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Old 04-08-2013, 10:13 PM   #1516
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If it gets to that point, please let us know what you find out!
I will. But like they said. CM might not know anything. I am getting anxious ! As we all are lol

My CM when I called in Jan suggested I add dining so if and when it comes out they could just change the code. I may be calling to cancel the dining plan
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:49 AM   #1517
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My cast member also hinted that it may be available too - but couldn't/didn't say specifically. My 45 day point is August 11. I am going to do my very very best to remain calm and hopeful till then!

Compulsively checking this board however whenever my phone notifies me there has been activity however does not aid in this effort! but it's fun waiting and hearing all the different opinions. Wishing good news and even better savings for all of us soon!!

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:41 AM   #1518
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CMs get most of their information from people like us. We call and say, "I have read that there is a chance they won't offer free dining this year." The next person the CM talks to and asks are they going to offer free dining this year? CM responds "I have heard they aren't." Vice versa for people who tell them they are going to.

Disney does not give advance notice to them, so they know no more than we do.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:43 AM   #1519
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I'm in same boat as some of you. BF is booking our September trip with dining included. The travel agent is pretty sure free dining will be announced either by June, or during (can't remember exact words) so we'll be able to save that amount.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:37 AM   #1520
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CMs get most of their information from people like us. We call and say, "I have read that there is a chance they won't offer free dining this year." The next person the CM talks to and asks are they going to offer free dining this year? CM responds "I have heard they aren't." Vice versa for people who tell them they are going to.

Disney does not give advance notice to them, so they know no more than we do.
This makes complete sense!

Either way...I hate the waiting! Off to the food porn...
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:48 AM   #1521
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Even if its not free dining the deal for Jan/Feb off season Stay/Play/Dine was great. We are a family of 4 but 3 in Disney eyes as youngest it under 2. S/P/D was only $60 more than free dining when I did the math.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:36 AM   #1522
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Waiting (not-so) patiently!
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #1523
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Going in October! We would be thrilled with Free Dining too!
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:42 AM   #1524
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Waiting...Waiting...Waiting!

SOOOOOO NEED FREE DINING - Our total for our trip at a moderate resort for our family is sitting at $12,100.00 We are a party of 8. (10 nights, 2 rooms) Free dinning is a must for us. They will still get $8000.00 from us....plus all our spending money. Everything on this body that can be crossed is! hahaha. COME ON FREE DINING!!!!
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:57 PM   #1525
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My cut off date (45 day mark) is mid July. Hoping they announce before then. Sigh.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:43 PM   #1526
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Even if its not free dining the deal for Jan/Feb off season Stay/Play/Dine was great. We are a family of 4 but 3 in Disney eyes as youngest it under 2. S/P/D was only $60 more than free dining when I did the math.
It was ok depending on size of family. For our family of 6, it was not good enough. The only other deal I've seen in the past that could compare with FD for us was the Kids Stay & Play Free deal...it was a big savings for us.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:03 PM   #1527
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My cut off date (45 day mark) is mid July. Hoping they announce before then. Sigh.
My cut off is mid June so I don't loose the money I e already put in it!

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Old 04-09-2013, 03:11 PM   #1528
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I'm still hoping that they'll offer FD later this month or next month but wouldn't be shocked if they don't. The only thing that concerns me regarding FD at this point is if you look at the touringplans crowd levels from Jan/Feb 2012 and compare them to Jan/Feb 2013, in particular the time between MLK and Presidents' Day, they appear to be up this year. We visited at the end of Jan 2012, one of the slower weeks of the year...but according to TP, there really wasn't any slow time this winter.

It's likely that this is due to the FantasyLand expansion...or the winter FD offer...or a combination of both. So that could very well lead them to withhold fall FD to see what effect it has on this Aug/Sept season, which is another slow time.

Now FL won't keep the crowd levels high forever...so if FD does disappear for a bit, I would not be surprised to see it come back at some point. Just sayin' that those of us that depend on this type of discount may have to weather the storm for a bit...
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:25 PM   #1529
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I'm a TA & called in once to add a pass holders discount to a room ressie & CM had to put me in hold she didn't even know about it! Lol

So I agree unfortunately we probably won't know until the Disney visa discount comes out then we know that GP will follow soon after..

Praying we know before June tho this waiting is sickening! Lol

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:01 PM   #1530
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Ughhh!! I can't wait any longer! My dad said we will only go if they offer FD! So I need this I'm getting desperate. So supposedly, danny25 will let us know 20 days before it is released??? Or is that 20 days before it's released for Disney Visa card holders? I'm just dying for any scrap of info I can get!!!!
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