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Old 07-16-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Does WDW ever combine 30% off w/ free dining?

Just wondering for a future trip if anyone has ever booked a deluxe resort at 30% off and also been able to get free dining if offered? And did you need a pin to do it?

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Old 07-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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Historically, you've not been able stack discounts. You've always had to choose between free dining and % off the room.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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Just wondering for a future trip if anyone has ever booked a deluxe resort at 30% off and also been able to get free dining if offered? And did you need a pin to do it?

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No.

So don't ever count on this. So only book the room you can afford
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:48 PM   #4
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Just wondering for a future trip if anyone has ever booked a deluxe resort at 30% off and also been able to get free dining if offered? And did you need a pin to do it?

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No, they will not let you combine discounts, unfortunately! That would be awesome if you could!!! If you are going during a time when they offer free dining or % off then you don't need a pin.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:54 PM   #5
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When you book under free dining, it states that you must pay rack rate and get a certain amount of days on a MYW ticket. That would nullify the 30% discount on a room, and they don't do the AP room discount for free dining either.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:39 PM   #6
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They did - about 5 years ago. We booked a last minute stay at the Wilderness Lodge with free dining and about 25% off of the room price. We were there the 1st week of October for 5 nights. We couldn't stay any longer because my oldest DS couldn't miss any more of 7th grade.

It was the one and only time that I have heard of Disney doing this.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:11 PM   #7
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They did - about 5 years ago. We booked a last minute stay at the Wilderness Lodge with free dining and about 25% off of the room price. We were there the 1st week of October for 5 nights. We couldn't stay any longer because my oldest DS couldn't miss any more of 7th grade.

It was the one and only time that I have heard of Disney doing this.
nice! we have never booked that kind of a deal, would love to see that again!
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:29 PM   #8
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They did - about 5 years ago. We booked a last minute stay at the Wilderness Lodge with free dining and about 25% off of the room price. We were there the 1st week of October for 5 nights. We couldn't stay any longer because my oldest DS couldn't miss any more of 7th grade.

It was the one and only time that I have heard of Disney doing this.
2008? About the time the U.S. economy tanked? They probably did offer some deep discount deals then. I love a good WDW discount, but let's hope it's not under those circumstances again.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:49 AM   #9
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I remember back in 2011 when I booked the Poly for the first time. I called central reservations and the lovely woman on the phone offered me free dining with our 3 night stay (in was mid to late August). I turned her offer down....DUH! But I wasn't sure if that was additionally ontop of the 30% discount on the Poly or like OP said, paying the rack rate for the room.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:19 AM   #10
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I don't know if this a UK discount but DS and I are staying SSR late Septmber we have a 30% room discount and includes DDP. We did book almost a year ago.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:19 AM   #11
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I don't know if this a UK discount but DS and I are staying SSR late Septmber we have a 30% room discount and includes DDP. We did book almost a year ago.
Typically when all other resorts onsite are filled to capacity, you can still find availability at SSR. That may help explain your discount at SSR?
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I don't know if this a UK discount but DS and I are staying SSR late Septmber we have a 30% room discount and includes DDP. We did book almost a year ago.
Was that ddp offered for free or was it part of the package price?

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Old 07-21-2013, 10:37 AM   #13
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We did once a few years ago for a moderate. We got a percentage off the room and free dining, but you had to book a certain number of nights. I think it was at least 6 or 7 nights.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:05 PM   #14
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They did - about 5 years ago. We booked a last minute stay at the Wilderness Lodge with free dining and about 25% off of the room price. We were there the 1st week of October for 5 nights. We couldn't stay any longer because my oldest DS couldn't miss any more of 7th grade.

It was the one and only time that I have heard of Disney doing this.
I got this deal, too. I originally had Pop booked with a PIN (can't remember percentage off), then free dining came out and I was able to call back and add the free dining to my already discounted reservation. Those days are long gone, sadly! Ever since then, it's been one or the other...either a room discount or pay rack rate and get free dining.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:07 PM   #15
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They did - about 5 years ago. We booked a last minute stay at the Wilderness Lodge with free dining and about 25% off of the room price. We were there the 1st week of October for 5 nights. We couldn't stay any longer because my oldest DS couldn't miss any more of 7th grade.

It was the one and only time that I have heard of Disney doing this.
Agree..It was the ONE and ONLY time we had both a discount and free dining
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