Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Possible Stroke Of Genius

Last night when I was talking to Matt about being hopeful that we can add the Disney Dining Plan I had a thought. 
Back in the fall of 2009 the "Free Dining" promotion got extended from the beginning of October through mid December.  The only difference is that what is offered as "free" is staggered.  Value resorts get the Quick Service Dining Plan free and the moderate and deluxe resorts can get the Basic DDP. 

Given that Orbitz books a Magic Your Way package for us and places us in a deluxe resort, couldn't we call up Disney and have them apply the pin code for free dining?  Assuming that it's offered in a few months of course. 

I can't figure out why there would be a stipulation.  As long as there is a MYW package booked, you qualify for free dining.  If Orbitz books the room and park tickets seperately though, you don't get to apply a pin code. 

Guess I'll just have to wait and see!


  1. Can't see why they wouldn't do it. SOMEone's paying for the trip.

  2. I wouldnt be so sure about the stipulations. Last year we went in September, stayed at Pop Century and got free dining. Regular. We had a sit down, a QS and a snack everyday!

  3. I think it all depends on how they book it. Some folks have told me they don't think that Orbitz can add the dining plan for me because if they book it through THEIR system, it's not compatible with pin codes.

    If Orbitz books it directly through Disney though, I think I may still have a chance.

    I told my husband last night of my doubts and he got bummed out. He really is looking forward to eating like we normally don't eat in Michigan. And, it's his mom's first trip so he really wants to make sure it's as special as it can be.