Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 18, 2012
    Holly from MD 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 a vacation 9/24-9/30 in 2013. Previously I have seen add the dining plan for free promotions in previous years around that time frame. If I were to book now, could I add on that promotion(say it happens again) at a later time and get it for free?

    Hi Holly!

    There's no real way to predict what fantastic offer Disney will offer next or what resorts or time periods it may cover. However, if you book your vacation now, and then a Special Offer becomes available later on, you can indeed switch your package, based on availability and arrival dates for the applicable offer.

    What I'd recommend is that you book the Resort and Magic Your Way Vacation Package you're comfortable with in terms of price and date as far in advance as you can. That way, if a special offer doesn't become available for your travel dates, you'll still enjoy the great vacation you had planned and budgeted for.

    Then, keep an eye on the Walt Disney World website's 'Special Offers' section often!
    If a new offer comes out, call (407) 939-7675 and mention that you have an existing reservation and would like to switch to the "such and such" offer. The Cast Member will advise you of availability under the offer and can even help you compare to determine what's best for you! The offer may vary by resort level in terms of which properties have availability, what discount is available or what 'free' add-ons such as the Disney Dining Plan may be offered. If an offer is available for you to take advantage of, the Cast Member will make the appropriate changes to your booking, review the new terms and conditions with you and transfer any payments already made to the new vacation booking.

    I hope this information helps you out! Please write me back soon with any additional questions you may have. I'd love to hear from you!

    Wishing you a Magical time as you begin planning your 2013 Walt Disney World vacation Holly!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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