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  • On Mar 5, 2012
    Amanda Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Generally speaking Are there any resorts that have better/worse shuttle service? Im torn between value/moderate. Also, generally speaking is free dining offered in Oct (23rd) and is it usually for all resort types?

    Hi Amanda,

    There is frequent free transportation available at all the Disney resort hotels. Among some guests, there is the perception that, in the value resort category, the Pop Century has superior transportation to the All Stars. This is because the Pop buses only stop at the Pop, while the All Star buses may stop at all three of those resorts. Among the moderate resorts, the larger the hotel, the more stops a bus will make on the grounds of that hotel. For example, the Port Orleans buses may stop at both Riverside and French Quarter, while the Caribbean Beach buses only stop at CB. However, the CB bus with make several stops within the resort, making the total time equivalent. Overall, I don't think bus service is much different at any of the moderate or value resorts.

    It's very hard to guess about the availability of free dining. In the past, there have been October free dining dates, but there's no way to tell whether that will happen this year. There is a current free dining offer happening now for dates in August and September 2012. This offer does apply to resorts at all price levels; however, the family suites and campsites are currently excluded. If you're interested in free dining, you might want to jump on the current offer rather than waiting for a later offer that may or may not materialize. 

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you need additional assistance. 
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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