• On Dec 21, 2016
    Ashley from LA 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.

    Does Disney usually offer the DP for free for check-ins around Thanksgiving? We're debating on moving our trip up to Nov 2017 instead of Spring Break 2018. And the free DP would be the deciding factor.

    Hi, Ashley! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for bringing us another great question! When planning our trips to Walt Disney World Resort, the first thing I look at is what Special Offers are available. They do offer some very magical ones, with the Free Disney Dining Special Offer being quite popular among guests. I have seen this appear at various times throughout the year, but it does seem to pop up around the fall. We have not yet seen what this year will bring for a fall offer, but there is a great website that keeps track of Walt Disney World Resort Special Offers. If you search MouseSavers.com for "historical discounts," their listing should give you a general idea of what guests visiting during prior Novembers have been offered.

    Ashley, I looked over the dates of prior Special Offers and do see that the dates immediately around Thanksgiving are usually not included in your favorite promotion. I would like to share a tip with you that has helped us take advantage of this delicious offer. In prior offerings, as long as guests checked-in to their Walt Disney World Resort hotel on or before the last day of the promotion, they have been able to enjoy it for their entire stay. If this offer is released, take a look at its valid dates. You may find that you could apply it to your stay if you simply move your arrival date by a day or two. November is one of our favorite months to visit the Resort, so I always welcome the addition of a few days to experience more of our "Happy Place" where the magic is endless!

    Thank you again for stopping by with this question and I hope to see you again real soon! Please let us know if you have any other questions or would like suggestions on great Advance Dining Reservations to make for your trip!

    Brandy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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