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When does free dining usually come out?

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World Dining & Restaurants' started by Vikki, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Vikki

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    Last few times we've been to WDW we've had the dining plan for free and it has been great :yes:

    I just wondered, historically, when does it tend to be released? We're hoping to go August 2013.
     
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    It seems to come out earlier for UK visitors. I would say you might have to wait until late spring or even summer before they release any dates that far in advance. They usually don't release dates for US travelers until spring or even early summer of that year.
     
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    I know for summer 12 we (Thomson) announced it as it went on sale the April before. To book direct I think it is about June isn't it


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    It is defintly made available to non-US guests earlier. I know we were able to make the modification for free dining earlier last trip then on previous trips. We made the modification in April last trip and before that it was not until almost June that they let us modify.
     
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    Well this Summer (August 2012) was offering free dining before Christmas, which would be over 8 months in advance.
     
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    That sounds good to me, the further in advance the better!
     
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    :iagree: I'm sure it was before Christmas that this year's free dining came out on the UK Disney site :)
     
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    We booked directly with disney in April 2011 for August 2012 and got free DDP
     
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    Wow! That is early!
     
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    They started putting it in UK brochures way in advance because if you remember, the first few years of free dining lots of people booked and then went mad when it was released later (after brochures went to print) and they wouldn't let them apply it.
     
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    Yes, I do remember that now you mention it....
    I would imagine we'll do as normal and do flight and hotel separate still though :yes:
     

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