View Full Version : Aug./Sept./Oct. - what weeks are you going?

04-01-2006, 10:36 AM
Just booked a trip (THANK YOU DISNEY VISA) with free dining for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. I'm sure a lot of people will be taking advantage of these great deals. So, when's everyone going? :cool1:

edited to add: wondering if I'm getting an accurate tally on the last week, b/c even though people may be checking in on the 30th, it is really October :crazy:

04-01-2006, 08:30 PM
Going Sept 27th-oct 4th!!!

In all of my WDW vacations, this will be the biggest savings I have ever had. Over a 1000$!

04-01-2006, 08:38 PM
I haven't dis'ed in a while can anyone tell me when the free dining is? We were able to enjoy that last Sept and I really would like to take advantage of it again. thanks

04-01-2006, 08:55 PM
Please forgive me. I actually read the answer to my own question on the poll. :blush:

04-01-2006, 10:02 PM
Unfortunately, I couldn't mark our trip accurately. We are going for 2 weeks and the poll only allowed one week answers. We are going Aug 20 thru Sept 2nd. WOOHOO!!!


04-01-2006, 11:07 PM
Unfortunately, I couldn't mark our trip accurately. We are going for 2 weeks and the poll only allowed one week answers. We are going Aug 20 thru Sept 2nd. WOOHOO!!!


I voted for the start of mine, but as noted by Lori, I can't mark our trip accurately either we are going from August 14 - 24th so for 11 days.

04-02-2006, 12:20 AM
I will at POP Sept. 14 - 19. :banana: I was hoping for a trip in the fall, but did not expect free dining to come back. Yay!

04-02-2006, 06:39 AM
We will be at All Star Music from September 14-21.

I am a bit bummed because I had to cancel our room reservations for the
New Family Suites there in prder to get the free dining.

The suited are not included in the free dining plan.

But the free dining is saving us so much money I could not pass it up.

We are spending a couple of nights at the New Family Suites september21-23.

Disney here I come!

04-02-2006, 07:22 AM
Wish it could be later than the week of August 13th, but I've got to get back to my teaching position on August 23rd.

I'm already getting mentally prepared for the heat and humidity!

04-03-2006, 02:47 PM
:cool1: :banana:

04-04-2006, 01:28 PM
bumping because I am nosey.. pirate:

04-04-2006, 01:54 PM
We will be at the Beach Club 8/22-9/1 so I choose 8/27 since you can't pick 2 weeks.

:banana: :cheer2: :Pinkbounc

04-04-2006, 02:02 PM
9/30 - 10/4 at POP then off to visit family in Melbourne for the rest of the week.

Kids have Fall Break the first week of October so this works out great! From what I've heard WDW will be starting the Halloween celebrations that week too!

04-04-2006, 02:41 PM
We will be at the AKL from Sept. 23 ~ Oct. 2 :banana:

04-04-2006, 04:02 PM
We were already planning to go 8/12-8/19, so moved it to 8/13-8/20. Best part, we were planning to stay offsite for the 1st time ever to take advantage of a great rate at the Doubltree Guest Suites, now we're staying at the Wilderness Lodge! :cool1:

04-04-2006, 04:07 PM
Unfortunately, I couldn't mark our trip accurately. We are going for 2 weeks and the poll only allowed one week answers. We are going Aug 20 thru Sept 2nd. WOOHOO!!!


I also could not vote accurately. I am going from September 9th thru the 23rd, staying at SSR and BCV. I bought into DVC last September when I was there. So...no free dining plan....but I will be gettting the dining plan. Starting to plan my meals now. :cheer2: Cindy

04-04-2006, 04:09 PM
We will be at Pop Century 9/30-10/6, too!
VERY excited to have moved my planned Nov trip up :thumbsup2

04-04-2006, 04:29 PM
I know this is the slow time of the year for Disney.......but are there any weeks in Aug/Sept/Octo that you need to watch-out for?

