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Old 09-29-2011, 12:30 PM   #61
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This idea may have been mentioned already in the thread....either way, I think the main post should be a Disney Discount Codes and Rates sticky.

I know there is already a Free Dining sticky but the info in post#1 is really essential.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:22 PM   #62
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Hi! If I book a room for the last day FD is offered, a thurs night, but check in the next morning on a fri at 7, 8 or 9am ( fly in on a red eye ) will we still be elig for the plan? I'd rather have the room on arrival than wait for check in- and of course we would love to take advantage of FD if poss! Has anyone done this or know if it's possible? Thank you!
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:34 AM   #63
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Wouldn't you counted as a no show and lose the reservation if you don't check in by a certain time? I don't really know, but am interested in the answer.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:19 PM   #64
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Hi! If I book a room for the last day FD is offered, a thurs night, but check in the next morning on a fri at 7, 8 or 9am ( fly in on a red eye ) will we still be elig for the plan? I'd rather have the room on arrival than wait for check in- and of course we would love to take advantage of FD if poss! Has anyone done this or know if it's possible? Thank you!
If you are not checked into a room on the day of FD, they won't HOLD the room until the next day.

BUT, I believe you are asking if there is a way to insure you HAVE a room available for your ACCESS based on that DATE - even if you arrive after midnight. I suggest you CALL to verify, explaining your flight does not arrive until sometime after midnight (have flight number handy in case they need to confirm), but want the room ready upon your arrival and are willing to pay for the NIGHT BEFORE check-in to insure that.

What I would NOT say is that you are doing this to lock in the FD - though that is certainly a bonus. ;~}

I have, indeed, done this for a client. A large family was flying in from various parts of the country for a family reunion and 2 couples were coming in from Las Vegas on red-eye flights. We booked them to arrive on the day before everyone else, even though they 'technically' arrived on the same date, so that they could get into their rooms and rest/sleep while waiting for the others who arrived late morning and mid-afternoon.

In our instance, we did a 'room-only' booking because they were all paying for their dining AND this change was made only a few days pre-arrival. But I believe the same thing could be done with your reservation. Realistically, those who arrive in the middle of the night or wee morning hours that are willing to pay to have a room available on arrival should be allowed to do so.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:20 PM   #65
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Many many thanks for posting this, it was EXACTLY what I was looking for and explained everything in simple, easy to understand terms. Thank you so much!
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:18 PM   #66
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Is there a change fee to switch a child to an adult?

We have paid in full for a 4 night free dining trip for 3 adults/3 kids, ages 11, 9, and 5. So, technically the oldest is listed as an adult for pricing/menu options. Well, the middle one...a son...is a big and adventurous eater. And I didn't realize until looking closely at menu options that he would be disappointed in the amount and quality of food offerings for kids. I read somewhere on here that you could upgrade a child to adult for menu purposes (its basically the difference between a child ticket to an adult ticket)....in our case $23.43.

But my TA wasn't sure if Disney would charge a change fee since we are in our 45 day window, which she thinks might be an add'l $10-15, she thinks. But she is out for the rest of the day so I won't know for sure until tomorrow and I don't think I can do it myself since I have a TA. We leave in a little over 3 weeks. Does anyone know if there is a fee to do this kind of upgrade? Other than just the upgrade cost? I've searched DW website and just can't tell.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:04 PM   #67
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We have paid in full for a 4 night free dining trip for 3 adults/3 kids, ages 11, 9, and 5. So, technically the oldest is listed as an adult for pricing/menu options. Well, the middle one...a son...is a big and adventurous eater. And I didn't realize until looking closely at menu options that he would be disappointed in the amount and quality of food offerings for kids. I read somewhere on here that you could upgrade a child to adult for menu purposes (its basically the difference between a child ticket to an adult ticket)....in our case $23.43.

But my TA wasn't sure if Disney would charge a change fee since we are in our 45 day window, which she thinks might be an add'l $10-15, she thinks. But she is out for the rest of the day so I won't know for sure until tomorrow and I don't think I can do it myself since I have a TA. We leave in a little over 3 weeks. Does anyone know if there is a fee to do this kind of upgrade? Other than just the upgrade cost? I've searched DW website and just can't tell.
No, there aren't going to charge you any fees. You are upgrading and therefore spending more money. Disney doesn't ever turn down your money or charge you money for spending more money for a trip to WDW. They only charge you a "change" fee on a package if you are less than 45 days from your check in date and are downgrading your package in some way.
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No, there aren't going to charge you any fees. You are upgrading and therefore spending more money. Disney doesn't ever turn down your money or charge you money for spending more money for a trip to WDW. They only charge you a "change" fee on a package if you are less than 45 days from your check in date and are downgrading your package in some way.
You were right! Got my son upgraded for $23.43 and no change or processing fee. Just the increase in price from a child myw ticket to adult. He'll be so pleased he can order anything off the menu now!! Yeah!
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Please forgive me if this was already asked, but does anyone know when in August Free Dining has been offered?
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Please forgive me if this was already asked, but does anyone know when in August Free Dining has been offered?
The basic timeframes for Free Dining Promos are listed in the very first paragraph of the very first post on this thread.

Basically, a Free Dining discount has been offered every August since 2005. The dates usually fall between mid-August and the end of the month - the start dates have varied from year to year.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:38 AM   #72
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This may sound odd but if we purchase the free dining package that includes a 2-day park ticket, and never use any of the park tickets, will those park tickets expire? Or will they be able to be used on another trip later?

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This may sound odd but if we purchase the free dining package that includes a 2-day park ticket, and never use any of the park tickets, will those park tickets expire? Or will they be able to be used on another trip later?

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As long as no days are used, they can be used on a future trip. If you do intend to save them, make sure to put them away somewhere they won't get used now because if they are accidentally used just once, they will expire 14 days after the first use.
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As long as no days are used, they can be used on a future trip. If you do intend to save them, make sure to put them away somewhere they won't get used now because if they are accidentally used just once, they will expire 14 days after the first use.
Thanks for that.
One more question now. Will I receive paper tickets along with my KTTW card in the case that I might not use the admissions?

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Thanks for that.
One more question now. Will I receive paper tickets along with my KTTW card in the case that I might not use the admissions?

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You're welcome . The tickets will be on your KTTW card. I have heard of people getting the park tickets taken off the KTTW card, but we have never done that. Whenever we have had tickets with a package that we were using on a future trip or had non expire tickets, I just kept the KTTW card and marked them as to what was on them so I would know what I had later on. And we have never had any trouble using them .
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