2013 Free Dining Watch

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

  1. Zipears Fan

    Zipears Fan "You can design and create, and build the most won

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    161
    I'm afraid that is untrue. For example, let's say you have booked a s/p/d package, then FD is released, and the time during your stay qualifies.

    There are a set number of blocks of rooms at select resorts that Disney deems qualify for FD. Once that block is filled, the game is over. Under your theory, a guest would not need to worry about that block filling up if Disney merely needed to add the promo to your account. In reality, they have to cancel the reservation and place you in an open "block" of FD promo-qualifying spaces.
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. tiggerificamanda

    tiggerificamanda Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    28
    i love por!
     
  4. smitch425

    smitch425 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2011
    Messages:
    12,056
    Not sure why you chose to only quote a fraction of what aaarcher86 posted, but her entire post IS correct. If you are booked with a package, they do not have to cancel your package to add free dining. They can simply modify it, even if it requires the changing of your resort in order to get the discount. There is still no guarantee that you can get it, but nothing has to be canceled in order to take advantage of the deal (provided you are booked with a package to begin with).
     
  5. Chabby

    Chabby Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    397
    We went last year, March 3 to 11. I booked a package room and tickets directly on Disney's website (ASMu). I was (still am) a rookie and had no idea of FD. Then a nice lady here at DIS told me that FD was available for those dates. I called and asked the CM if it was possible to add it to my reservation and she did. No changes, no hassle.

    We are planning to go early September this year. Does anyone know what were the blackout dates for Sept. '12? (Just to have an idea). DD may have school break starting 9/2 but that's Labor Day. Is that a busy week/weekend? Has those been (historically) blackout dates?

    TIA!
     
  6. jcamacam

    jcamacam Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    343
    You may be in luck! We stayed at POFQ in 2011 and got free dining (It was an end of Feb/early March trip). Good luck and have a fantastic time!
     
  7. feet1

    feet1 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Messages:
    392
    This is awesome news! We stayed in POFQ in 2006 and loved it! I like that it is smaller than the other moderates...I'm afraid if we stay at POR we will be so far away and the walk to get coffee in the morning will seem like the longest walk ever...
     
  8. kbuck

    kbuck Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2001
    Messages:
    410
    We stayed at POFQ and had free dining.

    Sent from my iPhone using DISBoards
     
  9. disneyfantotheend

    disneyfantotheend DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    2,854
    We too had free dining at POFQ. I think being they are the smallest moderate they offer less rooms with the discounts, but they definately do offer them or have in the past anyway.
     
  10. KELLY

    KELLY DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 1999
    Messages:
    5,597
    There were no black out dates at all. But there was some resort with little to no availability in certain room catagories.
     
  11. wheels on fire

    wheels on fire Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2013
    Messages:
    79
    Were coming from the uk staying POFQ in September after schools go back there and here but with free qsdp ( upgraded to Dp ) and i booked 2012 Easter time

    But swings and roundabouts coming from uk.We don't tend to get any of the room discounts that you can get
     
  12. Aatif911

    Aatif911 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    289
    We took advantage of Bb and are going end of September!
    I was told that the particular BB starts at aug 18 till sept 28
     
  13. anijac1412

    anijac1412 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    87
    We are planning our Disney honeymoon at the beginning of Sept...:) Any kind of promotion would be nice, but I'm crossing my fingers for FD. We want to get FD and upgrade to deluxe dining in a moderate resort.
     
  14. feet1

    feet1 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Messages:
    392
    there needs to be a like button like there is on facebook...I'd click like to this.
    How fun planning a wedding AND a Disney Honeymoon!!!! Congratulations!
     
  15. Chabby

    Chabby Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    397
    Thank you!
     
  16. Chabby

    Chabby Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    397
    I agree 100% I wish I could "like" many of the posts here at DIS.
     
  17. faindrops27

    faindrops27 I love free DDP but love going on cruises too! My

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,624
    So, what bb offer did you take advantage of? We will be there the end of Sept as well!:thumbsup2
     
  18. anijac1412

    anijac1412 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Thanks! The planning process for both has been a little crazy. But the good kind of crazy! :goodvibes

    I also agree that there should be a like button! I've been lurking these boards for years, but I'm not much of a talker... How I wish I could just "like" posts! :)
     
  19. geishagirl81

    geishagirl81 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    438
    Anxiously awaiting fall promo announcements. If they do Free Dining in Sept or Oct than we are staying at CBR, first time in a moderate. If they don't offer anything as good as FD, than it is the Pop for us. I REALLY want to upgrade to CBR lol!
     
  20. micknpluto

    micknpluto DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2000
    Messages:
    1,716
    I just booked 10 days in sept now I have to wait for the code!
    free dining pleaseeee:thumbsup2
     
  21. micknpluto

    micknpluto DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2000
    Messages:
    1,716
    I havent read through this thread entirely... but usually free dining for the fall is announced in march/april. hope so
     

Share This Page