The Everything Happens for a Reason TR--Last Trip as a WDW CM*ONE MORE SLEEP! pg 25

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  1. TinkerbellLuvr7

    TinkerbellLuvr7 Tinkerbellluvr7

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    Thanks!! Stay tuned!! I PMed you my school stuff...hopefully when you read it you aren't :scared1: I know some people are not happy with the school where as others love so ya i guess haha.

    Thanks!! STAY TUNED!!
     
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  3. TinkerbellLuvr7

    TinkerbellLuvr7 Tinkerbellluvr7

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    WELL!!!!

    It's that time of the night, nearly 10:30pm and it is time for me to head to bed!

    I have all my ADRs in order and a plan of attack!:
    -Get up at 5:50am
    -Get computer up and running
    -Sign onto CM site and get the dining page loaded
    -At 6 on the dot, put in ressie number and begin to book!

    I'll only be able to book my 50s for on the 11th due to the split stay but I'll go back to sleep and get up at 7 and call.

    Hopefully the CM will be able to override the split stay and link the ressies to book the rest if not, I'll head back to bed and do it all again on Saturday!

    Well, that is it for now! I hope to have sweet ADR dreams and prepare for the morning (good thing I don't work until 12:30!!!).

    STAY TUNED!!

    UP NEXT:
    -What ADRs were I able to book????
    -Countdown MICKEYS!!!!

     
  4. TinkerbellLuvr7

    TinkerbellLuvr7 Tinkerbellluvr7

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    YAY FOR ADR DAY!!!!

    Well, there is not much to say other than let me tell you what all happened!

    So when I left off, it was 10:30 and I was heading to bed by 10:50 for 7 hours of sleep! I tossed and turned and looked at the clock and it said 11:15:scared1: so I was like why fight it, it's Friday, it's ADR day, and I don't work until 12:30 so I turned on Food Network. I turned it off at 11:50 and tried to go back to sleep and toss and turned again and looked at the clock and it said 1am :eek: so eventually I fell asleep and woke up at 5:45 :cool1:

    I wasted some time and got all prepared with my CM site and just thought I'd look and the dates were already posted!!!:cool1:
    So I made my attempt:
    Put in my Ressie number for YC and BOOOOOM!!! I could book from the 10-20th!! :cool1::cool1: So I went on a mission to book EVERYTHING except CLP and my results:

    12/11: 50s PTC: Wanted: 5:30 Got: 5:30:thumbsup2:
    12/13: Plaza: Wanted: 4:15 Got 4:15 :thumbsup2:
    12/13: Crystal Palace: Wanted: 3 Got: 3:15 :thumbsup2:
    (new ADR added, reason why coming up)
    12/14: 50s PTC: Wanted: 1:30 Got: 1:30 :thumbsup2:
    12/14: Artist Point: Wanted: 5:30 Got: 5:35 :thumbsup2:
    12/15: Ohana: Wanted: 10am Got: 10:10am :thumbsup2:
    ~We added CP because I forgot I get another day of my main gate with my Xmas package so we might head to MK for the day assuming the weather is too cold to do pool activities and so I thought why not book CP for lunch and use my 1/2 off coupon for that!
    ~50s is double booked assuming that if ALL of my discounts are blocked we will pay OOP and go for lunch and also cancel AP, CP, and Plaza.

    So after I booked all those, I laid back down and got back up for 7 and dialed my CM number to book CLP. I got on the phone (with no wait) a CM who I could hardly hear at all! I gave her my ressie number and she asks what day I want CLP and I say 12/12 and she says "MA'AM, we can ONLY book for the 10-11th based on your one night stay. YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE 12TH TO BOOK THIS." I try to explain that I booked everything online for the week and she says back to me "MA'AM I'M 110% SURE YOU CAN'T BOOK THIS BASED ON YOUR ONE NIGHT STAY." once again I explain to her about being able to book 10 days out online and she says "WELL THEN BOOK CLP ONLINE THEN IF YOU CAN BOOK EVERYTHING ELSE." I explain to her again that you can't book CLP online you have to do it through the phone. I thank the horrid woman for her time and hang up.

