free dining?

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  1. stacy6552

    stacy6552 Keep to the code!

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    Now that we get the dining package, has anyone tried to get the free dining they announced for this year? Can we get it?
     
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  3. extraredstuff

    extraredstuff Mouseketeer

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    Long as we're staying at a DVC resort on points we cannot get this free dining package. Free dining would be available if we booked a package including full rack hotel rate and MYW tickets.
     
  4. littlestar

    littlestar DIS Veteran

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    DVC Members staying on points don't have to buy tickets in order to purchase the dining plan.

    This new cash package for the free dining means you pay rack rate for your room, you purchase tickets for everybody in your party, and then you get the "free" dining. It's a great marketing promotion to get people to book for off season (kids are back in school and it's hurricane season).
     
  5. CarolA

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    This keeps coming up. Am I the only one missing something here? WHY WHY WHY does anyone think that Disney is going to give you Free Dining when you aren't paying for a hotel room or even tickets? What do you call CRO and say "can you just give me free meals? I don't want to buy anything" :rotfl2:

    What's next? Request for Disney to pay for your plane tickets because "it's too expensive to fly to that resort you sold me?"
     
  6. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

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    Well, Disney is already transporting people from the airport for free. Why not free or discount airfare, too? ;)
     
  7. JimMIA

    JimMIA There's more to life than mice...

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    DISNEY'S PAYING FOR PLANE TICKETS????

    Do I get those through MS, or do I have to call CRO, or AAA, or AA, or what?
     
  8. twister

    twister Earning My Ears

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    I paid them 15k dollar for pre paid rooms.
     
  9. LVSWL

    LVSWL <font color=teal>I may have to rethink whether or

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    Right there with you twister! Didn't expect free tickets, but I don't really
    like the implication that I don't pay for a room. Sure would like to forget about
    those dues. :goodvibes
     
  10. DisFlan

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    LOL! This particular "complaint" was predicted months ago on these boards when everyone was clamoring for access to a DVC dining plan of ANY kind. Now that we have it, people are demanding a free dining plan!

    What's expected next? An assigned nanny? Free weekends? A CM to peel grapes?

    twister, you pre-paid 15k for accommodations in a timeshare, not in a hotel.


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  11. twister

    twister Earning My Ears

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    Who has demanded a free dining plan?
     
  12. keys2kingdom

    keys2kingdom DIS Veteran

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    Now you're splitting hairs "twister". Call it a gentle inquiry if you like, it's still wanting something for nothing. Disney isn't likely to give away a boat load of free food to non-rack rate guests.

    Now...... about those free plane tickets, when you figure out how to get those Jim let me know right away. I'm looking at $400 a piece right now.
     
  13. keys2kingdom

    keys2kingdom DIS Veteran

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    Ooooh yes please! and I also demand that he be really hot and shirtless!!!
     
  14. DisFlan

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    It was a toss-up between Grape Peeler and Personal Pool Guy. I'm not picky, either would do!


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  15. Sherri

    Sherri DIS Veteran<br><font color=deeppink>I never though

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    I for one am very happy about the dining plan, I feel thats a great deal.
    Could you imagine the mayhem to get a room at DVC if we didn't have to pay for dining?
     
  16. CarolA

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    Nope, you paid DVC which is sepearate legal entity from the Disney hotels. The Disney hotel side is doing free dining. DVC isn't.
     
  17. patsal

    patsal <font color=FF3399>I've discovered I don't need to

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    I am glad they gave us the option to pay for dining. I am glad they are giving us a discount on AP's, I am glad they give us a discount when shopping with certain merchants. I am glad I paid for a timeshare and can take my vacation when I want to not when someone decides they need to create an offer to fill rooms.
     
  18. stacy6552

    stacy6552 Keep to the code!

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    I'm not sure what is so hilarious about the question. If I buy MYW tix with the dining plan, it would seem reasonable that they might honor the deal.

    However, since someone said we weren't paying for hotel or tickets....it begs the question, why exactly aren't we paying for tix? I dont have any free tix. How'd I miss out on that?
     
  19. littlestar

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    DVC members aren't required to buy tickets to get the dining plan added on to their points stay. I can book my points reservation through DVC and not ever have to set foot in a Disney park/buy tickets and still get the dining plan added on to my reservation. Anybody else that books through CRO on cash is going to have to pay RACK rate for their room, and buy tickets for their WHOLE group to get the "free" dining plan.
     
  20. Chuck S

    Chuck S DVC Boards Co-Moderator Moderator

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    I think whoever said we weren't paying for tickets means we, as DVCers, are not purchasing tickets as part of a room "package". In fact, MS does not add purchased tickets to your ressie as they do for packages through CRO.
     
  21. Sherri

    Sherri DIS Veteran<br><font color=deeppink>I never though

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    I am happy they are offering free dining, because it was just the tool I needed to show my husband that we should pay for dining and tickets. When he saw free dining he was thinking wow what a great deal. But then I showed him what the room cost in order to get free dining. I showed him how with our tickets and us buying the dining plan that we will be staying in a nicer resort for no more money. Lucky for me he went for it. See its all in the presentation. :)
     

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