Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 25, 2013
    Jessica Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! We have been to Disney before; but this will be our first time staying at a DW Resort and using a Dining plan. We are booked to be at DW 25 Aug-31 Aug. I am reading a lot on here about free dining packages, etc. Can someone fill me in, please! =)

    I'd be happy to, Jessica.  The free dining buzz is about a very attractive discount that Disney has offered in the past.  Historically, the free dining promotion has been offered for various vacation dates in the fall.  It's typically offered for travel dates in late August through the latter part of September.  Last year, guests arriving on or after August 25th were able to take advantage of the savings.  The fine print varies slightly, but the gist is that guests who reserve a non-discounted vacation package to include theme park tickets and accommodations in a Disney-owned and operated resort can receive the Disney Dining Plan for free.  It can equate to a significant savings for many families.  There is no word yet as to whether or not the offer will be extended once again this year, but if that is the case, I would watch the Disney Parks Blog for an announcement in late March.  Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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