Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On May 14, 2015
    Teresa from ID 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 Moms, I am planning a 3 week vacation to WDW during July 2016. I am wanting to know if it is better to have the resort discount or the free dining for the best savings? It is 2 adults staying at the Coronado Springs and deluxe dining plan. Thank you

    Hi, Teresa! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Each time we visit Walt Disney World Resort, I sit down and compare all available special offers to find the most magical discount for our trip. Special offers are not guaranteed to be offered at any time, so there is no way we could know at this time what offers will be around next summer during your trip. Well, we could always ask Madame Leota...

    Historically, the Free Disney Dining promotion has not been offered in July, which is when you are planning your stay. Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is usually included in a room-only special offer that time of year. However, please remember that nothing is guaranteed until you see it materialize. If you do have a reservation at this Resort when a special offer is announced, you can give Disney Reservations a call to have the discount applied to your room, if your Resort is eligible for the offer. There are usually certain stipulations to special offers, excluding some dates, Resorts, or room types within Resorts. You may want to have a couple of Resorts in mind, just in case your preferred Resort is excluded in any special offer announced for next summer.

    I hope this helps you with your vacation planning, Teresa!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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