Free Dining Coming to Walt Disney World!

Once again Free Dining has emerged offering yet another way to save on your Walt Disney World vacation.
It’s currently offered by Disney to Disney Visa cardholders but is expected to be opened to the public May 3rd.
Free dining will run from August 15 to Oct 2, 2010. If you book a value resort such as one of the All-Star resorts or Pop Century, you will receive free Quick Service Dining. That plan gives you two counter service and two snacks per day per person and a refillable resort mug for each person.
If you book a moderate or deluxe resort you will get the free dining plan which includes one table service, one counter service and one snack per person per day. This plan allows you to make reservations at Disney’s plethora of fabulous restaurants.
There are a few things you should know ahead of time about Free Dining in Disney.
First, it’s a great value. My family has stayed in Disney during free dining in 2006. After tallying our receipts from that trip we calculated that we received $1,300 in savings. And we really didn’t eat any additional food. The free dining plan offers plenty of food.
Many people plan their trips around free dining each year so you need to be prepared for it to be more crowded than times when free dining isn’t offered. You also need to get your table service reservations made early because some of the popular restaurants such as Le Celier in Epcot and Cinderella’s Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom, book up quickly!
Also, if you already have a Disney trip booked during that time through Disney, don’t assume Disney will automatically change your reservation to free dining because they won’t. You will have to call them and have them change it.
And if you prefer the Deluxe Dining Plan which gives you 3 table service meals per day per peron and one of them can be used as a quick service meal, you can upgrade to that for an additional fee if you’re staying at a moderate or deluxe resort during free dining. That plan I recommend for people who prefer to book a lot of Disney’s signature restaurants that require 2 table service credits.

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