I think these are some of the events durring that time?-

*Columbus Day Oct 9th ???
*Jewish holiday Sept 24-30 ???
*Tri-atholon Sept 22-24
*Joyner Family reunion Sept 1-7th?
*Epcot Wine and Food Sept30th?
*Mickey Halloween Party ?
*No cheerleaders or football players? :goodvibes

04-04-2006, 04:46 PM
Pop Century w/free dining Sept. 14 - 21st. Can't believe we got the free dining. We are soooooo excited. It will just be me and my husband for a much needed vacation!
:cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

04-04-2006, 04:47 PM
I was going in the first week of August 8/6 to 8/12 and staying at the Polynesian, but after free dining came out I changed it to 8/20 to 8/26. The only bad part about it is that they didn't have anymore GVC rooms left and I had to book a LVC room, but the price was the same as the old ressie due to the free dining. So I got a better view and free dining at the same price as I had before. I normally wouldn't spend extra money on a view but it's like a free upgrade, I know it isn't free, but it feels like one. With the dining plan and Concierge service, I think I got the food and service taken care of. :wave:

Looks like I'm set and all I need is to find a sweet deal on airfare or get ready for a 1200 mile road trip with twin 9 year olds! :lmao: From my front door step to the Polynesian is 1200 miles one way, give or take a mile or two. :moped:

04-04-2006, 06:33 PM
OMG! We're going the week of 9/24 and as of when I'm posting this message that week has gotten the most votes. :sad2: Break it to me straight folks, how many are you are going because of free dining? :rolleyes2

04-04-2006, 07:25 PM
We'll be at PORFQ 9/3-9/10 :woohoo:

04-04-2006, 07:49 PM
We're going 9-30 to 10-7. We were already booked but free dining is a major savings! Don't worry, there are a limited # of rooms with free dining and even if the onsite resorts full up, offsite won't.

04-04-2006, 08:09 PM
Pop 9/4 - 8

04-04-2006, 10:17 PM
Poly 8/21-29 with Free Dining!!!

04-04-2006, 11:34 PM
Just booked this morning

September 27th-October 4th with free dining!!!

:Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

04-05-2006, 07:53 AM
I just booked the first trip ever for my boyfriend and I! We will be there September 29th to October 8th! With free dining too (thanks to wonderful people here on the Dis!)!

I am soo excited I can hardly work or finish my thesis!

04-05-2006, 08:46 AM
Sept. 19-24 here at ASMo!

04-05-2006, 09:08 AM
OMG! We're going the week of 9/24 and as of when I'm posting this message that week has gotten the most votes. :sad2: Break it to me straight folks, how many are you are going because of free dining? :rolleyes2

I planned that week because last year we went during Columbus day and it was wicked crowded, many people mentioned the week before as low crowds - I sincerely think everyone is reading my mind and plans to go same as me!!

:lmao: Plan, plan, plan!!

04-05-2006, 09:29 AM
We were planning on a mid-December trip, but couldn't pass up the free dining. We moved our trip up to Sept. 28th - Oct. 7th.

We will be staying at Coronado Springs thanks to all of the wonderful information provided by Buzz.....

04-05-2006, 09:31 AM
We are going 9/30-10/8 and staying at Caribean Beach. :cool1:

04-05-2006, 10:05 AM
Thanks to free dinning promo we will be at CSR 8/27 - 8/31. We let DD (4yo)pick the resort this time, she got to pick from ASMO, ASMU & CSR. I was hoping she would pick one on the All Stars to save us money, I was shocked when she picked CSR.

04-05-2006, 10:12 AM
Sorry Double Post :confused3

04-05-2006, 10:16 AM
I had already booked our trip w/ the AAA discount at the Beach Club for Sept. 29-Oct. 4th to celebrate our DD's 4th bday and our 12 yr anniversary and then heard about the free DisneY Visa dining plan pkg and fortunately our trip fell in the time period needed!!! I switched from the $55 room savings to the almost $100 a day dining savings! :banana:

04-05-2006, 12:46 PM
9/30 to 10/8 at poly!!! just got my conf letter from aaa!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

04-05-2006, 01:41 PM
8/25 to 9/1 at POP. Just booked yesterday thanks to free dining :cool1: !!

I Believe n Fairies
04-05-2006, 03:01 PM
WoW!! Looks like I picked a good time to go to the World. We'll be there 9/17-9/22 for our FIRST trip!!! :banana:

I booked with AAA several weeks ago, then all my new friends here let me know about free dining. I was only saving $85 w/ AAA, now I'm saving $400 due to free dining!!! THANK YOU!!!!! :woohoo: Thankfully I already booked my ADR's, but it looks like I'll have the park to myself..... :rolleyes1

We are SO stinking excited!!!!

