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  • On Apr 7, 2015
    Gina from KY 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.

    Planning trip for Sept 2015. Have hopes of getting free dining if offered. What resorts will most likely be included? Want to book now and add FD if offered later. Hate to book and then find out I can't add the FD because my resort isn't included. Thanks

    Hi, Gina!  I know many guests are in your same shoes, waiting to hear if free dining will be offered!  I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

    As far as which resorts are likely to be included, it's a hard guess.  Most of the time, all of the resorts are included, however, when Art of Animation opened, it was originally excluded, then only guests in family suites could do free dining.  I can't tell you if this is going to be the case, or because the hotel is now more established, it will be included without restriction.

    However, when it comes to free dining, there isn't really an option to just "add" it to your reservation.  It may seem that way when you call guest services, however, what they actually  have to do is rebook your entire reservation.  So, the best option you have for getting free dining at the resort you want is to be on the phone as soon as you can when the offer is made.  That wll help increase your chances of being where you want to be with the free dining plan added to your package.  There are a limited number of rooms available with the free dining plan offer, and it really is the early bird that catches the worm.  

    I hope everything works out just the way you are hoping it will!  I'll send you some virtual pixie dust for your upcoming trip!
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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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