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Old 07-12-2012, 01:19 PM   #31
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This will be my first time to F&W but Dbf doesn't care for Disney (He's more rollercoasters and thrill rides) so I just tag along with my parents since they're more into Disney than I can ever hope Dbf to be. I love going at Christmas it's so magical during that time, it's usually our "go-to" time.
We have not been during F&W time, but I would love to. We usually go around Christmas, but DH started a new job in Dec 2010 and that was our last Christmas trip, because he has to work on Christmas night, unless it falls on a Friday or Saturday. We went in Jan this year for the first time, but it seemed more crowded than Christmas Day. I miss Christmas at WDW, it is very magical.

I don't know who loves WDW more, me or DH. He loves thrill rides, but loves WDW. I want to go to US and IoA once, but he says he doesn't, he went there as a child. We ventured over to Sea World in January for the first time and I want to go back, but not for the rides.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:32 PM   #32
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Don't know if anyone else has heard anything, but my ITT office on our base posted that Disney WILL be extending the offer. Now, they didn't say if it was the same as the current offer or if it is something totally new. They just said to stay tuned for more details soon but at least it looks like we're getting something!
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:41 PM   #33
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Don't know if anyone else has heard anything, but my ITT office on our base posted that Disney WILL be extending the offer. Now, they didn't say if it was the same as the current offer or if it is something totally new. They just said to stay tuned for more details soon but at least it looks like we're getting something!
I'd like to know where they got their info.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:56 AM   #34
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From a bus driver's best friends brother's sister's second cousin.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:32 AM   #35
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Don't know if anyone else has heard anything, but my ITT office on our base posted that Disney WILL be extending the offer. Now, they didn't say if it was the same as the current offer or if it is something totally new. They just said to stay tuned for more details soon but at least it looks like we're getting something!
We were told the same thing from 2 different sources. Military and disney reservations.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #36
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I'd like to know where they got their info.
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From a bus driver's best friends brother's sister's second cousin.
That's probably where. I too hope they extend some type of offer to us, because I would love to go probably 3 times next year, but won't without great prices. It will be difficult to give up, but I will do it.

We don't go to Universal, because they don't extend any offers to Military. I guess we will have to go back to Sea World, since it's free, even if it is just one day.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #37
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We were told the same thing from 2 different sources. Military and disney reservations.
You know about how much you can trust Disney reservations, NOT AT ALL!

I don't ask our MWR/ITT office anything, they never know anything, I feel for the people they sucker with stuff that isn't necessary, because they have no clue. They tried to talk me into purchasing the dining plan, not gonna happen. And how can you help someone plan a Disney trip when you have never been?
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We were told the same thing from 2 different sources. Military and disney reservations.
Your ITT knows exactly jack squat.

The phone bank CM's know one rung above jack squat. We'll say they know jill squat.

I had to tell my ITT in August 2010 that they could sell me Military Salute tickets. They thought the deadline had passed. I brought in a booty load of evidence to the contrary.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:39 AM   #39
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Your ITT knows exactly jack squat.

The phone bank CM's know one rung above jack squat. We'll say they know jill squat.

