Free Dining in December 2019
by Pierre Menard
"With free dining dates released for booking up to September 30, when do you figure the release for free dining for December 2019.
I have been going to Disney World every year for the last 12 years. I am from Canada. I am going to be putting my deposit down soon for my trip. Just waiting a bit for the Canadian Dollar to climb in value.
I got the free dining plan for the first time in September 2018. It was great, low crowds as expected but weather was not the greatest. Took a chance. Love your emails and articles."
No Free Dining in December
I'm sorry to say I do not expect Free Dining in December 2019. I'm not sure there will even be any discounts available in December.
Blame Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
The reason I don't expect Free Dining in December is because of the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. It's also the reason that Free Dining opened so early this year.
When Galaxy's Edge opens the crowds are going to go crazy. I expect that to happen right before Thanksgiving. Once the crowd levels go up, Disney has no incentive to have discounts. They use discounts to draw people to the hotels and if the hotels are already full, then there is no reason for discounts.
I would recommend you get in touch with our partners at Destinations to Travel. They'll be able to help you find a time (and a price) for your trip. Then if Free Dining does come out in December, they'll get it all set up for you.
Dad's Bottom Line
Pierre, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I don't think Free Dining will be available in December.