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Old 03-15-2013, 03:13 AM   #1
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Book before free dining is offered?

I was just wondering those people going in the fall do you book your trip before the discounts come out? How about ADR? Will you cancel if there is no free dining? Not sure what to do

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Old 03-15-2013, 05:35 AM   #2
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If my trip depended on free dining, I probably wouldn't book until it came out, but since we're going in September regardless, we're already booked. You could go ahead and make dining reservations at 180 days, and cancel them if you decide not to go.
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If you are going anyway, whether there is free dining or not, go ahead and book.

If you're not going unless there is free dining, there's no reason to book until free dining is announced. Free dining is intended to fill empty rooms; if the rooms are already full enough they won't offer free dining for that resort or category.

You can make ADRS at 180 days whether you have a resort reservation or not.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:12 AM   #4
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I booked because we are going whether there is free dining or not. I will make ADR regardless and if I end up feeling like that it is too much OOP I will cancel ADR as I see fit.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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We are booked for the 1st week in December with the hopes of free dining. We are going regardless of free dining but really hope that some sort of special comes out.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:19 PM   #6
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Yeah I guess it makes sense to wait then. I wanted to stay at AOA but I think my dates are sold out now anyway. Free dining probably won't be offered for this resort. But any Disney is better then no Disney so I will stay anywhere!!

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Old 03-15-2013, 05:21 PM   #7
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We are going 11/21/13-12/1/13. I included the first two days in hopes of free dining so I could carry it throughout my trip. We are going any way; it is just that free dining will reduce my bill by $2200.00. I also went ahead and booked so we could get out desired restaurants.
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