2013 Free Dining Watch

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by Dimples1973ca, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. FrugalFashionista

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    The Disney debit card gets you early access?? I have that :)
     
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  3. smitch425

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    Yep!
     
  4. FrugalFashionista

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    Omg you gust made my day!!!! We have never gone during a free dining time so this is all new to me!!!!
     
  5. aaarcher86

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    If you didn't put your initial deposit down on the Disney debit you'll have to make a new deposit using it. If you did, they'll just verify the card number. Other than not getting the rewards points the perks are exactly the same!
     
  6. GoofyHusband

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    What about if you arrive on Sept 28? Would you still qualify for FD?
     
  7. FrugalFashionista

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    You would have to do a split stay. Do room only on the 28 then do a package starting the 29th.
     
  8. GoofyHusband

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    Got it! Thanks for the info!
     
  9. serene56

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    how will this work with tickets?
     
  10. vicki_c

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    You would do a room only with the first stay (no tickets or dining) but have tickets/dining with your second FD package (buy whatever length of tickets you need for both parts). Then you can pickup your tickets up to 3 days early. You cannot start the dining early though. The Ticket Sticky on the Theme Parks board gives more details regarding the ticket pick p.
     
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  12. EPCOTatNight

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    You can NOT pick up tickets early anymore.

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  13. smitch425

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    Where did you hear this??? :confused3 The ticket sticky is updated by CF with the most up to date info and it states that it is still a valid procedure.
     
  14. vicki_c

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    This is not correct. Although you will be told that if you call on the phone and ask. Just like they've been saying for the past few years, but it is not correct. You can.
     
  15. EPCOTatNight

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    On a recent podcast. Can't remember what date? It was suggested that it may have something to do with Mymagic+. May or may not be true. I have NOT tried it personally. I asked a CM once and was told no, but that is my only experience.

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  16. vicki_c

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    Well I do agree that it could possibly change when they roll put the new system, because who really knows? But as of now, you still can.
     
  17. aaarcher86

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    I'd agree with this. CF being a ticket CM would probably have some first hand experience when the procedure changes and will update accordingly I'm sure.
     
  18. mch521

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    I'm considering moving my trip that I booked for November 24-30th at POR in light of the possible free dining.....I'm thinking December 15th-21st at POR. This may have already been asked but I haven't read up on the thread yet, if I do change the dates (after Aug. 1st announcement) then can I call and change my dates? I've already paid $2500 would this transfer to the new date? Just in case I booked my dining reservations for December also.
     
  19. smitch425

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    As long as you are currently booked with a package, you can move/change pretty much anything and it will only be a modification to your existing package. The money you have paid would remain the same since it is just a modification. Good luck! :goodvibes
     
  20. mch521

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    Thank you for your quick reply!!
     
  21. Ladygoldenhair

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    When did that change happen? We had FD dates only part of our stay last trip but received the FD and tickets (6 day) were acceptable the entire stay.
     

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