Free Dining Extension ~ Oct-Dec

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

  1. LOVEMY3KIDDOS

    LOVEMY3KIDDOS DIS Veteran

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    I'd like to offer a suggestion to anyone that does not get free dining...it may not prove to be quite as good, but not bad...and it is what many Disney wait staff refers to as one of the best kept secrets. Get someone in your party an AP, then buy the Tables in Wonderland card. It costs $100, but is good for like 14 months so may get more than one trip out of it. It gets you 20% off meals at table service. And, gets you 20% off at some quick service...Pop food court for one...and also at lounges like Tambu...and all your alcoholic drinks at meals are also 20% off with it! It can pay for itself pretty quickly. Plus, I would be willing to bet that if someone had an AP there will in fact be AP fall discounts. So, it may work out in the end. Crunch numbers and see :) For us, free dining is the best because 2 of our 3 children are Disney adults, so we get 4 free adult dining plans.
     
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  3. GSUJillybean

    GSUJillybean Mouseketeer

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    I'm booked for Dec. 3. I called and explained that I can't get Disney Destinations emails due to ISP restrictions, and they transferred me to Guest Services, but the best I got is that they agreed they would refund my travel insurance if I canceled the trip before October 19th if no discount offer came out to apply to my dates.

    Is it silly/entitled that I would and have paid rack rate before, but knowing they're handing out random free dining and making me pay arbitrarily is enough to make me say forget it and take the kids to the bahamas instead? I feel like a jerk.
     
  4. HBGdancermom

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    Wow! Great news!
     
  5. HBGdancermom

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    What is the difference in the 2 different types Pluto? Never heard of CRO.
     
  6. HBGdancermom

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    I should have kept reading down. Lol
     
  7. plutospalforever

    plutospalforever Statler & Waldorf

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    Hi Holly! Unfortunately only your TA can have the free dining applied to your ressie if you were to have a PIN. She should be more than happy to check for you. If you do call and have a PIN, I would suggest asking the CM for the number so you can give it to your TA or a direct number or email, because there has been at least one reported incidence of someone calling and finding out they had a PIN, but when the TA called, she was told there was no record of it.:worried:
     
  8. HBGdancermom

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    Never knew this!!!! Interesting!! I would love to visit one of the call centers. Where are they? Are there more than one?

    Who's up for a field trip?!? Lol
     
  9. plutospalforever

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    I know...that was sooo long ago...lol...I think you were one of the first to call and have "something"...wasn't it Mother's Day??
     
  10. HBGdancermom

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    Cool!!
     
  11. HBGdancermom

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    What? Well that sounds just rude. Lol. Selected guest, but you're not one if them???
     
  12. HBGdancermom

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    I don't get them either....
     
  13. Kat016

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    Yup!! Great memory lol
     
  14. mickeymomof3girls

    mickeymomof3girls Earning My Ears

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    Well tried again today and still no pin for my family. But she did ask if I had a family member or friend that received a pin and I could use it. So I told her I do have a coworker that received ones she said I could have them book it for us... Made it sound like we could just use their pin so I questioned it and she said well they have to go the same time and overlap our dates at least one day..... Well that isn't going to work since they aren't going to Disney this year... Keep hoping for a general public deal. We are going oct 2-13 with our family of 5.

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  15. HBGdancermom

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    Lol! Right there with ya!
     
  16. HBGdancermom

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    Didn't work for me... :-(((
     
  17. My2CrazyGirls

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    If free dining comes out, can you book online or do you have to call? Say if it is a via cardholder offer, how do you book that? Thanks!
     
  18. imabeimabe

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    Ok I had given up on calling but now I'm thinking I'll try again in the morning. It's kinda like when you buy a lottery ticket and you KNOW you aren't going to win but yet you buy it and dream right up until.....
     
  19. plutospalforever

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    When a promo is offered to Disney Visa holders first, you or your TA call Disney directly:)
     
  20. My2CrazyGirls

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    Thanks! If it is general public discount you can do it online?
     
  21. Tarheel Mom

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    I'm curious about something. For those that have gotten a pin, have you stayed on-site before? I know someone mentioned earlier that their notification said something to the effect "because you've stayed with us before" or something like that. I light bulb went off in my head a week or so ago ~ although I've been to WDW three times before, I have never stayed on-site. I had given up on getting a pin anyway but I think not staying on-site before may be a reason (among unknown others) that we didn't get a pin. Just trying to make sense of it ~ if there is any sense to be made, lol!
     

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