• On Jun 10, 2014
    Jennifer from ON 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.

    Our family plans on visiting Oct 11-18 2014. I am correct when reading that the meals plans are not a special offer during this time? If so, why is this time not part of offer?


    You are correct that your dates do not fall under Disney's Free Dining Offer for 2014.

    October provides one of the best times of the year to visit Disney World. Milder weather brings the end of the hurricane season and summer's school crowds subside.  My guess as to why Disney is not offering their Free Dining Offer during your visit specifically is because it's the week of the Columbus Day holiday. Good deals at Disney typically follow the economic theory of Supply and Demand. When demand for rooms at Disney is low, they offer specials to encourage visitors. Holidays typically mean schools are out for long weekends or fall breaks, and families now see what my family has learned since 2006 when we came for the first time to Disney in the fall: it's a great time to visit. Subsequently, though, our family has seen a rise in fall crowds over the past eight years.

    Another contribution possibly to the higher demand for rooms in October is the increasingly-popular International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot that begins in September. It draws large crowds of visitors and even bigger numbers from local residents.

    Although I am not privy to any upcoming specials, in the past, Disney has had some Fall Specials. Keep an eye on the "specials" page of the website for possible future deals.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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