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  • On Sep 26, 2013
    James from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Assuming there is free dining (pin offer) or something similar for 2014, and it states "can be used starting Nov 29 - Dec 14" or something similar, if we wanted to start on Nov 28, can we pay for 1 day of dining and use the offer for the remainin

    Hi James!

    My family has taken advantage of Disney's Free Dining Promotion many times and it has allowed us to try many restaurants we may not have otherwise.With a family of seven, it's certainly an incredible way to help us stretch our Disney Dollar!

    It is unknown if the free dining promotion will be offered for dates in 2014,so I can only comment on how this has worked in previous years.You may want to check back with me if or when Disney's Free Dining Promotion is offered in 2014.In previous years, you would have to check-in during the specific dates in order to take advantage of Disney's Free Dining Promotion.Notice I said that you would have to check-in during those specific dates, your check-out date does not exactly have to be within the exact time frame. For instance,if Free Dining was being offered November 28th-December 14th you could check-in on December 13th and still receive the dining plan at no cost.

    If you wish to check-in just before the eligible dates for free dining, you can still take advantage of the promotion,it will just require an extra step.Guests will often do what is called a split reservation, essentially meaning you will have two reservations.For the example,if you will be checking in on November 28th and the eligible dates are November 29th-December 14th,you could just do a room only reservation for November 28th and then book a Magic Your Way Package starting on November 29th in order to take advantage of this special offer.This will require two separate check-ins during your vacation and while you may get to stay in the same room, there is a chance that you will have to switch rooms between your two reservations.

    Keep in mind that terms and conditions are subject to change if Disney's Free Dining Plan Promotion will indeed be offered next year.  

    I hope this was helpful,James and please visit me again if you need anymore advice!

    Bon Appetit!
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