• On May 3, 2017
    Pamela from SC 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.

    Hello, planning a Disney trip for summer 2018. I read that Disney offered this year some free dining in early June 2017. If we should happen to get lucky and this offer is available next year, is it possible to upgrade to the regular dining plan. Thanks!

    Hello Pamela!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am always planning my Walt Disney World Resort Vacations well in advance of posted Special Offers or the window for bookings becoming available online.

    As you are already aware if you are planning for summer 2018, Room-Only Reservations may be made by contacting a Cast Member directly at (407)939-1936 up to 499 days in advance of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  You reservations will then be posted into your My Disney Experience account.

    If a package or Special Offer becomes available(like the complimentary Disney Dining Plan, for instance), you may Modify Your Reservations directly through the My Disney Experience Account or by contacting a Cast Member at (407)939-1936 to take advantage of the more suitable offer.

    I recommend that you keep an eye out for Special Offers and react immediately if one is posted that you are interested in as Special Offers are limited and subject to availability.  My wife and I waited 3 days after we noticed a Special Offer and it was already unavailable for our selected room and Resort Hotel.

    The Disney Dining Plan is a wonderful way to experience all of the culinary delights that Walt Disney World Resort Dining Locations have to offer.  Be sure to book your Advanced Dining Reservations up to 180 days before your trip as some dining locations (like Be Our Guest at Magic Kingdom) are extremely popular and it is often difficult to get seating closer to your travel dates. 

    Happy Planning!

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