    Of course you can't book CLP online but I booked Nine Dragons anyways and then thought :idea: forget the CM line I'll call wdw-dine and talk to them and called with a wait time of 30 mins:scared1:

    It ended up being 20 mins or so and got a VERY NICE male CM who was more than happy to help me and I explained the horrid woman and he was very apologetic and put in the ressie number and BOOOM!! He put in the dates and wow, it worked! Female CM :sad2: Male CM :love: I said I wanted the 6:45 show and I got a dinner time at 3 :banana: I also had the CM cancel the 9 Dragons I booked online and had him confirm one of the other ones I booked online and they all check out!
    I received my email with all my ADR numbers and printed it out!!


    So well, a rocky start to the morning turned out all good and I was so excited I got dressed and went to the local LA Fitness for the step/sculpt class so I'm sure I'll crash by 6:30 tonight but it's worth it! :thumbsup2:

    The only one I was eh with was Ohana. I'm thinking I might look for a 9:45 or just show up 15 mins early and see if we can get in early but other than that, I can't complain!!!!

    HERE IS MY COUNTDOWN OF MILLIONS OF MICKEYS!!!
    Getting ready to get a number!

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    Pick and choose:

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    90-45

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    44-0!!!

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    That is it for now!!!

    Thanks for reading, stay tuned for more!!!!

     
  5. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

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    YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on the great ADR's! You got most right at the time you wanted! Good heads up thinking to call back and get another CM!!! Sometimes the CM's on that line are not fully informed I think...or they sleep through training!! But, when you call and get a great CM, it makes up for those times that you get the not so hot ones!!!
     
  6. moparop

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    Wow!! Your ADRs rockes! I had been reading horror stories of people not getting anything they were looking for but you rocked it out!

    Hope it was a great class at LA Fitness. We are a Lifetime Fitness family. ;)
     
  7. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

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    Ugh, that stinks about the lady you talked to but atleast everything worked out in the end.

    Love the countdown!
     
  8. Trentmom

    Trentmom <font color=red>A Christmas"y" tag for a Christmas

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    Awesome. Sounds like you did great


    Glad you were able to call back and get a good CM :goodvibes
     
  9. AlohaPolynesian

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    YAY! I'm glad you got the reservations you wanted! Thank goodness you decided to call dining and that CM was able to help you get what you needed!!
     
  10. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    Thanks!! I've actually had rude CMs on the CM line before. I just don't get it, I'm in the same boat as you I realize but geez, she didn't even try!!

    I know that on the regular line you can get a few not nice ones as well but I was very lucky and happy everything worked out!

    Oh I know the horrors of some people and I feel horrible! Of course I'll put a post of with the ones we don't keep because I'm sure some people would love to have 50s for lunch or dinner depending on the one we keep not to mention Crystal Palace for sure!

    Thanks!! I guess there are great people in the world, she was not one of them!

    Thanks! I was very lucky. The only times he gave me for that day were 4:00 and 3:15 for the 6:45 show!!!

    Thanks! I'm sorry about your horrors, keep checking back! I'll be right with you with attempting to still get WL for the first night so we can keep each other sane for the next 3 months!
     
  11. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    HI DIS!!!!

    It's been several days since I've posted so I figured I'd take the time to update a few things that have gone on in the past few days!!

    The weekend was a tad uneventful. I've been thinking about my ADRs and even Dd mentioned : 50s?! I thought we were eating at Mama Melrose :sad2: Well it is what it is, everyone agreed on 50s and so ya we're sticking with that as far as I know haha.

    NEW LUGGAGE!!!!


    As I said in a few posts ago, I ordered new luggage from disneystore.com. I don't have pics of it yet because I had it shipped to the house in PA and haven't been home to see it but if you are lurking on that site, it's the blue 2 piece luggage. My travel toiletry bag arrived a few days after since it needed to be personalized. I can't wait to go home and see everything!!

    A few years ago I had been DYING to have a set of pink luggage from American Torister (sp?) and got it for my birthday. Well it was all great and such until our first trip to WDW via airplane and it came off the luggage belt covered more in black than in pink :sad2: Thus making me realize at that point--hot pink luggage can get VERY dirty with airline travel!! Not only that but the spikes at the bottom that hold the bag off have broken, one on each of the 2 bags. :scared1: I'm curious to see how well these bags from disney hold up!!!!!

