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Old 07-26-2009, 08:21 AM   #2566
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Bete, I believe that you are correct in that so many folks are calling in to change their current ressie to the discounted rate however many also seem to be upgrading either their resort or how many days they are staying.

Possibly the Values are filling up as people look to ways to cut the price of their vacations and Disney is needing to fill some rooms at the Moderates etc.

I know that we added a week to our already reserved vacation ourselves.

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Old 07-26-2009, 09:34 AM   #2567
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Which is the better discount 40% off Deluxe room, or FD for 2 kids and 2 adults --were going Nov. 29th-Dec 5th. I have the 40% off at WL, but we are paying for the DP as of now.

BTW HI GOOFY LINDA!!! How have you been babe? Shoot me a PM so we can catch up--I think we may be going at the same time of year AGAIN.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:06 AM   #2568
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Hey there!

Hey there Pretty Lady! How ya doing? If you are going to be there anytime from November 29th to December 13th we might get a poolside visit in.

Everything I have ever read says that room discounts are better on the Deluxe rooms but that the FD is best at the Values and especially with 4 in the room.

Have you crunched the numbers with both scenarios? Make sure to take into account the fact that you will have to buy 4 one day passes to get the FD pkg.

It also depends on how you like to eat. If you only want to do a couple of TS you could pay OP and get two rooms at a Value for more room and 2 TV;s as well as bathrooms. I think I remember that you have small children though and will want character meals and lots of time sitting down.

I did a budget for each case and made my decision from there. One would think that free dining would save the same amount of money as it costs but this not the case because of the one day tickets and having to pay full price for the room.

It is natural that we will be there at the same time cause we are both intelligent people.

Good luck crunching numbers and I hope you come up with what you want. Just do not cancel the first ressie until you get the second one written in stone.

When it gets closer to time I will let you know what nights I will be holding Spectro seats. You will have to remind me though. I forget things, not people, just dates, things, promises. Yada Yada.

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Old 07-26-2009, 10:10 AM   #2569
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You can't get two discounts. Since your room is already discounted you would either have to keep that and not get FD or cancel your existing ressie and rebook to get FD.
Thanks! I'm still not sure how this works though. Will I actually need to cancel my reservation that I made through AAA and then re-book myself?
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:20 PM   #2570
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I have a question. Will it be difficult to stay with the same resort when this code comes out? I have read many times that people had a reservation but when a great promotion, like FD, comes out they have to change resorts. We are staying at The Poly Dec 5-12 and I have aleways wanted to stay there. I was hoping to to have to switch.
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:29 PM   #2571
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I have a question. Will it be difficult to stay with the same resort when this code comes out? I have read many times that people had a reservation but when a great promotion, like FD, comes out they have to change resorts. We are staying at The Poly Dec 5-12 and I have aleways wanted to stay there. I was hoping to to have to switch.
This is what I was wondering too... We have reservations for the Treehouse Villas Dec 7-12. I'm going to call 1st thing Monday morning and add free dining! I hope it works for my existing reservation because we have 5 ppl in our group which makes it a little more difficult to find (reasonably priced) rooms...
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:32 PM   #2572
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I have a question. Will it be difficult to stay with the same resort when this code comes out? I have read many times that people had a reservation but when a great promotion, like FD, comes out they have to change resorts. We are staying at The Poly Dec 5-12 and I have aleways wanted to stay there. I was hoping to to have to switch.
do you have a discount on the room you booked at the Polynesian. If so you will definitely not get to keep the same reservation. Free Dining is only available on rooms booked paying full rack rate.

If you are already paying rack rate and the offer includes the Polynesian you might be able to keep it.
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:40 PM   #2573
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do you have a discount on the room you booked at the Polynesian. If so you will definitely not get to keep the same reservation. Free Dining is only available on rooms booked paying full rack rate.

If you are already paying rack rate and the offer includes the Polynesian you might be able to keep it.
This question came up repeatedly when the fall free dining plan was released.

There are a set number of rooms set aside for free dining at each resort. If there is still availability for a FREE DINING room, you can "add" it to your reservation. In realyity, they are rebooking it for you, but letting you keep the same reservation number.

And the prior poster is correct. If you have a room discount of any sort, you will have to decide which discount is better. You cannot stack discounts.

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Old 07-26-2009, 10:34 PM   #2574
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I didn't have a room discount for my Treehouse Villa reservation, so hopefully I can apply free dining. I think I'm gonna get up early tomorrow morning before work and see if Disney has posted anything yet!
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:07 PM   #2575
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This question came up repeatedly when the fall free dining plan was released.

There are a set number of rooms set aside for free dining at each resort. If there is still availability for a FREE DINING room, you can "add" it to your reservation. In realyity, they are rebooking it for you, but letting you keep the same reservation number.

And the prior poster is correct. If you have a room discount of any sort, you will have to decide which discount is better. You cannot stack discounts.

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Thank you sammie and mom2rtk. I am currently paying a rack rate. I do have the kids play and dine attached to my ressie but I know that if I am able I will switch that out for the free dining. The FD would save us over 1K.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:24 AM   #2576
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:57 AM   #2577
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Get a Free Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan and Save $149 Per Adult with This Package!

You receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan FREE when you purchase this 5-night/5-day Magic Your Way package at a select Disney Value Resort for $535 per adult-based on adult double occupancy in a standard room for stays most nights October 2, 2009 to November 24, 2009.

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You receive the Disney Dining Plan FREE when you purchase one of these 5-night/5-day Magic Your Way packages at other select Disney Resort hotels:

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For stays most nights October 2, 2009 to November 24, 2009.

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Old 07-27-2009, 06:21 AM   #2578
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Which is the better discount 40% off Deluxe room, or FD for 2 kids and 2 adults --were going Nov. 29th-Dec 5th. I have the 40% off at WL, but we are paying for the DP as of now.

BTW HI GOOFY LINDA!!! How have you been babe? Shoot me a PM so we can catch up--I think we may be going at the same time of year AGAIN.
We are staying at a value, so free dining saves us more (we were getting the dining plan anyway). But at a Deluxe, the 40% off may be better. The free dining will save you approx. $100 a night, so is your 40% off more than that?
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:39 AM   #2579
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Thanks! I'm still not sure how this works though. Will I actually need to cancel my reservation that I made through AAA and then re-book myself?
You can get in touch with AAA and they can make all the changes for you. Just let them know you want to get the FD pkg.
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I just applied the Disney Visa code (RGV) to my existing POP century reservation (I was able to upgrade to the basic plan) and saved myself $150 over my 40% off pin code.
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