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Pre-Trip Adventure is out there...June 2017

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by TheMouseFan, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. TheMouseFan

    TheMouseFan Well-Known Member

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    Hi again! I'm Amy if you all don't know me! Brian's resolve didn't last very long!! He has agreed to go back next June!!!! (For those of you who didn't read my report from this June, Brian (my hubby) was not happy with the behavior exhibited by our children, and swore he would never take them back!) Here we are on the last day of that June trip:
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    Logan is 13, Lily is 11, and Owen is 8.

    This trip will be a bit different for us. Brian and I were just down in WDW this past weekend to book the free dining bounceback offer! We will be at Caribbean Beach from Monday, June 5-Saturday, June 17. We plan to drive down (14 hours) on Friday, June 2 and spend the night at my aunt's house in The Villages. We will sleep in on Saturday, then check in to our resort at Universal Studios! I'm not sure which resort yet, but it will be one of the deluxe ones where you get the unlimited express passes. I think we will probably stay at Royal Pacific, I just have to wait and see what kind of AAA discount I can get. I plan to get our tickets through Undercover Tourist, and they have a buy 2 day park to park passes and get a 3rd day free, so we will probably go into the parks Sat. afternoon. We will then spend all day Sunday at the parks, and Monday morning. I'm hoping to be done by early to mid afternoon on Monday, then head over to check in at CBR and relax for the evening. We also plan to go to Seaworld one day during the trip.

    We got the water parks and more tickets again this year, so we will definitely be doing both water parks again. We also got the park hoppers. We've never had them with the kids before, so we shall see how it goes.

    I just realized that they never offered to add Memory Maker to our reservation, so I guess I will have to call and add that at some point.

    Not much else to tell at this point, but I'll be back many times before June with updates!!

    I've got some reading to do in the meantime:
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    So:
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    but only 282 days until we leave for Florida!
     
  2. Zipitidoda

    Zipitidoda Well-Known Member

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    I remember you doing this last year and was going to try but it just didn't work out. Fast forward to our trip this past July. I called and talked to someone while we were at Disney and they told me that the bounceback offer was for a room discount and had to be used this year. Did they tell me wrong? If so i'm going to throw a tantrum. My daughter and I were wanting to come back in 2017 and were hoping for free Dining. Any info you have would be great.
     
  3. TheMouseFan

    TheMouseFan Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    No, they didn't tell you wrong. The free dining one came out in Aug. and you have to book by Oct. 31, then it goes back to a room discount for dates next year. However, this years promotion does include the Fourth of July weekend, so maybe they will be offering more free dining to the general public for next year.
     
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  4. Zipitidoda

    Zipitidoda Well-Known Member

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    Ugh! We left July 30th. :( Were looking to go back next October so that may not have worked anyway. Tell me again please. How do you find out about the bounceback offers. I need this wisdom for the future. :happy:
     
  5. MorganInWonderland

    MorganInWonderland Well-Known Member

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    How exciting!!! And this reminds me that I never got to finish reading your last report :oops:. I guess I know what i'm doing the next couple of days after work!
     
  6. TheMouseFan

    TheMouseFan Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/current-bounce-back-offer.899073/
    In the WDW Resort Hotels section and
    http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/fall-2016-bounce-back-offers.916663/
    In the WDW Trip Planning section.
    The first one is the one where I heard about last year's offer. This year there were several posts on Facebook from different blogs announcing it too.
     
  7. TheMouseFan

    TheMouseFan Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I hate when real life gets in the way of Disney fun!! We are very excited to be trying some new things this trip!
     
  8. blgauger

    blgauger Well-Known Member

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    YAY! :D So excited for you! Our trip dates will likely match up again!!!

    Are you telling me that I could have gotten free dining if I'd booked a bounce back offer while I was there this year? Or was it not available yet in June? I'm with @Zipitidoda .. I can't get my head wrapped around the bounce back offer idea, nor did I see any announcements alerting me of what's currently available!
     
  9. TheMouseFan

    TheMouseFan Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    No, the free dining bounce back didn't start until Aug. 1. There is a folder in the room with all kinds of other information and a singe sheet thrown in with the bounce back offer.
     
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  10. Ciara

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    Excited to see another PTR for Summer 2017! Reading your June 2016 TR now and will be following along with this one :D
     
  11. TheMouseFan

    TheMouseFan Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thanks! I'm super excited, as I didn't think I could talk Brian in to going again so soon!
     
  12. LeighM

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    Sometimes you need to talk to someone at the front desk. Because when we were there last October, the mousekeeper did not update the info in the folder. That was still the room only discount but I remember seeing on social media that the free dining promotion was also currently out for those staying at the resorts. When I talked to the cast member she said sometimes the rooms aren't always updated with the newest info and it's always best to talk to them. That's how I was able to get free dining for this October. Of course, there was a snag in the plans bc I wanted the free dining from Saturday to Saturday but without a calendar in front of me, I didn't realize she us checking out on Friday instead!! By the time I got home and realized what happened, I couldn't extend it by even one day. But that's okay because I was able to get a good rate at Animal Kingdom Lodge for that Friday night and I always wanted to stay there :)
     
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    So excited for you! I will be following along. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the Universal Resorts.
     
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  14. TheMouseFan

    TheMouseFan Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thanks! I'm really excited to try Universal. I think the kids are finally old enough to enjoy it.
     
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  15. MorganInWonderland

    MorganInWonderland Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes. Real life = no fun!!! My summer college semester was intense :mad:

    Good news is I'm almost done reading, and I've been making little notes of what I want to say LOL!
     
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  16. TheMouseFan

    TheMouseFan Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Not that it wasn't official before, but now it feels official!
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  17. Zipitidoda

    Zipitidoda Well-Known Member

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    I just love Disney Mail!! :inlove:
     
  18. TheMouseFan

    TheMouseFan Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    The kids know we are going now. Since we are doing so many extra things this time, we decided to make this trip part of their Christmas this year. I had to break it to Owen that there is no Santa!:( He didn't seem too disappointed, so I think his friends were already talking about it. They do not, however, know that we are going to Universal or Sea World. We will surprise them with that at Christmas.

    I booked our Universal resort today!! We decided to go with the Hard Rock Hotel.
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    254 days!! It feels like it will never get here!
     
  19. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member

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    Wow It looks like you've got a great trip plan brewing!! Hah yes those mailings do make it seem more official, right?! Happy planning!
     
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  20. TheMouseFan

    TheMouseFan Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thanks!
     

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