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Old 06-26-2013, 08:35 AM   #46
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Oh okay, thank you. I'm still hoping for free dining for October 27th-Nov 3rd. Tried everything to get a pin code. Still hopeful
We went that week last year and had public free dining. Fingers crossed for you! Be sure to pack some clothes for cool weather. Be prepared for all kinds of temps.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:37 AM   #47
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We went that week last year and had public free dining. Fingers crossed for you! Be sure to pack some clothes for cool weather. Be prepared for all kinds of temps.
Thanks for the tip. Was wondering what kind of clothes to pack.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #48
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Oh okay, thank you. I'm still hoping for free dining for October 27th-Nov 3rd. Tried everything to get a pin code. Still hopeful
We're going the same week. We went last year at the same time and had our choice between FD or room discount.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:19 PM   #49
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We're going the same week. We went last year at the same time and had our choice between FD or room discount.
Even more hopeful now. I bet you had a great time:-)
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:37 PM   #50
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We are still hoping here they offer free dining Oct 5-12 if not we will be rescheduling our trip to spring 2014 which will mean more research for me on spring Disney dates!
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:22 AM   #51
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We are still hoping here they offer free dining Oct 5-12 if not we will be rescheduling our trip to spring 2014 which will mean more research for me on spring Disney dates!
I am going sept 29-oct 7. I called Disney to ask about the free dining because they had it for the period right before I was going. I told them I really wanted to stay with them but that if I didn't get the free dining I wasn't going to be able to. They gave it to me without any problem. Call see what they say can't hurt.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:50 AM   #52
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Columbus Day is part of the reason, but the biggest reason is that those two weeks are school Fall Breaks in many districts across the country, and Disney doesn't need to offer deals during that time. Oct has had 2 weeks blocked out of FD for years.
Disappointing - although I've been pricing it out and presuming we get a room discount, the loss of "free" dining won't be as significant an impact on the wallet as I had first thought. In 2011 we went from October 3 - 15 and fell within the
free dining window. Was hoping our trip this year (October 5 - 15) would have worked out with the FD promotion too.

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I am going sept 29-oct 7. I called Disney to ask about the free dining because they had it for the period right before I was going. I told them I really wanted to stay with them but that if I didn't get the free dining I wasn't going to be able to. They gave it to me without any problem. Call see what they say can't hurt.
This seems.... unlikely.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:17 PM   #53
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I am going sept 29-oct 7. I called Disney to ask about the free dining because they had it for the period right before I was going. I told them I really wanted to stay with them but that if I didn't get the free dining I wasn't going to be able to. They gave it to me without any problem. Call see what they say can't hurt.

Awesome! There have been a lot of people posting similar stories lately.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:01 PM   #54
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Very interesting...I was speaking to a mother on the playground who told me she is going on free dining last week of Aug, and I told her there is no free dining that week. She told me she called and said there has been free dining the last week of August the last couple times she has gone, and she can't go without it....they offered her the free dining for that week.
She told me to call and say the same thing, but I just yessed her to death because I didn't believe her. But now others are posting similar stories...hmm...
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:58 AM   #55
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Curious then has there been any free dining into the first dining into the first two weeks of Nov?
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #56
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Very interesting...I was speaking to a mother on the playground who told me she is going on free dining last week of Aug, and I told her there is no free dining that week. She told me she called and said there has been free dining the last week of August the last couple times she has gone, and she can't go without it....they offered her the free dining for that week.
She told me to call and say the same thing, but I just yessed her to death because I didn't believe her. But now others are posting similar stories...hmm...
It's very likely she had a pincode attached to her name when she called. It's also likely that castmembers are using codes they aren't supposed to be using to get the booking.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #57
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I am going sept 29-oct 7. I called Disney to ask about the free dining because they had it for the period right before I was going. I told them I really wanted to stay with them but that if I didn't get the free dining I wasn't going to be able to. They gave it to me without any problem. Call see what they say can't hurt.
My parents went a few years ago planning ahead for free dinning. They announced all sorts of dates but theirs. I called and they have them a discount, did not equal free dinning but it took a good chunk off the dinning costs.
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I had someone tell me today they got an email saying that lots of weeks of free dinning where gonna be available from September through December
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Because you can book the September offer through 7/31, does that mean they won't announce any potential special offer until August for fall travel? We are booked for 10/18-10/25 and I'd love for free dining or a room only discount!
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It's very likely she had a pincode attached to her name when she called.

It's also likely that castmembers are using codes they aren't supposed to be using to get the booking.
While the first is a possibility, the second is NOT likely at all. They are NOT allowed to offer discounts just to get people to book. If this is happening and people are being allowed to book outside the free dining window, it is being done with 100 % consent from Disney.

While this "invisible" discount is rare - it is not unheard of in the history of the walt disney company. It could well be that Disney has decided to allow CM the flexibility of offering FD outside the window to get people to book.
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