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Old 05-06-2013, 08:29 AM   #31
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Do you know how far they extended last year?? I am going Nov 18 and was hoping to still get free dining!!
The October - December free dining dates are not released annually until July, sometimes August.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:46 PM   #32
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I seen the message go out on the FD dates but can not find anything official on Disney Visa site and have not received any emails from chase as I have in the past. Anyone know this to be correct and if so have a promo code to use for booking?
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:38 PM   #33
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No promo code was needed. I talked with a rep this morning and she advised the $200 deposit could be made with it and it would validate the free dining. Or, in our case, the deposit was paid with a different credit card prior to the offer and all they needed was the last 6 digits of the disney credit card to apply the discount.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:47 PM   #34
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This was posted this morning saying free dining will be offered Sept 2-25 for Disney Visa cardholders!

disneydining.com/fall-free-dining-offer-released

Figures, I got the Disney Visa for the perks, but now I can't really change my dates, especially since I already bought the airfare.....
You might wanna look into it....you should be able to change your flights-even if there are change fees, or slightly higher fares....Free Dining with a family is a huge amount of savings!...$$j
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:47 PM   #35
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Do you know how far they extended last year?? I am going Nov 18 and was hoping to still get free dining!!
The last few years, there were dates available in Oct, Nov, and Dec for FD. Based on the last two years, if you are arriving Nov 18th, that would fall within the dates covered. However, there is no sure thing when it comes to Disney discounts. They have even adjusted/changed the dates within a promotion.

As another posted stated, they usually release the Oct-Dec free dining during July, but it has occurred as late as the middle of August in the past. You really won't know what it is until it happens.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #36
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No posting on disney site yet or the visa site but I called this am and applies the free dining to my reservations !! So happy
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:57 PM   #37
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I haven't seen the OP come back in a while, but it does appear a room only discount will be coming for her dates:
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Discount is valid for stays most nights 8/15/13 - 9/28/13.

Disney Visa cardholders can save up to 30% when they book a Room Only reservation at select Walt Disney World resorts for most nights 8/15/13 - 9/28/13.

•Value Resorts
◦All Star Sports, All Star Music, Pop Century - Save 20%
◦Art of Animation Family Suites - Save 15%
•Moderate Resorts
◦Coronado Springs, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans Riverside, Fort Wilderness Cabins - Save 25%
This is available for Disney Visa Card holders already, but that usually means it will be up for the general public in 3 days, which would be Thursday. It's not the same as free dining, but still a $300+ savings.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:02 PM   #38
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I got my free dining woohoooo

I used my Disney Debit card to book.. Whew
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #39
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people really act like free dining is owed to them. Everybody needs to remember now that they are filling the resorts and the parks it will probably go away.
This annoys me more than anything. We are not entitled to get discounts and free dining. Disney does this to make more money. They are a business, albeit one we love, a business. I realize when I want to go I need to plan based on the rack rate for everything and if a discount comes around, bonus, if not I'm still going because I budgeted accordingly. Also, it really irks me when people get on here a complain about those of us who book early and say things like "They are stupid" and "They are making it so Disney won't give us any discount" I book early make payments and everything is paid for months before we go. I like it this way, NO STRESS!!!!! Rant over! I hope everyone who wanted free dining gets to book their vacation!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #40
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I have been obsessed with searching the internet for free dining dates. I'm so stressed. I found the rumoured dates to be Sept. 2 - Sept. 25...Is there any little chance this could include mid August or is this set in stone..Our travel dates are Aug. 18th to Aug. 24th...We are a family of 5 so saving money is so important. The last trip for us was Aug. 2006 with only 2 kids so this will be our 5yr olds 1st trip there. This trip is so important to my husband and I because our kids have no idea about it. We aren't telling them until the day we leave. If we can't score free dining does anyone know if a resort room discount will be offered for our dates. We are staying at the Port Orleans Riverside. Any info for us saving money would be so appreciated. I have been so stressed saving for this vacation to make sure everything is perfect...I can't wait til we leave!!!
Booking for free dining for Disney Visa Card holders started today. I just called and upgraded, my 3 reservations to free dining. I had to ask the cast member that was helping me to look for the promotion. When I ask, they told me they had seen nothing on free dining. I had booked 8 nights at POFQ starting Sept 14th several months back and had made my dining reservation at the 180 day out window. BTW, the dates are Sept 2-25th.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:44 AM   #41
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Booking for free dining for Disney Visa Card holders started today. I just called and upgraded, my 3 reservations to free dining. I had to ask the cast member that was helping me to look for the promotion. When I ask, they told me they had seen nothing on free dining. I had booked 8 nights at POFQ starting Sept 14th several months back and had made my dining reservation at the 180 day out window. BTW, the dates are Sept 2-25th.
Actually, booking started on Monday for Disney Visa cardholders
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:54 PM   #42
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no offense, because i think discounts are great and all...but i'd really love for disney to change their discounts...make them a little more random. I think too many people "expect" all these great discounts and upgrades...and then instead of being happy when they happen, get upset when they don't. We always plan full price for a trip, and then a discount becomes an added bonus.

I'm really not trying to be mean, or for anyone to be offended. I just think that sometimes we forget Disney is a business, and people who constantly "expect" disney to do all these magical things...makes it tougher for disney to do just that.

Our best trips have been special little extras...simple things...like a wave or comment from a parade character, playing hide-n-seek during a meet and greet, etc. The trouble is, it isn't magical or special when someone pushes in front of you, or complains about waiting 10 minutes in a line. OR abuses the current systems, etc.

Sorry. Rant over.
I agree with this. Last year we went in Oct and most of the week we were there it was blacked out. The Thursday of our trip it became available, I knew this prior to leaving but didn't bother switching. I hope for it but definitely don't book my trip based on it. It would be nice but not going to ruin my vacation if I don't get it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:43 AM   #43
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WhooHoo Just got a pin code for FREE DINING for November!!! So excited!!! Now I won't have to be a nervous wreck until July!! LOL
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:25 AM   #44
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WhooHoo Just got a pin code for FREE DINING for November!!! So excited!!! Now I won't have to be a nervous wreck until July!! LOL
Congratulations! We only got a room discount for our trip, but that is better than nothing since we were going regardless.

I have also heard from others that there are some PIN codes that are backing up the FD date this summer to 8/25. The announced 9/2-9/28 dates were already made public. For those where the travel dates are in August, keep an eye on your emails.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:41 AM   #45
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WhooHoo Just got a pin code for FREE DINING for November!!! So excited!!! Now I won't have to be a nervous wreck until July!! LOL
I am hoping for a pin code as well!
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