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Old 03-24-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Smile Any News if Disney will be offering free dining

Any news if free dining will be offered in may or august this year> what abt if you have the chase card?
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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The Discounts sub forum under the Resorts board is the best place to get info.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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Any news if free dining will be offered in may or august this year> what abt if you have the chase card?
If you are registered with Chase on-line, you can also check there under special offers regularly! I know they offered the bounce back last year while we were there for free dining starting this August. My guess is they will open the offer to chase and general public; when is still unknown.
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So much "free" dining talk. I know many people THINK they really need the cost benefit of this offering but people, nothing is free.

Needing free dining to visit a dumbed downed Disney world is worth what?

In my view people should force Disney to provide quality first and make the experience really wotth something. If "free dining" is the key, then it's only a matter of years until Disney just becomes ordinary.
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So much "free" dining talk. I know many people THINK they really need the cost benefit of this offering but people, nothing is free.

Needing free dining to visit a dumbed downed Disney world is worth what?

In my view people should force Disney to provide quality first and make the experience really wotth something. If "free dining" is the key, then it's only a matter of years until Disney just becomes ordinary.
~LOL, pirate -- tell us how you really feel. It looks like Disney is backing away from the huge "Free Dining" promotions from years past! I think the restaurants were overwhelmed with trying to maintain a certain level of quality. Free Dining was never a good discount for deluxe -- I think the discount is better for the values and/or mods.
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So much "free" dining talk. I know many people THINK they really need the cost benefit of this offering but people, nothing is free.

Needing free dining to visit a dumbed downed Disney world is worth what?

In my view people should force Disney to provide quality first and make the experience really wotth something. If "free dining" is the key, then it's only a matter of years until Disney just becomes ordinary.
We don't THINK, we happen to KNOW what we will benefit from. Sorry it is not something you benefit from but don't presume to know what works for everyone else. Nothing in those restaurants will vastly improve between now and my trip, even if Disney were to completely do away with free dining. So yes, right now I'm paying for the only quality they are offering and if they decide to give it to me for free, I SAVE nearly $1000.

If you aren't pleased with the quality of Disney, find a new vacation spot. There are many families who would NEVER be able to make their trips happen if free dining were not an option. Personally, I (and many others) will give up 5 star dining if it means our kids have a fantastic vacation.
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We don't THINK, we happen to KNOW what we will benefit from. Sorry it is not something you benefit from but don't presume to know what works for everyone else. Nothing in those restaurants will vastly improve between now and my trip, even if Disney were to completely do away with free dining. So yes, right now I'm paying for the only quality they are offering and if they decide to give it to me for free, I SAVE nearly $1000.

If you aren't pleased with the quality of Disney, find a new vacation spot. There are many families who would NEVER be able to make their trips happen if free dining were not an option. Personally, I (and many others) will give up 5 star dining if it means our kids have a fantastic vacation.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:33 AM   #10
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We don't THINK, we happen to KNOW what we will benefit from. Sorry it is not something you benefit from but don't presume to know what works for everyone else. Nothing in those restaurants will vastly improve between now and my trip, even if Disney were to completely do away with free dining. So yes, right now I'm paying for the only quality they are offering and if they decide to give it to me for free, I SAVE nearly $1000.

If you aren't pleased with the quality of Disney, find a new vacation spot. There are many families who would NEVER be able to make their trips happen if free dining were not an option. Personally, I (and many others) will give up 5 star dining if it means our kids have a fantastic vacation.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:42 AM   #11
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Totally agree with PP- It would be hard to have to fork over another $800.00 just for food and snacks with the cost of Disney what is anyways... For some of us, it's the only way we can justify going!
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:43 PM   #12
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I don't understand the hostility towards people wanting to book under a free dining promotion. I think it's a great promotion, and I try to to leverage them when I travel to Disney.

I do understand the frustration with having a new topic pop up every other week asking this question in this forum, and even I was the beneficiary of the advise to check the Deals forum.

Would moderator consider a sticky at the top of this forum marked "Free Dining and other promotions", which would redirect people to the appropriate forum, rather than engaging a new topic here?

Just my 2¢
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:53 PM   #13
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So much "free" dining talk. I know many people THINK they really need the cost benefit of this offering but people, nothing is free.

Needing free dining to visit a dumbed downed Disney world is worth what?

In my view people should force Disney to provide quality first and make the experience really wotth something. If "free dining" is the key, then it's only a matter of years until Disney just becomes ordinary.
Free dining saves us approx $1200.

A discount off a Mod room would save us approx $340 for the week.


Just because you may not see value in it.... there are familes that can't afford that extra $$$ for the dining plan and that may make or break a Disney trip for them!

I know there is always the argument that it wouldn’t cost $1200 to feed a family of 3 for a week if they shop at the grocery store or eat at cheaper places.

But there is still that additional out of pocket expense to pay for those “cheaper” meals for your trip.

The dining plan/free dining takes care of that expense ahead of time.

I know a family that was able to take their dying child to Disney because they had the Free Dining promo. The amount they saved from that made it feasible to purchase their flights to take their daughter on their one and only family vacation before she passed away .

While it may not be a value to you…it may be a value to someone else!

If Disney Dining is not a value to you…then that means that opens up one extra reservation time for the rest of us!
Thank you for that!
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Free dining saves us approx $1200.

A discount off a Mod room would save us approx $340 for the week.

Just because you may not see value in it.... there are familes that can't afford that extra $$$ for the dining plan and that may make or break a Disney trip for them!

I know there is always the argument that it wouldn’t cost $1200 to feed a family of 3 for a week if they shop at the grocery store or eat at cheaper places.

But there is still that additional out of pocket expense to pay for those “cheaper” meals for your trip.

The dining plan/free dining takes care of that expense ahead of time.

I know a family that was able to take their dying child to Disney because they had the Free Dining promo. The amount they saved from that made it feasible to purchase their flights to take their daughter on their one and only family vacation before she passed away .

While it may not be a value to you…it may be a value to someone else!

If Disney Dining is not a value to you…then that means that opens up one extra reservation time for the rest of us!
Thank you for that!
Yes this!!!! I love free dining.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:49 PM   #15
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If you aren't pleased with the quality of Disney, find a new vacation spot. There are many families who would NEVER be able to make their trips happen if free dining were not an option. Personally, I (and many others) will give up 5 star dining if it means our kids have a fantastic vacation.[/QUOTE]

I am with you! I am a lover of WDW. My income is very low so any discount given for our family is a Godsend to just be able to get there and enjoy! Some people do not realize how hard it is for some families to go to WDW! Every little bit helps!!!
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