04-05-2006, 04:55 PM
I will at Wdw september 9-16th :cool1:

belle and woody fans
04-06-2006, 02:55 PM
My family and I are also staying at the Wilderness Lodge 8/13- 8/20. That's awesome! :wave2:

D&R love Disney
04-06-2006, 03:08 PM
We are going Sept 2 - 6. Our first DVC stay! So no free dining for us.

04-06-2006, 04:15 PM
Yay! September 29th-October 8th here!! I am so happy I could finally find out park hours and book ADR's...

...now what to do for the next 6 months???? I can't stand the wait!!

04-06-2006, 04:46 PM
Sept. 13 -19 at AKL

04-06-2006, 04:55 PM
Just booked a trip (THANK YOU DISNEY VISA) with free dining for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. I'm sure a lot of people will be taking advantage of these great deals. So, when's everyone going? :cool1:

edited to add: wondering if I'm getting an accurate tally on the last week, b/c even though people may be checking in on the 30th, it is really October :crazy:

I agree with the possibility of not getting an accurate tally on the last week. We are checking in on 9/30 for 8 nights. How cool is it that we are getting in on the last day of the promotion--it just worked that way since the trip was already booked before the promotion.

04-06-2006, 06:44 PM
We just booked our trip today!...We are staying at ASMo from August 13th to the 18th!...we are soo excited!...If it wasn't for free dining we wouldn't be going! :cool1: :Pinkbounc :woohoo:

04-06-2006, 06:56 PM
Bf ( :love: ) and I will be staying ?? Aug 17-Aug 26 (9days :Pinkbounc ) Then on to our first DCL!!!! :cool1: 7 week magic .....It's so bad already planning what to pack and all the other stuff tooo!!!!!!!

04-06-2006, 08:19 PM
We'll be at CSR from Sept. 28th-Oct. 7th, and we're bring a pretty big group with us! 17 of us will be there at one time or another during this time. :cool1:

04-06-2006, 10:10 PM
aug 20-25 at Boardwalk Villas- considering staying additional nights to take advantage of free dining either before or after our trip on points!

04-06-2006, 10:20 PM
What is the free dining everyone seems to be talking about?

04-06-2006, 10:28 PM
Sept 23 - Oct 1 at the AKL! :thumbsup2

04-07-2006, 11:50 AM
Wont know til those codes (hopefully) come out. :hourglass

04-07-2006, 12:46 PM
the Dolphin at $129 per night - 8/11 - 8/19. CAN'T WAIT. With a rates like this, the S/D are becoming our fave resort.


04-07-2006, 01:31 PM
Thanks to the free dining............we are going Sept 24-29!

04-07-2006, 01:52 PM
Going Sept 16th- 24th, POFQ. We're so excited!

04-07-2006, 02:07 PM
We're DVC members and we'll be staying at our home resort, VWL from 9/29-10/7. Can't wait!!!!


04-18-2006, 11:39 AM
Are people still booking the free dining and getting the resort of their choice?

Is it filling up? I haven't seen any ads in the news paper?

Does anyone know how many rooms are set aside for the free dining promotion?

04-18-2006, 12:44 PM
We booked the POP for 2 rooms 8/16 to 8/23. That is a Wed to Wed because Southwest tends to give better rates on Tues/Wed and it gives dd 4 days to relax before school starts. We are SO excited :cool1:

The rooms are booking up esp the first 2 weeks (school is still out) and the last week (Food and Wine and MNSSHP)

I would love to do Labor Day week but dd will be in Kindergarten this year

Have fun everyone :banana:

04-18-2006, 02:29 PM
We will be there for our anniversary...but sadly just missing out on the deal for the free dining!! We'd have to stay the Sat night...which is so expensive, it's not worth it for us.

We'll be there from Oct 1 to Oct 6 at BWV.

Can't wait....

04-18-2006, 05:51 PM
I voted for the start of mine, we arrived August 18 and leave on August 27th. :cool1:

04-18-2006, 06:20 PM
Staying at POP Sept 28-Oct 1, first time on site. :cheer2:

04-18-2006, 06:28 PM
We'll be at the Boardwalk Inn from 9/29 - 10/8. We were booked at the Dolphin but I cancelled and rebooked when free dining came out. I'm so excited!! :banana::cheer2::banana:

04-18-2006, 10:06 PM
We will be there Sept. 2 to Sept. 9. Our first trip home to SSR.

