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Old 10-20-2012, 11:14 AM   #346
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We'll be at WDW the same time as you (Oct 27th-Nov 4th). We rent at the airport and currently have a Premium car rented through Alamo for $212 total with all fees, but our trip is one day less than yours, I already have my own GPS, so will not be renting theirs, and will also be refusing their insurance as my own car insurance and my credit card both cover car rental coverage. So taking all of that into consideration, your price looks pretty good to me. In my case, I had a compact car rented for $242.00, until earlier this week, when I used my Alamo insider number, a $30.00 off Visa code (AD2338FDF), and a Costco member ID code, at which point the Premium car round up being cheaper than the Compacts, Midsize, or Full size cars. If you have not signed up for the Alamo Insider, do so, it's free, then if you have a VISA or Costco membership, you can also use those.

You may be able to use the SUNPROMO discount at Alamo. It's good for 15% off I belive, but can't be used with any other discount though.

Budget has a Wendies code you might be able to use (D454300) and again if you have a Costco membership you can add the coupon MUGZ029. You may also want to check Dollar over the next few days. They have Daily Specials that change from day to day (and sometimes hour to hour). I'm still checking every day trying to get mine down some more. When we were there last month (the first week of Sept) we got a midsize car for $125.00 for the week, but the price didn't come down that low until just a few days before our trip.
Thanks for sharing the great info! I'm going to keep checking up until the time we go - I wasn't aware we could stack Costco code.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:27 PM   #347
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Just to add to this, if you are using a CS credit at POP's food court, you get a drink with your meal in addition to using your refillable mug, so if both of the adults get CS meals, both of them can grab a bottled juice and one of them drinks juice, one drinks soda with their mug and then just save one bottle for later.
Excellent point smitch425!!

Also LeeBobDerby ... and when you get a dessert at POP you can elect to get an ice cream sundae ... and you can get it after you eat your meal ...there's a timeframe to return (approx an hour) to pick up the sundae.

Also the KING cupcake (named after Elvis ) is a snack credit on the meal plan ... it's yummy, chocolate cupcake, peanut butter frosting, candied bacon, drizzed with chocolate.


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Thank you Janet great info again! Smitch425 great idea. Itinkso Thank you for the reply, i was just going to go to Disney and rent a car and pay for it there. Looking at the links you gave, wow it seems if i know what i was doing i could save a book before i leave. Just don't know here to start. I did have a read on mousesavers but it seems to be only for US residents? A price from Alamo for a 4 door small car with GPS is $265 for the week 10/28 - 11/04, is that a good price? From the look of it, it does include the insurance (fully inc).
We all get educated with every single trip .... and education is good, right? So you need to be thinking about another trip after this one!!


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Thank you so much Janet, You are alsome
I am not going until next year but I sure will give you my input about AOA.
You are very welcome Penni! And if my friend does stay the one night I mentioned to you (questionable she IS a resort changer ) I will pass along any info to you!!

Just checked your December '13 dates ... We have a tenative trip around the same time!
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:32 PM   #348
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hello everyone I have a question...If calling ahead to make a room request (i know its not guaranteed) how far in advance should you call? When do they assign rooms?
You can call anytime to add any request(s) - we usually do so at the time we make the reservation. Keep in mind that within 10 days of arrival you can do on-line check-in and make certain room/location requests. Be sure however, to add any requests no later than 4 days prior to arrival.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #349
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My TA entered my room request when she made my reservations, do I still need to call and request them?
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:19 AM   #350
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Question about online checkin....We arrive on 10/31 @ 11:00pm...when should we be able to do online check in?
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:21 AM   #351
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Question about online checkin....We arrive on 10/31 @ 11:00pm...when should we be able to do online check in?
Today. You can do online check in 10 days prior to your check-in date
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:13 AM   #352
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Decided to plan our October 2013 trip for POP. Had thought about Art of Animation but since we'll be staying in a normal room not a suite, we didn't want to be out in the boondocks. So we've booked Pop Preferred (hoping for 50s)
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:32 AM   #353
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Today. You can do online check in 10 days prior to your check-in date
I thought so but it is telling me that my information does not match their records....confused!!

I did call and I am using the right info!
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:55 AM   #354
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FYI...on-line check does not allow for room requests as you will need to call reservations for that.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:29 PM   #355
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FYI...on-line check does not allow for room requests as you will need to call reservations for that.
you are allowed 2 room requests during online check-in (at least i was).
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:32 PM   #356
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you are allowed 2 room requests during online check-in (at least i was).
You're right, when they changed the online check-in last year they added the option of 2 room requests, so the PP is incorrect. You are limited to what you can request that way, so it is a good idea to call requests in too.
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My TA entered my room request when she made my reservations, do I still need to call and request them?
No, your requests should be noted on your reservation ... and you can always ask your TA to confirm the details.

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Decided to plan our October 2013 trip for POP. Had thought about Art of Animation but since we'll be staying in a normal room not a suite, we didn't want to be out in the boondocks. So we've booked Pop Preferred (hoping for 50s)
50s is so cool ... and that's our thing too, we don't need the suite with the extra $$, and the fact that the standard rooms are way off to one side, we figure we can stay at POP what we know and love and walk over over to explore the grounds and eat at the Food Court.
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Excellent point smitch425!!

Also LeeBobDerby ... and when you get a dessert at POP you can elect to get an ice cream sundae ... and you can get it after you eat your meal ...there's a timeframe to return (approx an hour) to pick up the sundae.

Also the KING cupcake (named after Elvis ) is a snack credit on the meal plan ... it's yummy, chocolate cupcake, peanut butter frosting, candied bacon, drizzed with chocolate.




We all get educated with every single trip .... and education is good, right? So you need to be thinking about another trip after this one!!




You are very welcome Penni! And if my friend does stay the one night I mentioned to you (questionable she IS a resort changer ) I will pass along any info to you!!

Just checked your December '13 dates ... We have a tenative trip around the same time!
Thanks I am always here for any clients Also it would be great if you go the same time I do next year...Would love to meet you.
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leaving tomorrow!!

i just wanted to say that we are leaving tomorrow morning and should be in the world by 6pm!!!!! during our week there, we'll be hitting up all 4 parks, mnsshp, and f&w festival! i am sooooo excited!

thanks to everyone for all of your advice, suggestions, trip reports, tips, etc!!

i'll be back next tuesday and will work on a trip report!!!
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Thanks I am always here for any clients Also it would be great if you go the same time I do next year...Would love to meet you.
Same here Penni!! We will have to wait to see what 2013 brings, but definitely plan to meet up if we are both there at the same time in December!

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i just wanted to say that we are leaving tomorrow morning and should be in the world by 6pm!!!!! during our week there, we'll be hitting up all 4 parks, mnsshp, and f&w festival! i am sooooo excited!

thanks to everyone for all of your advice, suggestions, trip reports, tips, etc!!

i'll be back next tuesday and will work on a trip report!!!
I missed you but still wishing you safe travels!! Have a great time! We look forward to your TR!
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