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Old 03-23-2014, 02:34 PM   #331
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YOu can keep all of your ADR's. They simply give you "credits" and when you need to pay at the restaurants you will pay using those "credits". Tip is NOT included in the dining plan so you will need to prepare to pay a 20% tip at each restaurant.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:24 PM   #332
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Here is the historical data for Disney promo's Hope this helps.
http://www.mousesavers.com/historica...ort-discounts/
2013 on 5/6 FD promo came out for 9/2 thru 9/25 then re-offered on 8/1 to cover dates 9/29 thru 12/22.
2012 on 3/5/12 FD was offered 8/25 thru 9/29 and then re-offered on 7/9 to cover dates 9/30 thru 12/13.
2011 on 8/16/10 they did an early FD offer for 8/19/ thru 9/24/11 (a year in advance) then on 4/28/11 FD offer came out on 5/2 that covered 8/28 thru 9/24 and then re-offered on 8/3 to cover dates 10/2 thru 12/17 and then on 8/24 the FD offer was reissued with slightly changed set of dates.

I have read on the boards (I think there is a complete forum) about whether the DISers "think" that the earlier Food & Wine festival dates will effect the dates of FD, possibly ending FD prior to the F&W festival starting. But based on the historical data, FD has been offered the majority of the time that Disney has had the F&W festival.

I guess we will all have to just wait and see what happens but hopefully this will help answer your question. YES! historically, they have offered FD during the dates you are looking for!Pixie Dust for 2014 FD for your dates (and mine)
and additionally, in 2012, the FD dates were extended to Dec 20! We were lucky enough to cash in on that!
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:03 PM   #333
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and additionally, in 2012, the FD dates were extended to Dec 20! We were lucky enough to cash in on that!
Us, too! I think I saw it come in my email over Labor Day weekend they were extending it and we hopped on!
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:02 PM   #334
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When to book

In the past, we booked our trip and when the FD promotion was offered, we added it. Now if promotions are only offered thru the unique offer codes, do we need to wait until the fall discount promotions are offered before we book? We are planning on an October trip.
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In the past, we booked our trip and when the FD promotion was offered, we added it. Now if promotions are only offered thru the unique offer codes, do we need to wait until the fall discount promotions are offered before we book? We are planning on an October trip.
No. The trip before last we were booked only with a AAA room discount, then when a better deal came out, we called and changed our pkg. Shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:49 PM   #336
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But why would Disney send me a unique offer code if I am already booked?
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:56 PM   #337
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But why would Disney send me a unique offer code if I am already booked?
We've been sent free offer codes for free dining in the past when we've already had a trip booked.

Even if someone has a trip booked, they can cancel before the pif date without penalty, which is what we intend to do this year unless FD is offered.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:24 PM   #338
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We've been sent free offer codes for free dining in the past when we've already had a trip booked.

Even if someone has a trip booked, they can cancel before the pif date without penalty, which is what we intend to do this year unless FD is offered.
The only problem is, if everyone books ahead of time, then Disney won't offer any discounts because their bookings will be up. Discounts are offered to fill rooms when the bookings are down. The more people that book in advance....(1) the more resorts will be excluded if a discount is offered....or (2) a discount or free dining won't be offered at all.
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The only problem is, if everyone books ahead of time, then Disney won't offer any discounts because their bookings will be up. Discounts are offered to fill rooms when the bookings are down. The more people that book in advance....(1) the more resorts will be excluded if a discount is offered....or (2) a discount or free dining won't be offered at all.
That makes perfect sense but I don't think the people on this thread, or this board, represent everyone. There are plenty of empty rooms that time of year. If they don't offer it I'm canceling, without regret.
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Thanks everyone for your advice.

Are all unique offer codes eventually made available to the general public? I will be traveling with my in laws and they don't receive Disney promotions.
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But why would Disney send me a unique offer code if I am already booked?
Disney is happy you booked, but Disney would be even happier if you upgraded resorts.
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YOu can keep all of your ADR's. They simply give you "credits" and when you need to pay at the restaurants you will pay using those "credits". Tip is NOT included in the dining plan so you will need to prepare to pay a 20% tip at each restaurant.

Thank you for the info! I havent booked since 09 and SO much has changed, I dont remember there even being online ADRS then...
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so lets say I book a trip included dining, paid with credit card, do they give you a discount to NOT included your dining plan fee?? what I mean is, how do they give you free dining if you paid for it in a package??
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so lets say I book a trip included dining, paid with credit card, do they give you a discount to NOT included your dining plan fee?? what I mean is, how do they give you free dining if you paid for it in a package??
I believe you'd be credited back on the credit card.
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I believe you'd be credited back on the credit card.
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