We currently have reservations for 5 people (me, DW, MIL, DD4 and DS1) for the week of May 6.
MIL has reconsidered and is now firmly planted on the side of "not going", for a variety of reasons. My DW is still attempting to change my MILs mind, but this still creates several scenarios and questions. Questions which I know the unparalleled brilliance and supreme knowledge of this outstanding and truely helpful community will surely be able to answer. (sucking up always helps
Okay, now to business. I need to makes plans in the event that MIL does not
come. We are within the 45 day window, so I know there will be charges. We are paid in full and have already recieved our travel documents (DME, vouchers, etc).
First, and most importantly, when should we put down an absolute deadline for MIL to decide/change her mind? I am very concerned that if we get to close to arrival (say 6 days prior, last of the $100 change fee days) that all of our travel documents will be null and void, and the new ones will still be "in the mail" as we are travelling to WDW. Thus upon arrival, all types of chaos ensues becuase we do not have the proper paper work, whether it be for DME or for the resort check-in or whatever else.
As for ADRs, I am less concerned about those because if need be that could be handled as a "we have one fewer" explaination upon arrival. Although we do have a reservation at CRT for breakfast, I have read some conflicting accounts of some CMs requiring a full cancellation/rebooking to recieve a refund. And since this is a surprise for my DD 4th Brithday, I really do not want to lose our ADR. Extra charge be.....well, you know. But if it is possible just to reduce the size of the party....
There may be some things I am missing, cause I am a little unnerveed about our change in situation at this late date. So please, anything at all would be of great assistance. Especially if it is something I have completely missed.
And on an unrelated note, as a first time resort guest I do not know, and try as I might I could not find this actually detailed anywhere, just hints of it: Do we recieve our actual park tickets (and DDP) at resort check-in as part of our keys to the world card? There is no mention of why our tickets we not in the packet, nor how we we supposed to get them. Just that I had purchased them. Of course I could just be an idiot....