Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Aug 21, 2013
    Michelle from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi can you please tell me a bit about free dining. If I were to begin my stay at All Star Music on Nov 8/13 and free dining began on the 11th would I be able to get it for the duration of my stay starting on the 10th or would I miss out for my whole trip?

    Hi, Michelle!  Okay, things do get a little complicated when it comes to the free dining plan promotion, but I hope I do some justice to the explanation!

    If you check in PRIOR to the start of the free dining promotional period, you are not eligible for free dining.  However, you can split your reservation.  If you check in on the 8th, and free dining begins on the 11th, you can split your reservation into two separate reservations.  One reservation would go from the 8th until the 11th, and then you could make one from the 11th for the remainder of your stay to qualify for free dining.  Keep in mind, the number of days that count towards the required number begins with check in day of your second reservation.  So, for example, if the requirement for free dining is three nights, your three nights would have to begin on the 11th, not the 8th.

    If you arrive prior to the end of the free dining period, your free dining will be extended throughout your stay.  Essentially, that means if you check in on the 11th and free dining ends on the 12th, you will continue to enjoy the free dining promotion for the length of your stay, despite the end date.  The end date is the last date you can check in and qualify for free dining.

    I hope this is the explanation that you needed!
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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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