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Can I get the Free Dining plan?

by Jim
(New York)

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“Have a reservation from November 25th through December 2nd at Boardwalk Inn. Also bought the dining plan, but heard it’s a free dining period. Any thoughts?”

Lunch at Be Our Guest

The FREE Dining Plan is great, but you have to qualify to get it – Photo by Judd Helms

Well, Jim, congratulations. You’re going to Disney World, and it’s just right around the corner. It’s just a couple weeks from now.

The free dining promotion is a promotion that Disney has. It was available from I think late April till early June. You had to book during that time to get the free dining promotion. You had to have some different things, stay in certain hotels, certain rooms. You had to have certain tickets. You had to get the dining plan.

It’s a promotion. It’s not that Disney’s giving free dining in November. That’s not exactly the way it is. You had to qualify for free dining. I love free dining at Walt Disney World. There’s just nothing better than free dining at Walt Disney World, but you had to qualify for it.

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Dad’s Bottom Line

The bottom line is if you don’t have free dining, if you don’t know what it is and you don’t have it, you don’t have it. You’re not going to get it. It’s not something for everybody. It is a promotion that Disney puts out in April, has for several years in a row.


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