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Old 03-19-2013, 02:52 PM   #31
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From past experience end of April 1st of May. I have just learned my lesson and book BB before we leave saves me all the ugh moments.
My dining is already booked. No need to worry about the resort yet, since they basically have to rebook you anyway if you change to a promotion.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:43 PM   #32
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That is kind of my thinking too... It doesnt give you much time to pay off the trip.. I was surprised when she called and said July?
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:19 PM   #33
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Deep discounts like free dining play a huge part in why WDW is thriving in this terrible economy. Disney isn't going to shoot themselves in the foot. They have been offering FD discounts since 2005, so going on 9 years. The fall free ding offers we're first created to fill the parks during the previously dead hurricane season. August and September is still the height of hurricane season. Do you think if they stop offering huge promotions like free dining during this time frame that the crowd levels would remain as high as they have the last few years? No way. They may cut down on some of the various weeks they offer free dining but they aren't getting rid of it just yet. Those marketing geniuses know what they are doing and anytime they need to fill resorts or the parks they will roll out an FD offer.
I am inclined to agree,although,I think they will *maybe* start pushing QS to mod resorts along with value. That would stink BIG TIME! FD has made it soooo much more affordable for our family of 4-we've had regular DP X3,and upgraded from QS X2.The upgrade cost has risen significantly this year,and I really have to wonder if we will be able to make it(on property)with prices at WDW skyrocketing like they have been in the last 5 years or so....really gonna have to consider some other vacation options.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:19 PM   #34
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I have already booked BC for the last week of August if there is no free dining I will switch to a value resort. No Need to be close to most of the places I have ADRs at because I will cancel most!!!
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:41 PM   #35
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Pins?

What are these pins people are talking about for dining or discounts? How do you get them? Anyone think that there will be free dining in the beginning of August?
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:43 PM   #36
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What are these pins people are talking about for dining or discounts? How do you get them? Anyone think that there will be free dining in the beginning of August?
You get them by luck of the draw. Sometimes they mail them, sometimes they email. There's no rhyme or reason on how to get them either.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:33 AM   #37
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What are these pins people are talking about for dining or discounts? How do you get them? Anyone think that there will be free dining in the beginning of August?
There definitely will NOT be any free dining dates at the beginning of August. The late summer/early fall free dining might begin on August 18, but most likely August 24.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:41 AM   #38
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There definitely will NOT be any free dining dates at the beginning of August. The late summer/early fall free dining might begin on August 18, but most likely August 24.
Definitely agree with this-beginning of Aug, so many kids still out for summer and crowds are still decent.....
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Definitely agree with this-beginning of Aug, so many kids still out for summer and crowds are still decent.....
Yeah count me in as well. Nothing in early August. It will be after the 18th.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:04 PM   #40
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I don't know what to do. I got a great rate at Windsor Hills for a 2 bedroom for $600 for 9 nights in September for 4 adults and 1 child. I figured in car rental, parking, and purchasing tickets from my son's job which are nicely discounted and there is a difference of $1299 between that and POR. If free dining is given I think it will be less costly to stay at POR, especially since we like to do a lot of character dining but it must be the DDP because the upgrade puts us over, and if the mods get quick service we will definitely stay offsite. My problem is what do I do about this great rate at Windsor Hills? I would hate to lose this option.
Please disney, announce the discount, whatever it will be.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #41
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I hope thats just a really ugly rumor. We're going for Halloween and I'm waiting for the free dining discount to be offered. We are actually thinking about putting our dining plan savings towards the maharajah trek. We'll only have to pay an additional $200 than for 4 of us.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:15 PM   #42
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There definitely will NOT be any free dining dates at the beginning of August. The late summer/early fall free dining might begin on August 18, but most likely August 24.
Considering that last summer's BB FD offer for this year begins on 8/18...I wouldn't expect the GP FD to come out until a week after, if that.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #43
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I posted in Rumors and News but my sister called today inquiring about a future trip and she said that the lady in reservations told her to expect dining to be released in July... I didnt think it would be that long bc that doesnt give much planning time if you want to go in the fall...
The later fall deals usually come out in July, so that could be where they got July from.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:25 PM   #44
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I am a disney visa card holder and almost missed free dining promo last year, ( thank you mike the CM)

How do you guys find out the day its announced? I signed up for every email I could and found out on DISboards!!' ) almost a week later!!)
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:36 AM   #45
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It's always on this site days prior to when it will come out. Keep watching the discount boards. Plus Disney Visa Rewards site lists it once it is open. Disney Visa DOES NOT email everyone with the discount. There are years I got the email from Disney Visa and there are years I haven't. It is open to anyone with a Disney Visa, but they do not let everyone know.
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