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Old 04-19-2013, 03:56 PM   #1816
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Just curios...I'm coming to WDW Oct 17th-27th. If free dining becomes available, are my dates normally in the "safe zone"?
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Going by historical data, FD would likely start on the 18th this year, but there are so many unusual things going on with discounts that it really is very difficult to predict. I can tell you that the last two years, FD has started on that Friday. The bounceback offers for those two years were for room discounts starting on the following Sunday. The 2013 bounceback starts on Sunday Oct. 20. If it were to follow the usual pattern, that makes Friday Oct. 18 a good guess. As I said though, there are a lot of unknowns this year.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:10 PM   #1817
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Going by historical data, FD would likely start on the 18th this year, but there are so many unusual things going on with discounts that it really is very difficult to predict. I can tell you that the last two years, FD has started on that Friday. The bounceback offers for those two years were for room discounts starting on the following Sunday. The 2013 bounceback starts on Sunday Oct. 20. If it were to follow the usual pattern, that makes Friday Oct. 18 a good guess. As I said though, there are a lot of unknowns this year.
Thank-you for the info! I understand its never in stone, but its nice to have something to go by..

If the 18th is in fact the start date for FD in around my dates of travel, it really complicates things

I have a split stay already booked. 5 nights AKL from the 17th-22nd with the Dining plan, and 5 day tickets with park hopper & water park and more option..

And..

5 nights Poly, room only. We will pay out of pocket for meals etc..(I'm hoping to get a R0 discount for this 5 nights since its a seperate reservation, and would save me more $$)

If FD is the 18th, then that would mean I would have to book a R0 for the 17th, then book my package from the 18-22nd, and then I have my R0 at the Poly for another 5 days. That would be 3 reservations..lol..

I don't like the thought of having to possibly switch rooms on the 18th. I would like to stay in the same room for the 5 nights.

Now, I think I will run my numbers again and see if I would save more $$ by applying a discount (if one comes out) vs the FD.

Thanks again, its good to have all scenario's so when/if the discounts come out, I've already got the info in hand
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:13 PM   #1818
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My best advice to anyone who is even just "thinking" about going back in 2014, if Free Dining is the BounceBack offer, reserve it!! That way you don't have to play the wait and see game with this particular discount. This is the second year we take advantage of it and boy am I ever thankful.

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Old 04-19-2013, 04:18 PM   #1819
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My best advice to anyone who is even just "thinking" about going back in 2014, if Free Dining is the BounceBack offer, reserve it!! That way you don't have to play the wait and see game with this particular discount. This is the second year we take advantage of it and boy am I ever thankful.

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You are so right! We haven't been since 2010 so not an option this time Now I have to decide if we are going in 2014 also
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #1820
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You are so right! We haven't been since 2010 so not an option this time Now I have to decide if we are going in 2014 also
Of course you are!!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #1821
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My best advice to anyone who is even just "thinking" about going back in 2014, if Free Dining is the BounceBack offer, reserve it!! That way you don't have to play the wait and see game with this particular discount. This is the second year we take advantage of it and boy am I ever thankful.

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YAY!!! I'm so (happly) stinking jealous! I will 100% book if they offer a bounce back!!! 100%
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:55 PM   #1822
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My best advice to anyone who is even just "thinking" about going back in 2014, if Free Dining is the BounceBack offer, reserve it!! That way you don't have to play the wait and see game with this particular discount. This is the second year we take advantage of it and boy am I ever thankful.

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Absolutely KICKING myself for not booking the FD Bounceback offered during our November trip. I wasn't thinking that it would be a big deal because I just figured free dining was an annual thing...what a dummy!! Now I sit on pins and needles with everyone else hoping a good offer comes along!
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:59 PM   #1823
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This is my first trip watching the Disboard. Just a question, How far in advance do you guys usually know about a coming offer? Everyone is speculating on the 25th....do you usually know the Monday or Tuesday before? So tired of waiting!!!!!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:11 PM   #1824
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So, with the value resort you get the quick service plan, but with the moderate or deluxe you get the dining plus. .. 1 cs meal one ya meal a snack and mug.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:30 PM   #1825
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Look, no offense - but can you people stop arguing? It's hard enough being subbed to this thread with all of the other chatter, but when it's pages an pages of "I'm a better Disney guessed than you," ... It frankly gets a little old. You're both just trig to help so view it as that and back off of each other.

Also - it might be a good idea that a mod make a thread dedicated to Free DDP that contains NO chatter and only is updated with DDP updates (by a mod if need be) so that those subscribed don't have to read through 4 pages of discussion (and arguing) a day to see that nothing came out. ?? Is this possible?

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Old 04-19-2013, 05:34 PM   #1826
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Look, no offense - but can you people stop arguing? It's hard enough being subbed to this thread with all of the other chatter, but when it's pages an pages of "I'm a better Disney guessed than you," ... It frankly gets a little old. You're both just trig to help so view it as that and back off of each other.

Also - it might be a good idea that a mod make a thread dedicated to Free DDP that contains NO chatter and only is updated with DDP updates (by a mod if need be) so that those subscribed don't have to read through 4 pages of discussion (and arguing) a day to see that nothing came out. ?? Is this possible?

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Hmmmm. I didn't see any arguing. Must have missed that. You might want to change your settings if all the chatter bothers you. I have mine set to get a once daily delivery so I can skim through it. Just a thought.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:35 PM   #1827
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Look, no offense - but can you people stop arguing? It's hard enough being subbed to this thread with all of the other chatter, but when it's pages an pages of "I'm a better Disney guessed than you," ... It frankly gets a little old. You're both just trig to help so view it as that and back off of each other.

Also - it might be a good idea that a mod make a thread dedicated to Free DDP that contains NO chatter and only is updated with DDP updates (by a mod if need be) so that those subscribed don't have to read through 4 pages of discussion (and arguing) a day to see that nothing came out. ?? Is this possible?

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Thank you. If someone chooses not to believe a prediction then so be it. But no need to fuss about it. In the past it has been a poster and not a mod who has concrete info first. Even when it becomes apparent I would still caution everyone to wait until it is formally announced by Disney before doing anything like changing flights or whatever.

We can predict and often get it right, but we can't read minds....so nothing is 100% until it happens.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #1828
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Thank you. If someone chooses not to believe a prediction then so be it. But no need to fuss about it. In the past it has been a poster and not a mod who has concrete info first. Even when it becomes apparent I would still caution everyone to wait until it is formally announced by Disney before doing anything like changing flights or whatever.

We can predict and often get it right, but we can't read minds....so nothing is 100% until it happens.
That's why I posted earlier its not 100% unless Walt Disney himself posts it!
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:50 PM   #1829
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Look, no offense - but can you people stop arguing? It's hard enough being subbed to this thread with all of the other chatter, but when it's pages an pages of "I'm a better Disney guessed than you," ... It frankly gets a little old. You're both just trig to help so view it as that and back off of each other.

Also - it might be a good idea that a mod make a thread dedicated to Free DDP that contains NO chatter and only is updated with DDP updates (by a mod if need be) so that those subscribed don't have to read through 4 pages of discussion (and arguing) a day to see that nothing came out. ?? Is this possible?

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Old 04-19-2013, 08:31 PM   #1830
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If they do release Free Dining for Late Summer, will the week of August 25 most likely be covered, as it has been in the past?
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