    Nightmare Disney Style:

    Along with my weekend came the nightmare that I would never wish for! It was 12/11 and we're at the gate at AK ready to go in and I give the CM my ID and main gate pass and my ID scans back denied and we can't get in because my ID has been shut off due to inactive work :scared1: You ask, how could we check into the hotel...they don't scan your ID when you check in, they simply look at the year and apply the discount and you pay the remaining balance.
    I woke up around 1am and immediately got on Facebook and sent messages to 2 girls I worked with, a core team member, and emailed my former manager to see if that could happen.
    By 8am I had gotten my responses and my ID is good till 12/31 :cool1::thumbsup2:woohoo:
    Talk about a close call!!!!

    THOSE DARN ADRS!!!!!


    Well, everyone has experienced the horror of online ADRs. Well, I was thinking I was pretty much gold..I got the times I wanted on the days I wanted and based on last years holiday discount I should be good to go, or so I thought..............
    A former CM roomie sent me a message on facebook saying that she was booking her ADRs for Oct and wanted to know if I knew of the new CM system for booking ADRs. I wrote back telling her I knew of them and got all mine for Dec and she writes back saying "NO I MEAN WE CAN'T JUST BOOK AND GO WHAT TIME WE WANT TO GO IT HAS TO SAY THE DISCOUNT IN BLUE WHEN YOU BOOK ONLINE OR YOU CAN'T USE THE DISCOUNT." :scared1::eek:

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!
    So I go online this morning and play around with the ADRs and my 20% off and everything seems to be blocked. Okay and the new holiday discount didn't come out yet so that means I MIGHT HAVE TO CANCEL AND REBOOK MY ADRS IN ORDER FOR IT TO SAY 50% DISCOUNT :scared1::scared1:
    I then called my cast line to verify and got a CM--clearly has not been trained on this and said, no, no change you can dine when you want with your 20% off...WRONG...I contacted a friend who works Concerg. at WDW hotels and she confirmed in order to use a dining discount it has to be booked saying the discount or you can't use it. So life being easy and putting in your ID with your form of payment at the end of the meal is no longer easy. I guess when you check in it says in the computer now that you are eligible for the discount and they have cut back the number of ADRs a day for CMs :sad2: She also said some managers will let you just have the 20% discount where as others are more strict.

    Bottom Line: I'll wait till the holiday package comes out and if I have to rebook I'll try. It's really for 2 of my ADRs: Artist Point and Dinner at 50s so we'll see....
    I knew it was too good to be true!!!


    Well I'm done ranting for the night...for now we'll just wait and see what happens with the ADRs if anything we'll pay OOP for 50s lunch, CLP dinner package, and Ohana breakfast. My 20% off will be good at Roaring Forks CS at WL so we'll be eating there a lot to save a few bucks!!!

    Hope everyone elses Dec planning is going well!!!

    Take Care!!

    Blast from the Past Pics!
    Trip in 2000 Me-age 15 Dbro-13 SCARY DINOS!!!

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  12. Trentmom

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    Your luggage sounds really cute

    Glad your nightmare was not true and your passes are still good :goodvibes

    That is a bummer about your ADRs...Hope it all works out for ya :santa:
     
  13. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

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    I too am thinking about getting some new luggage for this trip. I have to start looking around at my options.

    I am keeping my fingers crossed for you and your ADR's!! Hope it ALL works out for you! And, if anything changes...remember...you will be back in WDW! That's the important part!
     
  14. shellywalker

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    What a horrible dream! Thank god none of that actually happened! Bummer on the ADR's. It sometimes seems they make things as difficult as possible! I hope it all works out!
     
  15. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    Thanks!! I can't wait to go home next weekend and see it :) I wanted to go home this weekend but can't justify $60 in gas round trip to see luggage when I can see it next week and drive home w/my dad for free! :thumbsup2:


    Well...If you do airline travel, I would not rec. the pink luggage but it is easy to spot on the belt!

    I know right!! I woulda died and we are in no position where we can't afford the tickets but lets be honest, free is always good :thumbsup2:
     
  16. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    The title speaks for its self...

    not to rant but well I have to haha.

    ...so not to go off the wall but it was been one of those days where you wanna go to bed and wake up to Saturday!

