Free Dining 2013

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  1. Sylkie31

    Sylkie31 Veteran 'Mouse'-r

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    Your checkin date has to be within the FD offer dates to qualify. As long as you checkin by the last day of the offer, you'll get FD for your whole stay up to 14 days.
     
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  3. xipotec

    xipotec Grinning Ghosts

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    Damn we check in the 9th- the 18th so we do not qualify????

    I hate to shorten a vacation just to checkin on that date! (11th)
     
  4. black562

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    Visa would probably drop the 29th of July..a Monday.

    Throw Dave from YourFirstVisit in the mix. He and I have been having many discussions over the past few months. He deserves many props as well.
     
  5. Sylkie31

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    You could do a 'split stay' - one ressie for 9th & 10th and the 2nd one starting on the 11th for the FD. From what I understand, you can pick up your park tickets 2-3 days early so you could still go to the parks before your FD ressie started if you wanted.
     
  6. xipotec

    xipotec Grinning Ghosts

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    Yes this is correct, i just called.

    CM also stated PIN's are out for these dates but my Mickey Mailbox did not yet have a PIN. (So what else is new)

    They stated that they would split the ressie into two separate stays.

    Stay one would be a normal (rack rate) or room discount rate, for the days you stay before the FD dates. They second ressie would start at the FD dates and last through the rest of the trip.

    That puts most of our trip in the FD stay, and since its a Deluxe you get DDP and we never use all our credits unless we do room service or a bunch of double credit ressies.....

    Wonder if anyone has done this before...... CM stated we might have to change rooms .... Or even resorts.....
     
  7. black562

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    Hopefully you won't have to change rooms. People do split stays frequently. Remember, only your checkin night has to be in the free dining time period. You could checkin on the last day of the free dining offer and it would extend for your entire trip.
     
  8. serene56

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    which will not be included this year because of Pop Warner
     
  9. serene56

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    I am trying to wrap myhead around "free" dining.

    been doing some math here. Considering a split stay at Pop Century to get Free Dining at the end of our stay.

    To get Free Dining it will cost me 385 more for my stay then if I didnt get that.

    how is this free and maybe I am calculating it wrong?
     
  10. smitch425

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    What are your dates?
     
  11. mollybug2

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    Right! Just saying garden view rooms at POFQ were offered for last years FD promo. Of course not during Pop Warner dates.
     
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    Dec 8 thru 15
     
  13. raeolight

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    Those were the dates that I was given when we got our postcard promo.
     
  14. raeolight

    raeolight Ears to the ground Eyes to the Castle

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    Also we're getting there on the tenth so we had to split. Why they couldn't just give us Sunday is beyond me lol but they would rather not make u switch rooms because its more work for them.
     
  15. smitch425

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    I don't think it would benefit you at all to do FD for any part of your stay. Even with a split stay you would need two sets of tickets in order to go to the parks everyday. I would hold out for the room discount and see if it covers your stay. Good luck! :goodvibes
     
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    How are you calculating? Do you have a RO discount? If so, it typically is only good for 15% for a value. Your first part of the split is a room only reservation, no dining, no tickets. The second part of the split is FD with tickets for the whole stay (including first part). Note however that you can get your tickets from the second split up to 3 days ahead. How you would do it is:

    * First split of stay (up to 3 days), make a ROOM ONLY reservation
    * Second split of your stay, make a FD package reservation, including tickets for the whole stay

    Your first spit can have a room only discount. It can be more than 3 days, but you will not be able to get the tickets from the second split until 3 days prior.

    If you are getting tickets on your first part, is not worth it more than likely, since your second spit will require a minimum 2 day ticket. You could save those tickets for another time and simply expand the tickets of the first split.

    Hope this helps.

    NOTE - Just saw your dates - 8-15. Might not be worth it as your second part needs to start on the 12th. You need a RO ressie from 8-12 (4n) and an FD package ressie for 12-15 (3n) but 7 day tickets (9-15). You would only be able to get the tickets from the second part on the 9th (3 days before). You would have to pay OOP for dining on the first part and you would only have 3n dining starting on the 12th. Also, since you are staying at POP it would be quick service dining only. You would need to upgrade to basic for sit down meals.

    If you arrive late on the 8th or not plan on going to the parks, then worth it.
     
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    Split Stay:
    You can't use your dining credits prior to the start date of your FDing reservation, correct? You *might be able to pick up your tickets early but not dining...right? We like to eat at a nice restaurant the night we check in, but it'll be 1 day prior to our FDing reservation so I'm trying to think if we still want to do that......it's awful expensive OOP.
     
  18. darrengs

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    That is correct.
     
  19. Sylkie31

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    The FD promo requires only a 2-day base ticket per person and a 3-night minimum stay.
    For the non-FD part of your split stay, you could possibly get a room discount, add park tickets and pay for dining plan. Whether it's worth it or not depends on what you're planning to do (i.e. how many days you'll need park tickets & dining plans), how many adults & children and any other add-ons you're considering. Basically, try pricing your vacation with the split stay and without it to see which works out better for you. Good luck!
     
  20. kcwiak

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    Nice I told DH about the fridge issue and he said he wanted a credit and I told him there was no way Disney would credit us. Nice to know I am SOMETIMES wrong. :rotfl:
     
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