Disney Free Dining Oct/Nov/Dec thoughts.



Now that all the hubbub has died down from Disney releasing a September 2013 Free Dining Discount, I’m getting a lot of questions on my thoughts about when/if Disney will release free dining for later fall 2013 (namely October, November, and December 2013).

**Obviously my standard disclaimer remains – these are just guesses and opinions and are NOT fact in any way.**

That being said, since Disney released PIN codes for free dining in late Fall 2013, I think there’s a good chance we’ll see it for the general public.  Typically, from what I’ve seen in the past, Disney releases the PIN codes first.  Then we usually see a similar (though not exact) discount released to the general public a few months later.

As to WHEN we will see another Disney discount & possible Free Dining for Oct – Dec 2013, I would guess the first week in August because the current Disney World discounts (September free dining & Late Summer Room discount) have to be booked by July 31, 2013.  Disney will release something after the current discount expires – it’s just a matter of what.

Of course:

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Free Dining September 2013


Free dining rumors persist!  It seems as though September free dining is a 99% sure thing (woohoo!!) and all people are waiting for is WHEN Disney will release that promotion.  Here are the details again:

Once again the free dining in a nutshell:

Dates: September 2-25

Available to book estimate: May 9 (Disney Visa holders should be May 6)

Values recieve Quick Service (which they can upgrade for $18 a day for adults and $3 a day for children)

Moderates and Deluxe recieve the regular dining plan.

If you are planning a September trip – get your vacation quote now!!  Free dining can be added to an existing booking as long as there is availability left, with no hassle on your part (I take care of that for you!)

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Rumor: Fall Free Disney Dining 2013!!


The rumor around the Disney-sphere is:

Free Dining will be offered for the USA market  – the details should be released around May 9, 2013.

Travel Dates (Arrivals):
September 2, 2013 – September 25, 2013

Minimum stay 3 nigths maximun 14 nights.  And you must buy at least 2 days tickets.

These selected resorts are included

Disney Value Resorts
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

All of the above will get Quick service Dining plan

Disney Moderate Resorts 
Disney’s Carribean Beach Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Disney Deluxe Resorts
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney Campground and Cabins
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

All of the above will get regular Dining plan

**Remember, this is ONLY a RUMOR right now**

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Some additional thoughts on Fall Free Dining 2013


***UPDATE – new rumor here.***

Still no official word yet on when (or if) Disney will release a free dining promotion for 2013.

Many people think free dining is dead and won’t resurface in 2013.  This idea mostly comes from the newly opened Fantasyland which has given Disney cause to raise prices and reduce discounts AND Disney has become, over the past 2 years, more exclusive on the dates they offer free dining.

I still think Disney will release the free dining for, at the very least, parts of Sept & Oct.  But I think 2013 will be the last year we see free dining for awhile, due to the new, upcoming attractions Disney has scheduled for 2013 & 2014.

Where does this leave YOU – the guest?

If you are waiting for Disney to release that free dining discount before booking a fall vacation, don’t wait because you may be too late!  I’m already seeing popular resorts and room categories booked solid through the end of the year – even during non-holiday times. Go ahead and book your preferred resort package, and let me take care of watching for discount releases. As soon as a free dining discount becomes available, I’ll call in and get you rebooked under the discount code – you’ll just get an email telling you how much money you’ve saved!

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Free Dining Disney World 2013 Predictions


***Update:  New rumor here.***

Everyone wants to know:  When, oh when, will Disney release their ever popular Free Dining discount for 2013??

The quick answer:  No one knows for sure.


The long answer:  The good news is I am very hopeful to see fall free dining for 2013.  In the past, Disney has split up the fall months into 2 time frames:  September and October-December.

For the month of September free dining promotion:  Last year Disney released that free dining discount right around March 5, 2012, so we are already a little late for this promotion in 2013.  It had to be booked by May 18th for the travel dates August 25 – September 29, 2012.

For the the October – December free dining promotion:  Last year, Disney released the free dining discount right around July 12, 2012 and it had to be booked by Sept 29, 2012. The travel dates were:
Sept 30 – Oct 4
Oct 19 – Nov 1
Nov 9 – Nov 15
Nov 23 – Nov 29
Dec 10 – Dec 20
If Disney releases free dining for 2013, I would expect it will be similar to what they did in 2012.


Something many people don’t realize is that you can book your Fall Disney vacation NOW, without the free dining discount with your fee-free travel agent (me!) and then I will automatically apply your free dining discount to your existing package once it’s available – as long as the resort still has availability.

Here’s to a new free dining discount VERY soon!

Feel free to email me with any questions:  sarad@fairytalejourneys.com


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New Fall 2013 Disney Wonder Cruise Discount!


Travel Dates: September 28 – November 16, 2013

Disney Cruise has announced a special on board credit promotion, as well as discounted rates for select 7-night Fall sailings on the Disney Wonder sailing from Galveston, Texas, during the travel dates listed above.

The following rates are per person, based on double occupancy:

7-night Bahamian or Western Caribbean Disney cruise

  • Inside stateroom starting at $699
  • Ocean view stateroom starting at $749
  • Verandah stateroom starting at $899

On Board credits you will receive:

  • Inside stateroom: $100
  • Ocean view stateroom : $150
  • Verandah stateroom: $200

In addition to the great rates, at the time of your booking, you will only pay half of the normal deposit to book your cruise.

This offer is for cruises on the Disney Wonder only, and must be booked by May 15, 2013.

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