Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 4, 2016
    Amber from PA 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.

    I'm concerned that if we book now, we might miss the free dining promotion if it is offered for September. Is there a way to book and pay for our vacation and then access the promotion of it is offered at a later time? Appreciate any help you can offer

    Hi Amber, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    The short answer to your question is "yes... and no". From what I understand, all special offers, including the "Stay Play and Dine" (i.e. Free Dining) promotion, are often limited to a certain number of reservations at each Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. If you already have a Magic Your Way Vacation Package booked, you will have to cancel it and re-book it with a Resort that offers the Free Dining promotion. You may get lucky and be able to get a package that is identical to the one you had initially booked, but there is a chance that you may not. In that case, you'll have to choose a different room type/Resort if you want to take advantage of the special offer, or you'll have to stick with your original package (and cost). 

    Because there's a good chance that the Free Dining promotion may be available during your travel dates, I would recommend booking your vacation through an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. Whenever I've worked with one, they were usually quite good at getting my vacation re-booked seamlessly so that I could take advantage of any special offers that may have been released during my vacation dates.

    As you might already know, there are no guarantees that Walt Disney World Resort will even offer the "Free Dining" package in 2016, although, historically this special offer has been available for visits during the month of September. Please keep checking the Special Offers page and keep checking the Disney Parks Blog to make sure that you're one of the first people to jump on this offer if it does get released (or that your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner does so for you). 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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