2013 Free Dining Watch

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

  1. dreebee

    dreebee Earning My Ears

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    Crossing my fingers for free dining end of Jan/early Feb! Planning our first trip to Disney and any savings will help! Impatienly waiting for the specials to be released!
     
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  3. Kronk N Tink

    Kronk N Tink Found Nemo

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    Looking at all the new info.....

    It would seem like Oct 10th is our date in between the rumour leak from the latin site and the fact that the booking platform will be down for a day right before that. I find all of that timing waaaaaaay too coincidental to mean much of anything else.

    I repriced our potential trip with the details of the rumoured deal and it actually still works out really well for us, free dining would be better of course but this Adults at Kids pricing is still a nice chunk of change saved. Even better if they put it out for the right date (Feb 24th) and I don't have to pay for my son.

    One thing I noticed with the new rumour is that it actually makes the mods instead of the values a better deal.... after pricing out the cost between both (adding a few TS meals we really want to do even if we only have QS DDP to the value pricing) there was only about a $250 difference in the price instead of the usual $500 for a 6 day trip. Has us seriously considering upgrading the resort.
     
  4. lucifie

    lucifie DIS Veteran

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    I agree. It would save us some money on the dining and I'll take what I can get, but since we have more kids than adults we would save a lot more with free dining. I'm prepared to pay the price I was quoted when we booked, but it would be nice if we didn't have to.
     
  5. Bo Duke

    Bo Duke (Jason) l You can NEVER make everyone happy, but Y

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    The site is going down for maintenance. But it isn't because they will be adding the discounts. It is only to upgrade their booking system.

    I believe there will be offers but this downtime will not produce it. I say this for 2 reasons.

    1) for discounts and deals, the site would only be down for a little while (about an hour tops) because it doesn't take much to change that. 2 days down we should (better) see a possible complete revamp of the booking page. Possibly to make the first steps to the x-pass integration. I don't know, just a thought.

    2) Disney usually starts Discounts at the beginning of the week. Usually Mondays but the latest room offer was started on a Sunday.

    Just my thoughts.
     
  6. disneyfantotheend

    disneyfantotheend DIS Veteran

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    It will still be a good savings for us, but I am still hoping for altogether free dining when next fall rolls around. I think once they change it, it will be for all times of year, but you never can tell. Probably depends on how it goes over for the trial run. I never rely on a specific discount until it is actually offered anyway. I am just hoping for some kind of discount.
     
  7. momof2gr8kids

    momof2gr8kids DIS Veteran

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    Ugh - I don't like this rumoured dining promotion. LOL

    I think I'd prefer a room discount and pay OOP, and not be stressed about using up credits, getting to a reservation, etc. With 4 Disney "adults" and 1 child, I know the dining plan will be waaayy too much food for us anyways.

    Time will tell I guess. :confused3 Getting anxious as well. Flights booked, some reservations booked, now where to sleep. :lmao:
     
  8. CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy <font color=green><br><br><font color=blue>Me and Moderator

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    Posters over on the Resorts / Discounts board and reporting some kind of Room Only Disney Visa Discount for early 2013 today.. but nothing about F/D or anything resembling the promotion being discussed here via the Latin America connection.
     
  9. Bo Duke

    Bo Duke (Jason) l You can NEVER make everyone happy, but Y

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    Looks like i might be eating my words here. :confused3 except for that it isn't for FD
     
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    Z28KatCar "A wish is a dream your heart makes"

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  11. my4guys

    my4guys Earning My Ears

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    JUST RELEASED TODAY!! Room Discounts for 2013! Travel dates are 1/2/13-3/7/13. Disney Visa Cardholders can book today before released to the general public on 10/10. Tickets and Dining can be added as well. Up to 35% off select resorts!
     
  12. Starclassic

    Starclassic ‎"The way to get started is to quit talking and be

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    Yes!!! :cheer2::goofy::cheer2::goofy::cheer2:
     
  13. Bo Duke

    Bo Duke (Jason) l You can NEVER make everyone happy, but Y

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    I am seeing rumors of another plan called Stay/Play/Dine.
    Not sure on the details yet. Sounds like it is a % off of a total package or buy x days get y days type of discount.
     
  14. dakotix

    dakotix Mouseketeer

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    Mmmm! Mmmmmm! I can just smell all that free food as I type this!
     
  15. disneyfantotheend

    disneyfantotheend DIS Veteran

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    This was also released today. Looks liek the adults pay kids prices that was rumored. Right now it is for Disney Visa only, but general public can book Oct. 10TH.

    "Save up to $600 on a 5-night/6-day Walt Disney Travel Co. room, ticket and dining plan package for stays most nights 1/2 – 3/7/2013 at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels.1

    Take advantage of this advanced booking offer from October 4-7 before it becomes available to the general public on October 10, 2012."
     
  16. umwhat

    umwhat Earning My Ears

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    WOAH!!!
    Good deal!
    There's actually 2 "deals" on the site but it seems like one of them is a package with these rates and the other seems to be a room only.

    25% at the values...30% at the moderates and 35% above.

    We're going no matter what the discounts are (Jan 30 to Feb 6) but we may consider this over free dining! Pretty significant savings!

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!! HERE COME THE OFFERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. Bo Duke

    Bo Duke (Jason) l You can NEVER make everyone happy, but Y

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    What site please?
     
  18. umwhat

    umwhat Earning My Ears

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  19. smitch425

    smitch425 DIS Veteran

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    Disneyrewards.com is where the offers are currently listed. They will not be on the Disneyparks site until 10/10.
     
  20. Bo Duke

    Bo Duke (Jason) l You can NEVER make everyone happy, but Y

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  21. theEncode

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    Any idea what the discount at POR would be?
     

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