Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"Issue" Update

I got a text from Barbara telling me that her cast member friend, Amber, just booked the dining plan for the same weekend that we are going for herself.  With much hope I called up the cast line and got in touch with someone right away.  She was wonderful and within a few minutes she was able to tell me that right now there are no Friends & Family discounts for the dining plan available right now but to try back soon.  She explained that they don't even know when discounts happen and sometimes they come into work in the morning and find out about something new.

This makes me feel better knowing that I've gotten this answer a few times now.  For me the "blackout" excuse we'd gotten before is becoming less of the truth but I'm not 100% sure.  I still will keep trying back every single day until we figure this out.  I really hope that the discount comes up for us to book sometime soon so I can put this all out of my mind and get my excitement back.

In other news.... BabyCakes NYC now has sign out on their building!  They exist!  I miss their treats and can't wait to get them in a few short months.


  1. If you can't get the CM discount, would you save any money by doing just a regular rate and add the free dining on?

  2. Regular rate as in cancel the CM discount on the room and just book a package with free dining? This is an option... and I'm not sure what would ultimately be more inexpensive. I think that taking the 40% off CM room discount still might be a better deal. If we booked a full on package we'd be paying rack rate for room and then we'd have to pay an "upgrade" fee to go from quick service dining to basic dining plan.

    If push comes to shove, I think we'll keep the room we have now and just pay out of pocket for food. We'll have to tweak reservations, pick cheaper places, and probably not have as many sit down meals in general. My feeling on that would be to eliminate ADRs all together at Epcot since the Food & Wine Festival is going on and that is just so much fun. I guess I'll cross that bridge if I come to it. :/