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Old 09-19-2012, 11:34 AM   #2011
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I think we've all been there! We start off in their lives and they think we know everything. Then, they think we know nothing. But, eventually, you get to such a great place where they realize how great they had it all along. Hang in there!
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:35 AM   #2012
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FD would really help SO much. Maybe I should email my TA today - but I'm not sure how to word it. I just can't understand why she didn't mention this way back in Feb (or anytime since)! I don't think there is a fee to change our flights, but I wonder if we'll be able to get reservations for AOA and we really want to stay there. I would hate to push to trip out too far as November really works for us and the kids are so excited (ok...I am too). Saving that much money would be worth it though. Any advice?
I would get on it! At this point if its not available for A0A stay somewhere where you can get it. $$ is $$ right? I know FDing saved us about $1000!
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:03 PM   #2013
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:03 PM   #2014
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The O Lights usually start at 6, even if dusk is earlier. The Saturday you will be there is going to be pretty busy- you most likely won't be able to get to F! in time to get seats if you are at the opening of the O Lights.

Disney has been known to add a second F! to busier nights. They usually change the calendar mid-month the month before. I am willing to bet they are going to add another, later F! that night. If so, you definitely have time to experience O Lights before. If the 6:30 show is the only one (or you don't want to wait for the later show), then I would not try to see the start of O Lights- just wait to see them until after F! is over. The "opening ceremony" is fun, but not a big deal at all. You aren't missing anything amazing by not seeing them right when they start in the evening, IMO.
Thanks Momofkatie...touring plans.com has that day a 4.2 for HS (9+ in EP and MK) does that level usually constitute "sellouts" of F!? Will there be time after 6:30 F! To walk through the Osbourne lights before 8pm close?
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:23 PM   #2015
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Im sorry for not posting much BUT I feel lost on this thread now

UPDATE: we decided to drop WCC after the new menu change! Thats ok though we now have lunch in AK and time to go back and change for MVMCP at our resort!
Is it that different? We're doing it our last night but now I'm debating. We've never been before.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:26 PM   #2016
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Did any of you go the week after Thanksgiving last year...2011...with free dining and did they offer a bounceback free dining while you were there for this November?? I'm really hoping they offer you all a BB this Nov. for Nov. 2013...then I assume I can expect it will be released?! nov. 2013 is sooo far away...but fun to live your trips this year!
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Thanks Momofkatie...touring plans.com has that day a 4.2 for HS (9+ in EP and MK) does that level usually constitute "sellouts" of F!? Will there be time after 6:30 F! To walk through the Osbourne lights before 8pm close?
The overall crowd rating for that day is a 9. No matter which park you go to, that is pretty crowded. I wouldn't risk the Fantasmic ampitheater filling up just to see the "lights on" moment at O Lights. It might not fill up, but more likely, it will. Just getting from Streets of America to the F! seating area will take a while- you might miss the beginning of the show even if there is room in the ampitheater.

Yes, the O Lights usually stay on at least 30 mins to an hour past park close time- enough time to experience them after seeing F! and taking your time to get to the Streets of America.
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The overall crowd rating for that day is a 9. No matter which park you go to, that is pretty crowded. I wouldn't risk the Fantasmic ampitheater filling up just to see the "lights on" moment at O Lights. It might not fill up, but more likely, it will. Just getting from Streets of America to the F! seating area will take a while- you might miss the beginning of the show even if there is room in the ampitheater.

Yes, the O Lights usually stay on at least 30 mins to an hour past park close time- enough time to experience them after seeing F! and taking your time to get to the Streets of America.
Good advice. Thanks!
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The overall crowd rating for that day is a 9. No matter which park you go to, that is pretty crowded. I wouldn't risk the Fantasmic ampitheater filling up just to see the "lights on" moment at O Lights. It might not fill up, but more likely, it will. Just getting from Streets of America to the F! seating area will take a while- you might miss the beginning of the show even if there is room in the ampitheater.

Yes, the O Lights usually stay on at least 30 mins to an hour past park close time- enough time to experience them after seeing F! and taking your time to get to the Streets of America.
Our plan, based on what I read here a while back, is to got to F! and then head to see the lights immediately afterwards. Our F! package is early, so we may even skip lunch that day.
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I would get on it! At this point if its not available for A0A stay somewhere where you can get it. $$ is $$ right? I know FDing saved us about $1000!
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Go to the disney site and price out your trip, using the FD offer to see if you can get everything you want with FD. Yesterday there were still AoA suites available for FD, but not LM rooms.

