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  • On Jun 6, 2013
    Bill 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.

    When during the year does Disney usually offer the free dining plan? I want to book my vacation based on that imformation for next year. If I'm able to get the free plan, can I get a deluxe plan and pay the difference? Thank you!

    Hi Bill!

    Disney's free dining promotion is one of their most popular special offers released at various times throughout the year.  Last year, free dining was offered at several times throughout the year, from January to March and August through December, black out dates and exclusions applied.  This year, Disney has changed their "method" of sorts, and has only offered free dining for select dates in September only.  If you are planning a vacation for the month of September, you might be in luck to score a free dining reservation, but there is no guarantee that they will offer anything for that time period.

    If you book a vacation package with a free dining promotion, you can absolutely upgrade to the deluxe dining plan.  You will be required to pay the cost difference between the basic plan and deluxe plan, which, at today's pricing, is $45.33 per adult per day, and $10.75 per child per day.

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
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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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