Please help...I made a huge mistake

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by newfiegirl, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. newfiegirl

    newfiegirl Hello Mickey!

    May 30, 2009
    Hi, I had planned to take my family to Disney since last summer, our family is literally ready and just waiting to get the date. Well here`s the problem, I was banking on free dining in August, as it has been offered for the last few years. I assumed that this would come up again in the spring and we would book a flight and package and go for a reasonable price (we live in Newfoundland, Canada so the flight is a substantial amount). I just found out it was already offered and we missed it...I cant believe it. Can someone suggest an alternate date to do to WDW when we might get a good price? We can travel from July 1-Sept 1....does anyone know if free dining will still come back this spring???? HELPPPPPPPP
  2. ipodluvr287

    ipodluvr287 DIS Veteran

    Dec 27, 2009
    They usually offer it for late August and on into September, so you can probably get it if you watch for when it comes out. It usually comes out in late spring I think, someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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  4. disneydreaming3

    disneydreaming3 Earning My Ears

    Jan 2, 2008
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  5. Northern Disney Girl

    Northern Disney Girl DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2008
    Yes Unfortunately you did miss Free Dining! :sad2: You do have other options right now though! Don't give up hope!

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  6. robinb

    robinb DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 1999
    Free dining may be offered again in the spring. Of course, no one knows for sure, but it is usually announced in mid April. Good luck!
  7. catne

    catne DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2008
    can't know for sure, but keep watching the Disney website, starting about mid-March and on into April...that's the time they offered August-September free dining before. At least the last couple of years. Offering it in December of this year was new - they've never had it offered out that far in advance except on bounceback. I can say I doubt that they filled as many rooms as they wanted...we booked 2 rooms on the day before the promo expired (exp. 12/21/10) and we had our choice of all levels of rooms at 2 moderate and 2 deluxe resorts we looked at. So there was still plenty of availability at the end of that promo. I'd bet they offer it again in the Spring.:thumbsup2
  8. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

    Jun 22, 2001
    There really isn't any way to know this for sure right now. All you can do is keep watching the offers that are released. There isn't any way to tell if they will offer free dining for the same dates twice for one year.

    I believe peak attendance dates end this year on August 13, so book for August 14 or after to get the best price. It's also unlikely that any free dining will be offered for dates prior to August 14.
  9. 3pletprincesses

    3pletprincesses DIS Veteran

    Aug 25, 2010
    I know what you mean about flights being expensive. Sorry oyu missed the free dining. Try the kids stay and play for free. It was exactly the same price for me either deal except different dates. Also, last year I got my October trip free dining booked during summer time. You still got hope. Book the trip with the best option for you out there and hope for the best.
  10. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

    Oct 28, 2006
    It's already been offered and over with now.

    They could offer it again, no one knows with Disney.
    You can book the kids stay and play offer now and then if something better comes along, change it. If you have more than 1 child, the savings will still be good.

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