Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 19, 2012
    Kay 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.

    Are the free dining plans offered all the time? We are planning to come in February of 2013 and I want to book my trip but don't see any offers. I'm a little nervous to book this soon.

    Hi, Kay!

    The free dining plans are offered frequently, and there is often speculation about when they will be offered. It seems that historically one is offered in the Fall.

    If you are inclined to use past offers as predictors, check out this great guide:

    While it is not officially authorized by Disney, it does an excellent job of pulling together a comprehensive list of offers for the last several years.

    Free dining appears to have been offered in February only once: from 1/8/12 through 3/29/12.

    Since it was just this year, you can certainly take a chance on the idea that Disney will want to try it again just to confirm that it works -- or doesn't.

    And besides, you can always make changes up to 45 days out without incurring penalties. It's likely better to have your room reservations and dining reservations in pocket earlier rather than scramble to get them later.

    Happy planning!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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