2013 Free Dining Watch

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

  1. pepper881

    pepper881 Earning My Ears

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    subbing..... keeping my fingers crossed for free dining Aug 27th - Sept 2nd!!..... are there any resorts thatthey usually block alot of rooms out from getting free dining we are staying at POR ... any thoughts on our chances??:confused3
     
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  3. aaarcher86

    aaarcher86 DIS Veteran

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    POR should be fine. POFQ has a few rooms, but since it is a smaller resort there typically aren't too many.
     
  4. spidet1964

    spidet1964 Mouseketeer

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    Holding out for Sept 2nd through 7th myself.
     
  5. faindrops27

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

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    Why did you miss out because of Sandy? :( Were you supposed to go and had to cancel so you could not get the bounceback free dining offer?

    Sandy was devastating I hope your trip is wonderful.
     
  6. anijac1412

    anijac1412 Mouseketeer

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    That's good news! Thanks! :goodvibes
     
  7. dawnshindoll

    dawnshindoll Mouseketeer

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    Hoping for July :)
     
  8. sal1013

    sal1013 Earning My Ears

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    Do the bookings need to be done thru Disney or can they be done thru an agent ?? am I still eligible for free dining if it is offered ??
     
  9. Zipears Fan

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

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    Assuming Disney releases FD, you can book either online/thru Disney or through an agent. Eligibility for the promo depends on when you go (you qualify if your check-in date falls within dates specified by Disney) and where you stay (Disney specifies which resorts qualify and some fill up faster than others).

    Good luck.
     
  10. Eric in Canada

    Eric in Canada Earning My Ears

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    How do we register to receive pin codes?
     
  11. noahdove

    noahdove DIS Veteran

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    We don't register..it just happens...
     
  12. trixiemuffin

    trixiemuffin Mouseketeer

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    Some say your chances of getting a pin code may be improved by registering at Disney's website and/or requesting a vacation DVD.:)
     
  13. Thorb73

    Thorb73 Tinker, Pooh and their kids

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    Or you just use the search function and search this thread... This topic has been discussed several times so far ;)
     
  14. bsbnhughes

    bsbnhughes Earning My Ears

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    great to know!! thanks!
     
  15. DISNEYGAMMIE

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    I want to book the mermaid standard rooms at AOA late August and already know that there will be no FD or discounts offered. I don't want to wait to long in case they are not available later on.
    So if FD is offered at say the Port Orleans Riverside I should be able to upgrade to that hotel over the phone and would they cancel and rebook?

    Thanks
     
  16. Eric in Canada

    Eric in Canada Earning My Ears

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  17. emsmith

    emsmith Earning My Ears

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    Hello All,
    This is our first trip to Disney for most of us. Oct 26-Nov 3, 2013:love:
    When the FD is announced where is it announced at?
    What package is it?
    Should we book now? Should we book a moderate and a value to cover our bases for FD if available?
    If we have ressies somewhere that does not offer free dining should we move our ressies? Is it worth it?
    There will be 9 of us...two under 10-all others adult.
    We want to have an amazing time and need answers on many things..LOL
    Many of you are old hats at this and I need your expertise!
    Thanks in Advance!
     
  18. aaarcher86

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    If you have a package booked at AoA you can switch it around without an issue (pending availability). If you have a room only you'll have to cancel and rebook regardless of which resort you're at.

    FD will be listed on the WDW special offers page. If they release FD to Visa card holders first you'll see a thread about it on the Resorts Discounts board.

    I don't really know what you mean by 'what package is it?' FD is a resort/ticket/dining package. You're paying rack rate for the resort and tickets and getting the dining plan at no additional cost.

    I wouldn't book a mod and a value - 2 different deposits... too much irritation for my taste. Regardless of where you book, when you're adding a promo (and even if you aren't) you can check out the costs of other resorts and possibly move it around. Even if you didn't want to move, you might have to. There are a certain number of rooms allowed per resort per promo.

    You have reservations somewhere they will either accept the dining plan or they won't. FD has nothing to do with that. If they do not accept the DP it would be up to you to decide whether paying OOP is worth it or not.
     
  19. momto3gr8boys

    momto3gr8boys DIS Veteran

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    Still hoping for FD in August, but not counting on it at this point. Subbing anyway...
     
  20. disneyfantotheend

    disneyfantotheend DIS Veteran

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    Booking now does not give you any guarantee of getting a room at a discounted rate. The discounts offered are based on inventory available (unbooked). So if you want to book ahead of time, only book at where you most likely want to stay. Then once (if) a discount comes out, you check to see if it is available for your resort. If it is not available, you can ask what resorts are available and switch it, if the discount is more important to you than where you stay. They will tell you how much it saves you, so you can decide whether the savings is more impotant or the resort of choice is more important. We have never been all that picky about where we stay, so we have had to switch resorts for a discount in the past. :goodvibes
     
  21. mickey2000

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    On 12/6/2012 I was staying at CS before a DCL cruise. In the room was a paper for free dining with dates. (don't remember the dates)
    Was told that the dining was NOT for the Art of Animation regular rooms only suites.
    I made a reservation for POP 8/22 - 9/1 and upgraded to regular dining :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2
     

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