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Old 03-27-2013, 06:56 PM   #31
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It is annoying or patronizing I should say how every time someone mentions wanting free dining(or a discount/coupon/deal whatever) people like the ones in this thread say, "I only book trips that I can afford." They are booking trips that they can afford, that's why they're hoping for a deal to stay in budget. Just because someone wants to use a coupon if they can doesn't mean they're too poor to have it. No one said it's their God given right to get a discount from Disney but it is their God given right to hope/want/talk about getting a discount so a vacation CAN BE WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD or maybe just be comfortable with. Or in some cases like the college team for logistical reasons, thats make it or break to them. So yes having a response like, "we book vacations we can afford, is an annoying, patronizing response to what people were talking about here. And it's my God given right to have that opinion, thank you for not responding patronizingly to this toohttp://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/dance.gif
Boy, I got to come to peace w/the nature of these chat boards, on one hand there so fun and on the other hand people say things so unnecessary and unhelpful sometime.
I would have LOVED to have booked the Polynesian resort for our trip and hope for a discount to come out but I didn't because I know that we cannot afford it at rack rate. Instead, we booked what we COULD afford at rack rate. Am I hoping for a discount? You bet!!! Will I stay home if one doesn't come out? No. Because I booked what I was comfortable paying full price for. Simple as that.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:56 PM   #32
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when is FD usually announced if they are having it for aug/sept?
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:57 PM   #33
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Boy, I got to come to peace w/the nature of these chat boards, on one hand there so fun and on the other hand people say things so unnecessary and unhelpful sometime.
I agree, however, I found absolutely nothing "necessary" or "helpful" about this post..

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This is such an annoying response. People don't need a jab due to your inability to empathize with situations unlike yours.
This thread is about whether or not people will keep their trip plans if no FD is released. There was absolutely nothing wrong with her post. It stated her position on the topic of the thread. Your post was not nice and completely uncalled for. Not worth reporting, but rude nonetheless.

As to our trip, we are hoping for FD in October and may not go if we don't get some type of deal. DH is a federal employee and about to lose a substantial chunk of his salary. We will not dip into savings for a vacation, so we'll have to see what discounts are available before making a decision.

Good luck, everyone.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:59 PM   #34
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I don't think that the poster that said she booked what she could afford was being patronizing, I think that it's hard to convey what you mean on these crazy forums. I know I tried to spell it out in my post above, but again.....kind of hard to type out what I mean.

We all only book what we can afford.....BUT with coupons and deals we get more for the same $$$. Just like we all only buy what we can afford at the grocery, but with coupons and sales we can get more for our money. So while I'd love to still stay 9 days, free dining and enjoy all the extra parties, MNSSHP.....etc, we may have to scale back quite a bit. We only have a set amount we are comfortable spending on vacations, and if that buys us 9 days that's awesome, but without free dining it might only buy us 4 ....and we'll have to be okay with that or find a way to stay off site or at Universal and spend the same amount. Just like sometimes I have to venture to a different store to get the groceries I need for the amount of money I have.
Yah, maybe they were not being the way I called it out but it does happen so much on threads like these, people really start to harp on people hoping for a discount and it's like they hijack the thread and just harp, harp,harp.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:01 PM   #35
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when is FD usually announced if they are having it for aug/sept?
Typically late April, although last year it was early March. A new room offer (with the option of slightly discounted tickets) good through Aug 14 is coming out on April 2, so the next discount release would likely be late April or early to mid-May. No way to know if it will be FD, but it should cover late Aug to Sept.
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I agree, however, I found absolutely nothing "necessary" or "helpful" about this post..



This thread is about whether or not people will keep their trip plans if no FD is released. There was absolutely nothing wrong with her post. It stated her position on the topic of the thread. Your post was not nice and completely uncalled for. Not worth reporting, but rude nonetheless.

As to our trip, we are hoping for FD in October and may not go if we don't get some type of deal. DH is a federal employee and about to lose a substantial chunk of his salary. We will not dip into savings for a vacation, so we'll have to see what discounts are available before making a decision.

Good luck, everyone.
I believe this thread was someone hoping for some companionship in the boat of "Who WON'T go if there is no FD in Aug/Sept?." And the person that said "I book what I can afford" may have been stating a friendly opinion but I read these boards a lot and that is always where the thread turns into bashing those wanting a discount.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:23 PM   #37
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I would have LOVED to have booked the Polynesian resort for our trip and hope for a discount to come out but I didn't because I know that we cannot afford it at rack rate. Instead, we booked what we COULD afford at rack rate. Am I hoping for a discount? You bet!!! Will I stay home if one doesn't come out? No. Because I booked what I was comfortable paying full price for. Simple as that.
Some people have a budget and disney doesn't fit into it all at rack rate, not even a value stay and they hope for a discount to go at all. It seems like some people on these boards feel that those people should not have hopes like that. I think people should empathize with other people's situations whatever they might be.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:17 PM   #39
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OMG-I almost wish I didn't see this-this would be so amazing to still have now!!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:29 PM   #40
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:18 PM   #41
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:18 PM   #42
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The OP asked "Who WON'T go if there is no FD in Aug/Sept?"

I think that the PP answered that question when she responded that you "We will definitely still go. I book based on what we can afford....discounts are just a bonus!"

How is that patronizing? She has every right to expound on her reasons for keeping her reservation as it is. She's not gloating or making comments about how others budget for their vacations.

You're really reading into what she wrote and you're finding insult where none was intended.
Thank you. Because I feel the same way. She was looking to start a fight regardless of what was said or who would have posted it.

I wasn't being rude, I wasn't trying to thumb my nose up to anyone. I am going in September and so I responded to this post. Obviously I need to go back to just reading because even I can have my words misconstrued and get into a Dis-fight. Fun times!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:26 PM   #43
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Some people have a budget and disney doesn't fit into it all at rack rate, not even a value stay and they hope for a discount to go at all. It seems like some people on these boards feel that those people should not have hopes like that. I think people should empathize with other people's situations whatever they might be.
Think there are just as many people who post that BLAME Disney for raising prices when they can't afford everything they want! Disney has complete right to raise as much as they can to keep running the resort as we all know it.AND improve it! Posts like I'm not going unless.....WDW gives ME something are way too frequent and tend to lean toward this thinking. IMO

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OP here. Wasn't meaning to start any bickering between anyone. I wasn't really looking to start on a debate on who can afford to go/not go without free dining. We have gone to disney yearly for the last 6 years and it has gotten so much more expensive, especially the last 3 years. Even though I LOVE disney, I am just at a point where I am thinking "is it really worth it?". I can't see spending around $4500 for a week at disney with dining (and that does not include airfare). Like I said, I LOVE disney but think that the prices are just getting too high for what you get.

PS I am not saying disney "owes" me anything or from a business standpoint should continue FD, I am just evaluating how much my family is willing to pay for a week in disney.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:36 AM   #45
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I don't care about FD, but I absolutely would not go without a good room discount. I don't think there is one resort at Disney that is worth rack rate. It's not always about what you can afford. I am not going to pay more for something than I feel it's worth. I like WDW, but I like going other places too.
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