Cheaper rate thru orbitz but have double res now

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  1. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    will be nice bump in my 'big fat check':goodvibes

    I could've saved approx $130 for a 6 night stay @ a value early June, but upgraded to moderate, i'm thrilled

    that said, i haven't cancelled my room only @ the value, just want to make sure that AP rates (or even FDP haha doubtful) won't pop up within next month or so.
     
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  3. Mynamewastaken

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    Adding them to the ressie with 2 adults are they going to change for the kids?
     
  4. Mynamewastaken

    Mynamewastaken DIS Veteran

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    So just to clarify... I can keep my ressie for two adults as is and then call back Orbitz (ask for a supervisor) and they will add my children onto the ressie free of charge? I just ask for a supervisor and explain that Disney doesn't charge for children and they told me to have them modify that since they do not own the reservation? I also need them to get me the 12 digit Disney conformation number?

    I sat on the phone for over 45 minutes this time to ask them to do this for me and after 45m was told the dpt. that handles this type of stuff is closed until Monday. Talk about annoying. However, if this does pan out as indicated above I will have saved over 180.00


    Please advise.... Thank you!!

    I just need the correct wording for when I call them on Monday.
     
  5. momw/2princesses

    momw/2princesses Mouseketeer

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    Anyone know when the SPRING20 code expires? I saw somewhere that is expired 3/5, but when I was in pricing things tonight, it was still active. Need to crunch some numbers before I decide on resort, but I don't want to miss out!

    Thanks!
     
  6. momw/2princesses

    momw/2princesses Mouseketeer

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    Did some more digging on the Orbitz site and the code is good until 3/31. With the code, some of the rates are better than the typical AP rates! :cool1:
     
  7. WEDWDW

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    :thumbsup2I was shocked to find the Orbitz rate was $100.00 cheaper than my Passholder rate-the Disney CM was also surprised when I cancelled my Disney reservation.

    Something about a third-party vendor having a better rate than a Passholder can obtain just doesn't seem "right" to me.
     
  8. czmom

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    In case this helps anyone...

    I also just emailed Orbitz for the 12 digit Disney confirmation number. It took a few hours, but they emailed back with it no problem. :thumbsup2

    However, when I entered it on My Disney Experience, it is showing 2 adults. I booked 1 adult and 1 child, and it says this on my confirmation email from Orbitz. Not sure why when it goes to Disney it says 2 adults. :confused3 Anyway, I emailed Orbitz again, and got a reply soon after that says they have sent my correct information (1A and 1C) to the hotel.

    I did not give my child's name, but I don't suspect there will be a problem at check-in. I tried to see if it was changed on the Disney site, and it was not. For now, our reservation only has my name.

    Next step for me is to call Magical Express. :flower3:
     
  9. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    I also switched to the Orbitz rate from the passholder rate. It was significantly cheaper.
     
  10. Mynamewastaken

    Mynamewastaken DIS Veteran

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    Here is my update. 2 days later we got it fixed! I got someone today that understood what I wanted to do...canceled the ressie with 4 adults through Orbitz. They were charging my children as adults. Made a new ressie with 2 adults and then called them and added my kids on for free. The lady called the hotel and faxed over the info with the ressie for two adults and put my two kids on that as well. Got a new conformation code and plugged it into the Disney site. It is only showing the ressie with 2 adults on it. I am hoping it will show 4 soon. I am just so scared the magical express will think they are picking up two but she assured me they know now there are 4 of us.

    Two days later and many hours on the phone I saved 216.00 :thumbsup2 Yeah it was worth it.

    Those making ressies that have kids. Make them for adults only and then call and add the kids on. They will fax the resort for you with that info :) YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
     
  11. mouseketeermama

    mouseketeermama Mouseketeer

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    Thank you so much for posting about the Orbitz sale! You just saved e some $$$$!
     
  12. trishadono

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    :cool1:glad it worked out.
     
  13. Mynamewastaken

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    Thanks to all my fellow Disboard friends. You have all been so helpful and saved me a ton of money. I am so grateful! pixiedust:
     
  14. Mynamewastaken

    Mynamewastaken DIS Veteran

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    Last update... Linked my ressie and there it is with all four of us. YAY it worked!!!:cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1:
     
  15. keishashadow

    keishashadow <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    I'll be activating my PAP this summer. AP rates not out for my dates but i'm doubting they'll beat the orbitz rate I have.

    However, it's standard for large travel agencies to buy blocks of rooms at discount and sale them...obviously, orbitz is still making a profit.
     
  16. Bee2u

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    By using this obitz deal, I can change to the resort I really want (which was too expensive), with a a courtyard view, and still save $54! :cheer2::cool1:
     
  17. sls404

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    Is anyone buying park tickets on Orbitz too?

    The buy 3 get 2 free deal is tempting me but I'm trying to figure out if there is some kind of hoop I have to jump through for it. It mentions something about showing a voucher to gain admission... anyone know what that's all about??
     
  18. rosiegmendez

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    I did the math and for us it was the same to buy tickets with the special discount from Undercover Tourist. With Orbitz you'll get a voucher that you will have to redeem at the gates. Undercover Tourist will mail you the actual tickets to your home so you dont have to worry about it when you get to the park.
     
  19. sls404

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    I just cancelled my reservations through Disney and booked Boardwalk Inn through Orbitz... saving me $232.82 with the SPRING20 promo code! :banana:

    I'm considering buying my park tickets through Orbitz too. We were going to do a 4 day ticket, but this buy 3 get 2 free sounds like a pretty good deal... even if you have to present a voucher at the ticket office.
     
  20. sunsetbeachgal

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    Thanks for the help with the kids Being charged issue...will cancel the res and book with two adults and then call to add the child. Annoying, but worth it!
     
  21. Sunlover317

    Sunlover317 Earning My Ears

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    We're travelling in July. Does anyone know if this 20% discount is common for Orbitz? My dates are outside the spring20 promotion. Hoping to get a summer deal!
     

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