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Old 03-30-2013, 11:34 AM   #1411
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This is an easy one. No free dining in November, no DisneyWorld. There are better travel values.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:06 PM   #1412
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We will still be going in September if there is no free dining (have been going with free dining for 5 of the last 6 trips), but the length of our trip will be cut in half. I have food allergies and the DDP just makes sense because there often lots of substitutions that have to be made to accommodate me and if we pay out of pocket it is so much more money depending on how they charge me compared to the one meal credit used on the DDP. There was a time we could just go and eat inexpensively out of pocket at CS places but there are only about three places on property that aren't TS that can accommodate me now since my allergy issues have grown so the free DDP sure has made it much more affordable to vacation at our favorite place. WDW is the only place we can safely "dine out" at and I look forward to my week or more of not having to cook everything from scratch! I know WDW doesn't owe us free dining but I know it has been very appreciated by my family! Here's hoping for it another year (or 10 lol)...
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:34 PM   #1413
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Yeah, I got the email soon after I posted about the other offer being gone. I guess I'm just extremely impatient
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:25 AM   #1414
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This is an easy one. No free dining in November, no DisneyWorld. There are better travel values.
Totally agree. It's just not a good value for my vacation dollars without FD or kids stay free deals. We look at the bright side...it will finally give us a reason to hit the other FL destinations that we have neglected...LEGOLAND, Universal, Sea World, etc.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:46 AM   #1415
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We will still go even with no FD in October. I would love to have a discount or FD, just means more spending money or an upgrade to Deluxe Dining.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:59 PM   #1416
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Not sure what to look for in Facebook but is Free Dining off this year???
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:55 AM   #1417
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Not sure what to look for in Facebook but is Free Dining off this year???
Free dining has not been offered at all this year to the general public. People are standing by hoping for the offer in August and Sept.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:35 AM   #1418
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Still waiting and hoping!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:37 AM   #1419
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Still waiting and hoping!
Me too!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:46 AM   #1420
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I was trying to hold out but ended up pulling the trigger and booking a TA agency exclusive which saved me more than FD would have since there are just 2 of us. If something better comes out great but if not I know I have a good deal now.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:15 AM   #1421
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waiting patiently here as well!!!!! our trip starts August 13th so we may be too early for FD, but u neva know
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:33 AM   #1422
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UK Free Dining 2013
For any Brits looking to book a WDW holiday via the Disney website for 2013 - here is the free dining offer and dates. There will be black out dates so you'll have to put your choice of dates in the search engine to check these. You need to also book your tickets as part of your package to qualify for free dining.

No free dining at values resorts. Quick service plan at moderate resorts. Regular dining plan at deluxe resorts and also Saratoga Springs and Old Key West which are available with some great room rates currently. A one bed at one of these DVC's is running at a similar price to the Yacht/Beach Club, a studio is less.

For selected arrivals between 1 Jan - 19 March and 7 Apr - 8 Dec 2013 inclusive.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:34 AM   #1423
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Still hanging in here too. We arrive September 27th, but are a bit flexible with that date. Could come in a couple of days earlier or later, if need be, to fit into discount dates. FWIW, I called yesterday (my 180 day mark) to make ADRs. Got everything I wanted at the time I wanted, easily (YAY). During the conversation, I mentioned to the CM that we usually come during FD but that, since it doesn't look promising this year (I was angling for info if she had any), I just bit the bullet and booked anyway. She said "Oh, I wouldn't count it out just yet for those dates. They're cutting back on the amount of times it's offered, but it's not completely gone. I think you're very likely to get it for your dates."
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:03 AM   #1424
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Thank you....I was getting worried
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:38 PM   #1425
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We stayed at POFQ in jan and had a free dining pin. Every year we have booked a BB with free dining . This year we were not given a BB offer so we did not book our return trip. If there is no free dining offered we will take a cruise or go to an all inclusive resort. Disney will not get our $$$$$$$. Free dining was the only way I could convince my family to go to Disney.

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