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Old 03-03-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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Dreaming of free dining math question

So....we have a family of 6. If we go during free dining, Would it be better to

1) stay at a value resort in the family suite (animation) and get quick service fd then upgrade.....

Or

2)get two rooms at a moderate (port Orleans most likely) with free dining (the one win one qs and one sit down).

We stayed at POFQ last time with free dining and loved how small the resort was. Not sure i could handle how big the value resorts are. And we would want regular free dining in Order to see all the characters during meals. But now we cannot just stay in one room there.

Thanks....
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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be sure to also check pricing on a villa..sometimes with a family esp a family of 5+ a villa can be a good deal
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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Rumor has it that only QS dining will be offered to moderate and deluxe reservations with nothing for values. Hoing this is not true but we will have to wait and see.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:43 AM   #4
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Rumor has it that only QS dining will be offered to moderate and deluxe reservations with nothing for values. Hoing this is not true but we will have to wait and see.
I heard something different yesterday, just that Deluxe would definitely have Plus dining free and value would have only counter service free....not sure where moderates fall in there...
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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I heard something different yesterday, just that Deluxe would definitely have Plus dining free and value would have only counter service free....not sure where moderates fall in there...
No Free dining for Values - Room discount only
QS dining for Mod's
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:10 PM   #6
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No Free dining for Values - Room discount only
QS dining for Mod's
Regular Dining for Deluxe
What if we staying at moderate and want dining?

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Old 03-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #7
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i just booked a week stay at the contemporay in August, i paid for the meal plan but I'm wondering how do I get a free meal plan.

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:05 AM   #8
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i just booked a week stay at the contemporay in August, i paid for the meal plan but I'm wondering how do I get a free meal plan.
If you are booked at a deluxe, then you need to be looking for a 35% or more room discount to be released, as that will probably save you more money than a free dining discount. The exception would be if you have 2 or 3 children in the room, as they would be priced out as adults and in that case a FD discount would save you more. Either way, you will have to call Disney reservations when the discount codes are released and ask them to add the discount to your existing reservation.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #9
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Rumor has it that only QS dining will be offered to moderate and deluxe reservations with nothing for values. Hoing this is not true but we will have to wait and see.
I beleive this rumor. So I ran the numbers as follows...


I've run the numbers for my family of 5 (though my youngest is < 3 so too young for the dining plan, so really family of 4).
I compared a family suite at AoA and paying out of pocket for QS dining - v - 2 rooms at a moderate with free QS dinning. It wasn't even close AoA was much cheaper.


I think you just have to run it both ways for your family and their ages. I'd guess it may work out as a wash. So you could pick which ever you prefer.


Also, double check the historical black out dates for free dining. I was afraid of booking hte mod at the hopes of getting free dining only to be blacked out.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:21 AM   #10
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I think the last offer (not the free dining but discount on room and tickets) didnt include AOA suites so they might not offer free dining there. (and actually lasts year free dining I dont think included the AOA suites either, someone correct me if I am wrong).
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:58 AM   #11
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I think the last offer (not the free dining but discount on room and tickets) didnt include AOA suites so they might not offer free dining there. (and actually lasts year free dining I dont think included the AOA suites either, someone correct me if I am wrong).
That incorrect, the AOA suites have not been excluded from any discounts. The AOA standard Little Mermaid rooms are the ones who have been excluded from almost every discount.
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I beleive this rumor. So I ran the numbers as follows...

I've run the numbers for my family of 5 (though my youngest is < 3 so too young for the dining plan, so really family of 4).
I compared a family suite at AoA and paying out of pocket for QS dining - v - 2 rooms at a moderate with free QS dinning. It wasn't even close AoA was much cheaper.

I think you just have to run it both ways for your family and their ages. I'd guess it may work out as a wash. So you could pick which ever you prefer.

Also, double check the historical black out dates for free dining. I was afraid of booking hte mod at the hopes of getting free dining only to be blacked out.
Very little validity in this rumor. What's going to happen to those thousands of value rooms they need to fill during the height of hurricane season? Disney isn't going to shoot itself on the foot like that - those marketing geniuses at Disney are too smart for that.
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Very little validity in this rumor. What's going to happen to those thousands of value rooms they need to fill during the height of hurricane season? Disney isn't going to shoot itself on the foot like that - those marketing geniuses at Disney are too smart for that.
They can offer a different discount. I don't think anyone said there weren't going to be any discounts offered for that time period. Or maybe the people that were planning on staying at a value will now stay at a mod.
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Rumor has it that only QS dining will be offered to moderate and deluxe reservations with nothing for values. Hoing this is not true but we will have to wait and see.
It's not true.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:07 AM   #15
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It's not true.
TheDisney411, what are you hearing the fd discount will be? I'm hoping it will be like years past ~ qs for values, reg dp for mods and deluxe. Thanks for any insight you can provide
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