• On Aug 5, 2016
    Scott from NL 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.

    This fall I plan on booking a Disney World trip for mid Aug 17. I will be paying for the Disney Dining Plan and making the reservations as soon as the system lets me. If free dining is offered for my dates, could I get a refund and keep my reservations?

    Hi, Scott!
    Thanks for reaching out to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    You are my kind of Walt Disney World Resort planner! I also tend to purchase my vacation packages as soon as I possibly can. But I do keep an eye on the Special Offers page to see if any deals pop up that fit my travel dates. A number of my visits ended up matching a Disney Dining Plan deal. 

    To take advantage of the deals, I just called the Disney Resort Hotel Reservations phone line and talked to a Cast Member to see how I can qualify. 

    You have a lot of time to plan an epic trip to Walt Disney World Resort! Let me know if I can help answer any additional planning questions along the way.

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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