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Old 03-24-2009, 07:59 AM   #1051
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Thanks so much....That really helped out...Thats why I love these boards
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:07 AM   #1052
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If you asked my three boys, YES... its worth it, but if you are going to do that, you might as well add on the water parks and more option to your park ticket for $50 and he can go there more than once. as for alone in the parks with a friend. yes... thats definately doable, depending on the maturity of your son. my kids all did that with each other. when my oldest was almost 17, I sent him off with his younger brothers, aged 14 and 10 and told them to keep together, the oldest had a cell phone at the time and then we had a set of walkie talkies . but the middle one did go off on his own and got back to the resort fine. so I wouldn't worry about it.
Last March we were down there with other family members... my then, 15 yr old several times acted as chaperone and tour guide for his two cousins... 14 and 13. My son had been there so many times, he knew his way around, they had never been there
Thank you for the water parks and more suggestion! I hadn't thought of it and its a perfect addition for my son and his friends -- --

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Old 03-24-2009, 08:11 AM   #1053
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It is going to be very hard to wait another...what? Almost two weeks maybe?
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:26 AM   #1054
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:06 AM   #1055
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Can someone please tell me the release date for free dining for the general public last year? I know it was in the first couple of days of April and I want to know when to start looking for it this year.

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Old 03-24-2009, 10:15 AM   #1056
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The 40% off code is just a discount on the room.

We are a family of 6 and always get two connecting rooms at a value for eight nights.

The 40% off code saves us $637.00

The 4/3 Deal saves us $750.00

The Free Dining promo saves us $1,540.00.

There is no better discount for us than free dining. If you only have one or two children and stay at a deluxe then the 40% code probably comes out as a better deal.
You are right, nothing compares to the free dining.
I got a quote and figured it is only $32.80 savings per Day per room for Value Season. -

If you call with that code and ask for moderate it is not even 33% discount off the room.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:20 AM   #1057
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Hello,
Is your 40% off code a public one or a private offer? I couldn't find one and thought it may be good just in case, thanks
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:40 AM   #1058
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Is your 40% off code a public one or a private offer? I couldn't find one and thought it may be good just in case, thanks
Our 40% off pin code was a private offer - sent to me via email. Other people have had their private 40% pin code sent to them via snail mail. Still others have booked a discount using bounceback (a deal made available to them while they were at WDW that can only be booked while still at WDW).

The pin codes are not transferrable - the person they are addressed to must be on the reservation.

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Old 03-24-2009, 10:46 AM   #1059
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You are right, nothing compares to the free dining.
I got a quote and figured it is only $32.80 savings per Day per room for Value Season. -

If you call with that code and ask for moderate it is not even 33% discount off the room.
Anyone with a discount pin code should run the numbers themselves to see which deal saves them more. In our situation (staying at a value, one room, 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child), FD saves us substantially more money than our 40% pin code. Our pin code saves us about US$300 total for a 7-night stay, whereas FD would save us US$130 EACH DAY. I did the math

In other situations such as less people, moderate or deluxe room, more than one room, etc., the 40% pin code could save them more (assuming they received a pin code).

It's strange that the moderate price you received wasn't 40% off the room cost, it should have been
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:20 AM   #1061
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You are right, nothing compares to the free dining.
I got a quote and figured it is only $32.80 savings per Day per room for Value Season. -

If you call with that code and ask for moderate it is not even 33% discount off the room.
I was waiting for free dining also, then I got the 40% pin on a postcard that said "save 40% off a value resort stay"... After I got sick of waiting I called asked if it was only for value and my CM told me it would be 40% off at Value, Moderate, or Deluxe... so if you are thinking of staying at moderate or deluxe and your numbers add up that the 40% would be a better deal than the free dining, like it was for us, I would definately try back and talk to another CM, because our package went down over $1400 dollars at deluxe which is way better than free dining for the 2 of us.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:25 AM   #1062
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Thanks so much!
I just clicked on the link. I have copied and pasted what it says........

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We’re hearing pretty reliable rumors that Walt Disney World’s next promotion will be free dining for travel between Aug 15-Sep 30th. If reports are correct, these will be available for booking starting on March 30th. Again this is RUMOR, so don’t bet the mortgage on this, but we’re comfortable enough with our information to put it out there.

That hits during my cruise time so it looks like we will get to take a WDW trip after our cruise!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now.........I just have to wait for it to be announced officially!
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:26 AM   #1063
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Can someone please tell me the release date for free dining for the general public last year? I know it was in the first couple of days of April and I want to know when to start looking for it this year.

Thanks,
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I went back thru my emails to my TA and found the 2008 FD for Aug 24th - Sept 20th rolled out April 10th.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:29 AM   #1064
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:32 AM   #1065
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I was waiting for free dining also, then I got the 40% pin on a postcard that said "save 40% off a value resort stay"... After I got sick of waiting I called asked if it was only for value and my CM told me it would be 40% off at Value, Moderate, or Deluxe... so if you are thinking of staying at moderate or deluxe and your numbers add up that the 40% would be a better deal than the free dining, like it was for us, I would definately try back and talk to another CM, because our package went down over $1400 dollars at deluxe which is way better than free dining for the 2 of us.
Now that you said that . . . I'm wondering if they included insurance or something else I didn't want

Time to rerun some numbers
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