Any News if Disney will be offering free dining

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  1. disney11fan

    disney11fan DIS Veteran

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    Any news if free dining will be offered in may or august this year> what abt if you have the chase card?
     
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  3. Gorechick

    Gorechick DIS Veteran

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    The Discounts sub forum under the Resorts board is the best place to get info.
     
  4. 3happydancers

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    If you are registered with Chase on-line, you can also check there under special offers regularly! I know they offered the bounce back last year while we were there for free dining starting this August. My guess is they will open the offer to chase and general public; when is still unknown.
     
  5. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

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    So much "free" dining talk. I know many people THINK they really need the cost benefit of this offering but people, nothing is free.

    Needing free dining to visit a dumbed downed Disney world is worth what?

    In my view people should force Disney to provide quality first and make the experience really wotth something. If "free dining" is the key, then it's only a matter of years until Disney just becomes ordinary.
     
  6. DRDISNEYMD

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    ~LOL, pirate -- tell us how you really feel. :rotfl: It looks like Disney is backing away from the huge "Free Dining" promotions from years past! I think the restaurants were overwhelmed with trying to maintain a certain level of quality. Free Dining was never a good discount for deluxe -- I think the discount is better for the values and/or mods.
     
  7. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

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    I have to say That while I am flattered by my, surprisingly real, characterization in you signature, I think beerdave, skier Pete and tweebers may resent sharing space with me...:confused3
     
  8. DRDISNEYMD

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    ~This is off topic. Look for my PM.
     
  9. LikeSeriously

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    We don't THINK, we happen to KNOW what we will benefit from. Sorry it is not something you benefit from but don't presume to know what works for everyone else. Nothing in those restaurants will vastly improve between now and my trip, even if Disney were to completely do away with free dining. So yes, right now I'm paying for the only quality they are offering and if they decide to give it to me for free, I SAVE nearly $1000.

    If you aren't pleased with the quality of Disney, find a new vacation spot. There are many families who would NEVER be able to make their trips happen if free dining were not an option. Personally, I (and many others) will give up 5 star dining if it means our kids have a fantastic vacation.
     
  10. dairylives

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    This.:thumbsup2
     
  11. Fivemuggles

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    AMEN. :thumbsup2
     
  12. Marsheliz

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    Totally agree with PP- :) It would be hard to have to fork over another $800.00 just for food and snacks with the cost of Disney what is anyways... For some of us, it's the only way we can justify going!
     
  13. Spacedog1975

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    I don't understand the hostility towards people wanting to book under a free dining promotion. I think it's a great promotion, and I try to to leverage them when I travel to Disney.

    I do understand the frustration with having a new topic pop up every other week asking this question in this forum, and even I was the beneficiary of the advise to check the Deals forum.

    Would moderator consider a sticky at the top of this forum marked "Free Dining and other promotions", which would redirect people to the appropriate forum, rather than engaging a new topic here?

    Just my 2¢
     
  14. vacation_junkie

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    Free dining saves us approx $1200.

    A discount off a Mod room would save us approx $340 for the week.


    Just because you may not see value in it.... there are familes that can't afford that extra $$$ for the dining plan and that may make or break a Disney trip for them!

    I know there is always the argument that it wouldn’t cost $1200 to feed a family of 3 for a week if they shop at the grocery store or eat at cheaper places.

    But there is still that additional out of pocket expense to pay for those “cheaper” meals for your trip.

    The dining plan/free dining takes care of that expense ahead of time.

    I know a family that was able to take their dying child to Disney because they had the Free Dining promo. The amount they saved from that made it feasible to purchase their flights to take their daughter on their one and only family vacation before she passed away .

    While it may not be a value to you…it may be a value to someone else!

    If Disney Dining is not a value to you…then that means that opens up one extra reservation time for the rest of us!
    Thank you for that!
     
  15. Brittmarie04

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    Yes this!!!! I love free dining.
     
