Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Mar 15, 2012
    Jessica from OH Asked

    We are going to Disney World the week before Thanksgiving. Our trip is fully paid for. If free dining comes out for that time period and we update our reservations, how do we get the "refund" back? Credit card, Disney gift card or something else?

    Hi Jessica!  Free Dining promotions is one of the most popular special offers Disney releases.  There is no guarantee or formula for anyone to predict when, and if, Disney will release a free dining offer.  Should you book your WDW vacation with a paid dining plan, and Disney release a FD offer for your time period, you will need to call Guest Services.  They will be ably to apply the FD promo to your reservation, and credit you the monies paid for the Dining Plan on the original form of payment (credit card, etc).  Remember that this needs to be done 45 days prior to your arrival, as any changes within that time period will incur a fee.  If you have booked your reservation with a room discount, please keep in mind that a FD promo requires you to cancel this booking and rebook a vacation package with FD included.  If you have a vacation package booked, you can have them add FD to your vacation without issue.  Bear in mind that there is limited availability at the resorts, so book as soon as you hear that a promotion has been released. Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation! -Malanie
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

I am a single mom of two awesome children and our vacations are always centered around a visit to Walt Disney World! Helping to plan a Disney vacation is an honor and I'm so excited to be able to help you create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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