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Old 06-18-2013, 08:20 AM   #1
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Newbie Question about Dining Plan Promotion Combined with Staying On Site

I just read about the new 2 days free dining deal, and when I checked the prices for the week we're going, it it pretty tempting.

Our original plan was to stay one night onsite at Universal, do the parks those two days, then relocate to a Disney value resort for 4 nights (although we only plan to do one day of Disney parks, the rest will be Downtown Disney, etc).

I am now thinking of switching it up to take advantage of the special with dining at Universal and staying at the Universal partner hotel for 4 nights, then on night 5 moving over to an on site hotel and using the tickets and free dining on those 2 days. It LOOKS like we can use the dining plan even after checking out of the partner hotel - I hope that's the case.

Does this seem silly, considering we will be at a Universal partner hotel, but heading to the Disney area the first few days? I'm not sure how far apart the two are. As I said, we're only doing the Disney theme parks one full day, so perhaps it's not a big deal. Also compelling is the free breakfast at the partner hotel, versus no free breakfast at Disney!

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Old 06-18-2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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if you do that, please let us know how it went for you.

haven't heard of anyone booking the package with the free dining yet and i'm curious how others like it.


i have friends that stay the entire time at the darkside hotel onsite and do a few motherland visits.

nothing unusual about doing that.


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Old 06-25-2013, 06:01 AM   #3
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Not sure when you are going, but we did one night onsite then moved to Disney. The free food would not be worth losing the front of the line passes to us. We were on an extended vacation and went back a third day when we were on Disney property . The lines were so unbearable by 11am that we only stayed until 12pm and then left.
We decided we would not go back during the summer without staying onsite and risk the long lines. If you know for sure it's a slow time you should be ok.
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