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Old 03-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #91
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:46 AM   #92
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I'll put an end to all this foolishness.
Disney absolutely will not be offering free dining this year at WDW. This is a 100% certainty.
How do I know this as a fact? Any year that I go to Disney World there are no discounts.
Now, I am only thinking about going this year so there will be room discounts. However I am determined to go next year so there will be no room or dining discounts, you can bet on it.
Umm. Maybe this is a little selfish of me, but could you just plan on staying home this year? I really would like the FD discount for Sept.

Seriously though, we have had FD in September for the last 4 years as offered to the general public. Our Feb trip we got cash discount for our package room/parks/dining which almost equaled FD, so we would be happy with that too.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #93
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Still too early for free dining to drop. With the exception of last year, it usually drops around the last Thursday of April...lets say April 25th. I've been posting a lot on this topic lately, and I'm seeing all the same patterns this year that would lead to free dining being offered beginning on or around August 18th.

You'll start hearing ramblings about it way before specifics are announced. As usual, the Disney Visa holders will get a three day advance crack at it.

Though the bounceback offers only mentioned moderates and deluxe resorts, many people called and booked values as well. They were offered, just not mentioned...probably to keep bookings to a minimum. Of course, same deal, QS at values and TS for mod/deluxe. I don't see them not offering any free dining at all for the values because of two reasons. For one, offering only QS allowed them to get extra money for those upgrading to TS credits. Second, if they excluded values from this offer, they would see their occupancy plummet at the value resorts. They want to entice a few folks to bump up to moderates with a full TS plan; however, they don't want to completely kill off their value business.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:18 PM   #94
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I Would like to know if anyone booked a package with a one day ticket and could still qualify for dining?
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:21 PM   #95
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I Would like to know if anyone booked a package with a one day ticket and could still qualify for dining?
The only requirement with purchasing a dining plan is that you book a package including a minimum of a one day base ticket for everyone on the reservation age 3 and up.
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The only requirement with purchasing a dining plan is that you book a package including a minimum of a one day base ticket for everyone on the reservation age 3 and up.
Yeah that always upset the folks with APs since they had to buy a ticket they wouldn't use.
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Yeah that always upset the folks with APs since they had to buy a one day ticket they wouldn't use.
AP holders can book a ticketless package and buy the dining plan as long as they are booked under an AP rate. For free dining, they have to buy a 2 day ticket, but they can put it toward their AP renewal later.
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I should rephrase... Was lookin to qualify for free dining offer if released for the fall. I have read that we would have to buy two park days and 3 night minimum, we are staying 5 nights but only wish to have 1 park day! Anyone qualified for free dining with a one ticket package?
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I should rephrase... Was lookin to qualify for free dining offer if released for the fall. I have read that we would have to buy two park days and 3 night minimum, we are staying 5 nights but only wish to have 1 park day! Anyone qualified for free dining with a one ticket package?
You must buy a two day base ticket for everyone in the room in order to get free dining. No way around it UNLESS you get a PIN code in the mail that requires only a one ticket, but that is EXTREMELY rare.
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If Disney does offer QS FD can you pay the difference and upgrade it?
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If Disney does offer QS FD can you pay the difference and upgrade it?
Of course.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:35 AM   #102
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Of course.
I had no idea what was an option! That makes me feel much better about my plans.
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I Would like to know if anyone booked a package with a one day ticket and could still qualify for dining?
Yes, we have a package with 1 day tickets and DDP. I am waiting to see what if anything is offered for our dates and will adjust accordingly. If FD is offered, we will change to it. If a room discount is offered, we will book and drop the DDP and pay OOP because it is less expensive for us. If nothing is offered, I'll check for a PIN or rebook through AAA and take that discount. It really is frustrating not knowing what the promotions will be, but I understand it's a business and why offer something early if you can wait and see if it is needed to fill rooms. Good luck to all.
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Yes, we have a package with 1 day tickets and DDP. I am waiting to see what if anything is offered for our dates and will adjust accordingly. If FD is offered, we will change to it. If a room discount is offered, we will book and drop the DDP and pay OOP because it is less expensive for us. If nothing is offered, I'll check for a PIN or rebook through AAA and take that discount. It really is frustrating not knowing what the promotions will be, but I understand it's a business and why offer something early if you can wait and see if it is needed to fill rooms. Good luck to all.
To clarify, you can book a package with a one day ticket and purchase a dining plan, but in order to get the dining plan for free, you must purchase a two day ticket.
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