DDE Card Question


#1

I know it takes about 4 weeks to arrive, but what do you think is the latest I can order my DDE card? We’re going the first week in August when my AP expires. I have no plans to renew the AP, so I was hoping to get the most mileage from my DDE.


#2

I would order it about a month ahead of time just so you dont get left without it I live in South florida and it doesnt take verylong to get but thats because I am here in state


#3

WOO HOOO!!! I had NO IDEA that they had opened this up to non-Florida residents!!!

We have PS’s for Narcoosee’s, Marrakesh and Le Cellier not to mention discounts at “Everything Pop”!

I’m gonna order this today!!!

Man… I really need to stay on top of things better.


#4

ddoll, Deb’s site also says this:

“NOTE: Allow 4-6 weeks for processing. If you will be visiting Walt Disney World before you receive your membership card, DDE will fax or mail a letter of authorization to your home. If regular mail or fax isn’t practical (e.g. your trip to WDW is within a few days), or if you’re already at Walt Disney World, you can arrange to pick up a letter of authorization from a Guest Relations office. You will need to show a photo I.D.”

So, either way, you should be ok. But go ahead and arder it ASAP.


#5

Matt where have you been lol You really do need to stay on top of things :whistling


#6

What’s a DDE card?


#7

Disney Dining Experience Card ( it used to be open to only Florida residents but they recently opened it to AP holders )


#8

Thanks!!! I am not a passholder and I don’t live in sunny Florida, so I guss I can’t use this. No wonder I never heard of it. LOL!


#9

Hi, there’s been an update to the DDE ordering process. They will no longer send you an email (due to abuse of the system, most likely!) but will send you a temporary card if you are outside of one week of travel. If you have a week or less to go, they will print a temporary card which you can pick up at the Guest Services office right outside of the front gates at Epcot (where alot of the specialty dining programs are housed)


#10

YES!! That’s what I was hoping for! I don’t want to order it too early and waste my year’s usage on empty days.

And for those of you didn’t know about it, AP holders get a discount on the regular price of the DDE. We pay $50 instead of the usual $75. This card allows 20% off dining, which pays for itself pretty quickly.


#11

We covered our costs on Day 3 of our using it! LOL!

Bring it out at every restaurant, too - we found they accepted it at a few counter service locations not on the list.


#12

FYI, I got the confirmation letter about 4 days after I faxed the request. So last minute orders are fasible.


#13

They are no longer emailing a confirmation letter out, but will mail a temporary card if you so wish to. Too many folks abused the privelege, unfortunately.

I’m glad you got it - it’s worth it’s weight, definately!!


#14

Can you get a DDE if you have purchased AP’s but have not activated them yet? (e.g., purchased them over the net or phone and just have invoice).


#15

Yes, but you must provide the string of numbers on teh back of the voucher when you do so.


#16

What’s the number to call and order the DDE?


#17

Here’s the link to Deb’s page: http://allearsnet.com/din/dde.htm

And here’s the phone number: (407) 566-5858

Also, if you’re a passholder, the best way to order is to go to the passholder gateway on the disney site and download the form, fill it out and fax it.


#18

Thanks!!!


#19

If I’ve already got my email (apparantly from before they changed the procedure) but no card (temporary or otherwise) I’m assuming they’re still accepting the email?? Maybe I should call to have a temp card printed or will they do it automatically?? Anyone??


#20

Ok, so, here’s my DDE story. I think it was the end of Feb. (2 months ago) I ordered my card. I got an email saying that the card should come in 4-6 weeks, but that I can use the email until then. Since I’m not going until May 2, no worries, right? But, the email says the letter is valid until 4/30. Yikes! So, I emailed the woman about a week ago saying that I still didn’t get my card. She said to wait until the 29th to recieve it because the request had just been sent. If I don’t get it by the 29th, call her and I can pick up a card from her at Epcot guest relations. So, the 29th comes and I don’t get my card in the mail. It’s around 7pm (since I waited for my mail to come) and I email her letting her know to be expecting my call on Sat. or Sunday or asap because I’m coming to WDW on Monday. I get an “out of office” auto response that she is on vacation until who knows when…sometime after I will have left Florida. :noo: SO…now what??? Do I just go to Epcot guest relations when I get there and share my plight? Or just use the email that I have the technically expired yesterday and explain at every restaurant I go to and hope they accept it? Do I just call the DDE office on Mon? I am only going for 7 days so I don’t want to miss out on using it any day of my trip…any thoughts?? :confused: