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Old 03-26-2009, 11:51 AM   #1606
Is there anything better than Free Dining and Fastpasses?
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Originally Posted by LMCT88 View Post
So if on my last day I am leaving in the morning, is it better to just grab snacks to use up the left over ts and snack credit left. Also can you use the snack credit at goofys candy store
I don't beleive you can "exchange" snacks for Table Service or Counter Service Credits. If you think you are going to have extra TS credits, just book a couple of Signature Dining ADRS that take two dining credits.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:51 AM   #1607
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are we sure they will be releasing to the general public on Monday the 30th?

I just called WDW Travel and she said she didnt know anything.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:52 AM   #1608
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Originally Posted by PrincessTiffany View Post
Just go to the Disney website and book a package WITHOUT adding the DDP and that is the cost your package would be with the free dining code applied to it.

Duh!! Why didn't I think of that!! Thanks
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:53 AM   #1609
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Yay! Just booked POP - 2 rooms for 9 nights Sept 11-20 w/free dining. I feel so relieved now to actually have it booked. I was holding my breath afraid for some reason they wouldn't offer it this year. I'm so excited. This will be my DS6's first trip, everyone else's second. Now I have to start thinking about what days at which parks so I can do ADRs. Oh, I have a headache already!!!
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:54 AM   #1610
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Originally Posted by SGMCO View Post
I went to Disney Visa Rewards site because I was not sent an
Email and found the offer. From what I can get from the ad
the only 2 deluxe Resorts are SS and OKW. Does anyone know
if these are the only Deluxe resort that can get FD package?
Those are just examples, you will need to call Disney Reservations and see which Deluxes have availability. Since this is the first day of the promotion, most should still have availability.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:54 AM   #1611
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Originally Posted by Plumbgiddy View Post
Well, we just booked our trip with Free Dining! Success!!! We thought it would be worth making this our first post. Yes, we're giddy.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:54 AM   #1612
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No, that is just examples. I booked WL and read someone booked the Poly
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:54 AM   #1613
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I was so stressed this morning...I called first thing and got through right away to a cast member, but was told I couldn't add free dining on to our existing reservation because I had done it through a travel agent. So I had to wait until the agent got in at 8:30 CST (9:30 EST), leave her a message, etc. She just called me...she was able to add on free dining to our plan!

We have a 2-bedroom villa in the Wilderness Lodge Villas. There are 5 of us staying in it - 4 adults and one child - so this saves us a ton! We'll be there Sept. 11-18. Now, all I have to decide is if we want to mess with MNSSHP.

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Old 03-26-2009, 11:55 AM   #1614
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Stricter during Free Dining?

This is our first time on the DDP, and we'll be there during free dining. I've read people talk about some snacks and drinks (like smoothies) that are sometimes allowed on the DDP, and sometimes not. Is it fair to assume that during Free Dining, they are going to be very strict about what they allow on the DDP?....no smoothies for us!
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:56 AM   #1615
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Good job.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:57 AM   #1616
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Yay, girlpenguin! We'll be there the same time as you, and I have the same dilemma. I can't decide about MNSSHP. Have you done the Halloween party before?
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:58 AM   #1617
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Free Dining/Annual Pass?

Is there anyway to avoid paying for the one day park ticket that you need to book free dining if you have an annual pass? A friend told me that she thinks that you get credit for that one day ticket when you renew your annual pass. Is she correct? Or is she confused and you get credit if you book that one day ticket and upgrade to an annual pass while you are there for free dining?
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:58 AM   #1618
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From the Disney Rewards website:

EnjoyDining Plan with purchase of one of these 5 nights/6days Magic Your Way Vacation Packages

Take advantage of this Walt Disney World® Resort offer and save on dining during your vacation. With the Disney Dining Plan, you can choose from over 100 select Disney restaurants, including Character dining, and receive one quick service meal, a select snack, and one table service meal per person, per night of your package. (Excludes gratuities and alcoholic beverages. Children ages 3-9 must choose from the kids' menu, if available.)

This Magic Your Way Vacation Package also includes:

Walt Disney World® Theme Park Tickets. Enjoy admission to one Theme Park per day, each day of your ticket.

And with this package you can enjoy special benefits including:

Stay in a Select Disney Resort Hotel and receive complimentary transportation to-and-from Orlando International Airport with Disney's Magical Express service.

Extra Magic Hours Benefit. You and your family can take advantage of extra time in a Disney Theme Park each day to enjoy select attractions. (Valid Theme Park admission required.)

Guest Transportation. Complimentary, convenient transportation takes your family from your Disney Resort hotel to all four Disney Theme Parks and more - throughout the day!

1 Offers subject to change without notice. Present a valid Disney Rewards Visa Card for special offers or entry into the Character Meet 'N' Greet Event. Not valid in combination with other offers, discounts, promotions or with any previous purchase. Minimum purchase and/or separate Theme Park admission may be required. Offer elements, including but not limited to participating locations, are subject to availability, and additional restrictions, and may change or be canceled without notice. Please visit DisneyRewards.com for full terms and conditions.
2 Get 0% APR for 6 months on certain U.S. Theme Park ticket-inclusive Disney vacation packages, all Disney Cruise Line® packages, and Adventures by Disney packages $101 up to a maximum of $10,000 per transaction when booked by you or your travel agent through the Walt Disney Travel Company and charged to your Disney Rewards Visa Card prior to commencement of your vacation. Other restrictions apply. For complete details be sure to refer to the Cardmember Agreement.
3 Important Details: Tickets must be used within 14 days of first use. No group rates or other discounts apply. For reservations made between March 26, 2009 and March 29, 2009, deposit must be made at the time of booking using your Disney Rewards Visa Card.

Offer made by Disney. Chase Bank USA, N.A. and its affiliates are not affiliates of Disney and are not responsible for the offer fulfillment.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:58 AM   #1619
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Originally Posted by vladimir10 View Post
OK, I'm new to this free dining thing. Can some one explain it to me, how it works, requirements, or where I can get more info on it? Thanks.
Since 2005, Disney has been offering the Free Dining promo for Magic Your way packages with a 3 night minimum and a 14 day maximum (Basic Dining Plan; 1 TS, 1 CS, 1 Snack per person per night) during the last part of August until the end of September, give or take a few days. The free dining offer is usually announced during the first week of April, but actually got released today. The first couple of days it will only be open to Disney Visa holders and then will open up to the general public on Monday. The booking dates for 2009 for the general public will be August 16 through October 3 and you will have to book by June 21 to receive the FD offer.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:03 PM   #1620
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So how much did the package cost for Port Orleans Riverside? lets say for 7 days...anyone?
Anyone book this?

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