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  • On Jun 22, 2013
    Jennifer 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.

    We are arriving 10/19/13 and have purchased a Dining Plan already. We are bringing my parents to enjoy Disney with their granddaughters, and are hopeful that free dining will be extended. Any idea if Disney is planning to extend the arrival date past 9/25?

    Hi Jennifer!

    t hasn't been announced if or when Disney will extend the free dining promotion for the remainder of 2013, but in years past the free dining promotion for dates in the Fall weren't typically announced until July or August.

    While there is no news yet of Disney offering free dining in the Fall,I know that certain guests have been offered free dining through what is called a PIN code offer.PIN code offers have no rhyme or reason as to who gets them or not, so there is no way to sign up for these offers.Just know that sometimes you may have a PIN code attached to your name without evening knowing it, but usually you will receive an email letting you know of the PIN code.First, check your email for any mail from Disney Destinations which is who would send you a PIN code.Second, just give Disney a call at (407) W-DISNEY to see if a PIN could possibly be attached to your name.  More often that not you will find that there is not a  PIN attached to your name, but it is definitely worth checking to see if a discount is waiting for you!

    If Disney's free dining promotion will indeed be offered for your dates, be prepared to call the morning this discount is released.This promotion is very popular and certain resorts can sell out very quickly, especially standard rooms, which are less expensive.  I would be prepared to call the reservations line at exactly 7:00 am to have the discount added to your reservation, even then just be prepared to be on hold.One way to avoid all the hassle is by being a Disney Visa cardholder, Disney will offer discounts to cardholders several days earlier before they are available to the general public.

    I hope this helps and be sure to check back with us and Disney's Special Offers page news on Disney's free dining promotion.  

    Have a magical vacation
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, South Carolina

My husband and I are the parents of five rambunctious Disney loving children.I  I'm passionate about helping families find the magic that is Disney , so let me show you all the magic and savings that awaits on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Mandy

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