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Old 03-29-2013, 09:18 AM   #1411
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Are you hoping for Free Dinning? If it's available will you partake? If so, will you upgrade?
It would be nice if we could get it. We're staying at AoA LM so we would have to upgrade to a suite or move to Pop or a Mod to get it. I'd like to move to a suite at AoA if I could but would need FD to fit it into the budget this year. I'm not holding my breath on it though. I think that some promotion will happen but I don't think FD will be it.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:37 AM   #1412
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In general I would love FD, but on this particular trip, we would do better with a room discount like the one just announced. We are doing a split stay with the BC/Poly. The BC portion was booked with the *** deal, and is saving us more than FD or a RO discount would. The Poly portion is a RO at this point. But the tickets are attached to the BC portion and good for our whole trip. So, if FD became available, we would only be able to use it on the Poly portion, (four nights) and we'd have to purchase additional tickets. We have two rooms at Poly so a 30% off would be much better for us.

Which means....given my typical luck....you will all be enjoying free dining at the end of August this year
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:54 AM   #1413
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Since we are staying offsite, the answer for us is no.

We would rather pay for all meals OOP and keep our 1300 square foot, 2 bed/2 bath villa than cram into a small room and have free dining. Plus, we don't need the theme park tickets (we are waterparking on this trip ) so its definitely not an offer to fit our family.

I can sure see how it woud benefit most folks, though. And have my fingers crossed that you will all be able to benefit from a great promotion for our travel dates!!!
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:33 AM   #1414
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We already have free dining as part of a bounceback, so I am hoping for a room-only discount for late August. I would like to add an extra night at a moderate or deluxe. If a discount doesn't come out, we will probably add an extra night at AoA Little Mermaid, since it doesn't seem to be part of discounts anyway. I'll be bummed if late August offers don't come out for awhile!
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:00 AM   #1415
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To answer my own QOTD, which I forgot to do, we are staying at AoA LM and knew from the start they would likely not be in on a free Dinning offer..but I really wanted to stay there. If the $ works out and upgrading to a AoA suite for FD is a go then we have to decide if we want to give up all of our ADRs as the FD would be QS, not DDP. I doubt that upgrading the room and the food plan would come out to what we are currently paying.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:40 AM   #1416
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Hey guys, we are at AoA LM August 12-19 and with the new discount we think we want to move to a moderate resort. We are in Canada so we cannot get the Disney Visa, so have to to wait for the Public offer. Do you guys think it will be hard to move to a moderate on that day due to availability?

If so, I wonder if I could call and upgrade to the moderate today at normal rates, and then when the discount is made public this week call and get it applied. Would this work?

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Hey guys, we are at AoA LM August 12-19 and with the new discount we think we want to move to a moderate resort. We are in Canada so we cannot get the Disney Visa, so have to to wait for the Public offer. Do you guys think it will be hard to move to a moderate on that day due to availability?

If so, I wonder if I could call and upgrade to the moderate today at normal rates, and then when the discount is made public this week call and get it applied. Would this work?

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You should be able to move. You also can move now and then have the discount applied later.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:46 AM   #1418
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QOTD - Are you hoping that MagicBands will be available for our August trips?

My family is. We had KTTW cards with lanyards last year and the kids wouldn't keep theirs on half the time so my wife and I wound up with them. Add to that I had the PP+ card and I was carrying around a ton of stuff. Much rather have the RFID band that includes my room keys, park tickets, charge card and PP+ all together.
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My family is. We had KTTW cards with lanyards last year and the kids wouldn't keep theirs on half the time so my wife and I wound up with them. Add to that I had the PP+ card and I was carrying around a ton of stuff. Much rather have the RFID band that includes my room keys, park tickets, charge card and PP+ all together.
I do hope that they are available for this trip, but I'm not that optimistic!
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:01 PM   #1420
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Hello,

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I'm taking my 5 yr DD for her first trip. We are going August 11-16
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My family is. We had KTTW cards with lanyards last year and the kids wouldn't keep theirs on half the time so my wife and I wound up with them. Add to that I had the PP+ card and I was carrying around a ton of stuff. Much rather have the RFID band that includes my room keys, park tickets, charge card and PP+ all together.
I hope so! My husband forgets EVERYTHING, so having it on his wrist would be a big help
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I'm taking my 5 yr DD for her first trip. We are going August 11-16
I'm taking my 4 year old DD for her first trip at the end of August! I think this is such a great age to start the magic!
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:21 PM   #1423
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Absolutely! I love technology like this, it is quite literally what everyone thought would happen in the future (Just touching your wrist to do things) and the fact it will just make everything easier when it comes to checking in. I can't wait for it to happen
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I hope they are!! Who doesn't love a free Disney bracelet?? Plus this is my first trip with my mom and I want to show her how cool everything is when you take a disney trip the "right" way. We went to disney when I was about 13 and my parents just didn't get into it they way my family does now. I'm excited for her to get the whole experiance!!

My only concern is that we are going on the military discount, so we have a room and dining plan, but no park tickets with our package. I hope this wouldn't delay us in geting the magic bands if others with packages are getting them I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

On a different note, we have our phones with t-mobile and our contract isn't over until October and I really wanted to get an iphone before we went to disney so I could get cool disney accessories (my phone stinks for this sort of thing). We looked into canceling our contract, but it would be a total of $400 for me and my husband to do it. Anyway...I just heard today that t-mobile is coming out with the iphone in April!!! So we are gonna look into it and see if it is something we can pull off!
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I hope they are!! Who doesn't love a free Disney bracelet?? Plus this is my first trip with my mom and I want to show her how cool everything is when you take a disney trip the "right" way. We went to disney when I was about 13 and my parents just didn't get into it they way my family does now. I'm excited for her to get the whole experiance!!

My only concern is that we are going on the military discount, so we have a room and dining plan, but no park tickets with our package. I hope this wouldn't delay us in geting the magic bands if others with packages are getting them I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
When I talked to the Travel & Leisure Center on our post, they said once we buy our military tickets that we can call Disney and have them "linked" to our trip!
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