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Old 08-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #91
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I am fairly confident it will be offered. August has always been the FD time period. Fingers crossed and maybe we'll see you there.
I like your optimism!
I have a good feeling about it too...
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:21 PM   #92
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I've checked website this morning, as it's August 1st. No offer of FD



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Old 08-09-2012, 03:06 PM   #93
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Now need october

We changed our dates to first week in October...well 5th-12th so cross fingers for free dining that week....please please please.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:05 PM   #94
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thank you for the helpful replies.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:05 AM   #95
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I hope they offer it soon..I already booked (JAN '13) so I would get my preferred resort (CSR) so the only piece thats left is either FD or some other discount. I would never pay for a DP as I've done the math and it actually works out to be $100 more expensive for us to buy the plan versus just eating like we normally do and paying out of pocket. But FD would definitely broaden our dining choices to include some of the more expensive restaurants at WDW we would normally steer clear of.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:31 AM   #96
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Flights booked for late January! Waiting for FD dates to book The hotel (Pop is first choice with all stars as second as I believe LM rooms at AoA will continue to be left out of FD) as I'm afraid to have to split reservations (we arrive at Martin Luther king day for 14 nights, not sure if it will be blackout date for FD).
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:42 PM   #97
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I am a DisBoard newbie, and haven't visited the parks in several years, can someone explain how free dining works? We are trying to plan a trip in the next 12-16 months and this would be a huge help to our planning!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:56 PM   #98
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I am a DisBoard newbie, and haven't visited the parks in several years, can someone explain how free dining works? We are trying to plan a trip in the next 12-16 months and this would be a huge help to our planning!!
During the free dining promotion, if you purchase a WDW resort package including tickets (i.e. an onsite resort), you can add the Disney Dining Plan (DDP) for free, usually at moderates and deluxes, or the Quick Service Dining Plan (QSDP) for free, usually at values.
Guests at value resorts have the option of upgrading their QSDP to DDP by paying the difference in price of the plan.

This promotion is available if your CHECK-IN date falls within the promotions dates, and is normally good for up to 14 days. Usually there is a three day minimum stay with a minimum of 2 day base tickets, per person.

Amount of dining plan credits are based on nights of stay, per person.
Details of how the plan works can be found on Disney's website.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:11 PM   #99
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I'm joining in too - hoping for free dining in November and December next year
me too, me too.

with thanksgiving being so late I often wonder what that will do with Pop Warner, taping of the parade-- FREE dining.

i know Free Dining is NOT offered for the week of Pop Warner. Im so ready to book but now we have to wait to see what week.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:24 PM   #100
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Normally free dining is for a minimum 3 night stay, with 2 day park tickets. Good for up to, I believe, 14 night maximum.
They tend to advertise different combos, trying to suggest to potential guest what a good amount of days/nights are, but if you check out the real details, it's not limited to what they suggest.

If you are saying you thought the current Dec. sale (now available through 12/20) didn't apply to you because you are staying 5 nights, that is untrue. Call quickly!!!
here is the offer for this year: yes you need to stay 6 nights now for that offer
Enjoy a FREE dining plan with this great offer!

Get a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 6-night/7-day Magic Your Way room and ticket package at select Disney Resort hotels, for arrivals most nights:
Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, Oct. 19 - Nov. 1, Nov. 9 - 15, Nov. 23 - 29, Dec. 10 - 20
Book through September 29, 2012! The choice is yours:
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:19 AM   #101
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Two more days until the current promotion ends! Could that mean Free Dining for 2013 is next? We'll just have to wait and see...so eager to get this trip zipped up so we can concentrate on getting a good deal on our flight!
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:59 AM   #102
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here is the offer for this year: yes you need to stay 6 nights now for that offer

Enjoy a FREE dining plan with this great offer!

Get a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 6-night/7-day Magic Your Way room and ticket package at select Disney Resort hotels, for arrivals most nights:
Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, Oct. 19 - Nov. 1, Nov. 9 - 15, Nov. 23 - 29, Dec. 10 - 20
Book through September 29, 2012! The choice is yours:
Thankfully, that's incorrect.
You only have to stay for 3, and many people have booked for less than 6 under this current offer.
Disney likes to suggest longer in their ads to try to get you to stay longer, and has always had ads that read that way when offering this promotion.
But there has always been a shorter minimum than listed in the ads.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:05 AM   #103
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Thankfully, that's incorrect.
You only have to stay for 3, and many people have booked for less than 6 under this current offer.
Disney likes to suggest longer in their ads to try to get you to stay longer, and has always had ads that read that way when offering this promotion.
But there has always been a shorter minimum than listed in the ads.
I thought so...I also priced out shorter timeframes and FD was included.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:52 AM   #104
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Thankfully, that's incorrect.
You only have to stay for 3, and many people have booked for less than 6 under this current offer.
Disney likes to suggest longer in their ads to try to get you to stay longer, and has always had ads that read that way when offering this promotion.
But there has always been a shorter minimum than listed in the ads.
I can definitely verify this as I got FD for a 4 night trip in November... 89 days and counting!
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:09 PM   #105
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During the free dining promotion, if you purchase a WDW resort package including tickets (i.e. an onsite resort), you can add the Disney Dining Plan (DDP) for free, usually at moderates and deluxes, or the Quick Service Dining Plan (QSDP) for free, usually at values.
Guests at value resorts have the option of upgrading their QSDP to DDP by paying the difference in price of the plan.

This promotion is available if your CHECK-IN date falls within the promotions dates, and is normally good for up to 14 days. Usually there is a three day minimum stay with a minimum of 2 day base tickets, per person.

Amount of dining plan credits are based on nights of stay, per person.
Details of how the plan works can be found on Disney's website.
Thanks so much!!
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