***UPDATE!!!!***FREE DINING IS HERE!!!! Free Dining was announced this morning, right on schedule.
***EDITED: Because Dad can’t read a chart. Lol. (Yes, there was Free Dining in November and December 2016.)
It’s finally happened. The first real Free Dining 2017 rumor is out. This one is big.
Mmmm, wouldn’t that be a nice Free Dining treat? – Photo by Cliff Wang
My buddy Joe (Whispers Guide to Orlando) found this and published it last night on his Facebook page. Here’s what it says –
Looks like free dining could be dropping on April 24. Minimum of 4 nights, maximum of 14, with park hopper and park hopper plus add on. Check in dates: 8/13-9/30, 11/14-11/20, 11/25-11/27, 12/3-12/23. It also appears that values AND moderates may get quick service, with regular dining only for deluxe resorts (I hope that is wrong).
I told you this is big.
Now before you get all excited, let me throw in all the normal disclaimers. This is a rumor. It’s from a site that has been reasonably accurate in the past, but has not be exactly right on small details (hotels, dates, etc.).
I do think that the information is reasonable and in line with what has happened in the last couple of years. I’m not keen on the dates in November and December, but it might happen. Free Dining wasn’t offered in November or December last year. ***Oops, Dad misread his notes. Yes, there was Free Dining in November and December last year. Sorry.
Oh, and NOOOOooo, DON’T, DO NOT change any plans based on the dates or information in the rumor. IT’S A RUMOR!!!!! But it is a good one that is reasonable based on what has happened through the last few years.
The Moderate part is a little disturbing. If you’re staying in a Moderate Resort, you might want to check out the room discount deal that will probably come out at the same time. It might save you more money.
So, what to do now? We wait. But while you’re waiting, if you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World this fall or any time this year, give my partners at Destinations to Travel a shout. Let them help you with your trip. Its always a good idea to have a friend in the travel business and Destinations to Travel is the best Disney Travel Agent friend I know.
Dad’s Bottom Line
Yes, it looks like I was wrong again about Free Dining being dead. I’m good with that. I hope we all get Free Dining for all fall trips. We’ll see.
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