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Old 07-25-2009, 08:57 AM   #2551
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The down economy continues to challenge Disney to fill their hotel rooms, which is resulting in a continuing stream of deals for you!

Walt Disney World has just announced free dining packages for September 27 through December 17. Right now it's only available to Disney Visa cardmembers (use codes EVN or GCA), but it will open for general availability on Sunday morning.NOTE: This offer is not available November 25-28, the Wednesday through Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.

This time, the free dining comes with a twist: while the package stays the same if you book at a moderate, deluxe or villas resort, free dining packages at value resorts will be the quick service dining plan instead of the basic dining plan. You should be able to pay to upgrade your plan, but the "free" value of the deal will be $29.99 per day for adults, $8.99 for children instead of $39.99 per day for adults, $10.99 for children. For a family of four with both children under age 10, that's a difference of $24 per day. For a family of four with both kids age 10 and up, it's a difference of $40 per day. Please be aware of that before you choose your resort!

You can book this offer through September 26, the last day of the Walt Disney Company's 2008-2009 fiscal year. Book now, get a great deal, and help Disney improve its numbers at the same time!


Anyone else heard anything about this?
According to my information, it's going to open to the general public on Monday.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:07 AM   #2552
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The down economy continues to challenge Disney to fill their hotel rooms, which is resulting in a continuing stream of deals for you!

Walt Disney World has just announced free dining packages for September 27 through December 17. Right now it's only available to Disney Visa cardmembers (use codes EVN or GCA), but it will open for general availability on Sunday morning.NOTE: This offer is not available November 25-28, the Wednesday through Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.

This time, the free dining comes with a twist: while the package stays the same if you book at a moderate, deluxe or villas resort, free dining packages at value resorts will be the quick service dining plan instead of the basic dining plan. You should be able to pay to upgrade your plan, but the "free" value of the deal will be $29.99 per day for adults, $8.99 for children instead of $39.99 per day for adults, $10.99 for children. For a family of four with both children under age 10, that's a difference of $24 per day. For a family of four with both kids age 10 and up, it's a difference of $40 per day. Please be aware of that before you choose your resort!

You can book this offer through September 26, the last day of the Walt Disney Company's 2008-2009 fiscal year. Book now, get a great deal, and help Disney improve its numbers at the same time!


Anyone else heard anything about this?
one from yesterday and one from today after I read your post. Both of these CMs are saying Monday for the general public discount.

I will be calling tomorrow morning just in case.

Also, I asked if this promotion is keeping them busy and the answer was NO. Most are just applying the discount of free dining to an existing reservation. This will probably change some when it opens up to all.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:18 AM   #2553
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Also, I asked if this promotion is keeping them busy and the answer was NO. Most are just applying the discount of free dining to an existing reservation. This will probably change some when it opens up to all.
I was so surprised when I called yesterday and I had about a split second hold. Even though I stated "Modify reservation" to add the code, I got sent to new reservations. I almost hung up, thinking I would be on hold for a while. No, short hold, helpful CM and I go the discount applied.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:18 AM   #2554
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FD into December!!

I got the pin code for Nov/Dec and there are no "twists" it's Basic Dining for any resort, the dates are the same! For those going in Nov/Dec regardless, free is free right?
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:18 AM   #2555
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OMG I might move my entire trip to December if this happens for the general public. We're scheduled to go in 3 weeks but I'll do it. I just talked to a CM and he said he'd heard the rumors but nothing was yet showing on his system and to give it a couple of days.
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:13 PM   #2556
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I have been trying to keep up with this thread. I would like to know if the free dining (I know nothing is definate until it is oficially announced) would or could apply to my trip. We are going Dec 5-Dec 12 and staying at The Poly. Before this week was a blackout date. Does anyone know if it still is?

ALSO... I have the kids play and dine PIN code attached to my trip. Would I be able to switch the play and dine for the free dining (I know you can only use 1 PIN code)?
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:45 PM   #2557
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hey goofyfordonald...........

do you have the pin code for Nov/Dec or are you hoping for the general public FD? My FD pincode IS GOOD for your dates for the Free Basic Dining, looks like the Disney Visa is Free Quick Service Dining, so I am assuming that if general public comes out for Free Dining for Nov/Dec, it will be the Quick Service and those dates of yours are GOOD TO GO! Hey, if your going in Nov/Dec regardless.............this is great for all of you!
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:47 PM   #2558
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hey mickeymom

why you changing your dates? heat? just curious! we are going late Sept into Oct and the first week of December! Never been to Disney in December
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:53 PM   #2559
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We're going from Dec 5th to the 15th so this is awesome news! Does anyone know how they'd handle whether you'd get the QSD vs. the Basic Dining plan if you're splitting your stay between a value and a mod?
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why you changing your dates? heat? just curious! we are going late Sept into Oct and the first week of December! Never been to Disney in December
I'm considering changing our dates only because we've never been at Christmas time. My DD is autistic, she lives and breathes both Disney and Christmas so combining the two is something we've always wanted to do. We can only go with FD and its never been offered to Canadians in December before. We've never been bothered by the heat in August, its hot but bearable.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:07 PM   #2561
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do you have the pin code for Nov/Dec or are you hoping for the general public FD? My FD pincode IS GOOD for your dates for the Free Basic Dining, looks like the Disney Visa is Free Quick Service Dining, so I am assuming that if general public comes out for Free Dining for Nov/Dec, it will be the Quick Service and those dates of yours are GOOD TO GO! Hey, if your going in Nov/Dec regardless.............this is great for all of you!
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I don't have a PIN code I was looking into the general public. But we like the basic dining so I guess QS wouldn't work for us. I have noticed people are talking about the values or mods. Is the free dining only good for certain resorts?
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:24 PM   #2562
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Looks like the QS for Nov/Dec is for Values and the Mods and Deluxes are the Basic Dining........this is the Visa offer, my pin code is all Basic Free Dining...hopefully the general public Nov/Dec code will be all Basic Free Dining. Free is Free though!
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Looks like the QS for Nov/Dec is for Values and the Mods and Deluxes are the Basic Dining........this is the Visa offer, my pin code is all Basic Free Dining...hopefully the general public Nov/Dec code will be all Basic Free Dining. Free is Free though!
Thanks. We are staying at The Poly so hopefully we will get this. I am keeping my fingers crossed. This would save my family over 1K.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:15 AM   #2564
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one from yesterday and one from today after I read your post. Both of these CMs are saying Monday for the general public discount.

I will be calling tomorrow morning just in case.

Also, I asked if this promotion is keeping them busy and the answer was NO. Most are just applying the discount of free dining to an existing reservation. This will probably change some when it opens up to all.
Woo-hoo! I couldn't believe it when I stumbled across this yesterday! I felt so proud that as a newbie, I found new information that finally I could share with everyone!

Does anyone know if you can still take advantage of free dining with the AAA room discount? We have had our trip booked for some time, for November 30-December 7, through AAA. Am I going to have to cancel and re-book through Disney? We are already on the dining plan, so it shouldn't make a difference that now it is free, right?
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Woo-hoo! I couldn't believe it when I stumbled across this yesterday! I felt so proud that as a newbie, I found new information that finally I could share with everyone!

Does anyone know if you can still take advantage of free dining with the AAA room discount? We have had our trip booked for some time, for November 30-December 7, through AAA. Am I going to have to cancel and re-book through Disney? We are already on the dining plan, so it shouldn't make a difference that now it is free, right?
You can't get two discounts. Since your room is already discounted you would either have to keep that and not get FD or cancel your existing ressie and rebook to get FD.
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