Who has gotten or seen free dining in november

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  1. DisMama5

    DisMama5 Mouseketeer

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    We always go in September or October and have gotten free dining each time. We love it! We wouldn't go to DW without the DDP ever again because we have had such a great experience with it and it actually saves us alot of money, since as you know a normal meal at home is double the price is Disney.

    I have no problem paying out of pocket for the DIsney Dining Plan if we don't see FD but I guess we're a little spoiled with having used FD the past 3 trips. Sooo we are thinking to switch things up and trying to go a little later in the year in 2015, we really want to enjoy the Christmas feel in Disney but not close so close to Christmas so were aiming for the 2nd or 3rd week of November. Has anyone got free dining during that time frame? And if so how frequently have you? Is it common like sept/oct or usually a rare case?

    TIA :)
     
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  3. DisMama5

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    Anyone?? Lol.


    Is FD typical in November? As in the third week of November? Has anyone got this deal in past years?
     
  4. DisneyFreak06

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    If you look at the historical discounts on Mousesavers.com, you should be able to find more information. This year there was a free dining package deal (if I'm reading it correctly) from Sept 29-Dec 22 with blackout dates, I am assuming.
     
  5. scard192

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    Fall FD this year:

    Free dining will be extended beyond September.

    Bookings for these dates will begin August 1.

    The dates are below:

    September 29 - October 2
    October 18 - November 2
    November 11 - 23
    December 12 - 22


    Some Resorts are excluded. These include: Art of Animation, All Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter, Campsites at Ft. Wilderness, and 3-bedroom villas. A 3 night minimum stay (14 night maximum) and two day minimum park ticket is required for each person in the party.

    Disney Value Resorts ~ Quick Service Dining Plan Included
    (can be upgraded to regular plan)
    All-Star Music Resort
    All-Star Sports Resort
    Pop Century Resort

    Moderate Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included
    Carribean Beach Resort
    Coronado Springs Resort
    Port Orleans Resort Riverside

    Deluxe Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included
    Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
    BoardWalk Inn
    Contemporary Resort
    Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    Polynesian Resort
    Wilderness Lodge

    Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included
    Bay Lake Tower
    Animal Kingdom Villas
    Beach Club Villas
    BoardWalk Villas
    Old Key West Resort
    Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
    The Villas at Disneys Wilderness Lodge
    Fort Wilderness Cabins
     
  6. DisMama5

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    Thanks guys!
     
  7. kstgelais4

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    We had free dining for late Nov. Early December 2011. If I remember correctly we checked in the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and the week prior had been blacked out for FD.
     
  8. black562

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    There are also free dining PIN codes rolling. I've already heard of someone getting free dining in September, and October, with another having an offer for the spring months.

    Always a good idea to call and ask every week or two. Sometimes the CMs have been known to offer free dining to callers on the spot....I've seen that happen to a great many people.

    Here's hoping for the best.
     
  9. LMCT88

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    I got a bounce back when I was just there 25 percent off the room. Hoping to change and get free dining in Sept. Will keep watching. :)
     
  10. black562

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    I got free dining for August-September. I booked nine nights in August.
     
  11. disneyfantotheend

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    We had it this past year from November 14TH-24TH. November had a lot of blackout dates, and many predict every year that free dining is soon going to be for Sept-early Oct dates only. So far those predictions have not come true, but just be aware it is always possible.
     
  12. Chrystyna79

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    Are these dates for 2014???

     
  13. a*lil*bit*goofy

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    They were for 2013 I'm hoping for similar in 2014! And hoping booking won't be as late as August 1st for our Oct trip yikes
     
  14. Angelcatsmom

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    I don't know if this is helpful or not, but I was there from the 20th to the 25th of November and had Free Dining. I was at a Value so I just got the counter service, but it was free. I got an email with a special pin back in July, booked in early August.
     
  15. d3boyz

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    Does this mean booking only through central reservations, or if I book with my DVC points for that time period, we can also get free dining?

    Deb
    (you'd think I'd have a handle on this by now but ... nope!)
     
  16. disneyfantotheend

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    First, I am sure you are aware that those dates are from last year. Second, you need to book a package including Hotel and tickets for past free dining deals, so you cannot use DVC points.
     
  17. black562

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    That is the post for last year, 2013. There has been no announcement or speculation on post-September free dining at this point.

    And, as stated above, DVC points aren't eligible.
     
  18. sunset7132

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    We have room only set but if fd becomes available it will just be a plus
     

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