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Old 08-07-2012, 08:07 AM   #256
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I am dying waiting to find out if January will have free dining. I have made some ADRs for the week I want (1/26-2/2) but am waiting to hear about free dining before I book airlines. I do have a question though.....should I book a package now through Disney with room, tickets and dining or should I just wait until the free dining is released? I am new to this. Is it easier to wait until free dining is released to book a package or should I book now and call and add free dining when (fingers crossed) it comes out? What do the experts recommend?

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Old 08-07-2012, 08:18 AM   #257
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I'm no expert but I would say depends what kind of resort and room. If you want the new aoa value resort id say book now. Standard rooms are going quick from what I hear. I'd say it dosnt hurt to book anywhere now. You can always change dates or packages.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:33 AM   #258
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I am dying waiting to find out if January will have free dining. I have made some ADRs for the week I want (1/26-2/2) but am waiting to hear about free dining before I book airlines. I do have a question though.....should I book a package now through Disney with room, tickets and dining or should I just wait until the free dining is released? I am new to this. Is it easier to wait until free dining is released to book a package or should I book now and call and add free dining when (fingers crossed) it comes out? What do the experts recommend?
I think if you are definitely going to take the trip, whether FD is offered or not, you should go ahead and book the package you want. If you are only going to make the trip if FD is offered, there is really no use in booking until you find out.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:08 AM   #259
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I am dying waiting to find out if January will have free dining. I have made some ADRs for the week I want (1/26-2/2) but am waiting to hear about free dining before I book airlines. I do have a question though.....should I book a package now through Disney with room, tickets and dining or should I just wait until the free dining is released? I am new to this. Is it easier to wait until free dining is released to book a package or should I book now and call and add free dining when (fingers crossed) it comes out? What do the experts recommend?
I feel it doesn't really matter.
A specific number of rooms in each resort will be set aside for the sale.
If you book now, you might have to choose another resort anyway, if your chosen resort doesn't have enough rooms in the sale, or enough of the "view" type you book.
Booking now does not guarantee you the same type of room in the sale.
Nor does it secure you a room over anyone else booking with free dining later.
Your free dining room will come out of the free dining "pool" as it were.

Not to mention, no one even knows WHEN the dates might be, so if your dates are off, you'll have to change your ressie anyway.

IF you want a type of room MORE than you want free dining, as in, you will NOT use the free dining sale if you can't get that type of room in that resort, then book now.

Hope that helps!!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #260
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so im wondering and I am hoping that I am very wrong but do you think that they wont offer free dining becuase of the amount of people that will be coming for the opening of the new fantsy land? They wont need anything to draw the crowds becuase they will already have that nitch.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:48 AM   #261
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so im wondering and I am hoping that I am very wrong but do you think that they wont offer free dining becuase of the amount of people that will be coming for the opening of the new fantsy land? They wont need anything to draw the crowds becuase they will already have that nitch.
I wouldn't worry about that. The grand opening of New Fantasyland is set for Dec. 6, 2012. (I think) If they were concerned about crowds they wouldn't have extended the free dining in Dec 2012.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:51 PM   #262
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WE want free Dinning.. WE want Free Dinning..Please

I need free Dinning,, I need free dinning.
I am planning a mother daughter trip for my mom's 70th birthday. She has been hinting around at she might like to do this for her birthday. I have to have free dinning in order to go, looking for jan 10 thru 14, anyone have any history for this time of year? The reason I have to have free dinning is that my daughter is getting married so I have alot tied up in the wedding. Soooo

We want free dinning... PLease
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:06 PM   #263
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I need free Dinning,, I need free dinning.
I am planning a mother daughter trip for my mom's 70th birthday. She has been hinting around at she might like to do this for her birthday. I have to have free dinning in order to go, looking for jan 10 thru 14, anyone have any history for this time of year? The reason I have to have free dinning is that my daughter is getting married so I have alot tied up in the wedding. Soooo

We want free dinning... PLease
I hate to be negative, but that is Marathon Weekend at WDW, and I really doubt they will offer free dining for those dates. If anything, free dining will probably start the 14th or so.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:42 PM   #264
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We've been there during the marathon and had free dining before. I don't think it's a factor, but we'll have to keep our fingers crossed.
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Last year Friday and Saturday of marathon weekend was blacked out but we were able to get a room only discount for those two nights then start FD on Sunday for the rest of our trip. Not sure if Thursday would've been FD last year or not since we didn't start our trip till Friday.

I'm no expert but it could be since marathon weekend is a week later this year that FD dates "may" include some dates after New Years but then blackout a few dates for the marathon. I dunno! At least they offered the room only discount if you can't get FD.

At this point we are all guessing and praying big time! Ha!
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:48 PM   #266
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I need free Dinning,, I need free dinning.
I am planning a mother daughter trip for my mom's 70th birthday. She has been hinting around at she might like to do this for her birthday. I have to have free dinning in order to go, looking for jan 10 thru 14, anyone have any history for this time of year? The reason I have to have free dinning is that my daughter is getting married so I have alot tied up in the wedding. Soooo

We want free dinning... PLease
In all honesty, you may find a room discount for less than the price of the dining plan and be able to spend less money than if you had "free dining" since you have to pay rack-rate for the room and the prices marathon weekend are slightly higher than the rest of early January. Compare when everything is released.

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Old 08-08-2012, 07:57 PM   #267
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In all honesty, you may find a room discount for less than the price of the dining plan and be able to spend less money than if you had "free dining" since you have to pay rack-rate for the room and the prices marathon weekend are slightly higher than the rest of early January. Compare when everything is released.

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I agree and am waiting on the room rate discounts. For us, using the room discount to get CL is a better deal than free dining.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:58 PM   #268
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We knocked $150 off our price with a AAA discount. This buys a lot of food in my book as we normally only eat one sit-down fancy meal per trip.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:19 PM   #269
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We knocked $150 off our price with a AAA discount. This buys a lot of food in my book as we normally only eat one sit-down fancy meal per trip.
Congrats on saving money! Always a good thing!
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I hate to be negative, but that is Marathon Weekend at WDW, and I really doubt they will offer free dining for those dates. If anything, free dining will probably start the 14th or so.
Her Birthday is the 10th so I could put it off for a week or so.. even the end of the month. Sooooo.. They normally offer free dinning in January? and when will the offer come out?


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