04-19-2006, 01:06 AM
I will be at WDW 8/13 - 8/22 at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. :banana:

doc hog
04-19-2006, 09:21 AM
My family is going 9/28 - 10/3 at the BCV. 1st time visiting WDW in September/October, can't wait!!!

04-19-2006, 10:12 AM
I had to add an extra trip when the free dining came out. So we'll be at Pop Sept 4-10. What a great deal!

05-02-2006, 10:33 PM
Were going on a much needed vacation at the end of September :cool1:

05-05-2006, 08:37 PM
Original plans were first week of Oct. But just had to take advantage of free dining, for the first time. Should allow us to enjoy some really nice meals. Last time we ate alot of counter service to save money. Hope the heats not too bad. Hey, what am I thinking! I'm from Phoenix Az, I'll be leaving 115 here to do WDW. :smooth: Our last trip was the first week of Sept., and the weather was perfect. (1999) :cloud9:

05-05-2006, 09:16 PM
Sept 25-Oct 4.

I am a teacher and my children, all four, go to school in my district. We are off for the week beginning September 24th for two weeks. I haven't been to WDW at this time and hope that the weather cooperates.

05-17-2006, 11:08 PM
bump.... :bounce:

05-17-2006, 11:48 PM
We're going Sept. 30- Oct 8. Staying at CBR. I can't wait :banana: :banana:

05-22-2006, 10:55 AM
So it looks like 375 Dis folks going because of free dining.

Anyone know (or want to take a guess) how many openings Disney creates at their resorts for a limitted speceal offer like free dining???

05-23-2006, 10:47 PM
DH & I are taking an adults only much needed anniversary trip to CSR Sept 2- Sept 6 and are taking advantage of free dining. We only plan to spend 1 or 2 days in the parks but the other 2 checking out DD, boardwalk, boat rentals, horseback riding at WL, ect. We are so looking forward to dining at nice restaurants without having to cut up the toddlers food first then try and hurry and eat before they can't sit still any longer! :)

05-24-2006, 01:00 AM
This is my first post. Although I've been a lurker for over a year! I will be staying at POP 8/12-8/18 on the free dining. I'm SO excited and i can't wait.

05-24-2006, 10:01 AM
9/21-9/30 :banana: :banana: :banana:

Gabe's Mom
05-24-2006, 10:43 AM
I'm taking DS7and DNephew7 BY MYSELF 9/30-10/5. DH can't get away from work for this one so I'm being the bravest mom ever (self bestowed title). We are staying @ CR and dining on Disney!
DS is also going in August with his gradparents, so he will go 3 times in 06. Lucky little devil!

05-24-2006, 12:53 PM
oops I meant 9/12-9/18 at POP

06-02-2006, 10:19 AM

08-21-2006, 01:49 PM
Has everyone voted on the poll?

08-21-2006, 05:30 PM
oct27 thru nov 6 only 66 more days

08-21-2006, 06:31 PM
WL - Oct 6th - Oct 13th

08-21-2006, 06:41 PM
WE'll be at the Beach Club Resort...arriving September 29th and attending MNSSHP (I'll be a pirate, no surprise there! A "Jane Sparrow" if you will... No beard for me... and I'm stickin' wit me blonde locks thank ye).

We check out October 7th. :( :( :( I'd like to stay longer...but my brother's first baby is due on October 9th... and if she's born while we're away...we'll be eager to get back to see her... (If she's born past her due date I'm going to be a bit irritated! And she's born on our wedding anniversary, even more so!!!).

Maybe she'll be born 2 weeks early or something...that would be grand! :) princess: New Little Disney Princess Olivia Grace

Me :bride: DH pirate: DS-6 :mickeyjum DD-4 princess: DS-2 :figment:

08-22-2006, 10:05 AM
:bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce:
Just jumpping for joy ---3 more weeks!
WDW here I come! :yay: :yay: :yay:

08-22-2006, 11:37 AM
I just voted and it looks like I've picked a slow time to go. Sept 15-25, so I voted for the 17th :thumbsup2

05-01-2007, 12:01 PM
We're doing DDP for first time. Looking forward to our experience with new food! Boy I hope it's not too hot. I SWORE I would never go again in the heat, but I couldn't beat the deal we got. See you there, hopefully not too many of you though. I like walking onto rides, I've been spoiled in the past. We'll see how this year goes.