Okay, here it is...Official DIS Convention info!!!!!! (originally a post from the Community Board)

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Okay, I think we have things nailed down enough for me to announce the details. We will begin accepting reservations on Monday. At first, we will only take reservations from those who will be using the hotel package, as we need to solidify that contract first. Those who don't want the hotel, don't fear. We will be offering a 'convention only' package within the next few weeks.

Deposits for the event will have to be paid by check. The deposit to hold your place is $200 per room. Due to the fact that we have negotiated VERY good prices with the Disney hotels, Disney Club and Annual Pass discounts will not apply.

The hotel packages include the following:

- 5 days/4 nights accommodations at the hotel you select
- Private DIS Character Breakfast (with the location and characters to be announced..we're trying for Mickey, Minnie and Cinderella)
- Continental Breakfast one morning
- Welcome Reception
- Dinner at Epcot (France or Canada), followed by a dessert party in the private viewing area for Illuminations
- Dessert party in the private viewing area for Fantasmic
- Family photo session for each participant
- DIS Lanyard
- Surprise Gift for kids under 18

The prices are per person based on double occupancy:

- Yacht Club - $689 per person
- Swan/Dolphin - $586 per person
- Port Orleans - $469 per person
- All Star Movies - $364 per person
- Holiday Inn Family Suites - $444 per person
- Buena Vista Suites - $416 per person
- Holiday Inn Maingate East - $329 per person

The price for a third/fourth adult (10 and over) in each room is $229 per person

The price for a third/fourth child (under 10) in each room is $159 per person

Add on days are available at all the resorts (up to 3 days before and 3 days after) at the following rates (taxes included):

- Yacht/Beach Club: $238.65
- Swan/Dolphin: $187.59
- Port Orleans: $128.76
- All Star Movies: $76.59
- Holiday Inn Family Suites: $116.55
- Buena Vista Suites: $102.12
- Holiday Inn Maingate East: $58.83

A deposit of $200 per room is due no later than Feb 12th.

The cost for 'event only' participants is $229 per person (10 and over) and $159 per person (under 10).

I'm going to try and answer some questions that we have been asked already:

- Can we just do part of the event? Unfortunately, it would be an administrative nightmare to do partial events, so where the events are concerned, it would require the full package.

- Can I just do the events and not the hotel?
Yes. We will be opening up the reservations to events only in a few weeks. First, we have to establish how many rooms we are going to need. Once we have done that, we will allow people to book event only reservations.

- What if all the members of my party are not going to participate in the events, but will be staying in the room with us?
We will work this on a case by case basis for special pricing. There is no way for us to pre-determine pricing as it depends on the number of adults/children that will be participating. We will be including a special email address on the reservation form where special requests can be sent.

- Will there be any events taking place that are free of charge? Yes. We will be hosting some events around property that will be open to everyone, regardless of convention status. We are still working on those events, and the details are a few months off.

- Can I specify which room/view I want at the hotels? Right now, we are not blocking specific room views, and it may be difficult to accomodate such requests. Certainly, if there is a member of your party that has special needs, we will do everything we can to accommodate them.

- What will the menu's be for the various buffets? I have absolutely no idea. We have not gotten quite that far yet.

- What will the price be for those who just want to attend the events?
The cost will be $229 for persons 10 years and older and $159 for persons under 10.

- Is theme park admission included in the above prices?
No. The prices above are only for hotel/event. There will be special 4 day convention tickets available for $202 (incl tax) for adults 10 and over and $161 (incl tax) for children under 10. 5 day passes are also available for $230 for adults and $182 for children. These passes include admission to both Disney Quest and Pleasure Island.

- Is there an additional room charge for third and fourth adults in the room?
Yes, the cost is $25 per person (Yach/Beach/Swan/Dolphin), $15 per person (Port Orleans) and $10 per person (All Stars/Holiday Inn/Buena Vista Suites).

- Will there be an option for us to add a 3 or 4 night cruise after the event?
Yes, we are working on special pricing for a cruise add on. More details to follow.