I had to tell my ITT in August 2010 that they could sell me Military Salute tickets. They thought the deadline had passed. I brought in a booty load of evidence to the contrary.
I agree. I have had to tell them stuff, too. At least they have the AFS tickets when you go in there, before when they weren't MWR/ITT (Omega Travel), they never had them on hand, drove me nuts.
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Jeez, sorry I said anything in the first place. They said they got word from Disney and are just waiting on the press release.
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Don't know if anyone else has heard anything, but my ITT office on our base posted that Disney WILL be extending the offer. Now, they didn't say if it was the same as the current offer or if it is something totally new. They just said to stay tuned for more details soon but at least it looks like we're getting something!
Military Disney Tips on Facebook emailed the chairman of Disney Parks and posted the replies on the Save the Disney Armed Forces Salute page. It basically said that there will be some kind of discount but won't say what it will be until its announced. Link
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Military Disney Tips on Facebook emailed the chairman of Disney Parks and posted the replies on the Save the Disney Armed Forces Salute page. It basically said that there will be some kind of discount but won't say what it will be until its announced. Link
I don't have facebook, can someone post the email here please? Steve doesn't have any of this on the website.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:55 PM   #43
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I don't have facebook, can someone post the email here please? Steve doesn't have any of this on the website.
Unfortuntely, I can't post a link from this computer, but the Save the Disney Armed Forces Salute FB page just posted that there had been some rumblings at some posts/bases, but nothing official has been announced. She has contacted her Disney contact, but no response yet. That was posted about 10 minutes ago.
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Unfortuntely, I can't post a link from this computer, but the Save the Disney Armed Forces Salute FB page just posted that there had been some rumblings at some posts/bases, but nothing official has been announced. She has contacted her Disney contact, but no response yet. That was posted about 10 minutes ago.
So we're back to square one. That's why I don't get excited, lol.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:46 PM   #45
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I don't have facebook, can someone post the email here please? Steve doesn't have any of this on the website.
Would be nice if it was extended. We have 2 days left on our tickets and love going to F&W, just not on the weekend.

From http://www.facebook.com/notes/save-t...83947591671393


23 July UPDATE
by Save The Disney Armed Forces Salute on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 10:03am ·
I was contacted by Crystal Seaman, Operations Support & Service Manager from Disney on behalf of Mr. Thomas Staggs (Disney Parks Chairman) today. We had a good conversation, and while I didn’t get a solid YES, I feel that her tone indicated that there are negotiations and plans in the works.
Here is breakdown of our conversation:
Q: We have been told by our ITT/MWR Ticket offices, Shades of Green and Disney that the current AFS will end 30 September 2012. Is this the case?
A: Ms. Seaman said that she doesn’t know where these sources are getting their information, because there hasn’t been an announcement either way. She did state that when discounts and promotions are made, that there are negotiations and steps that have to be followed. When I asked if it could be a case like October of 2010, where there was a 23 day gap, she DID NOT say “Yes that’s the case”, but did say that it could be why we haven’t heard anything definite.

Q: For families that are waiting to plan their trips, is there any way to reserve the rooms and apply the discount later?
A: Yes. If there is a certain resort or date that you would like, you can book it now and pay the deposit ($200 for packages that include dining, and 1 nights stay + tax for Room Only reservations). If the discount is extended, you can call and have it applied to your vacation. If it isn’t, then you will be protected by Disney’s cancellation policy. Here is a link to their cancellation policies:

Disney World: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/boo...est-room-2012/

Disneyland: http://www.magicalgetaways.biz/wp-co...Conditions.pdf

While the policy on Disney’s website is vague, here is the breakdown that Ms. Seaman gave me:
Packages (Including Room and Dining): $200 deposit due at booking. Cancellations before 45 days prior to your arrival will receive that $200 deposit back. After 45 days, you will forfeit the $200
Room Only: 1 Night stay plus tax deposit due at booking. Cancellations before 5 days prior to your arrival, you will receive your deposit back in full. After 5 days prior, you will forfeit the 1 nights + tax deposit.

Q: Would there ever be a chance that Disney would offer a discount for Annual Passes to Military members and their families? (This is one that I have wondered about myself):
A: This is something that Ms. Seaman had never heard discussed before, but she said that she would be happy to bring it to the attention of the Marketing Department.

SO….. Long story, short: If you REALLY want to make your reservations now and save the hassle of your resort being sold out, make your reservation and pay the deposit. I have a strong feeling that we will be hearing soon that there will be an extension to the current AFS benefits (possibly with a slight price increase) and then a booking frenzy will ensue!

I hope this helps everyone that has been on the fence about making reservations and I will keep everyone posted with any information that I hear.
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