Then, email your TA and tell them you did some research on a special offer and you think it will save you x dollars, can they check into it for you.
THANKS for the advice! I really appreciate it!
Just talked to my husband about changing our dates. He’s against it because we already scheduled our vacations at both our jobs and it’s the perfect time to go. If we go a week earlier we’ll run into Halloween (too crowded?) and we can’t go later in Nov because he can’t get off of work (others are off for hunting season-BIG deal in our area). We’d have to look into earlier in Oct. I also found out it would cost $300 to change our flights.

I still emailed TA to check into it, to see what we would save.

Got GREAT news today though. The airline we are flying with is offering a promotion where you get a FREE flight with each flight (on specific dates). I called to confirm we are eligible (since we booked before this promotion was announced) and we are! Since I’m taking my sister’s kids on this trip, we’ll get SIX flights for FREE! The destinations are limited to Orlando or Ft. Meyers, but that’s AMAZING! We could go back to Disney! Also my aunt has a condo in Ft. Meyers where we could stay at for free. This is such AWESOME news (as we are on a tight budget). I’m so excited and happy! WOO HOO!
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:25 PM   #2021
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THANKS for the advice! I really appreciate it!
Just talked to my husband about changing our dates. He’s against it because we already scheduled our vacations at both our jobs and it’s the perfect time to go. If we go a week earlier we’ll run into Halloween (too crowded?) and we can’t go later in Nov because he can’t get off of work (others are off for hunting season-BIG deal in our area). We’d have to look into earlier in Oct. I also found out it would cost $300 to change our flights.

I still emailed TA to check into it, to see what we would save.

Got GREAT news today though. The airline we are flying with is offering a promotion where you get a FREE flight with each flight (on specific dates). I called to confirm we are eligible (since we booked before this promotion was announced) and we are! Since I’m taking my sister’s kids on this trip, we’ll get SIX flights for FREE! The destinations are limited to Orlando or Ft. Meyers, but that’s AMAZING! We could go back to Disney! Also my aunt has a condo in Ft. Meyers where we could stay at for free. This is such AWESOME news (as we are on a tight budget). I’m so excited and happy! WOO HOO!
What airline? That is a great promo!
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THANKS for the advice! I really appreciate it!
Just talked to my husband about changing our dates. He’s against it because we already scheduled our vacations at both our jobs and it’s the perfect time to go. If we go a week earlier we’ll run into Halloween (too crowded?) and we can’t go later in Nov because he can’t get off of work (others are off for hunting season-BIG deal in our area). We’d have to look into earlier in Oct. I also found out it would cost $300 to change our flights.

I still emailed TA to check into it, to see what we would save.

Got GREAT news today though. The airline we are flying with is offering a promotion where you get a FREE flight with each flight (on specific dates). I called to confirm we are eligible (since we booked before this promotion was announced) and we are! Since I’m taking my sister’s kids on this trip, we’ll get SIX flights for FREE! The destinations are limited to Orlando or Ft. Meyers, but that’s AMAZING! We could go back to Disney! Also my aunt has a condo in Ft. Meyers where we could stay at for free. This is such AWESOME news (as we are on a tight budget). I’m so excited and happy! WOO HOO!
If you checked in just three days earlier you would qualify for free dining. I'm not sure if that would work for you but the savings from free dining would definitely be worth the $300 airline penalty.
Which airline are you flying?
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I tried searching and I'm sure it's been talked about, but what is going on in Disney the first week of December that discounts/free dining is blocked out? We got it for our dates, but now I'm wondering just how busy it will be if Disney blocked those dates.
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I tried searching and I'm sure it's been talked about, but what is going on in Disney the first week of December that discounts/free dining is blocked out? We got it for our dates, but now I'm wondering just how busy it will be if Disney blocked those dates.
Pop Warner is that week so that may be it.
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THANKS for the advice! I really appreciate it!
Just talked to my husband about changing our dates. He’s against it because we already scheduled our vacations at both our jobs and it’s the perfect time to go. If we go a week earlier we’ll run into Halloween (too crowded?) and we can’t go later in Nov because he can’t get off of work (others are off for hunting season-BIG deal in our area). We’d have to look into earlier in Oct. I also found out it would cost $300 to change our flights.

I still emailed TA to check into it, to see what we would save.

Got GREAT news today though. The airline we are flying with is offering a promotion where you get a FREE flight with each flight (on specific dates). I called to confirm we are eligible (since we booked before this promotion was announced) and we are! Since I’m taking my sister’s kids on this trip, we’ll get SIX flights for FREE! The destinations are limited to Orlando or Ft. Meyers, but that’s AMAZING! We could go back to Disney! Also my aunt has a condo in Ft. Meyers where we could stay at for free. This is such AWESOME news (as we are on a tight budget). I’m so excited and happy! WOO HOO!
Very nice! What airline?
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