  16. Katmat75

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    If you aren't pleased with the quality of Disney, find a new vacation spot. There are many families who would NEVER be able to make their trips happen if free dining were not an option. Personally, I (and many others) will give up 5 star dining if it means our kids have a fantastic vacation.[/QUOTE]

    I am with you! I am a lover of WDW. My income is very low so any discount given for our family is a Godsend to just be able to get there and enjoy! Some people do not realize how hard it is for some families to go to WDW! Every little bit helps!!!
     
  17. PACVII

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    With any luck, something should be out soon.


    I'm with the others regardless the offer every bit helps. To be able to share with your family the time together will long be remembered after you forget where you had dinner. However, if done right its part of the experience.

    To be able to spend that time especially with your children is priceless. When growing up we never had the opportunity for family vacations. My parents both worked more then one job just to give us basic needs. Then after saving for a family vacation we went to Disney. Back then it was just the Magic Kingdom. I can remember it like yesterday. This is why I use the free dining promo. To give my family the same memories I have.

    One day I hope my children can take their children down Main Street and maybe remember being there with me and having the same great memories I have with my parents. That's what it's all about.

    If a free dining promotion is what it takes for some to experience the joy then so be it. Hope it comes out soon for them.
     
  18. jadebaby0714

    jadebaby0714 Earning My Ears

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    It will cot me and my daughter 2400.00 for the 8 days we are wanting to come with the dining plan. I hope free dining ifs offered because it will make a big difference for us. We cant afford that and thats only for 2 people. Anyone coming Oct 18 thru Oct 27 and wanna split room costs lol
     
  19. lockedoutlogic

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    Oh geez...

    I'll try not to politik here...as much as possible.

    It's simple analogy...like the SAT

    If a person can only afford 70% of the price...can they afford it at all?
    And subsequently...if 100% of the cost is not available, then should the discounted rate be paid even if its available? Aren't those resources likely needed somewhere else?

    This is back to the "I need it or I can't afford it". That stance is exactly why free dining gets so many detractors here. That combined with long stays on free dining or annual/bi-annual stays on free dining.

    Even if you use or like free dining...you have to be able to step back and see what a screwy picture this creates to the impartial observer...let alone the antagonist.
     
  20. dairylives

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    seems like most of the posters have more of an issue with the excessively rude holier-than-thou tone that the poster took moreso than his stance on Disney dining. Its one thing to have an opinion on the quality of dining at WDW; its another to insult the intelligence of others on the board, especially in the way that Mr. Pirate did.
     
  21. DRDISNEYMD

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    ~Mr. Pirate, your pithy statement has created a mess in this thread! You just have to make this right! And, I'm not picky -- carbon, platinum, either will do. Of course, I need to do a test run... :cool2:


    ~Ouch. I respectfully disagree with this. I reread the post, just to make sure, and I don't think it was intended to be malicious or hurtful to anyone -- at all. Actually, this is one of the extremely rare cases where I agree with Mr. Pirate. He's just looking at the larger picture. Of course, none of this helps the families who depend on free dining for their vacations. I empathize with their plight, but I think the anger is misguided, Disney deserves the blame.

    ~Personally, I think the free dining group deserves a little more respect for what they contribute to Disney's bottom line. I don't like how Disney is "using" them, by rationing the promotions as the last possible resort -- there just has to be a better way. I think Disney is delusional, if they think they can fill the rooms at the same capacity during those months without offering free dining -- they won't. Disney can handle this better by offering deep discounted all inclusive pricing all year or at least during value season(s). Six Flags just introduced a dining plan to their season pass holders for only 70.00, this includes lunch & dinner for the entire season!

    ~Six Flags Season Dining Pass~

    ~I have never used "free" dining, but I travel to Disney during the end of August and typically depart a few days into the free dining promotion. I stay deluxe, and free dining draws in HUGE crowds at all of the resorts! I have met several guests who plan their vacations specifically for free dining. I can see the difference in crowds from the beginning of my vacation to the end.

    ~And, even though I don't like free dining, I can live with it -- if it means that a family who may not otherwise be able to travel to Disney World, can! Again, their money is just as good as anyone else's, and they shouldn't be considered, as the last possible resort.

    ~With that said, I hope everyone gets their free dining discount soon!!! :hug: :goodvibes
     

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