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Johnie
27-07-2009, 03:03 PM
Free dining is back for the fall! TA site is saying it must be booked for a 5 night stay at least.

For the VALUE resorts, you will get the quick service dining plan for free when purchasing a package (includes room and MYW tickets).

For the MODERATE and DELUXE and DDVR resorts, you will get the basic dining plan for free when purchasing a package (includes room and MYW tickets)

The packages are good for stays Sept 29, 2009 to Nov 24, 2009 and Nov 29, 2009 to Dec 17, 2009.

Must be booked by Sept 26, 2009.

Debbie2
27-07-2009, 04:28 PM
That's when I'm there and will be busier than expected due to this. Thankfully have booked all my ADRs :)

Tinker
27-07-2009, 04:53 PM
wish , really wish, they'd do this for DVC members & guests

DisneyFreak
27-07-2009, 04:56 PM
wish , really wish, they'd do this for DVC members & guests

That would make sense.

Tinker
27-07-2009, 05:04 PM
That would make sense. would, but unfortunately they don't . They pay enough to own a piece of Disney , thats for sure . Not just their regular time share payment, but every month , a maintenance fee , every month . Watch me pay that kind of money out for a 2 week stay throughout the year . I could take another two trips . It's Crazy !!!

Johnie
27-07-2009, 05:06 PM
They let you pay the dues each month because they are so high. The maintence fees are WAY higher at Disney than they are at any other timeshare resort. That is one of the main reasons I won't buy into DVC.

Rosie0610
27-07-2009, 05:40 PM
Johnie you state that it's for a min 5 night stay. Is that a strict rule or can it be less than that?

Tinker
27-07-2009, 05:40 PM
I agree Johnie . And thats why they should offer DVC members free dining . It sure wouldn't hurt them any . :lol:

Johnie
27-07-2009, 05:44 PM
Johnie you state that it's for a min 5 night stay. Is that a strict rule or can it be less than that?

It hasn't been in the past. Let me go do a test and see what it says. it's always been a 3 night min in the past. Yep, it let me do it for a 3 night stay.

Tink
27-07-2009, 07:24 PM
I've found being a DVC member to be a real bonus. :yes: I like having a deluxe villa waiting for me! :D The dues may be high with respect to other Time Shares, but I'll stick with my DVC. It's rather like going to Disney instead of Six Flags. :lol:

I have found that purchasing into DVC allows me to stay at deluxe resorts on a yearly (multiple times, depending upon when I choose to go) basis whereas if I were paying cash, I'd never be able to afford them now. :eek:

If there is a decent AP rate out (as there was for Herself's birthday last year) then I book that, but for the most part, when we stay on site it's with DVC either in a vacation club resort, or one of the others.

I know it's not the best choice for everyone, but we've never regretted buying into it!

Thanks for the "warning" about free DDP! :eek:

Johnie
27-07-2009, 07:43 PM
:tongue: you are so funny Tink. Well it looks like Thanksgiving is the only time period without free dining until mid December.

I know DVC works out well for lots of people. I go too much to make it economically advisable for me :tongue:

jojo
27-07-2009, 09:56 PM
Johnie you're the best thankyou for telling us about these offers, we're lucky to have someone finding offers and discounts that others miss :thumbsup:

BevW
27-07-2009, 10:56 PM
I'm ready to book my ressies!!!!! Dining ressies that is. BWAHHAHAAHAHAHAHA

Johnie
27-07-2009, 11:12 PM
A week from tomorrow :yes:

BevW
27-07-2009, 11:15 PM
A week from tomorrow :yes:

I know...I know....just getting so carried away here.
I even have a list!!!! Now I need to do what Mari's doing and get some advice. We're going to be eating at ADULT...GROWN Up places this time.

Johnie
27-07-2009, 11:15 PM
Start a new thread and get some suggestions

BevW
27-07-2009, 11:17 PM
Start a new thread and get some suggestions

I'm trying to find a good place to start one...I guess Chat is as good a place as any. And if I'm wrong...some nice person will come along and move it for me.:wave:

PsychoAlice
27-07-2009, 11:43 PM
grumble...I guess Ill be up at the crack of freaking dawn for my CM ressies when its my turn...grumble grumble grumble

Johnie
28-07-2009, 12:05 AM
let me know if you need some help hon

PsychoAlice
28-07-2009, 01:09 AM
sure...could you tell about a zillion people not to go until after the 18th?

