We will keep this thread strictly business and discuss free dining, questions, resorts everyone is able to book, what's excluded, what's included, how much everyone saved. The "and a whole lot more" part of the discussion will continue in the "free dining anonymous" thread, which you can find here: http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3261627 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Free Dining for 2014 is a go. The promo will be released to the public on Wednesday, May 7. Disney Visa holders may get an early shot May 2nd. The dates included are: August 31 - October 3 October 26 - November 1 November 9 - November 20 December 12 - December 23 Disney Value Resorts ~ Quick Service Dining Plan Included This can be upgraded to regular plan for $18.65 per person per day ($3.20 for children). All-Star Music Resort All-Star Sports Resort Art of Animation (Family Suites) Pop Century Resort Moderate Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included Carribean Beach Resort Coronado Springs Resort Deluxe Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included Animal Kingdom Lodge Yacht & Beach Club Resorts BoardWalk Inn Contemporary Resort Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Polynesian Resort Wilderness Lodge Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included Bay Lake Tower Animal Kingdom Villas Beach Club Villas BoardWalk Villas Old Key West Resort Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa The Villas at Disneys Wilderness Lodge Fort Wilderness Cabins Some resorts are excluded, such as All Star Movies, Mermaid Rooms at Art of Animation, Port Orleans French Quarter, Port Orleans Riverside, Campsites at Ft. Wilderness, and 3-bedroom villas, and Villas at The Grand Floridian. A 3 night minimum stay (14 night maximum) and two day minimum park ticket is required for each person in the party. As I've said time and time again, if you want Free Dining, DO NOT book your room before the day it's released. Disney gives Free Dining to fill rooms and if rooms are booked, then it's less likely it will be offered. Booking up resorts is also a good way for that particular resort to be excluded, as we saw in last Fall's Free Dining when an unprecedented number of resorts were not included on the promo. Additionally, the website often opens before the phone lines on release day. The only way to modify an existing reservation is by phone, which means online (new) bookings are getting a head start on rooms you may want. Let the discussion commence!!!