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Old 06-22-2009, 02:20 AM   #2461
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oh and also on gratuity. hmmm. I dont suppose I can leave a tip in DDs? lol I said that to my Mom and she yelled at me..said noo you dont do that!! lol
OK, I think I know what Mom means but, I know what you mean, too. When you get the bill, add the tip, and pay with DDs. Same thing.

I am by far NOT an expert but, as far as I remember, DD$ are welcome anywhere in Disney! Shops, parks, etc. Non-Disney places maybe not tho, like Planet Hollywood, McDonald's, etc. Make sense?
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:53 AM   #2462
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Last year when we had free dining, we put the tip ( and anything extra) on the room charge. Then when we checked out we used Disney Dollars to pay on that bill. This also means you don't have to carry cash or Disney Dollars with you.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:16 PM   #2463
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Ugh! Free dining during F&W festival? They must be hurting for sure! DDP is worst idea they ever came up with!
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:55 AM   #2464
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WHY do you say that? So many of us are enjoying it and only you object, so far?

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Old 06-23-2009, 05:10 AM   #2465
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Ugh! Free dining during F&W festival? They must be hurting for sure! DDP is worst idea they ever came up with!
Quite the contrary, we're very excited about it!

By the way, haven't they done it this time of year for years now????

I believe this was all started to get crowds back in the parks during this time of year after the big hurricane season in 2004......
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:25 AM   #2466
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Ugh! Free dining during F&W festival? They must be hurting for sure! DDP is worst idea they ever came up with!
Free Dining always crosses over into the beginning of F&W.

Free Dining is what has kept us coming back for the last three years. It saves us about $1,600.00 on the price of our trip. In my opinion, it's one of the best things WDW has come up with in a long time.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:08 PM   #2467
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just received a goofy pin code post card today for free disney dinning for dates 8/23/09-10/1/09 and 11/29/09-12/17/09 going with another family for a grand gathering 12/1-10....thanks disney pin gods!!
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:10 PM   #2468
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I got one of those pin codes in the mail today. I wont be able to use it... only one disney vacation for us this year.. Hopefully we can utilize free dining again next year!
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:08 AM   #2469
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just received a goofy pin code post card today for free disney dinning for dates 8/23/09-10/1/09 and 11/29/09-12/17/09 going with another family for a grand gathering 12/1-10....thanks disney pin gods!!
Would you share when your e-mail expire; up to what time can you book this offer?

Is this offer straight dining plan plus (with table service like the fall offer)across the board no matter which resort you stay at? The last goofy e-mail promo conditioned value resorts with only the Quick service dining plan for free.

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Old 06-27-2009, 02:41 PM   #2470
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Would you share when your e-mail expire; up to what time can you book this offer?

Is this offer straight dining plan plus (with table service like the fall offer)across the board no matter which resort you stay at? The last goofy e-mail promo conditioned value resorts with only the Quick service dining plan for free.

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Yes I can use it at any of the resorts 1 snack--1 counter service and 1 table service book up until 10-3-09
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:52 PM   #2471
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just a tip a good friend passed along to me yesterday/early this morning via facebook. yesterday was her day to call for her adr's. she called first thing and got all but two that she wanted. was told they werent avail. she was persisitant and called back 20 minutes later and got into both of them. so i guess if you dont at first succeed try again!
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:04 PM   #2472
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Free Dining Plan

I am a DVC member and am never offered free dining. I think this is unfair to members. They should at least offer a discount. I see people getting free plans and hotel deals.

Can anyone tell me how you find out when Disney Visa offers free dining?

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Old 06-28-2009, 03:31 PM   #2473
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I am a DVC member and am never offered free dining. I think this is unfair to members. They should at least offer a discount. I see people getting free plans and hotel deals.

Can anyone tell me how you find out when Disney Visa offers free dining?

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You find out via here or other places that are about Disney. Don't count on Visa telling you.

And the reason that you don't get free dining offers is because you're already locked in. You already go to Disney. They're trying to get other people to come, ones who aren't already getting deals and showing up. They know that you'll come, they offer this so that more people spend more money.

ETA: And technically, if you have more than two people, it's actually a discount to book a Value resort, but not stay there, using the free dining, while staying on your points at your villa at the same time. At least, it should be. Do the math for your family.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:41 AM   #2474
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I am a DVC member and am never offered free dining. I think this is unfair to members. They should at least offer a discount. I see people getting free plans and hotel deals.

Can anyone tell me how you find out when Disney Visa offers free dining?

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You CAN get free dining...just book a room at rack rate like everyone else does. That is the requirement.

I am going to WDW during free dining, but I'd rather use my FL resident dicount...or in this case, rent points from a DVC member and stay at the BCV. For the way my family eats, the free dining is not as worth it to us as staying at a great resort for a small amount of money. Plus...we have the DDE card (or whatever it is called now) and get 20% of food and drinks.

Do you also go to the movies at night and complain that you want the matinee (day) pricing, since it is not fair that you have to work all day? Or go to dinner during a prime time and demand the early bird pricing? It's kind of the same idea with the free DDP. It is there to entice people to stay on property that maybe otherwise wouldn't.

Next year I may take advantage of that great free DDP program, but right now, I am THRILLED to stay at BCV on points.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:22 PM   #2475
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I am going to WDW during free dining, but I'd rather use my FL resident dicount...
Do you happen to remember when the Sept discounts came out for FLRs? We're currently booked with FD, but if they offer a better discount for FLRs I may change. Although as it stands right now (doing the math from last years prices) FD is a much better deal - at least for us.
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