Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 15, 2012
    Jessica from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are going to Disney World the week before Thanksgiving. Our trip is fully paid for. If free dining comes out for that time period and we update our reservations, how do we get the "refund" back? Credit card, Disney gift card or something else?

    Hi Jessica!  Free Dining promotions is one of the most popular special offers Disney releases.  There is no guarantee or formula for anyone to predict when, and if, Disney will release a free dining offer.  Should you book your WDW vacation with a paid dining plan, and Disney release a FD offer for your time period, you will need to call Guest Services.  They will be ably to apply the FD promo to your reservation, and credit you the monies paid for the Dining Plan on the original form of payment (credit card, etc).  Remember that this needs to be done 45 days prior to your arrival, as any changes within that time period will incur a fee.  If you have booked your reservation with a room discount, please keep in mind that a FD promo requires you to cancel this booking and rebook a vacation package with FD included.  If you have a vacation package booked, you can have them add FD to your vacation without issue.  Bear in mind that there is limited availability at the resorts, so book as soon as you hear that a promotion has been released. Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation! -Malanie
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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