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Old 02-07-2013, 10:23 PM   #16
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Historically, Disney has released the Fall promos around July or August.
That's for fall discounts. For late summer discounts which is mid Aug thru the end of Sept the discounts (FD) is released at the beginning of March!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:15 PM   #17
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Thanks Pauly's Girl - that tidbit makes me excited We've never done the FD before but I'm thinking this will be the year if the timing is right!
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:12 PM   #18
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my sister and i went in oct 2011 and booked early ( i want to say in feb 2011) and around sept 2011 they were offering fd for select dates which we applied to our reservation. there was no need to wait and book at the last minute to get this offer. at that time they were offering fd to the value resorts (qs) but other threads are showing that you may need to be staying at the mod resorts and up this year so we plan on booking this march for reservations this nov at POR in the hopes of fd. but we still plan on going even if they dont offer it. just excited about going

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:57 PM   #19
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my sister and i went in oct 2011 and booked early ( i want to say in feb 2011) and around sept 2011 they were offering fd for select dates which we applied to our reservation. there was no need to wait and book at the last minute to get this offer. at that time they were offering fd to the value resorts (qs) but other threads are showing that you may need to be staying at the mod resorts and up this year so we plan on booking this march for reservations this nov at POR in the hopes of fd. but we still plan on going even if they dont offer it. just excited about going

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That would really stink if they don't do it for value anymore! We just love the Disney themes at the value. We are going with or without FD but man it was awesome to have last year! COme to think of it, have they had any FD yet this year? All I remember are room discounts... Crossing my fingers for good news in March!
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:54 AM   #20
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my sister and i went in oct 2011 and booked early ( i want to say in feb 2011) and around sept 2011 they were offering fd for select dates which we applied to our reservation. there was no need to wait and book at the last minute to get this offer. at that time they were offering fd to the value resorts (qs) but other threads are showing that you may need to be staying at the mod resorts and up this year so we plan on booking this march for reservations this nov at POR in the hopes of fd. but we still plan on going even if they dont offer it. just excited about going

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If they dont offer FD for Value but they do for Moderate - I would have to do some math to see what the better deal is... 2 rooms at Art of Animation with paid for dining or 2 rooms at a Moderate (with only 1 bathroom each and no microwave...) but with free dining.
I think I might still stay at Art of Animation, having a seperate bedroom and bathroom might be worth it to me!
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If they dont offer FD for Value but they do for Moderate - I would have to do some math to see what the better deal is... 2 rooms at Art of Animation with paid for dining or 2 rooms at a Moderate (with only 1 bathroom each and no microwave...) but with free dining.
I think I might still stay at Art of Animation, having a seperate bedroom and bathroom might be worth it to me!
I have done the pricing, for my family it would be cheaper to stay moderate and get the free dinning than staying at art and pay full price for dinning. Another area I priced was the fact that the dinning plan has gotten really expensive. A family really has to plan the table service to make it worth their wild. We paid for the dinning plan but are just barely going to go past the break even point. I hear more and more people saying that they have and will pay out of pocket. Something to consider.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:09 PM   #22
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When I priced it for my family it would be cheaper to stay at the moderate and get free dinning than to stay at art and pay for dinning. The dinning plan has gotten so expensive that one has to properly plan the table meals to take full advantage of the dinning plan. I hear more and more people saying that they pay out of pocket and come out better. I will be keeping a close eye on it during our vacation.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:25 PM   #23
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How this works

I am hoping for free dining October 11 to the 19th? I read "As far as the Free Dining goes, as long as your check in day is included in the Free Dining Dates, you will get the Free Dining for your entire length of stay". Does this mean if the free dining starts the 18th I still can get free dining for my entire stay? However if I check out on the 19th and if starts that day I am out of luck for free dining for the previous days? I think last year it was "10/19/12 - 11/1/12" for free dining.

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ummm If you are leaving on the 19th and it starts then....You don't need it....you're leaving.

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:23 PM   #25
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I am hoping for free dining October 11 to the 19th? I read "As far as the Free Dining goes, as long as your check in day is included in the Free Dining Dates, you will get the Free Dining for your entire length of stay". Does this mean if the free dining starts the 18th I still can get free dining for my entire stay? However if I check out on the 19th and if starts that day I am out of luck for free dining for the previous days? I think last year it was "10/19/12 - 11/1/12" for free dining.
As you wrote, your check-in date must be in the free dining range. So Free Dining would have to begin on or before Oct. 11th for your vacation to receive free dining.

If Free Dining begins on Oct. 18th as you stated, then you cannot receive free dining for your entire stay. You could theoretically switch to a new reservation beginning on the 18th, but you have to add park passes to receive the free dining plan, which means paying full price for the first day of your park passes again. It's not typically worth it to vacation this way.

Hope that clarifies it!
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I talked to an agent today. For early fall (aug-sept) these promos typically come out in march-april, later fall promo (oct+) comes out in June-july. If you research past years, this is also proved so I'd say its safe to go by. GL
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:57 PM   #27
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Hoping for FD here too. We will be in the World Sept. 27 - Oct. 6. However, if the current BB offer is an indication of dates, we may back arrival up to the 26th.
What is the current BB?? We're staying at POR April 16-23 and would love to get a BB... and would love it even more if it were FD! May be a little easier to convince the hubs to upgrade to annual passes and go back soon!
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:46 PM   #28
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Thanks Pauly's Girl - that tidbit makes me excited We've never done the FD before but I'm thinking this will be the year if the timing is right!
You are so welcome...I hope the timing is right and you have a fantastic vacation!!
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I was planning on booking today for October 6th. I may wait a few weeks and see what happens. I would love free dining or even a % off room rate.
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If they dont offer FD for Value but they do for Moderate - I would have to do some math to see what the better deal is... 2 rooms at Art of Animation with paid for dining or 2 rooms at a Moderate (with only 1 bathroom each and no microwave...) but with free dining.
I think I might still stay at Art of Animation, having a seperate bedroom and bathroom might be worth it to me!
If speculation has it correct....
Free Dining at the Moderate resorts will probably only be the QS plan.
The Deluxe resorts will offer the regular dinnig plan.
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