• On Aug 17, 2019
    Debbie from Victoria 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.

    Hi, looking at planning family trip for May 2020. I wanted to know when the cheerleading competition is usually held. Prefer to plan around it if we can. Thank you for your help. Also does wdw offer free dining in May? Debbie

    Hi Debbie!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    There are several cheer and dance competitions held at Walt Disney World Resort throughout the spring, beginning late January through May.  High school, college, and youth teams from across the country compete at ESPN Wide World of Sports.  As a cheer and dance mom myself, I know how hard these talented athletes work.  Competing at Nationals or Worlds at Walt Disney World Resort is the highlight of competition season, and celebrates the pinnacle of a team's success.  I am so proud of athletes from my neighborhood who competed with the inaugural USA ParaCheer team against teams from around the world and brought home the silver medal!  For May 2020, I am currently aware of cheer competitions taking place at Walt Disney World Resort April 20 - May 3, May 8 - 10, and May 14 - 15.

    While we don't yet know when or if a free dining promotion will be offered for 2020, in past years free dining has been offered for dates in the fall, usually for select dates beginning late August or early September through December.  In 2019, we saw a free dining promotion for stays in July as well.  I recommend reserving travel dates that work for you and checking the Special Offers page to see if there is an offer for your dates.  Periodically come back to the Special Offers page and also keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for any announcements about a free dining promotion.  If an offer becomes available for your dates, contact Disney Resort Hotel Reservations or your travel agent to see if the offer can be applied to your vacation.

    I hope that helps!  Have a wonderful visit, and please let us know if we can answer any additional questions.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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