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  • On Aug 25, 2018
    Julie from IL Asked

    Hi,planning a trip next Sept.8-13,2019.If free dining comes along then ,can I call and upgrade from DP to DDP and pay the difference? When are we able to find out when the free dining is next year? We had DDP last year and loved it! Thanks a bunch!

    Hi Julie and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I don't know about you, but I like the Disney Dining Plans because I like to know the cost of my vacation up front. I enjoy knowing we've already paid for most, if not all, of our meals before we hop on Disney's Magical Express. Unfortunately, we don't know when information will be released about Special Offers including free dining for 2019. I did check my go-to resource for Disney Parks news, the Disney Parks Blog. It looks like information for the 2018 Special Offer including free dining was announced on April 24, 2018

    I would suggest keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog next April. Of course, Special Offers and the dates they are offered are always subject to change and they are limited in availability. Even though you already have a reservation, there is no guarantee you will be able to apply a Special Offer to your current reservation. If you see an announcement about the Special Offer you are looking for, I suggest you drop everything and call immediately! The free dining Special Offer is extremely popular and it sells out at some resorts quickly. In the past, you have been able to pay the difference to upgrade to another Dining Plan. While I hope it's still possible, until the offer is released we cannot know for sure. I'm sending a dusting of pixie dust for your plans to work out as hoped!

    Julie, thank you again for visiting us with another great question. I hope you'll let us know if we can help you with any other questions!
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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