I've seen a few posts including one on the DIBB suggesting that booking after free dining ends makes the cost of your trip cheaper and I'm concerned that people may follow this advice blindly without doing their own due diligence. The information being shared is that the prices on Disney resorts drops dramatically if you book after the free dining promotion ends. While I can not say if this is the case in some instances, I can say that it is absolutely not the case in my experience and I would advise people do their homework for themselves. My Oct/Nov '13 trip was booked in June 2012. The deal I got was as follows: 2 weeks at Saratoga Springs Resort 14 for the price of 7 Ultimate Tickets Free Regular Dining Plan $200 Spending Money Gift Card 2 Adults 1 Child (9) was £2784 To book the same trip today without the Free Dining Plan & Gift Card £2772, if I added the DP and paid for it, the total would be £4059. So, essentially, by booking early, I have saved £1287 for a like for like (minus the free gift card) trip. Add to that the value of the $200 gift card which will pay our tips for TS meals, and you can see that the advice isn't correct in all cases. I know others have done the same comparisons (I actually check the price on my trips periodically to make sure I get the best deal!) and they have found the same thing. Please everyone, do your homework and do not assume that information is accurate in all cases.