Free Dining at Disney World Fall 2012

Free Dining at Disney World Fall 2012

Hi Dad! Do you expect free dining to come back for the fall?

No Free Dining during ...

There won't be any free dining during the International Food and Wine Festival this year

Photo by Scott R Smith

Dad's Free Dining is Dead

Yep, I've said it before and I'll say it again (I'm right this time) Free Dining is dead. Dead. DEAD. You won't see free dining in the fall. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Let me tell you why. For 2 years, Disney has been cutting back on discounts. Free Dining has gone from whole seasons to just a few one week blocks. This leads me to believe the we've seen the end of the dining plan without paying for it.

In fact, I don't foresee a lot of discounts for the fall. I'd expect some hotel discounts in the range of 20% to 30% and even those will be very limited.

Disney has decided to make money again. (Not that they ever quit making money.) They have been talking about it for almost 2 years. It's time to move away from discounts and move on to profits.

Don't get me wrong, I like the fact that Disney makes a profit. Profit is how Disney finances new projects. The more profit in the parks, the more new projects in the parks.

Dad's Bottom Line

I've said it for almost 2 years, free dining is dead. It's not coming back anytime soon. Hey, I've been wrong before so there's always hope.

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Jul 12, 2012
by: Anonymous

Well, thankfully, you are wrong! Free Dining is BACK!!!

Dad answers

I'm glad I'm wrong too even though the weeks of the Palooza aren't on Free Dining.

Jun 26, 2012
free dining
by: Anonymous

we also rcvd the flyer for free dining

Jun 19, 2012
2012 Free Dining

I got a mailer from Uncle Walt yesterday for a Free Dining Plan With the purchase of 4-night/5-day Magic Your Way package.

"For arrivals most nights"

May 17, 2012
free dining
by: Anonymous

I hope you're wrong about free dining in the fall, cause a bunch of us on counting on it or we will have to cancel all of our reservations. Would not be able to get other needed things at Disney. Like handicap scooters, etc.....

Feb 18, 2012
he is definetly wrong
by: Anonymous

Free dining has been offered for international folks already. Disney is in know way hurting by offering these promos. It will happen just be quick to book when it is posted as rooms will fill quickly. Still the best offer they ever came up with.

Feb 08, 2012
Free Dining is dead?????
by: Anonymous

Dear Dad,
You make me cry. No free dining=10 days of pizza and chicken nuggets. Maybe Mickey ice cream bars for breakfast. I hope you are wrong about this!

Dad Answers

I hope I'm wrong too. We can dream about free dining, but it's better to plan to go without it and have a big party if it happens.

But all the signs are telling me that it's a thing of the past.

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