Free Dining at Disney World is dead
Hello...I was just wondering if you have heard of Walt Disney World offering the Free Dining again this year as we are going Aug. 20 to Aug. 28 and really would like to see free dining come into play as it is a wonderful savings for my family...
I know they offered it however you had to book your vacation by Dec. 20 2010....now we were kinda hoping that the last announcement posted on Tuesday would have been for free dining......but no luck....please give me updates if you have them...
Dad's Dad declares free dining dead Answer
I hope I'm wrong.
It's official. Free Dining at Disney World is dead. Where'd you hear that Dad?
Nowhere. I made it up. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
It's my considerable (oops) considered opinion that you have seen the last of Free Dining at Walt Disney World from Disney at least until the general public comes to it's senses and quits buying the Disney Dining Plan
I think most people are going to be disappointed when the fall/winter discounts are revealed.
Why do I think free dining is dead? Because none of the discounts in 2011 have included free dining. Yes, some people got free dining when they called, but all of the advertised discounts and programs were for discounted rooms or free tickets for children under 10.
Last year, Bob Iger (head honcho at Disney) declared Disney would move away from dramatic discounts. I think that day is finally here.
Dad's Bottom Line
I've been saying this all year, and I think Disney's April Fools Joke
will be the harbinger of things to come. I think you can expect the fall/winter discounts to be very much like the current 25-30% off Deluxe Resorts and not much more.