I'm sure there will be other questions that I have not addressed here, and there will be more details and information (and events) as the year progresses. Right now, we need to get a clear picture of who will be attending, so we can finalize all those arrangements.

As I said, the reservation form will be on-line Monday (by early afternoon), and we will post links on all the boards (as well as the DIS home page) when it's ready. Please keep in mind that your place is not held until we receive the deposit ($200).

So, there you have it. If you have any questions, please feel free to post them.

Thanks,
Pete

DIS Convention: http://www.wdwinfo.com/discon.htm

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[This message was edited by RhondaS on 01-30-01 at 11:01 PM.]
 
Hi Pete,
Do we have the option of choosing between the Yacht Club and Beach Club, or are we limited to the Yacht Club? I've never stayed at the latter, and am curious about it ... Thanks
 
quick questions before I absorb all this info:

Do BOTH the 4 day and 5 day tickets include admission to both Disney Quest and Pleasure Island? Or is it just the 5 day?

Do the room package prices include taxes?

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[This message was edited by newHere on 01-19-01 at 01:24 PM.]
 
sounds so good Pete ! Will the events include everything ( lanyard , photo etc) except the room ?

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Pete, can they fit a third child in any of the hotel rooms, i was thinking of the YC or DL ?.
 
oh wow ! Too cool, the convention will be International !

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Pete,
How are the prices affected if there is only 1 adult per room...does it go up? Thanks --Kim

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I'm still wondering if I can purchase one events package for myself and one for the rest of my family to take turns using?

Do the 4 and 5 day convention hoppers expire at the end of the convention, or will unused days be good forever?
 
Thanks for posting the info. I was wondering the same thing as danacara, do we have a choice if we go with the YC/BC resort? I don't know that I have a preference as I have never stayed at either one. My other question is that as of right now, I am attending solo. How does this affect the package rate? Do I just register and let you know my status as I get closer to the trip? Thanks, again. This is going to be awesome!!! :D‡

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To answer the questions:

- Can you choose between the Yacht OR Beach Club? You can specify a preference, but there is no guarantee.

- Do both passes include DQ and PI? Yes, they do.

- Will the events only portion include everything (like lanyard and photo). Yes, everything listed for the events is included in the event only price.

- Can a third child fit in any of the rooms? Yes, at the YC/BC there is a twin day bed, and at Port Orleans, there is a youth trundell that fits a child up to age 10. Also, the rooms at Holiday Inn Family Suites are two room kid suites.

Thanks,
Pete

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You rule Pete!!!!

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Who should we contact regarding sharing a room?

If I put my deposit in and I can't find a roomie, is the deposit refundable?

Thanks you for you, your staff's time and everyone else who has been working on this.

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Awesome, Pete! Thanks to you and your staff.

I'll be looking for a roomie as well.

Steve
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...and answers to more questions:

Q. How are the prices affected if you are travelling solo? I'm working out those prices now and will post them shortly.

Q. Can I purchase one events package for myself and one for the rest of my family to take turns using? Yes. When you check in for the event, you will be given a lanyard that will hold your ID. The ID is your access to all events. You could put the ID on one child one night, another child the other, etc. Obviously, an adult will not be able to use a childs ID, but you get the idea.

Q. How does the rate work if the 2nd person in the room is a child? The rate is slightly lower. The room charge remains the same, but the events portion is less for the child (about $70). I will post more specific rates on that in a little while.

Thanks,
Pete

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OK......so If I am going solo....and want to stay at the YC, do I pay 689 times 2 ?????

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Thanks Pete!

I remember back in chat, a couple of people volunteered to get a solo-roommates thread going. I'm ready if they are!
 
Steve expect an email from me!

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Thanks, again! I was kind of hoping that my kids could take turns attending an event. Since everyone is over the age of 10, I guess my husband may get a chance to do something, too!

Re: park passes - are unused days good forever, INCLUDING the PI and DQ features?
 

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