    It started with work at 9am I got up and found out a guy I went to college with had passed away from heart issues. I was not friends with him but a lot of my friends were..so sad!
    I got to school at 9 and we got 4 new kids from the lower class in our class (without notice mind you!!) and my current kids were just WILD today. They would not listen and started to wrestle on the carpet, you name it, they did it. Then to make matters worse, because we weren't over our ratio of 1:13 (we were 1:12) they sent my co-teacher home 3 hours early and let me with the wild children only for 2 of my twins to show up putting us over and having the one lady help me cover who does NOTHING and the kids walk all over her :(
    ..my only saving grace: they all slept at naptime without a fight :thumbsup2:

    Mid day I ended up with a migraine (monthly gift arrived) and I did not have my migraine pills :mad:.
    I was told I would be out by 6..yay I could make my 6:00 aqua fit class at the gym to only be done after 6:30 (the OT is ok I guess) but was told someone could clean my class and I walk in and no one had cleaned it and saw miles of smashed gold fish crackers on the floor :sad2: so I just left.

    Called to check my bank account when heading home to pick up pizza on the way only to find my account had been over withdrawn $-64:scared1: I went home right away and charged my pizza to my Disney Visa card and found out my health insurance had charged my checking and not my credit card like they had done the month before :scared1: I'm still waiting to hear back from my insurance provider :eek::sad2:

    So TERRIBLE HORRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY ya??

    2 MONTHS 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS TO GO!!!!

    On the bright side: We bought tickets for the Cirque Du Soleil show in Pittsburgh on Oct 10th. WE LOVEEEE La Nouba so this one better live up to it! We got the family 4 pack of tickets for $35 a ticket, great deal for Cirque...plus all those horrid ticket master fees!!!

    As far as Disney news goes..nothing really new. I'm still checking once or twice daily for Dec 10th night at WL (CM Discount). I doubt it will happen but here's to hoping!

    I'm still waiting until I get my holiday package to mess with my Dining. I've also debated about just buying Tables in Wonderland. CMs can get one for $90. I know this trip would not pay it off but if we went back next year it would pay for itself by then. So the plan is if I can't use my 50% off and get a CM ADR then I'll buy TIW.

    I've been on the search in the Cake Thread for a holiday themed cake. Since we aren't on the DDP, I thought a nice holiday in room cake would be nice to snack on! We've had the standard WL cake for mother's day the one year. It was good, semi dry but worth the cheap price. I'm looking for a holiday one now..maybe one with a screened picture of Christmas Characters. I'm not sure if WL can do that or if one can be delivered but I'm looking into it!!
    Last Dec I bought the little WDW fiberopitc (sp?) mickey tree and decorated our AKL room before my family arrived and since I can't do that this year I'm looking into other options...

    ANY IDEAS OR ADVICE???!!!!

    Well that's it for now!
    ..I'm waiting for my weekend!!!!!!

    BLAST FROM PAST!!!
    ..talking about cake. This was an in room cake my mom got for me at CSR in March. My mother's day one in 2007 was similar..less fancy actually. This one was good, a tad dry as well but it was nice to have a fridge to put it in!!!

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  17. Trentmom

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    Oh wow


    I am very sorry about your friend :goodvibes


    Does like a terrible day


    I think u need a do over :hug:
     
  18. wdwgirl03

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    Oh no, sorry about your bad day! Hopefully today will be better. If not you can always just come on the DIS. :thumbsup2
     
  19. TinkerbellLuvr7

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    Thanks! Today is looking to be a better day so far! We have 14 kids so they can't let my co-teacher go until we get down to 13 and they'll need her to cover my lunch so it looks like she'll get 8 hours today!
    ..and well it's pay day so that makes everything cheery!!!

    Thanks!! Today is looking to be a way better day so lets hope it continues this way!
     
  20. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

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    So sorry to hear about your former classmate! I hope the weekend proves to be better for you!

    As for the tree...we got a little stand up tree at Target when we went in 2006 over Christmas. Then, I got some mini ornaments and brought them with us also. The kids decorated it and when we left, we just left it there. It was in Target's dollar section but was actually like $3.00. I wasn't upset about losing such a small amount of money so that's why I left it. It worked fine for us. It was only like 18" tall, but fit great in the suitcase and gave the room a bit of a Christmas feel.
     
  21. joy13

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    Sorry about your rough day - glad today is better! Your ADR's sound great - I hope all the discount stuff works out!
     

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