Free Dining Extension ~ Oct-Dec

Discussion in 'Disney Discount Codes and Rates' started by black562, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. HBGdancermom

    HBGdancermom DIS Veteran

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  3. black562

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    They are overlapping now. The Summer and Early-Fall offers are currently running. That takes things through the end of September so far.
     
  4. ALD85

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    Oh yeah, that's right! I wasn't thinking! :P
     
  5. LovingDisney2012

    LovingDisney2012 All you need is faith, trust, and pixie dust!

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    So, I have been looking at my "if FD goes "public" options. I have to check in 11/08, but FD would start 11/11. I want to do room only for 3 nights, then check in for my resort, FD, and tickets all on one package. I also want to pick up tickets 3 days early so I can go to the parks during my room only stay. Every CM I have spoken to has said that there is no way to pick up tickets early if I book a package that I have to book tickets separately and have them put on will call. Why would I not be able to get them a few days early?:confused3:confused3:confused3
     
  6. disneyfantotheend

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    You can get them early. The phone cms just don't know it. Here is a sticky thread Everything about tickets that explains how to do it. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1452684 Look at post 15I.
     
  7. LovingDisney2012

    LovingDisney2012 All you need is faith, trust, and pixie dust!

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    Do the CMs at guest services have the discretion of not doing it since that is "policy" when you call? I just wouldn't have the money to buy 3 days of tickets for my whole party out of pocket if they refused.
     
  8. disneyfantotheend

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    According to that thread. "Note that since August 2011 the Call Centers have been telling Guests this cannot be done. However it is still a valid procedure and can be done with no problem at Park Guest Relations Windows." I have read a few people say they had trouble with it, but asked for a supervisor or asked the CM to double check, and always ended up with the tickets in the end.
     
  9. LovingDisney2012

    LovingDisney2012 All you need is faith, trust, and pixie dust!

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    I am really tempted to do it, my biggest hesitation if it doesn't work (other than the $) is my husband. He has no patients for things like that and it would ruin his mood and possible his view of Disney lol.
     
  10. btirendi

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    Was it really cheaper to go to Boardwalk with Free dining vs Riverside and paying for dining? I was pricing out both for 7nts, 2A, 2Ch, 7day tix with Water/Park Hopper...POR prefered room with Pool View & Dining was about 4165. The same for Standard Boardwalk room was 4,685. Was there any other discounts in your PIN offer? I want to be prepared with Options if FD comes out and my Room /resort is not avialable. Thx
     
  11. btirendi

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    I have been on the boards for the past 2 months enjoying all the updates and information out here. Like everyone else I have been following Free dining-FreeDining Part 2 - and now Free Dining Extension threads. I have called Disney 4-5 days a week checking on Pins, Looking in Mail everyday, and just plain hoping for announcement of Offers for Oct-Dec. My BIL calls me a few days back to tell me he received offer in Mail for Free Dining - But hes going on Disney Cruise in Jan so wasnt going. My parents even had a Room discount under their address but they are not going. Well today I called and checked and NO Pin on my account. I asked for someone to speak with about my frustration in not having anything (ever) and th CM connected me with Guest Services. The gentleman that answered was very nice (like mostly all are) and said unfortunately the Marketing promos have no rhyme or reason they just go out. I thanked him and said I understood, but just felt at a bit of a disadvantage compared to rest of my family that recieved Pins but doesnt go as often. He then asked me to hold while he took a look at anything he may have. About 10 minutes of checking and he said he could provide me FREE DINING for my stay, at my currently booked resort and room type (POR Royal Pool view). I seriously almost keeled over when he said that. He updated my Ressie and I am good to go. I cant say enough about Disney and the extremes they go to ensuring Customer Satisfaction. This is why we go so much and look forward to our time there. Good Luck to all who are still waiting for Free dining - I hope you all make out well.
     
  12. Sylkie31

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    Ah, I see - now I know where we rate! LOL - Don't blame you; if we didn't already have all our ADRs done, I'd have been doing the same thing. Did you get all yours done?
    Hope you come back and chat with us again.
     
  13. Sylkie31

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    Awesome - congratulations. :cheer2::cool1:
     
  14. plutospalforever

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    Wow!! That is awesome! I guess some of this pixie dusting and Mickey shaking are working! Hmmmmm...maybe speaking to guest services is the key? Anyways, congrats!!! Happy you got some Disney MAGIC!!!pixiedust:
     
  15. ilostnemo

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    I may or may not be doing the same thing. I didnt even read this before I called! My neighbours received a code yesterday and some family members to yet I receive no emails or anything and it took 6 requests to receive a planning DVD from them.
     
  16. ilostnemo

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    Well that turned into nothing. Except her saying she'll keep checking for me and that she has my number and ressie number. So that means nothing for us! She kept saying there could be something coming out. My response was yes I know but what if it doesn't and we can't afford to go without it. Her response was "keep checking back with us!" I mean she was nice and all but not what I was looking forward to hearing.
     
  17. Marsheliz

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    WOW, what pixie dust!~!!
     
  18. plutospalforever

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    Hi! I was wondering where you've been! Welcome back! Just curious, you just mentioned CM; was that the reservation services CM or Guest Services CM? It seems that the two people who got the free dining (Yea!) this week were transferred to guest services and they were the ones who applied free dining. Just an observation.;)

    Oh, I have requested a planning DVD at least 6 times and have yet to receive one:confused3
     
  19. Zim

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    OK I'm sure this has been asked time and time again, but I didn't see it in THIS particular thread. :rolleyes1

    So... we're going Dec 2 - 5. On the 5th we're hopping on the Dream boat!

    For the 3 days we're at parks, we're staying at AoA Cars Suite.

    In September we stayed in the AoA LM room with a free dining package (buying the two base tickets option). We didn't use those tickets because my DD15 took a Disney Youth Education Class and we used the tickets purchased through that.

    So this time around we have our tickets! We're only doing two days in Disney parks and one day at Universal so for once I don't think FD is a good choice.

    I've got our Cars room booked at the AAA rate of $242 a night (versus $303). Do you think the RO discount will be any better for this particular room or have I gotten the best deal I'm going to get?

    I'm really sweating these two tickets I kept. They were attached to our LM room keys and the CM said as long as we didn't swipe them at the park, the park tickets would remain on them. I hope we don't have problems using them!
     
  20. leannak

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    I called and told them i'm booked at the dolphin but would love to upgrade into a disney resort if they would just give me the deal.

    They said no but enjoy the Dolphin. :)
     
  21. lmgideon

    lmgideon Earning My Ears

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    I just spent several minutes on the phone with a CM and guest relations, and did not get free dining added to my upcoming visit. They said there was NO way free dining would be added to a reservation without a valid PIN code. Just sharing my recent experience...
     

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