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Don't add the Wine option!!!

Post by cousininmiami » Aug Thu 20, 2009 12:38 pm

We just got back from our wonderful "adult trip". Stayed at the Wilderness Lodge and bought the Dining option, then bought the Wine option add-on. Wine was great, don't get me wrong... but NOT a good deal! It was $40 per day per room, and told to me on the phone by central reservations that ANY bottle of wine was included, and that most people get a $75-$80 bottle of wine each night. Well, NOT how it works. Much to our suprise, your option is any bottle of wine for $53 or less! And the restaurants we went to only had ONE choice that was over the $40 and under $53! There were a lot of options in the $20 - $30 range, but who would do that??? We already had "pre-paid" $40! I was miffed our first dinner when we found out... then just forgot about it, not worth ruining a trip.

So, wine was good, but not worth the value, and I will NEVER do that again! Pass it along all of my Disney frinds!
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Post by Future Guy » Aug Thu 20, 2009 2:53 pm

Thanks for the heads-up! We're about to book our January trip, and info like this is really helpful. :D

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Post by ericpabear » Aug Thu 20, 2009 5:49 pm

Merci beaucoup! We are going in December. My wife is a wine connoisseur, and I had considered supprising her with this opption.

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Post by spodie » Aug Thu 20, 2009 7:41 pm

That's strange! I know that they're trying to trying to make their money, but Disney is usually pretty good about answering questions truthfully. Maybe the person that was booking you got wrong or outdated information. I'm just glad I don't like wine or I probably would have experienced this first-hand already.
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Post by metsofny » Aug Sat 22, 2009 10:10 pm

Did you try talking to the concierge at your hotel, and try to cancel the package?

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Post by cousininmiami » Aug Mon 24, 2009 2:34 pm

metsofny wrote:Did you try talking to the concierge at your hotel, and try to cancel the package?
I thought about trying to cancel. But I am not a complainer, I just don't do it again, and pass the word along. I do not think they were malicious in trying to get my money, I just think that not all of the reservation agents are totally aware of all the rules. I suppose the only way to find out the real skinny on something is blogs like this. So the more people that know the rules here, we can all pass it along.

I am glad if I can help someone else make a decision.
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Post by 99Soulz » Aug Mon 24, 2009 2:40 pm

Wow, that's pretty lame if you ask me. That would be like getting the meal plan, but having a $20 limit on the entre. I guess wine is a little different and can really hurt them if they allowed any price bottle of wine but $53 is not a big enough limit for the $40 price to make any sense at all!

Thanks for the heads up!

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Post by disneydreamer58 » Aug Mon 24, 2009 3:06 pm

Thanks for the heads up, nice to know this kind of info!
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Post by disneylizzy » Aug Tue 25, 2009 8:13 am

What a rip!

Just wondering, what restaurants did you visit?

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Post by cousininmiami » Aug Tue 25, 2009 9:47 am

We went to 1900 Park Fare, Chefs de France and Teppan Edo.
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Post by js3901 » Aug Sun 30, 2009 1:47 pm

according to the official website, there's a brochure which lists what wines are on the plan, and what they cost. here's the link to the brochure: http://adisneyworld.disney.go.com/media ... neList.pdf
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Post by Jacca5660 » Aug Sun 30, 2009 2:15 pm

In our house the Disney wine option is "I want to go to WDW!!!"

Thanks for the heads up!

I wish they had a beer option! ;+>
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Post by briandancer » Sep Fri 04, 2009 3:41 pm

I'm not convinced the dining option is a good deal either. How many of us order that much food under normal circumstances? I think it's better to pay as you go and enjoy the "stress-free" feeling of not worrying about unused credits. ;)

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Post by cinderella75 » Nov Wed 04, 2009 4:43 pm

Thanks for the info. So I know its not jus any wine :wave:
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