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Old 02-03-2013, 06:38 PM   #31
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I don't want to add to the rumour mill - but here is a site that talks of a bounce back offer in end summer/early fall:
http://yourfirstvisit.net/2012/09/02...-dining-dates/

doesn't mean it true, or that these are set dates or anything, just be aware that things may not be the same as they've been in the past - Disney can change it's mind
That makes sense. Race weekend is the last weekend of September (as well as F&W starting that friday). There is no need for free dining late in September. There will be tons of people in town.

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I have a question about the free dining. IF they offer it for Sept and my family were arriving on the last day if the promotion, would we be able to get it for the length if our stay?

In the past, yup. This year, who knows? The Plus system might change everything (or nothing).
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:14 PM   #32
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On 12/6/2012 I was staying at CS before a DCL cruise. In the room was a paper for free dining with dates. (don't remember the dates)
Was told that the dining was NOT for the Art of Animation regular rooms only suites.
I made a reservation for POP 8/22 - 9/1 and upgraded to regular dining
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:09 PM   #33
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What exactly is the stay play dine offer that has been mentioned? We are going sept 19-28 and have our fingers crossed for FD. It's 3 adults, 13yo, 11yo, 10yo and 5yo...FD will really save us a ton of money.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:18 PM   #34
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I don't want to add to the rumour mill - but here is a site that talks of a bounce back offer in end summer/early fall:
http://yourfirstvisit.net/2012/09/02...-dining-dates/

doesn't mean it true, or that these are set dates or anything, just be aware that things may not be the same as they've been in the past - Disney can change it's mind
That was the free dining offer that was in my room last August at the AoA Suites. When we went in August last year, there was no free dining available the week we were there, despite it being available via bounceback for others. I believe they pushed the general public dates back by a week or more from the original.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:54 PM   #35
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That makes sense. Race weekend is the last weekend of September (as well as F&W starting that friday). There is no need for free dining late in September. There will be tons of people in town.

In the past, yup. This year, who knows? The Plus system might change everything (or nothing).
They moved the Tower of Terror 10 Miler back to the first weekend in October. Not sure how this will affect any future discounts.
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If you have an account in Disney's system you're eligible, but they are sent out at random/unknown reasons.

Personal opinion, is that FD will either be limited to pins/BB offers and SPD will be the new FD, or as Danny said - they change the levels they offer it.

Either way... it's definitely going to sting a lot for tons of people.

Not having FD offered Jan-Mar was a big hint that things are changing.
I don't agree with this entire statement. Spring FD and late fall were fairly new. August September FD has been around a long time. I don't think not offering in the spring is the end to FD for the normal August September time frame. But these are all guesses at this point. They may changed the way they offer it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:43 PM   #38
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I don't agree with this entire statement. Spring FD and late fall were fairly new. August September FD has been around a long time. I don't think not offering in the spring is the end to FD for the normal August September time frame. But these are all guesses at this point. They may changed the way they offer it.
I stated it was just MY guess based on what has been going on. Obviously no one can know what's going to happen until we actually get to that point in the year.
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I stated it was just MY guess based on what has been going on. Obviously no one can know what's going to happen until we actually get to that point in the year.
Like I said mine is just a guess as well. Not sure why your confused. I wasn't arguing with you. I just have a different theory.
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feet1 ...I believe you asked about the Stay/Play/Dine?

The Stay, Play and Dine was an offer that came out in Fall 2012 to advertise the opening of the expanded Fantasyland.

It was a 5 night 6 day vacation package that included resort room, tickets, and dining. The dining was not free....supposedly discounted.
I believe the last day to book the S/P/D was Dec 31st 2012.
The last day you could arrive was March 7th 2013 to get the package.

I had booked in August 2012 for March 9 - 14, but when S/P/D came out I moved my arrival date back 2 days, so I could book this package.

When the 30% room offer came out the 1st week of Jan I actually changed my package again,
because doing that saved me $$, and took some $ off of my balance.

Since I changed my package in Jan, When I check in I also get a $25 Disney gift card.
(AAA promotion since January is Disney month at AAA) nice little perk!
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feet1 ...I believe you asked about the Stay/Play/Dine?

The Stay, Play and Dine was an offer that came out in Fall 2012 to advertise the opening of the expanded Fantasyland.

It was a 5 night 6 day vacation package that included resort room, tickets, and dining. The dining was not free....supposedly discounted.
I believe the last day to book the S/P/D was Dec 31st 2012.
The last day you could arrive was March 7th 2013 to get the package.

I had booked in August 2012 for March 9 - 14, but when S/P/D came out I moved my arrival date back 2 days, so I could book this package.

When the 30% room offer came out the 1st week of Jan I actually changed my package again,
because doing that saved me $$, and took some $ off of my balance.

Since I changed my package in Jan, When I check in I also get a $25 Disney gift card.
(AAA promotion since January is Disney month at AAA) nice little perk!
Thanks for that info! I kept hearing the promotion and didn't know what it was. We booked through AAA as well in Jan for our upcoming Sept trip. I'm still hoping for free dining, we have a family of 6 and my mom too, so with seven of us, FD definitely works our better than the AAA package.
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I'm a bit confused about the free dining, or lack thereof. It has been our experience that free dining/room discount come out to darned near the same thing. We have been staying at POFQ 2 x/year for the past 12(?, might be longer) years and the cost of free dining or room discount always come out to about the same price for us.
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I'm a bit confused about the free dining, or lack thereof. It has been our experience that free dining/room discount come out to darned near the same thing. We have been staying at POFQ 2 x/year for the past 12(?, might be longer) years and the cost of free dining or room discount always come out to about the same price for us.
For most folks staying at Value resorts, Free Dining saves more $$ than a room discount. It is almost always a better deal at Deluxe resorts to have the room discount. At Mods, it can go either way, depending on the number of people in the room.
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