Fight Disney World Crowds or Disney's Free Dining Offer
(Indianapolis, IN, USA)
Hey Carl - Great site! We went to Walt Disney World last year for the first time and fell in love with the park - we started planning our next trip on the plane ride heading home. In 2008 we went for 4 days Nov 14-17 and had great weather (little rain - no wash outs) and what we thought to be low crowds. He had Disney's Free Dining plan through our Disney Credit Card.
Walt Disney World offered the Free Dining plan again so we have dates booked for Sept 24-30, 2009 but we can changes these dates to Oct 1-7 and still get the free meals.
We're a small group and not big eaters so now we're thinking that we should possible forgo the free meals and re-book our trip for after the Free Dining Plan deal ends.
So to the question: Do you think the crowds will be manageable for our booked trip?
Is the last week of Sept or the first week of Oct different as it relates to crowds? Do you think the meal deal is worth larger crowds?
Thanks for the site and for keeping our airways safe!!!
Thanks for the question, and thank you for the kind words.
If it were me, I'd go during Disney's Free Dining. Even being light eaters you'll save tons of money by using the Disney Free Dining Plan.
The Disney World Crowds from August 15 until the week of Thanksgiving are traditionally fairly low. Disney's Free Dining Offer will bring in some extra guests, but crowds will still be very manageable.
I actually think that Disney will extend the Free Dining Offer, or come up with some other offer for the rest of the year.
Thanks again Todd for the question, I hope this helps.