2010 Free Dining FAQ and Questions Thread

LookingforMyPrince

Earning My Ears
Joined
Feb 15, 2011
I didn't even know about free dining until now - THANK YOU! Now if I can just save up enough to take the fam there in the first place!
 

llb

live the life you love,love the life you live
Joined
Jul 18, 2005
Called yesterday, no code. Called today, there was a pin attached to my name for free dining. He couldn't give me info as to when I could use it but he tried the first week of July and stated it worked. Right now its only available at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club, Wilderness Lodge and Saratoga Springs. I am not trilled about Saratoga as that I don't want anyone sleeping on a pull out couch in the studio. I really wanted to stay at Coronado, I'll try another CR and see whats available. For 6 nights with tickets (park hopper/water inc) AK is $4300., Saratoga Springs $3800 and Wilderness Lodge $4000.
 

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  • seanf12

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jan 9, 2011
    We just booked our trip for Oct through AAA, and were told by the travel agent that they have heard rumors that the dining plan will be extended through the end of the year. Can't guarantee it obviously but it sounded likely
     

    Cupmom

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 14, 2003
    I hope you know that if FD becomes availabe you will have to choose AAA discount or FD. You can't use both.
     
  • zamboniman333

    Ye come Seeking Adventure and Saly Old Pirates, A
    Joined
    Sep 19, 2007
    Ok if free dinning comes back for the end of the year:goodvibes:goodvibes and they offer the SDDP for mods can you down grade to the QSDP? We really wanted to try the QSDP this time

    Thanks
     

    PrincessTiffany

    Is there anything better than Free Dining and Fast
    Joined
    Jul 12, 2007
    Ok if free dinning comes back for the end of the year:goodvibes:goodvibes and they offer the SDDP for mods can you down grade to the QSDP? We really wanted to try the QSDP this time

    Thanks
    No, you have not been able to downgrade the fd in the past.
     

    bdiddy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 12, 2008
    I called yesterday and had no pin codes attached. My best friend called me today to say that she got a free dining pin code via email but I didn't get anything. I've never, ever gotten a pin code through email. I always just get them via brochure in the mail. I wonder why that is??I also checked through my Disney Visa online at special offers, etc....and I didn't have anything new.

    Right now I am looking at a week in mid August with the kids play & stay free but I think the free dining would be better based on the dates my best friend got.

    Is it possible that I might not get one? What makes some people get one and not others?
     

    disneyquilter

    It's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow...
    Joined
    Nov 14, 2006
    This may be a stupid question, asked time and time again, but I am going to ask anyway LOL...

    Is FD still offered at the end of August? I have been seeing people talk about December FD but was wondering if they still offer it in August. Any information (speculative or otherwise) would be helpful. Thanks bunches!! :wizard:
     
  • PrincessTiffany

    Is there anything better than Free Dining and Fast
    Joined
    Jul 12, 2007
    This may be a stupid question, asked time and time again, but I am going to ask anyway LOL...

    Is FD still offered at the end of August? I have been seeing people talk about December FD but was wondering if they still offer it in August. Any information (speculative or otherwise) would be helpful. Thanks bunches!! :wizard:
    The 2011 August Free Dining offer was actually announced last fall and had to be booked by December 20, 2010.

    Everyone is waiting to see if they do a second offer for August 2011. Specuation is that that next general public free dining offer will be for August 13 - October 1 dates and will be released in the next few weeks.. Some are speculating that they might also release October - December fd dates then too. Guess we will all have to wait and see . . . .
     

    MoTo Squad

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Feb 24, 2007
    This may be a stupid question, asked time and time again, but I am going to ask anyway LOL...

    Is FD still offered at the end of August? I have been seeing people talk about December FD but was wondering if they still offer it in August. Any information (speculative or otherwise) would be helpful. Thanks bunches!!

    Yes, FD is being offered starting 8/14. I just got a card in the mail (forwarded from an old address)....very frustrating for me because I've been waiting for an offer for 4 years and when I finally decide to go ahead and make a booking, I get an offer after the fact (I'm already going spring break)...trip is paid and I can't change.

    Oh well, I guess this means I will have to try and go in August as well :)
     

    ruadisneyfan2

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 20, 2006
    What restaurants are not part of free dining? In other words is there a list of restaurants that are part of the dining plan and some maybe that are exempt?
     

    PrincessTiffany

    Is there anything better than Free Dining and Fast
    Joined
    Jul 12, 2007
    What restaurants are not part of free dining? In other words is there a list of restaurants that are part of the dining plan and some maybe that are exempt?
    There's a list under the Dining section of WDW.com. But really, the DDP covers almost everything on property - all restaurants in the park and at the resorts (except Victoria & Alberts at GF) and most of the restaurants at DTD. Off the top of my head, the only exclusions that immediately jump to mind are Fulton's Crab House, both Rain Forest Cafes, T-Rex and Blue Zoo. Everything else aren't Disney related.
     

    ruadisneyfan2

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 20, 2006
    There's a list under the Dining section of WDW.com. But really, the DDP covers almost everything on property - all restaurants in the park and at the resorts (except Victoria & Alberts at GF) and most of the restaurants at DTD. Off the top of my head, the only exclusions that immediately jump to mind are Fulton's Crab House, both Rain Forest Cafes, T-Rex and Blue Zoo. Everything else aren't Disney related.

    I did just find it. Thanks for your help! :goodvibes
     

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