As we get closer and closer to the end of April/beginning of May, the free dining rumors are FLYING!!
My thoughts are:
1. I expect to see something soon (assuming Disney releases free dining). My own personal guess for a release date? Monday, April 25th But it could be anytime now really!
There is no word yet on whether Disney will release Free Dining to Disney VISA cardholder first, but if they do, I expect that to happen April 21st.
2. I have seen these travel dates floating around in the Disney rumor mills as the 2016 dates that will be included:
Aug 23-Oct 1 (I’ve also heard Aug 14 – Oct 1)
Nov 15-Nov 21
Nov 26-Nov 28
Dec 10-Dec 21
Keep in mind there is no way to know if these are the correct dates, but if those dates turn out to be correct, you would just need to check in on one of them to get the discount for your whole trip.
If offered, it will mostly likely require a three night minimum stay, and a minimum of two ticket days (with either a park hopper or water park option).
Value resorts should offer the Quick Service plan for free and Moderates and Deluxes the Regular Dining Plan
Rumored excluded resorts include Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation, All Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter, Bay Lake Tower, Polynesian Bungalows and Grand Floridian Villas. (I would add Port Orleans Riverside to that list if I had to guess.)
And I cannot stress enough these are just rumors and not verified AT ALL.
Also, the availability is expected to be EXTREMELY limited this year. Even those who get in first for this discount won’t all be able to secure free dining.
I have a list of people wanting to know as soon as I do when free dining will be offered for 2016.
Do you want to be in the know, too? Email me & I’ll add you to that list!
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