Free Dining dates question....

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  1. pat fan

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    So, do I remember correctly that if ANY of your trip dates fall in the FD dates, your whole trip is given the FD discount?

    Example, if the rumor is true, and FD starts Sept. 2 and your last day is Sept. 2, then do you get FD for your whole trip which started, say Aug. 28?
    Thanks!
     
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  3. Cappy81

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    In order to get FD you have to check in anytime from 9/2-9/25.
     
  4. Good Morning Dewdrop

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    the pp is correct. Your start date has to start with the offer. Often (generally as I recall) if your dates go beyond the free dining period then you still get FD for the rest of your trip.
     
  5. TheDisney411

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    No, that is not correct. Your check IN date had to fall within the FD promo dates. If you check in by at least the last day of the promo, you can have the FD discount applied to your entire stay, up to 14 nights.
     
  6. Mikeynz

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    I'm with the first poster - we are due to Disney on the 29th aug so if we check in on that date we will NOT get free dinning even if we are staying until 9th sept ...

    If we miss out - we wanted to go to universal , would we be best to look at staying there for a couple of night than check into Disney ?

    Thanks for the advice.
     
  7. CopperWife

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    You can do two (continuing) reservations at Disney. One where you stay August 29 through September 1 and one where you stay September 2-September 9. You would get the free dining for the second portion of the trip - but there are minimum ticket purchase requirements for the free dining portion, so it may or may not be worth it, depending on the size of your party.
     
  8. Blessedwithboys

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    :thumbsup2 This!
     
  9. TheDisney411

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    That is correct, you will NOT get the FD discount applied to your stay if you check in on August 29. Your check in date would have to be September 2 to apply the free dining discount.

    If you were planning on going to Universal anyway, the simplest and cheapest choice would probably be to stay at a cheap hotel near Universal those first three nights and then head over to Disney early on September 2 and check in and pick up your tickets and hit the parks. They will hold your luggage and put it in the room when it's ready.

    The only other option would be to do a split stay at Disney at your current resort. Make the first reservation for 3 nights room only and pay out of pocket for food. You could pick up your package tickets up to 3 days early at Guest Relations at Downtown Disney or any of the parks - or just go over to Universal for a couple of days. Then have your FD package start on September 2 for the remainder of your stay at Disney.
     
  10. luvdisney77

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    So, I'm good under FD for my entire trip if I check-in on 9/21, but check-out on 9/28? :) thanks!
     
  11. smitch425

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    Yep:thumbsup2
     
  12. TheDisney411

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    Yes, as long as you check in by the last day of a FD promo, you can apply the FD discount to your entire stay, up to 14 nights.
     
  13. deadheadmamma4

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    Are any mods not included sometimes in the fd offer thinking switching from all star movies to port .
     

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