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Old 07-02-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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More choices opened up for free dining!

I checked the Disney website this morning for our trip dates Oct 30-Nov 4 and more resorts were available this morning for the free dining deal! We were booked into the Fort Wilderness Cabins, because we needed a room that would sleep 5. We are a party of 9, split between 2 rooms. We were able to change our booking this morning to the Port Orleans Riverside rooms that sleep 5. It saved us $780 and my sister's family $700. We used a pin code and I know everyone doesn't have a pin code, but under the regular offer on the website, the Art of Animation suites were available, as was the Beach Club and others that were not there yesterday.

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Old 07-02-2014, 10:54 AM   #2
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Just got Animation suites with free dining!!!!! Was paying rack rate without free dining yesterday!!!
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:21 AM   #3
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I saw more rooms opened up at CSR for Free Dining. We upgraded to a Waterview King view and it ended up being cheaper than our Standard King Room. Saved us some $$
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:57 PM   #4
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Are you saying you were able to get Riverside with free dining? We're going at Christmas and Riverside would have been my first choice but it wasn't offered with free dining. We booked CBR instead. And while we love CBR, I'm worried that it won't feel as Christmas-y. Being from the south, Riverside would have a more traditional Christmas feel for us. The Disney website still says Riverside is not available with that offer tho. I've been checking back everyday, just in case they add it, even tho I figured that was probably wishful thinking on my part. But if you were able to get it with free dining I won't give up hope.
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:31 PM   #5
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Are you saying you were able to get Riverside with free dining? We're going at Christmas and Riverside would have been my first choice but it wasn't offered with free dining. We booked CBR instead. And while we love CBR, I'm worried that it won't feel as Christmas-y. Being from the south, Riverside would have a more traditional Christmas feel for us. The Disney website still says Riverside is not available with that offer tho. I've been checking back everyday, just in case they add it, even tho I figured that was probably wishful thinking on my part. But if you were able to get it with free dining I won't give up hope.
No POR is not part of FD..what about waiting for an RO?
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:10 PM   #6
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Rec'd a pin code for Riverside

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Are you saying you were able to get Riverside with free dining? We're going at Christmas and Riverside would have been my first choice but it wasn't offered with free dining. We booked CBR instead. And while we love CBR, I'm worried that it won't feel as Christmas-y. Being from the south, Riverside would have a more traditional Christmas feel for us. The Disney website still says Riverside is not available with that offer tho. I've been checking back everyday, just in case they add it, even tho I figured that was probably wishful thinking on my part. But if you were able to get it with free dining I won't give up hope.
We received a pin code and were able to book POR Riverside w/ free dining. But there were other resorts that were available without the pin code. I would think all the resorts were decorated beautifully for Christmas. Good luck!


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Old 07-02-2014, 02:23 PM   #7
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yep, I randomly called this morning and booked POR with our pin, that I previously had no availability to book the last couple times I tried.
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:16 PM   #8
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We received a pin code and were able to book POR Riverside w/ free dining. But there were other resorts that were available without the pin code. I would think all the resorts were decorated beautifully for Christmas. Good luck!

Gotcha. Thanks for clarifying. I may give them a call and see if I have any pin codes available. I know in the past people have had some luck doing that even tho they'd not rec'd an email or snail mail offer.

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No POR is not part of FD..what about waiting for an RO?
Yes, if a RO offer becomes available I'll definitely look into it. I'd sure hate to give up free dining tho. We figure the QS restaurants will be packed and have long waits for food and tables so we're planning to do more meals at table-service restaurants than we normally would. That makes free dining a BIG value for us so I doubt we'll give that up for the sake of staying at a particular resort. But hey, we'll be at Disney for Christmas and CSchex is right - all the resorts will be beautifully decorated. So I'm not gonna sweat it if we can't get Riverside.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:11 PM   #9
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Omg, thank you for posting this, I got on and our dates of 10/26 to November 3rd are now showing Art of Animation. Was hoping for two rooms at Pop Century but this is still very good news for us.

I have been checking several times a day for two weeks and nothing was showing except a very expensive room at the CR ($10,000+ total) and a studio at SSR. We need two bathrooms and three beds so both were a no go.

Hoping I can get a AAA rate for our first three nights which are excluded from the fd offer.

Again OP thank you for posting, I had pretty much given up!
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