Dining plans price has increased for 2013

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  1. Joan1

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    I priced a WDW package a few weeks ago with my TA and wasn't ready to book as I had to confirm dates with work. I asked her for another quote this morning and it was higher priced.
    The original price was after the ticket price increase so I know that is not it

    Everything was the same, dates, resort, park tickets, type of dining plan, etc. She told me that Disney increased the prices of the dining plans over the weekend

    I have worked with this TA for years and I know she wouldn't steer me wrong but I had never heard of Disney doing this in the past where the price went up middle of the year. So I priced it myself online because I was curious and yes it has gone up since I last priced it

    We were looking at November 13-19, 2013, 2 adults Polynesian standard view - 7 day park hopper tickets

    If I price it without a dining plan the total is $3923.20
    With the dining plan the total comes to $4627.12

    This makes the dining plan $58.66 per person, per night of our stay

    Looking at various websites and the price of the dining plan my TA quoted me the first time it seems that the dining plan cost then was $55.59 per night per person

    Has this ever happened before? I know the tickets have gone up in price in the middle of the year but normally the dining plan doesn't increase until the following years prices are released.

    :confused3
     
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  3. dadofgoofy

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    Ticket prices just did go up, so I would think that would be the reason for the difference. maybe there is some confusion.
     
  4. Joan1

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    nope that is not it - If you look at the numbers I posted they are as of today so it includes the new prices it still makes the dining plan cost higher than what it was previously when breaking it down
     
  5. Cafeen

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    I saw this the other day and did the math out, and they are indeed showing higher via the online web app now than they were before. Whether or not this is correct is yet to be seen.

    As far as happening before, not that I'm aware of. They usually increase when the next year's packages are released.

    I ran a series of tests that compared the post ticket prices with the post dining plan prices, hence the ticket increase was canceled out. The numbers for DDP were the same as the OP is reporting.

    Testing info - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3128798

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    The strange thing about the numbers is that there is no seasonal upcharge. This is the key thing that makes me question the numbers themselves. Coupled with the fact that over the past few years, phone CMs have given out incorrect information on dining plan pricing starting roughly this time of year, makes me think there's an issue within the system that's now exposing those incorrect numbers to the public instead of just to the CMs. Of course, they really could have stealth raised the prices for this year... but it seems extra shady to do so.
     
  6. pigletto

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    It's probably the Holiday surcharge for the DDP. It goes up certain times of year when crowd levels are high.
     
  7. pigletto

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    I stand corrected.. Just found this on Mousesavers..
    ETA) This is for the regular DDP (one CS, one TS, one snack). The rest of the updated prices can be found on Mousesavers.
     
  8. MOpGrad2013

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    Yikes!

    My off-site OOP is looking better and better. And I was planning on the peak/holiday season...

    I sure hope they aren't taking away more benefits for all who sign up for the DDP. And I love the DDP--I like the deluxe best.
     
  9. jenseib

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    Where are you finding it there. I see an update for 6/19, but no mention of dining going up.
     
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    It happens every year when Disney increases prices. The price increase was on June 2nd and was announced the week before on these boards. All of the FL parks increase prices mid calendar year. It used to be in August until a few years ago. Disney has increased prices first week of June the last few years. US/IOA went up about a month before Disney and SeaWorld a couple of weeks before.
     
  13. rammh

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    I dont ever recall them increasing dining plan prices mid year~tickets yes, DDP, nope.
    Makes you wonder why.....
     
  14. DebbieB

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    Makes you wonder if there will be another increase when 2014 packages come out.
     
  15. Masonmj84

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    Also can't recall them increasing the price of the dining plans mid-year (wonder if they'll increase them again for the beginning of 2014:eek:).

    Disney has become increasingly shameless about the pricing (and value) of the dining plans.
     
  16. kandb

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    Maybe disney is trying to recoup some money from paying ddp customers to make up for "free dining"
     
  17. Tormania

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    This sucks. I hadn't planned on adding the DDP to my ressie until Oct cause I didn't expect a price increase to occur until 2014....now this will cost us about $50 extra dollars....getting VERY close to break even with OOP to be honest. :mad:
     
  18. sjs314

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    The way I am understanding the increase it is the "up charge" for peak season not an increase in the overall cost of the DP.

    DDP $55.59 Peak before $56.94 Peak as of 6/19 $58.66

    :confused3
     
  19. TJBerry

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    OP is talking about dining plan prices, not ticket prices.
     
  20. Cafeen

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    I ran tests on the thread that popped up over in the DDP forums yesterday. (I linked to it up thread as well).

    My test findings found that the pricing for Oct 19-20 and Dec 25-26 (Oct timing is solidly in "normal" time, Dec is solidly in "holiday" time) was identical. Unless... there is a bug where it's looking at the pricing for right now and applying that? It's still over by a couple dollars, but that would explain the lack of holiday upcharge for Dec? (Or, perhaps the prices did rise, and there's a bug that only determines the current season?)

    As you can probably tell, I'm very skeptical that the holiday upcharge is going away :p.

    I do have some free time tonight (a certain MMO keeps me busy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday nights from 7-10pm CST :p), so I'll run some more test cases and see what I can see.
     
  21. pigletto

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    If you read the mousesavers quote and link I posted on the page previous it is for the rest of the year on newly booked packages.
     

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