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Old 05-02-2013, 09:49 AM   #2461
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Hey guys I'm heading down Nov 5-11! Staying at AoA. Over the past few years them have offered free dining. Has anyone heard anything yet?
AoA has only been open about a year, but the AoA suites have been included in almost all general public discounts. The Little Mermaid standard rooms have not been included in hardly any of the general public discounts. If the LM room are included on the upcoming FD promo, they will most likely be extremely limited. Each resort is only allotted so many FD rooms, so always have a back up room category or resort when you call to book or add the FD code to an existing reservation. Also, those dates may be blacked out due to Jersey Week.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:39 AM   #2462
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We check in November 1-10. Any guesses if our dates might be included if they offer FD for November?
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:49 AM   #2463
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From everything I have read it is very unlikely your dates will fall into FD this year. Jersey Week is normally blacked out for discounts. I myself am going Nov 3-8 and booked thru a TA who was offering an agency exclusive for my dates due to Jersey Week normally being blacked out.
Thank you for your help, I know the past few years the last week off food and wine was free dining, but it is what it is! Thanks. If you hear anything let me know
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:15 AM   #2464
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Just went to target this morning and noticed they are not selling the 25.00 gift cards. So I came home and looked on target.com and there not selling them either. I live in Rhode Island so has anyone else noticed this?
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:28 AM   #2465
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Just booked our trip! Staying at the Carribean Beach Sept 2-8! Can't wait til the 9th to add dining!
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:48 AM   #2466
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Since my trip is booked, should I make my meal reservations now? Or will I have to change them once I receive free dining?
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:52 AM   #2467
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Since my trip is booked, should I make my meal reservations now? Or will I have to change them once I receive free dining?
You can go ahead and make them. They don't need to know whether you have the dining plan ("free" or paid) until you actually have your meal. And no ADR's need to be changed if and when you change your reservation to include free dining.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #2468
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Make them now. They will not change if you alter your room reservation. People have been making reservations for weeks now in anticipation of free dining so you may not want to wait much longer to secure the restaurants you want.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:08 PM   #2469
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Since my trip is booked, should I make my meal reservations now? Or will I have to change them once I receive free dining?
Oh gosh, book now, today. Do a search on the WDW dining site and see what is still available. A lot of the character meals and popular restaurants will already have very limited openings.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:21 PM   #2470
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Hi guys! Does anyone know if Disney will officially announce the free dining plan prior to may 9? Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:29 PM   #2471
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Hi guys! Does anyone know if Disney will officially announce the free dining plan prior to may 9? Thanks!
If it opens to the Disney Visa holders first, the offer page at www.disneyrewards.com will give the date that the deal will go public.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:45 PM   #2472
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Just went to target this morning and noticed they are not selling the 25.00 gift cards. So I came home and looked on target.com and there not selling them either. I live in Rhode Island so has anyone else noticed this?

I have looked several places. I'm only finding the $50-$500 ones. Sorry
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:58 PM   #2473
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You can buy the gift cards at the Disney store, CVS, Target, Costco. Etc. Then you just use them like a credit card. They accept the Disney gift cards at all Disney parks, restaurants and Downtown Disney.
So I'd probably have to get a bunch of smaller denomination gift cards? Not just one with, let's say $1300 on it? Of course that would be devastating to lose one big one versus $200 worth of gift cards for the day, but I want the convenience of not having to carry a lot of stuff. What about charging all food to our room, like we can store purchases, and then pay it off at the end of the trip? Is that possible?
I forgot to mention that I'm Canadian and don't have most of those store except for Costco and I don't think they sell Disney cards there.
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So I'd probably have to get a bunch of smaller denomination gift cards? Not just one with, let's say $1300 on it? Of course that would be devastating to lose one big one versus $200 worth of gift cards for the day, but I want the convenience of not having to carry a lot of stuff. What about charging all food to our room, like we can store purchases, and then pay it off at the end of the trip? Is that possible?
I forgot to mention that I'm Canadian and don't have most of those store except for Costco and I don't think they sell Disney cards there.
You can charge everything, food, souvenirs, tips, etc., to your resort room and pay it off at check out.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:33 PM   #2475
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So I'd probably have to get a bunch of smaller denomination gift cards? Not just one with, let's say $1300 on it? Of course that would be devastating to lose one big one versus $200 worth of gift cards for the day, but I want the convenience of not having to carry a lot of stuff. What about charging all food to our room, like we can store purchases, and then pay it off at the end of the trip? Is that possible?
I forgot to mention that I'm Canadian and don't have most of those store except for Costco and I don't think they sell Disney cards there.
You should be able to go to the Disney Store and load one with the amount you want on it. They MAY have an upper limit, but I don't think so. It would be silly to buy multiple cards. I would think you should also be able to order any denomination online as well. You can order personalized gift cards now too which is fun -
You can use a family photo as the card graphic. Cute stuff!
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