Free dining for September 2009?

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  1. lklasing

    lklasing When being chased by a bear, you don't have to out

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    Does anyone have any guesses about whether they will be doing free dining this September? When would they announce it? I've never travelled during that promotion so I'm unsure how it works.

    TIA!

    Leslie
     
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  3. leeann32

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    We booked free dinng last year, I believe they released the promotion to the general public in April.
     
  4. PrincessTiffany

    PrincessTiffany Is there anything better than Free Dining and Fast

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    Since 2005, Disney has been offering the Free Dining promo for Magic Your way packages with a 3 night minimum and a 14 day maximum (Basic Dining Plan; 1 TS, 1 CS, 1 Snack per person per night) during the last part of August until the end of September, give or take a few days. The free dining offer is usually announced during the first week of April. The first couple of days it will only be open to Disney Visa holders and then will open up to the general public. The booking dates for 2008 for the general public were August 24 through September 20 and you had to book by June 22 to receive the FD offer.
     
  5. lklasing

    lklasing When being chased by a bear, you don't have to out

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    Great! Thanks so much for the info!
     
  6. KSG'sDisneyMem

    KSG'sDisneyMem Mouseketeer

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    I received a pin code and it appears that this years dates for free dining will start 8/16 and go through 1st week of Oct. cannot remember the exact date but it is the first Thursday of Oct. I booked it last year the day it came out. Watch this web site and mousesavers for info starting the end of march. Check every day as the info will come out once the deal opens to Disney Visa cardholders for the first two days, then typically to general public after that. I booked my Sept 09 trip when I was there last Sept for free dining on the bounceback offer. Good luck and keep watching for it!
     
  7. RMulieri

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    The pincode starts on 8/16 and ends 10/01.Bounceback starts 8/23 and goes thru 10/9? My guess is that the general public dates will fall after 8/23 and end before 10/01. The codes and bounceback would get longer dates(which is usually the case).The general public offer has traditionally been shorter than the UK promotion and the code and bounceback offers.
     
  8. jeast

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    The year that I booked free dining, as long as you checked in by the last day of the promotion, you received free dining for the length of your stay. For example, if I checked in on 10/1, would I get free dining for my 6 nt stay?
     
  9. missDisneylady

    missDisneylady Earning My Ears

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    That's a good question. I'd like to know that as well.
     
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    missDisneylady Earning My Ears

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  11. RMulieri

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    Yes you would get it your whole stay
     
  12. cricketgirl

    cricketgirl I've waited my whole life for this!

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    I'd really like to get free dining this year. Going to Disney Sept. 19-26. Fingers crossed for Free Dining
     
  13. DonnaBoo

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    Everything is booked...but I'm hoping for free dining in Sept too!!! So, I'll keep watching and checking.:surfweb: popcorn::
     
  14. DWFan4Life

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    How I wish we can booked a trip as early as anyone here. We just got there last Christmas holidays and the experience is really wonderful. Now we are planning to go back for the next holidays. But I want as early than that.

    Have a nice and safe trip coming. :)
     
  15. weesignlanguage

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    We did that last September....we checked in on the last day of FD for the public and we got it for the whole trip...but I recommend always asking the CM to make sure...and if you don't get the answer you like...always ask more than one CM...crazy, I know!
     
  16. Ms.Grumpy

    Ms.Grumpy Sweet Home CHICAGO!

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    I would love to do FD again this year. We have done it for the last two years. It just makes our vacation more memorable, being able to see our favorite characters without waiting in a line.

    :cheer2:
     
  17. byejou

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    Does anyone know if guest of FW Campground can also get FD plan? We may be changed reservations from Oct 31st to Sep 26th. Would love FD even though we have a fully equipped travel trailer. No cooking would be nice.
     
  18. PrincessTiffany

    PrincessTiffany Is there anything better than Free Dining and Fast

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    No, the WDW camping/rv sites do not qualify for the free dining promo. The FW Cabins do qualify though.
     
  19. cricketgirl

    cricketgirl I've waited my whole life for this!

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    Anyone know if All Star Movies rooms qualify for free dining?
     
  20. PrincessTiffany

    PrincessTiffany Is there anything better than Free Dining and Fast

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    None of the resorts are exempt from the free dining offer, persay. Some may have limited availability depending on how many guests booked the bounceback offer and with the free dining pin code.
     
  21. DisneymoonJess07

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    If I book my vacation before they announce the free dining, can I still get free dining if I go during the time period. Looking at the time period mentioned in this thread, we will be going during when it might be/will be offered. I'm just not sure I want to wait until April to book my tickets/package.

    Thoughts? Thanks!!
     

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