Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jan 31, 2008
    April from NY 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.

    I've been reading alot of submissions about the free dining plan (which I knew nothing about). How do you know if WDW is offering this? Do I just add the Dining Package onto my vacation and see if the price changes or not?? That would save me SOO much! Thx

    Hi April,

    The Disney Dining Package in the past has been offered for free during the late summer and early fall travel periods.  There is no guarantee that it will be offered this summer or any other time for free.

    I would recommend that you book the vacation you can afford now so that you are at the resort you want to be at.  If you can not afford the Dining Plan, then do not book it now.  You can add either Dining Plan -Basic or Deluxe-up to five days prior to check-in.

    To find out about Disney' special offers on the Dining Plans, visit or sign up for email announcements from or  If the special becomes available, simply call up Disney and have your Dining Plan added or adjusted on your reservation provide you meet all the other requirements.

    I hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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