Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 22, 2009
    Kim 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.

    We (4yr daughter, husband & myself) are planning a trip to disney sept 12-19. Do you know if they will be offering the 4 3free at that time. also, when does the free dinning start in the fall? Any other ideas on saving cash would be very much apprec


    What a great time to visit Disney World. The heat and humidity should be mostly gone just like the summer crowds. Disney's current buy 4 get 3 free promotion is an incredible deal! At this time the promotion runs on select dates thru 08/15/09. You can find the information on this promotion here. At this time that deal has not been extended past these travel dates, but it is always a possibility.

    Disney World has offered free dining for many years. It typically includes travel from late August until late September. There has yet to be an announcement if this will be offered again this fall, but given it's past popularity, I expect to see it return. The offer is usually announced in early April and must be booked by a June date.

    If neither one of these deals are available for your travel dates you can still make your Disney trip on even a tight budget. Disney offers a large selection of resort rooms at value prices, be sure to check www.disneyworld.com for current offers. Another great place to check for deals is www.mousesavers.com. Other suggestions include eating breakfast in your resort room and carry snacks and water with you to the parks to save on food costs. Set a budget for daily expenses and put each day's money in a seperate envelope. This will prevent you from exceeding your daily allowance. If you are a AAA member, check any offers they may have. The Disney resorts offer numerous free activities like movie nights or a nightly camp-fire sing-a-long at Fort Wilderness. By planning ahead and deciding on your available budget, you will be able to find the vacation that fits your pocketbook.

    Hope you have an amazing time!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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