Johnie
28-07-2009, 12:46 PM
:tongue: good luck with that

Beccaberry
28-07-2009, 01:48 PM
Do you see or have you heard of any changes to the dining plan coming up, Johnie?

Johnie
28-07-2009, 01:51 PM
For next year? Haven't heard anything yet.

DisneyFreak
28-07-2009, 05:23 PM
They let you pay the dues each month because they are so high. The maintence fees are WAY higher at Disney than they are at any other timeshare resort. That is one of the main reasons I won't buy into DVC.

But the maintence fees are based on how many points you own. Has this changed?

Both my Mother and Sister/BIL are DVC members so we just mooch off of them. :thumbsup:

Johnie
28-07-2009, 05:39 PM
Yes it is based on points owned as far as I know.

Taja
28-07-2009, 08:17 PM
Oooooh! So wish a visit to WDW was in the cards--and budget!--this December.

Fingers crossed for December 2010!

SleepinCatz
28-07-2009, 10:49 PM
I hear ya Taja....2010 is when we are planning and that would be just the miracle we need to be sure and get to go :)

Tinker
28-07-2009, 11:54 PM
Jim and I are going in October 2010 with Pat, Kim & Kierstyn . I cannot wait to share Disney with my grand daughter . We are staying at Fort Wilderness Cabins .
How far in advance can you book a resort or doesn't it matter ?

Johnie
29-07-2009, 12:12 AM
They haven't released the 2010 prices for US residents yet. Word is they may do it by the weekend or early next week.

Tinker
29-07-2009, 12:31 AM
Thanks Again, Johnie . After I go this October, I'm planning on being a will call . No getting there and saying sorry no room at the inn :lol:

Disneybumble
29-07-2009, 07:34 AM
On free dining is Le Cellier 1 or 2 TS credits. Thank you

Tink
29-07-2009, 11:41 AM
I believe it's 1 credit. Yachtsman's Steakhouse is 2, I think. :unsure:

Johnie
29-07-2009, 01:17 PM
Tink is correct :yes:

Beccaberry
29-07-2009, 01:41 PM
Le Cellier.....*drool*

Oh. Sorry. :sorry:

Johnie
29-07-2009, 01:43 PM
What I would give for some pretzel bread and cheese soup today :yes:

Beccaberry
29-07-2009, 01:44 PM
OMG...me too...it's dark and rainy here today and that sounds PERFECT.

Disneybumble
29-07-2009, 02:27 PM
Thank you ladies. So it's worth it then , and what about Yachtsman's Steakhouse is that worth it.
Or better put would you do
Yachtsman's Steakhouse
CITRICOS
NARCOOSSEE'S


Johnie you see where l am coming from

Beccaberry
29-07-2009, 02:45 PM
Totally worth it. Definitely worth it. Excellent use of one credit.

Having not been to any of the other three (going to YM for the first time in Oct) I'll step back and be interested in the responses.

Johnie
29-07-2009, 02:48 PM
I have heard nothing but wonderful things about Yachtsman. I haven't been but will be going with Rebecca in Oct.

Haven't been to Citricos or Narcoosees either. I've heard mixed things about both.

Disneybumble
29-07-2009, 02:50 PM
Thank you my friends. We are big meat eaters and YM sounds good. Right no w off to put a 7day plan together. He is nearly defeated.

Johnie
29-07-2009, 02:56 PM
:tongue:

Beccaberry
29-07-2009, 03:06 PM
Rock on sister!

Tinker
29-07-2009, 05:44 PM
How about Teppen Edo in Japan ? you are seated right in front of your own 500 degree grill and the chef is not only great but talented as well with his cooking utensils . The Steak & Shrimp is too die for . I can taste it now .
Le Celiers too , fresh soft salted pretzel sticks with cheddar cheese soup , a super cold glass of Moose beer and a steak . and lets not forget the chocolate mousse .
My mouth is watering . :lol: