• On Feb 24, 2014
    Lindsey from GA 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.

    If I book my trip for September 2014 now in the hopes of getting the free dining once its announced, do I need to add the dining to my package now and have them adjust the price or can I just not add it and have it added for free once it is announced?

    Hello Lindsey,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  The free dining promotion is a fantastic way to save a bundle on your Walt Disney World vacation and my own family has taken advantage of it many times.  If you make your Disney Resort Hotel reservation now, you do not need to include the Disney Dining Plan to be eligible for free dining if a promotion is announced at a later date.  Just call back to update your reservation with the new offer.  In my experience, sometimes they can modify your existing reservation to add the offer and sometimes they make a new reservation.  I do like to make my Disney Resort Hotel reservation as early as possible, just to be sure I have the resort, room type and dates that work best for my family, in the event that there's no special offer available when we visit.

    I hope that helps with your planning, Lindsey, but please let us know if you have any other questions.  We'd love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Missouri

My love of Walt Disney World Resort may have started when I was a child, but I've grown to love it even more as a parent vacationing with my own kids. If you have questions about traveling with toddlers, tweens or teens, "Disney Dining" or in-park special events, ask away! Learn More About Beth

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