nothing available for the 24th & 25th. I talked to a CM about doing this:

Book a 5 night Free Dining Package (Oct 19-23)
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Change my already booked 7 night Package (Oct 19-25) to just a 2 night Room Only (Oct 24-25)

The CM said I'd have to cancel my 7 night Package since you can't modify from package > room only. The room would go back into inventory but because things were so crazy and nothing was available there was no guarantee she could grab the 24th & 25th back for me -- I didn't want to risk losing the room for those nights so I left things alone.

I'm just going to keep checking back.
Here's hoping I have some luck!
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I buy cards at target and save 5% with my target credit card. Or I buy them at Kroger and get gas points and save $ on gas. Not a big savings but every bit helps.
When you buy disney gift cards at target with your target card you get the 5% off???
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I buy cards at target and save 5% with my target credit card. Or I buy them at Kroger and get gas points and save $ on gas. Not a big savings but every bit helps.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:54 AM   #3585
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For sure! I believe at least 3 folks posted yesterday they were able to score a room at POR. Keep trying, ya never know! : )

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I had to pop in to say thanks to all! Since everyone was finding openings, I checked again online this morning and a room with a riverview showed up. I couldn't believe my eyes. I called in and got a most helpful CM. She changed our room to a riverview!!
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