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Old 04-18-2013, 05:21 PM   #676
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Is the last week of October usually blacked out for free dining?

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That week has been included in the promotion in years past. Last year's October FD dates were the 1-4 and 19-31. The dates in 2011 were similar.

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Thanks so much for the info. I would call to split the reservations, but I am not sure what you mean when you say the tickets are tied to my dining package and picking them up 3 days early. Can you clarify for me? Thanks so much! Looking to save money if I can
In order to take advantage of a FD offer, you must purchase tickets as part of the FD package. Therefore, in your above scenario, your tickets would have to be a part of the second stay, and your first stay would be a room only reservation. Currently, you can pick up tickets that are part of a package stay up to 3 days before the start of your package. This can be done at any guest relations window at the parks or DTD. So you could get your same number of ticket days to cover both stays, but technically they would be tied to the second part of the stay and you would need to get them early to use them for the first stay. We just don't know if the availability to do early pick up will go away once they switch to the magic band ticket media.

I hope that all makes sense. It did in my head, but sometimes it is hard to explain. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:20 PM   #677
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DH decided that we should go to Disney last night. Should I transfer the down payment for the package from my savings account today? How soon does everyone think that free dining will come out?
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:26 PM   #678
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DH decided that we should go to Disney last night. Should I transfer the down payment for the package from my savings account today? How soon does everyone think that free dining will come out?
October deals typically come out in July or even early August. Where are you planning to stay?
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:28 PM   #679
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DH decided that we should go to Disney last night. Should I transfer the down payment for the package from my savings account today? How soon does everyone think that free dining will come out?
The October - December free dining discounts aren't usually released until July, sometimes early August. But, you can always go ahead and book your Magic Your Way package, with a minimum $200 deposit, and then call Disney reservations when the discounts are released and have them add the FD code to your existing reservation and they will credit the difference to your balance.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:30 PM   #680
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The October - December free dining discounts aren't usually released until July, sometimes early August. But, you can always go ahead and book your Magic Your Way package, with a minimum $200 deposit, and then call Disney reservations when the discounts are released and have them add the FD code to your existing reservation and they will credit the difference to your balance.
We would be checking in on Sept 30. Does that make a difference?
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #681
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We would be checking in on Sept 30. Does that make a difference?
Maybe. That date could be included if FD is released for Aug/Sept. That deal could come out between April 25 and mid-May. Still just speculation at this point though.
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Thank you! That is what I was thinking. I will transfer the money for a just in case.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:00 PM   #683
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If my trip is paid off and they offer FD, will they just give me a refund for the amt?
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #684
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If my trip is paid off and they offer FD, will they just give me a refund for the amt?
That's my understanding. As long as there's still availability where you are staying when you call.
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If my trip is paid off and they offer FD, will they just give me a refund for the amt?
Yep. Just make sure if you pay by gift cards to hang onto them until after your trip. They will refund in the form of the original payment, so you would need the gift cards to get your money back.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:03 PM   #686
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Yep. Just make sure if you pay by gift cards to hang onto them until after your trip. They will refund in the form of the original payment, so you would need the gift cards to get your money back.
Paying with CC...my GC is going towards MY souvenirs. My kids have their own GC's from their bdays. Lol
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I am so excited I get to join in! DH, DS(9), DD(7), and I just booked our 2nd trip ever from Oct 26-Nov 1. We will be staying at the Poly. I have the flight booked and the deposit made. Now I am working on ADR's. Fingers crossed for a BOG ressie! And free dining!
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:45 PM   #688
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I am so excited I get to join in! DH, DS(9), DD(7), and I just booked our 2nd trip ever from Oct 26-Nov 1. We will be staying at the Poly. I have the flight booked and the deposit made. Now I am working on ADR's. Fingers crossed for a BOG ressie! And free dining!
Have a great time!!! So exciting!
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I have a general planning question: I'm looking at flights & comparing rates & find that if I were to use spirit airlines for arrival flight & southwest for return flight, I could save between $10-40 per ticket (depending on how many bags we check pp), and get to Orlando 2 hrs earlier than if I were to book RT with southwest. This sounds like the best idea to me but I wanted to get opinions b/c I'm not a big air traveler & not sure how much trouble this would be. Is it terribly cumbersome to use two separate airlines??? The only issue I can see up front is that we'd be flying out of DFW, returning to love field (two diff airports), so we'd be forced to use taxis to get to/from, but that may even be cheaper than paying for parking at one for a week...haven't crunched those #s yet.
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I have a general planning question: I'm looking at flights & comparing rates & find that if I were to use spirit airlines for arrival flight & southwest for return flight, I could save between $10-40 per ticket (depending on how many bags we check pp), and get to Orlando 2 hrs earlier than if I were to book RT with southwest. This sounds like the best idea to me but I wanted to get opinions b/c I'm not a big air traveler & not sure how much trouble this would be. Is it terribly cumbersome to use two separate airlines??? The only issue I can see up front is that we'd be flying out of DFW, returning to love field (two diff airports), so we'd be forced to use taxis to get to/from, but that may even be cheaper than paying for parking at one for a week...haven't crunched those #s yet.
Could you get a friend to drop you off and pick you up? Even if you paid them, it would probably save you some money. Spirit air charges for EVERY bad even carry on, I believe so please check on that before booking. That alone right there may negate your savings.
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