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Old 02-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #31
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I don't see why this would even be necessary. Yes, BOG is popular, but I can't imagine it being completely sold out for every time slot when the 180 day window opens.
I have a 5:40 ADR for next Wednesday that I made on Oct 17th....that was only 4 months out....
Yup we are going to BOG two weeks from tomorrow and I didn't do adr's until november! That's when we booked our trip so I took what I could. It's 4:45 pm but mk closes pretty early that night so we were happy!
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:16 PM   #32
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We sort of did this once, but unintentionally. We actually had to cut the first three days of our trip last minute. It also meant cutting two really great meals that we couldn't get back.

Like I always tell my kids, just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:22 PM   #33
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Brilliant idea! Just did it for my August trip...got all of my ADRs, including all the hard to gets! Thank you thank you!
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:56 PM   #34
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Not only do people do this, if they are staying offsite they book a resort reservation to get access to the 180 plus 10 reservation perk, then cancel the resort reservation.

Personally I don't see the need to push to make all your ADRS at exactly 180 days.
See, this is just working the system. I don't think this scenario is right at all. If they cancel, then the reservations should be cancelled as well in my opinion. Like I said, I had no problem getting what I wanted at roughly 80 days out, but I just don't care for being dishonest. It is one thing to have to cancel b/c something comes up or something unavoidable, but to do it intentionally is just something I don't agree with.

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We sort of did this once, but unintentionally. We actually had to cut the first three days of our trip last minute. It also meant cutting two really great meals that we couldn't get back.

Like I always tell my kids, just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
There's nothing wrong with what you did. Your advice for your kids is wonderful.

Reservations are important to me, but I want to be fair to others. I have a couple reservations that I made for friends that were going with us initially, and it looks like they are going to have to push their trip back. So, all of the reservations I made for six I am going to alter down to 2 so someone else can have the remaining seats if needed. If they decide they are able to go then I will try and book what I can for them. If we can't eat at every restaurant together, then so be it.

Again, this is just my opinion.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:13 PM   #35
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:48 AM   #36
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Not only do people do this, if they are staying offsite they book a resort reservation to get access to the 180 plus 10 reservation perk, then cancel the resort reservation.

Personally I don't see the need to push to make all your ADRS at exactly 180 days.
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See, this is just working the system. I don't think this scenario is right at all. If they cancel, then the reservations should be cancelled as well in my opinion. Like I said, I had no problem getting what I wanted at roughly 80 days out, but I just don't care for being dishonest. It is one thing to have to cancel b/c something comes up or something unavoidable, but to do it intentionally is just something I don't agree with.
I don't agree that the dining reservations should be cancelled. Sometimes plans honestly change. I know ours did twice in the last few months. We had nine days booked at CBR for our Oct/Nov trip and had made dining reservations at the 180 day mark, like we always do. However, about two weeks before we were due to leave, a coworker offered me a deal too good to pass up. She had banked all the time she could, but owns three time shares and was going to lose time if she didn't use it by Dec 31st. She offered us a one bedroom condo, just one mile from the Disney gates for just $450.00 for the week. We canceled the reservation for CBR and moved those monies to pay off our May 2013 trip. The Monday after we came back from the Oct/Nov trip was the 180 day mark for the May trip, so I made ADRs for that trip. Then later decided that I really liked staying offsite, so canceled the May trip and rebooked at Wyndham Bonnet Creek. At the time I made the ADRs I had honest intentions of staying at a WDW resort, but later changed my mind. It would not have been fair to cancel my ADRs, just because I changed my mind and decided to stay offsite. At the time I canceled the WDW resort reservations, I was within the 180 days anyway. While I don't think it's right to book a resort reservation through Disney (with plans to cancel after making ADRs), there is no way Disney could cancel the ADRs of someone who did, without also punishing some people like us, who just honestly changed their mind about staying onsite. At the time we made the ADRs, we had honest intentions of staying onsite at the hotel we had booked.

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #37
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I think people do that's why you can get rez close to the date because everyone cancels te ones they don't use
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