Has anyone gotten a discount or free dining with a preferred room at POR ?

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  1. maryj11

    maryj11 DIS Veteran

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    I was just checking to see if I could get a September discount or free dining for a preferred room in AB section at POR and it is not available for preferred. Do they ever give a discount or free dining for the preferred rooms there ?
     
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  3. Shell54

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    Yes we booked Free Dining for Sept. and requested a preferred room in POR with no problem at all.
     
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    I tried at 7:00am on the first day of general public free dining released and I was told that there were no POR preferred avaliable :( I was disappointed as well
     
  5. wdwagain518

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    If they release a free dining promo for December I'm hoping to upgrade existing reservation from garden to preferred. Right now it's available for our dates at rack rate but I booked with AAA discount and it's not available at the discounted rate. We'll see what happens in the next couple of months....

    We were there last September with FD--I had a garden view booked but were sprinkled with pixie dust and were upgraded to building 14!
     
  6. maryj11

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    You cant request preferred you have to pay extra. Did you book preferred or just request it ?
     
  7. maryj11

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    Wow that would be great to be upgraded :)
     
  8. TDC Nala

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

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    It may just be unavailability for the specific dates you are asking for. If it's not available for just one night, it will come back that it's not available for the whole trip.
     
  9. wdwagain518

    wdwagain518 Mouseketeer

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    It was awesome-we had a corner room right by the pathway to the food court. When we went back in January we had garden view and we were in building 17, still a great location but we were definitely spoiled from the previous trip;)
     
  10. Shell54

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    Yeah I know..I requested and booked a preferred room:) Our first time at a mod..we usually stay deluxe..hope we like it.
     
  11. maryj11

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    Oh ok maybe they only had so many preferred rooms for the free dining then. :thumbsup2 I think you will like it, we stayed there years ago when it was called Dixie Landings. Having a preferred room will make a big difference because it is a big resort. I loved it when we went except the walking lol. Thats why I want a preferred room. I have stayed in value, moderate and deluxe. Actually all of them were nice but I prefer moderates or deluxes.
     
  12. kandb

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    We have a preferred room booked for our upcoming trip and have free dining. Our dates are 9/2 thru 9/10.:thumbsup2
     
  13. nonstopdisneymom

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    I think the only way to get preferred at por during a free dining promo is to get the disney visa and be able to book a few days before it comes open to the general public. POR is so much cheaper for a family of 5 than any other resort and because of its size preferred is well, preferred. Lol
     
  14. karmacats

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    When we stayed there in Dec. 2012 we had to get a preferred room because our AP discount was only good for preferred rooms, not regular rooms. I think they planned it that way on purpose, because now that we've stayed in the preferred room we're going to have to get one every time! :lmao: In any case, yes, you can get a discounted preferred room at POR - it just depends on the available inventory for the particular discount you want to use.
     
  15. EvilQueenT

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    I had a room only discount last summer (august) and booked a preferred room at por. I had to keep checking back until it opened tho so I understand your frustration. Try giving them a call.
     
  16. maryj11

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    Thanks I did change some dates around today and seen there were some with preferred :thumbsup2
     
  17. blondie_k21

    blondie_k21 Earning My Ears

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    I received a pin for free dining for our trip from 12/1-12/8. This is my first time at POR as CBR was the only other mod option we had. Also, the only rooms available were Royal rooms, and I opted for pool view. Not sure if you meant promos in general or pins. I should also note that I booked only a few hours of receiving the email.
     
  18. maryj11

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    Ok thanks for the info:thumbsup2
     
  19. poohangel

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    We booked with a Disney Visa and were told no free dining offered with preferred rooms. That does not make sense to me. If I am willing to pay extra for preferred then they should be happier to get more of my money. :}
     
  20. vicki_c

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    Apparently they can book up,all the preferred rooms without offering free dining. More money for Disney than if they gave you that room with free dining.
     
  21. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

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    Discounts are made to fill rooms. Preferred rooms at resorts fill up fast, especially with families with small children. No need to offer discounts.

    You cannot pick and choose what booking categories you want on a discount; they do not "need" your extra money, they have plenty of people booking those categories.

    Disney got very, very savvy about two years ago with values and moderates and created booking categories based on requests and they are having no trouble filling preferred rooms.
     

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