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Old 05-21-2008, 06:25 AM   #1
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Holiday pricing

We will be at WDW from 11/25-12/09, when should I expect holiday prices? Just on Thanksgiving day, the whole week, the entire two weeks?

I had never heard of holiday prices until today so I´m kind of stressed out...
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:54 AM   #2
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Probably for a couple of weeks. This is just one way of Disney trying to screw people out of money. Its ridiculous!!!!!
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:57 AM   #3
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That´s insane. Especially since we can´t get the dining plan since we´re staying the first week offsite and the second week onsite. We´d have to pay for our 10 day tickets and extra 1 day tickets for everyone, which again is insane for a family of 7 (6 paying).

So, how bad should I expect it to be? How big are the price increases?
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:31 AM   #4
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Holiday pricing = Holiday gouging.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:34 AM   #5
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Just my 2 cents.
So true!
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:36 AM   #6
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You´re freaking me out! Is it that bad? By how much should I expect to increase my dining budget? Does the holiday pricing only apply to TS places or CS as well?
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:18 AM   #7
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You´re freaking me out! Is it that bad? By how much should I expect to increase my dining budget? Does the holiday pricing only apply to TS places or CS as well?
Well for some reason the end of may and june are holiday priced? and this is what I have for info

Ohanas Character buffet was 18.99 per adult and "Holiday Pricing" is 22.99 per adult.


I think its just for buffets? but dont quote me, if you ask Disney Dining when you make your ADRs they can tell you price changes
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I had figured there would be a surcharge for Thanksgiving Day though I've not yet seen it posted....so after reading this I decided to hunt around Allears for information about surcharges last T-day. Oh vey, did I learn a few things!

According to Allears (http://www.allearsnet.com/menu/men_thks.htm) LAST YEAR many of the restaraunts had special meals/buffets specifically for Thanksgiving Day and some weren't serving their full regular menu. For instance, 50s Prime Time Cafe was doing a buffet with "limited" a la carte regular menu.

Anyone know what was on the buffett? I don't think I've ever read that Prime Time HAD a buffett. Is it traditional Thanksgiving stuff, turkey, ham, etc....or is it their regular menu but on an all you can eat style? We wanted the pot roast and chicken pot pie, not turkey! I had figured on paying a couple dollars more, but I hadn't figured on not being able to get the food that we wanted. May need to rethink even eating onsite if they're changing the menu and style of eating. I'm not fond of buffets for lunch or dinner....breakfast is ok, but I prefer not buffet later in the day.

Oh boy....now I'm gonna have to rethink all this again. I'm starting to think maybe I should just go ahead and go see grandma in Tampa for thanksgiving....it'd be free (LOL) and yet the same food I'll apparently be getting at Disney. We were hoping to spend time with Grandma later in the month without the 30 extras she drags in off the street for holiday meals, though.
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:52 AM   #9
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That´s insane. Especially since we can´t get the dining plan since we´re staying the first week offsite and the second week onsite. We´d have to pay for our 10 day tickets and extra 1 day tickets for everyone, which again is insane for a family of 7 (6 paying).

So, how bad should I expect it to be? How big are the price increases?
I have heard the prices are higher by far.We are going back to disney in december was there last year and 5 of us went my youngest son didnt count cause under 3 i left my baby girl at home with her great grand mother any way am going back in december of this year and there will be 11 to 12 of us and out of those is 6 children so what we are going to do is get our room and split the cost of the extra room thought about getting a time share or something but decided not to we are going to stay 7 days on site magic hrs are great mayb that is something you would like to do is split the cost between everyone jusst a idea
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:26 PM   #10
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We'll be there Dec 7-14. Will it still be holiday time pricing? Gosh, I hope not!
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:59 PM   #11
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The other posts are correct. They will up the price not only for Thanksgiving Day but for the entire Thanksgiving week. I have a friend that works at O'Hana, and he told me they upped the price on the regular meal for the week to the same higher price of the Thanksgivng Day offerrings.

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Old 05-21-2008, 01:08 PM   #12
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I have heard the prices are higher by far.We are going back to disney in december was there last year and 5 of us went my youngest son didnt count cause under 3 i left my baby girl at home with her great grand mother any way am going back in december of this year and there will be 11 to 12 of us and out of those is 6 children so what we are going to do is get our room and split the cost of the extra room thought about getting a time share or something but decided not to we are going to stay 7 days on site magic hrs are great mayb that is something you would like to do is split the cost between everyone jusst a idea
Splitting the cost isn´t really an option, considering that 5 of us are our own kids (oldest 14) and then DH and I, which are "splitting" the cost anyway.
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I had figured there would be a surcharge for Thanksgiving Day though I've not yet seen it posted....so after reading this I decided to hunt around Allears for information about surcharges last T-day. Oh vey, did I learn a few things!

According to Allears (http://www.allearsnet.com/menu/men_thks.htm) LAST YEAR many of the restaraunts had special meals/buffets specifically for Thanksgiving Day and some weren't serving their full regular menu. For instance, 50s Prime Time Cafe was doing a buffet with "limited" a la carte regular menu.
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I saw that too...however, on wdwinfo it indicates virtually the same thing except there are specific dates attatched to the special pricing...for this past year it was 11/18-11/24 which would have been from sun. the week of Thanksgiving through friday day after thanksgiving...

http://www.wdwinfo.com/holidays/Thanksgiving.htm

and according to this it says 50's prime time will have the thanksgiving menu plus the regular menu...
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50's Prime Time Cafe '07

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Price (not including beverage, tax and gratuity):

$24.99 - ages 10 and up

$9.99 - ages 3-9

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Chef's traditional Thanksgiving dinner including dessert. Regular a la carte menu is available.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:49 AM   #14
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Disney has added the "holiday surcharge" not just on holidays.The surcharge is and can include weeks surrounding holidays.Weeks that Disney considers prime vacationing time.It usually applies only to character dining and buffets.there was a post awhile ago that had the specific details as to what weeks are considered holiday pricing.
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:03 AM   #15
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We are going during the holiday season (Dec) and wanted to get the DDP...you can stll use the DP, right? Your gratuity will just be higher...right?
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