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Old 08-07-2012, 08:39 AM   #76
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so how does one get a pin code anyway??i have never gotten one
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:45 AM   #77
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has anyone heard that the little mermaid suites will be excluded from any free dining? if anyone hears of free dining for jan or feb of 2013c please let me know! waiting impaitently to book a vacation but i dont think i will be able to do it if free dining is not offered
At the moment they are excluded from the free dining offer that is out right now. This is a new resort, it's popular and has a lot of bookings, so it appears they don't need to offer free dining to boost bookings at Little Mermaid between October/December. There were limited bookings at Little Mermaid in September available on the previous free dining offer that expired for booking in May.

Whether or not this particular resort section is included in future offerings will depend on how well it sells without the promotion.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:53 PM   #78
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we are first timers to wdw, and would love FD. we are planning a trip for sept 2013, as we had to cancel our plans for a trip this year due to health reasons.

hoping that they release FD for sept 2013, as we are also planning a disney cruise, a visit to universal orlando and disneyland in the same trip, and it would help to save those $$$
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #79
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im in too! hoping for FD the last week of October next year to put the icing on the cake for my F&W trip :D
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:29 AM   #80
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Free dining was open to UK residents earlier this year for 2013.

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Old 08-08-2012, 08:12 AM   #81
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I'm on the wish list for late August 2013, which is traditionally the time Disney does the FD deals. As you can see by my sig, that's when we usually go, and we like the low crowds PLUS free dining - makes for a perfect Disney trip!

If we can get free dining, we may do a 10-day trip at Pop Century - arrive a few days before the FD promo starts (usually the last week of the month) for a room-only reservation and then do a reservation for the rest of the time incorporating the FD. I'm really interested in doing the QS package.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:38 AM   #82
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Free dining was open to UK residents earlier this year for 2013.

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I saw that too...Its actually on the Disney Blog as well...Makes me wish I lived in the UK!
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:51 PM   #83
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will free dining be offered fall 2013?

I know it has been offered every year recently, but do you think that the Fantasyland expansion will keep Disney from needing to increase park attendance with the Free Dining Promotion in 2013? I will be planning my DD's 1st Disney trip and Free Dining would save us a lot of money. I am hoping it will be offered. Anyone have any insight?
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:08 PM   #84
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A) I'm sure that it will be offered in Fall 2013.

B) I know that it will not be offered in Fall 2013.

C) I'm in no position to know what will be offered in Fall 2013.



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Old 08-08-2012, 02:12 PM   #85
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And I'm sure Disney doesn't even know if they'll be offering free dining a year from now.

OP, all any of us can say at this point is that they'll offer a discount if some resorts/room types aren't booking as well as they'd like, and they think a discount will encourage people to do it. Whether that'll be free dining or some other form of discount, no one here knows.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:13 PM   #86
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:17 PM   #87
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Sadly I dont even know if they are offering free dining or any type of discounts for Jan/Feb area of 2013......
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:34 PM   #88
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Yes they will offer FD. WDW is addicted to discounts and the economy is still in the tank.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:11 PM   #89
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WDW doesn't offer free dining to keep people in the parks, they offer free dining to keep people in their resorts. Free dining is making them a fortune and has helped make previously very low crowd weeks into medium or higher crowd weeks. The calendar for school children and their families isn't going to change too drastically from year to year and that is what influences crowds and crowd seasons. I dont' see them ending the free dining promos anytime in the near future.
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The parks don't have anything to do with it. It's about filling the resorts. Free dining is definitely the most effective discount they've ever come up with when it comes to getting guests to book a trip they wouldn't have taken otherwise, at a time that isn't the most popular, and pay full price for their rooms.
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