I totally understand why someone would get their room booked before any deal comes up. Disney pushes people to do so. I get asked if I would like to book my vacation everytime I go to check for discounts. The fact is, I can't do it without the Free Dining and I worry that if people book with the idea of cancelling if the free dining doesn't get offered, that it won't get offered because there are no rooms to make sure get filled. Kind of a Catch-22 situation. Good luck all.