Mom And Son On Run
  • On Mar 10, 2014
    Letisia from OR Asked

    Does anyone know when the free dining plan was offered in 2013? is it always around September or October? im wanting to plan a trip for this october but can only afford it when the dining plan is offered. Does anyone know when the offer is usually released

    Hello Letisia.  Thanks for asking your question here on the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  We love answering your vacation planning questions.  

    I LOVE visiting Walt Disney World when the Free Dining Promotion is being offered.  We typically purchase the Disney Dining Plan anyway so getting it for free is a huge money saver for us.  The Free Dining Promotion for 2014 has not yet been announced.  Keep an eye on the Special Offers page of the Walt Disney World website for current deals going on.  Last year, Free Dining was offered for select weeks in September, October, November and December.  I believe the announcement for this Dining promotion was released in early May and then again in early August when the deal was extended.  

    If you book your Walt Disney World vacation now and the Free Dining Promotion becomes available, you can call an upgrade your package at that time.  

    My number one money saving tip is to bring your own drinks with you into the parks.  At my local store, I can purchase a 24 pack of soda for about what 2 large drinks will cost you in the parks.  Disney allows you to bring in a small soft sided cooler, just make sure you have no glass and no alcohol.  All of the Counter Service locations will give you a free cup of ice or ice water.  We use this tip all the time.  We either drink free ice water and carry no cooler or bring our cooler and pour our sodas into the cup of ice.  Doing this will save you a lot of money. 

    I am right beside you hoping the Free Dining Promotion will be announced soon.  Fingers crossed. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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