2013 Free Dining Watch

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

  1. disneyfantotheend

    disneyfantotheend DIS Veteran

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    We are going November of 2013. I would love to see free dining, but going regardless.
     
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  3. zzshorty

    zzshorty Earning My Ears

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    I'm in the same boat as you, going in Nov 2013 and hoping for FD but I'm going regardless and I will purchase the DDP out of pocket if I need to as I've never stayed on property before and I want to get a full "experience".
     
  4. bunkkinsmom

    bunkkinsmom <font color=magenta>No 9, so it's all good<br><fon

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    Jumping in! We had originally planned to go a bit later, but now maybe a birthday trip for MOI in early December!!!??? We shall see!!.....
     
  5. DisneyMom5

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    Hoping for free dining for the end of Jan./beg. Feb. '13 OR, if that doesn't happen, then late Sept.

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  6. MickeyGs

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    we need free dining again for Jan/feb as well! it could actually make or break a trip.. $600 savings is a biggie for us this year.
     
  7. McFlea

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    popcorn:: Jumping in! We're also keeping our fingers crossed for FD in Feb '13 - as the pp said, that could make or break the trip this time. Good luck to all!
     
  8. Celidh

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    That's the time we are hoping for. Dining for 5 Disney adults is not cheap by any stretch of the imagination and the value hotel room discounts don't amount to very much. Come on FD August 2013.
     
  9. usd2bmd

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    Not that this is a definite, but FWIW Free Dining has in past years begun August 14, 15 or 16 and gone til the end of September. It is usually announced in March or April. We are planning on going in August as well and although we are hoping for FD, we will be there no matter what as we have not been since 2009 and we are all a little (ok alot) crazy about the trip and it is still more than a year away. pixiedust:
     
  10. mindy5648

    mindy5648 living in Maine but my heart is at WDW

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    this year disney offered free dining for the beginning of 2012. any rumors about free dining in Jan of 2013?
     
  11. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    No way to know that yet. The current offer through December 13 expires 9/29, maybe there could be another offer after that, maybe not.
     
  12. Dimples1973ca

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    Any new rumors yet? :hyper:
     
  13. theEncode

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    I have heard rumers they may release this week for the beginning of 2013...I sure hope so, I am booked early March!
     
  14. pixiegirl14

    pixiegirl14 Earning My Ears

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    Hoping for free dining the 2nd week of feb 2013 :)
     
  15. skelly916

    skelly916 Earning My Ears

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    This could be nothing, but I just called dining and they're making some updates and are unable to make reservations right now.
     
  16. ljr74

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    I was just trying to make reservations online and that is down as well. Hmmm...
     
  17. mindy5648

    mindy5648 living in Maine but my heart is at WDW

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    Thank you so much for the info! If anyone hears anything please let us know :D
     
  18. Giselle22

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    I know I should just wait to see the actual dates if/when free dining is offered for 2013, but I'm impatient! :laughing: I know sometimes the free dining dates aren't all in a row (there are gaps), so I'm wondering if anyone knows what they were for Jan 2012? What I really want to know is, were stays that started over marathon weekend eligible for free dining? Family and I are going for a week and will be checking in Jan12, which is during marathon weekend...
     
  19. OhStuffandFluff

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    OMG!! I hope this is true!!
     
  20. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    Free dining check in dates for January 2012 were January 8-12 and January 21-February 2.

    The marathon was January 8. You could get it for the Marathon weekend only if you checked in the day of the marathon. Or you checked out that day and checked back in again.

    Martin Luther King Day was January 16. That weekend and the dates around it were excluded.

    For 2013, the marathon is on January 12, and Martin Luther King Day is January 21.

    the past 2 years, the January offers have been released in August.
     
  21. Giselle22

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    Thanks so much for the info! If the dates are like that this year, I might just give up on free dining and hope for a good room-only discount instead; free dining is getting to be quite a hassle for me lol :goodvibes And I'm not super-super into the dining plan, I was only hoping for free dining because, according to my calculations, it would save us the most money, barring a 35-40% room-only discount. Guess I'll have to hope for that now ;) Annnnnyways....thank you!
     

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