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Did it finally happen? Is Free Dining finally dead?

by Dad
(The Office)

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is it finally true? Is Free Dining finally dead? Could Dad finally be right?

Is free dining really dead

Free Dining is dead? Say it ain’t so Dad. – Photo by Cliff Wang

I started banging the drum that Free Dining is dead way back in 2010, but it is the promotion that refuses to die. It held on for 7 years so far, but has its time has finally come to an end?

Mom, that Dad guy has gone off his rocker again.

Yes, Dad is proclaiming Free Dining is dead. Again. I know. I do this about every odd numbered year, this is an odd numbered year so guess what?

Why do I think it’s dead? It’s been way too quiet around here. There’s been no noise out of Disney at all about the fall promotions. No rumors about Free Dining. No hype about dates, no talk about hotels being excluded, no chatter at all. Zip, Zero, Nada.

Yes, Disney could have plugged all the leaks, but my guess is there is nothing to leak.

Free Dining is dead.

I’ve been wrong before, but you heard it here first.

Um, Dad… Are you sure you want to be the first to proclaim Free Dining Dead?

Uh, I guess that might not be popular, but hey, I think it’s true. I’ll be glad to be wrong… again…

So what does it mean if Free Dining is dead? It means that a new promotion is probably coming. What will it be? I have no clue. My guess is it will be a room only deal plus something else like Kids Stay Free or Play Stay and Dine, or some new invention Disney comes up with.

Who knows, you might actually save more money without Free Dining. I know a lot of people did last year when it came out.

Whether it’s Free Dining or any other promotion, I really, really, really recommend you talk to our partners over at Destinations to Travel. Let them figure out what the best deal is for you.

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Dad’s Bottom Line

I know this is not going to be popular, but I think Free Dining is history. Sorry. Now it’s time to move on.


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Comments for

Apr 14, 2017 DDP can be good
by: Happy in UK

I’ve only used DDP at Disneyland Paris when it was included for “free”. We’re hoping to go to WDW next year & have reserved a deal that includes the DDP for “free”. Having checked prices regularly for the past few years, the DDP will save us money overall. Maybe it’s best when part of a deal?

Mar 26, 2017 Free dining
by: Anonymous

It is not dead. There was a promo where u get 1 free quick service per person per day.

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