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Old 12-08-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Has anyone complained to Disney about getting quick dining plan vs reglar plan when you stay at a suite during free dining?

We stayed at a moderate (6 of us including an infant) and received the regular dining plan. This year we took the bounce back offer but we had to book a suite since the youngerst will be 3. We are paying a lot more for the room and we only qualify for the quick service. It just seems wrong.

I was just wondering if anyone else thought so too. I sent an email to Disney expresing my opinion. I think if we get more people on board, they may change that rule.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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I don't see any problem with it. It would be a huge mess if they hooked the plan to the type of room, instead of the level of resort, that you are staying at. You can always upgrade to the regular plan for a relatively small fee.

Just another thing to consider when deciding where you want to stay.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:59 PM   #3
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You can pay to upgrade. It's a discount and it was your choice to pick a resort where you would only get the quick service plan. There is nothing wrong with Disney limiting a discount as they see fit.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
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. . . we only qualify for the quick service. It just seems wrong . . .

1) Not wrong.
2) It is simply economics.
3) In a family suite, you can pile in the people.
4) With a huge family, the cost of FD is as much or more than as the room.
5) And, the resort pays for Free Dining,
. . . not WDW-in-general
. . . not the restaurant division
6) Offering higher levels of FD is counter-productive, from profit standpoints.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:44 PM   #5
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Has anyone complained to Disney about getting quick dining plan vs reglar plan when you stay at a suite during free dining?

We stayed at a moderate (6 of us including an infant) and received the regular dining plan. This year we took the bounce back offer but we had to book a suite since the youngerst will be 3. We are paying a lot more for the room and we only qualify for the quick service. It just seems wrong.

I was just wondering if anyone else thought so too. I sent an email to Disney expresing my opinion. I think if we get more people on board, they may change that rule.
Hi! The regular dining plan (and deluxe as well if I'm not mistaken) is available to you at an upcharge. Enjoy the suite! They are awesome. We were pixie dusted with a family suite upgrade at Asmu and it was awesome.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:50 PM   #6
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Has anyone complained to Disney about getting quick dining plan vs reglar plan when you stay at a suite during free dining?

We stayed at a moderate (6 of us including an infant) and received the regular dining plan. This year we took the bounce back offer but we had to book a suite since the youngerst will be 3. We are paying a lot more for the room and we only qualify for the quick service. It just seems wrong.

I was just wondering if anyone else thought so too. I sent an email to Disney expresing my opinion. I think if we get more people on board, they may change that rule.
Did you book a suite at a deluxe resort or did you book a Family Suite. Family suite is just a value resort. You get QS dining with value resorts. Book a suite at a deluxe resort and you get regular dining plan.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:35 PM   #7
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I think it is fine. The suites are keeping you from getting 2 rooms. You could get 2 rooms for around the same price at a mod and get the regular dp... Or pay the fee for the upgrade and come out about even.

The suite is for convenience.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:15 PM   #8
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I think it is fine. The suites are keeping you from getting 2 rooms. You could get 2 rooms for around the same price at a mod and get the regular dp... Or pay the fee for the upgrade and come out about even.

The suite is for convenience.
This is what we do... And as a fam of five, we often book the FD deal with all of us in one room, and a second room only w/a discount to cut costs...
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:43 PM   #9
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They could not offer free dining at all and then you could just pay for what you want. Sorry, but complaining about something that is free seems a little much to me.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:43 AM   #10
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I can understand where your coming from!! It would irritate me as well to think that someone staying in a moderate and paying less was getting more!
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I can understand where your coming from!! It would irritate me as well to think that someone staying in a moderate and paying less was getting more!
But they are not getting "more" of everything... The family in the suite is getting more space, getting more sleeping surfaces, getting a kitchenette, getting more bathrooms, and getting the ability to have their family all together, guaranteed!

In the past (2011 and prior), the family with QSDP got more snacks and a mug that the DDP families did not get. Last but not least, the family at the Value resort could upgrade, thereby getting more options, but the Mod family could not downgrade and get QSDP even if they wanted it!
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To WDW, for free dining purposes, a value resort is a value resort, no matter whether you have a family suite within a value resort or not. It's still a value resort. Room size and cost do not enter into that particular categorization.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:23 AM   #13
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I can understand where your coming from!! It would irritate me as well to think that someone staying in a moderate and paying less was getting more!
Different family sizes mean different options. Not the fault of those who can stay in one Moderate room that they chose to have fewer kids than those who need two rooms.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:48 AM   #14
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They could not offer free dining at all and then you could just pay for what you want. Sorry, but complaining about something that is free seems a little much to me.
You can hardly consider it FREE. It is an incentive based on rack room rates.

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I can understand where your coming from!! It would irritate me as well to think that someone staying in a moderate and paying less was getting more!
This makes sense to me. The DDP should be based on your rack rate not room type.

But, I guess if you can get a suite, and save yourself from getting two rooms or a deluxe with more space... Then maybe that is a good reason for QSDP.

Does a value suite cost more than two rooms in a moderate? If it costs the same, then you really have a gripe.
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Does a value suite cost more than two rooms in a moderate? If it costs the same, then you really have a gripe.
As just posted, a value suite costs just a little more than 2 value rooms. Since value rooms are cheaper no.

Though I think the suites at AoA are more than the suites at ASMu but they are more because they are new and can charge more.
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