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.