Any news on free dining going into October 2013?

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by gbaker, May 26, 2013.

  1. faithsmth

    faithsmth Mouseketeer

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    That's what we have been hearing (early August). But, I am really hoping that something can still come out this month. Waiting is killing us. Good luck!!pixiedust:
     
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  3. gbaker

    gbaker Earning My Ears

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    We recieved a pin code but not for the dates we are going. These are the dates we recieved.
    8/25-10/2
    10/18-10/31
    11/11-11/23
    11/30-12/4
    12/15-12/22
     
  4. gbaker

    gbaker Earning My Ears

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    Could you call Disney even if you booked it through a TA?
     
  5. La Tomate

    La Tomate Earning My Ears

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    I believe so. I asked the question a wee while ago - but lost the number to call.

    I'm booked in for 28th Sept -> Oct 6th, I'd LOVE a free dining code, but I'm starting to lose hope.
     
  6. stef12280

    stef12280 Earning My Ears

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    I got free dining heading there with my 2 kids from September 28 to Oct 5. A friend at work got a coupon in the mail and she gave it to me for free dining. I actually changed my reservation from Art of Animaton to POR and got free meal plan and saved almost $200 dollars.
    I did the free meal plan 2 years ago and thought it was fantastic.
    Good Luck !!!
     
  7. smitch425

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    If you are booked with a TA, they are the only one who can call and add a discount to your booking.

    Don't give up just yet. It is not time for the Oct. discounts to be released. I would not get nervous about the possibility of no discounts until mid-August at the earliest.
     
  8. gbaker

    gbaker Earning My Ears

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    We have to have ours paid for by the first of August and we have had some major medical issues with a family member so we are really hoping for free dining also. Hoping to celebrate a great recovery from open heart surgery in October!
     
  9. faithsmth

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    Oh wow!!! We are leaving on Oct. 2. I hope that those dates become public so that we can revise our reservation. I also hope that you get the dates that you want. FREE DINING FOR EVERYONE!!!!
     
  10. La Tomate

    La Tomate Earning My Ears

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    Okiedokie, Cool.

    I'm antsy ... :-) I know...
    This is is our first ever Disney vacation, and our first vacation that doesn't involve a tent... AND... it's our DD's 5th birthday :D
    Hoping to make it as special as possible, we're going through fertility issues and HOPE to be pregnant again next year - which would mean that we wouldn't be thinking of going back to Disney for quite some time if we are blessed with a second child.

    Free dining would be a great surprise, and so welcomed.
    My DD loves "going out to eat".
    :)
     
  11. gbaker

    gbaker Earning My Ears

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    Thanks! We are arriving Oct.5-12. I hope it does become public for everyone!
     
  12. karenci

    karenci Earning My Ears

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    Just spoke with someone in reservations, on the off chance there was a pin attached to my account for our trip october 19. Unfortunately, there wasn't. She did say that the last wave of pins has gone out for that time period, and they don't know if those discounts will go open to the general public. Just wanted to run that past y'all for verification!
     
  13. LouFapp

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    I spoke with a CM last week for the same reason and they told me they thought the Fall offers would be out in the next couple of weeks. But I learned not to take anything a CM say's to heart.
     
  14. angierae

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    I'm hoping for a room only discount that falls around 10/20-10/22 because we are (sadly) only spending two nights on property, and three nights and two days of tickets would make it MORE expensive for me ( we are doing one day plus mnsshp).

    But a room discount would be fab. Sadly, the last time I got an email pin was 3/2011.
     
  15. LouFapp

    LouFapp Semi-Phenomenal Nearly Cosmic Powers

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    gbaker, from my understanding even if you have already paid for the vacation, if free dining is offered for the period in which you are staying you can still add it right up till like 48 hours before your check-in. So don't give up on it yet!
     
  16. smitch425

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    All dining plans must be added 72 hours prior to check in. :thumbsup2
     
  17. merimarie

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    Have a lot of people gotten pins that go into December? I have the rewards visa and I know they sometimes send some early offers, but I haven't seen anything yet. I used to get the pinned offers a lot, but I haven't gotten one in at least a year now! :(
     
  18. LouFapp

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    Thank's for the correction smitch! I was pretty close. :)
    Am I correct that even the free dining offer can be added up to that point? I thought I read that somewhere. Even though the available offers would probably be all gone by that point since they only make a limited number of rooms available at each participating resort for the special offers.
     
  19. LouFapp

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    I'm in the same boat. Haven't received a pin in a loooong time. If they do release an offer for fall though the Disney Visa card holders are usually notified 3 days in advance of the general public
     
  20. smitch425

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    Yes, an offer can be applied anytime as long as it is not expired and as long as there is still availability under the promotion . Most offers expire well before the 72 hour mark, though because they offer them months in advance. :goodvibes
     
  21. nsmith440

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    Newbie here, so sorry if this has been answered in one of the various "free dining" threads here.

    I'm planning a family trip 10/19-20/26. I've been waiting to book until they release the public free dining or room discount for that time. Can I go ahead and book the room and tickets and then retroactively add the dining if they make it free for the public sometime in the future? Also, if I don't want to go the free dining route, if they offer a room discount can I apply that to my room even if I have already booked my vacation?
     

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