Mom And Daughter meeting Merida; girl in costume as Merida
  • On Jun 30, 2012
    Erin from TX 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 debating between our visit to Disney this year-Disneyland or DisneyWorld. From our past visits and from we know the Disney World offers free dining around Thanksgiving time. Does Disneyland ever off free dining? Thanks so much!

    Hey there Erin,

    I am a high fan of the "Free Dining" promotion which is frequently offered in conjunction with Walt Disney World vacation packages!  While Disneyland is home to so many fabulous restaurants, I am sad to say that our West Coast resort does not offer a Dining Plan like that of Disney World, and therefore does not offer a "Free Dining Promotion."

    The Dining Plan at Disneyland is a voucher system that is structured to serve as a convenient method of pre-paying for meals and really offers no savings.  I would love to see Disneyland adopt a Dining Plan in the future but I don't see it happening anytime soon!

    That being said, I wouldn't take your sights off Disneyland because of the Dining Plan alone!  The Happiest Place on Earth just got EVEN happier, and with the recent re-opening of California Adventure, which now features Buena Vista Street and Cars Land, not to mention exciting new improvements at Disneyland and Downtown Disney plus the renovation of the DIsneyland Hotel...NOW is the perfect time to visit!  Especially since you're planning a visit around Thanksgiving.  Two classic Disneyland attractions, Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World will have their unique holiday overlays and the parks will be decked out with gorgeous Holiday decorations!

    I consider myself a "coast to coast" Disney fanatic and have really enjoyed experiencing the similarities and differences shared by both Disneyland and Disney World.  I think every Disney fan should definitely experience both.

    Please be sure to write back with any additional questions you may have! -Amanda F.  
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, California

Greetings from California! I am here to help make your visit to the Disney Parks as pixie-dusted as possible! As a regular to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, I am ready to put my coast-to-coast Disney Parks knowledge to work for YOU! Learn More About Amanda

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