Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Jan 2, 2012
    Angela 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.

    we want to go to disney when meal plans are incuded. How do I know when that is?

    Hi, Angela!  The best way to enjoy a magical Walt Disney World vacation on a budget it to go during periods when free dining is offered!  I know for our family of five, it can save a TON of money!

    There are no set periods when free dining will be offered, and the promotion is never guaranteed.  You can look back historically, though, and see that free dining has often been offered at the end of the summer season (late August through late September).  It's usually when people are starting to head back home to get ready for going back to school, and typically a little bit less busy at the theme parks and resorts.  It's a great time to visit, especially if free dining is included!

    You can keep an eye out here for free dining promotions, because I'm sure if it's offered, it will generate some pretty good buzz among us Moms; or you can check in at to see the latest promotional offers and discounts.

    Thanks so much for your question!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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