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Old 10-13-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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Free dining for Dec. 2013?

Has anyone heard of any free dining promotions for Dec. 2013? DH finally got the time for next December to do a xmas trip.. I am looking early December. Maybe 5th - 10th? So excited we can finally see the magic kingdom decorated for the holidays!
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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Has anyone heard of any free dining promotions for Dec. 2013? DH finally got the time for next December to do a xmas trip.. I am looking early December. Maybe 5th - 10th? So excited we can finally see the magic kingdom decorated for the holidays!
The October - December free dining discounts aren't usually released until July or August. And really the first week of December is usually blacked out for discounts, including free dining, because that's the week for Pop Warner. The last few years the December free dining dates didn't start until December 8 or 10 and your check in date has to fall within the free dining dates to apply it to your vacation package.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:01 PM   #3
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I am by no means an expert so take this as you want but from what I have been able to determine it looks like Pop Warner might be the second week of December in 2013 because Thanksgiving is so late. The first Saturday of December 2013 isn't until December 7, which would be a week after Thanksgiving. This is of course speculation until there is something official.

From what I can tell there is usually a discount from the Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving until Pop Warner.

I'm counting on Pop Warner starting late in 2013 as we will be there Dec 1-7 and are hoping for discounts that week.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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From another thread it looks like Pop Warner will be the second week of December in 2013 (I can't link to it in a post). I would guess that there will be limited discounts during your dates of Dec 5-10 because Pop Warner will be taking place during that time.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:27 PM   #5
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PW activities will start Saturday Dec 7 with the competition the 8-13 or so I believe. Anyways their room block is the 5-15 of December
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:45 AM   #6
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Praying for free dining or a great room discount as well. We are currently booked for November 29 - December 7, 2013. We are willing to move our date back to Saturday November 30 if we can get free dining! Keeping our fingers crossed!
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The October - December free dining discounts aren't usually released until July or August. And really the first week of December is usually blacked out for discounts, including free dining, because that's the week for Pop Warner. The last few years the December free dining dates didn't start until December 8 or 10 and your check in date has to fall within the free dining dates to apply it to your vacation package.
Pop Warner is confirmed for 12/7 - 12/14
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Pop Warner is confirmed for 12/7 - 12/14
Yes, I know. This thread is old and the post you quoted me in is from about 7 months ago, before this years official Pop Warner dates were released. I've since come back and adjusted the possible early December discounts based on that info.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:39 AM   #9
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What is pop warner?
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:51 AM   #10
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Very large cheerleader and football championship/convention and they take up huge blocks of rooms at the resorts.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:21 PM   #11
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Also hoping for FD for the first week of Dec! DH and I are going down to visit DD and, if FD is offered, we'll splurge on WL. If not, probably off site at Marriott Grand Vista .
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:08 AM   #12
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We're flying in on thanksgiving and staying at POP. Hoping for a FD discount for POFQ or POR for the 1-7. Keeping my fingers crossed!
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:44 PM   #13
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We check in on the 4th, so I'm really hoping a discount happens for that check in date. However, we budgeted for our trip without any discounts, so it won't effect us going or not. It would just be nice to have them...maybe we could upgrade.

Regardless...we will be happy as we will be at Disney.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:32 PM   #14
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Glad to see there is hope for fd. We have dvc but want to save our points for 2014 trip and fd would let us stay at mod for what we spend on the food anyway!
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:49 AM   #15
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Keep the hope alive...

Disney just sent out PIN codes yesterday for free dining IN DECEMBER...I don't know the exact dates yet but I am hoping that I get a little extra pixie dust between then and now as we have reservations from Dec. 19 - Jan 2 this year again.

I haven't received a PIN code, but I am hoping for a post card of some sort to help out..

This would save us HUGE as a family of 5 staying in a Moderate Resort this year.
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