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Carolc 04-28-2011 10:56 AM

Boo-yah! Free dining is back!
I just got an email from Disney Rewards. Free dining is open to Disney Visa holders and will be open to everyone else May 2nd. Travel dates are a little more limited than last year (unless they decide to extend it later). For now, it's August 28 - Sept 24 (check in on one of these dates and you'll have free dining for your entire stay).

Reminder, we are having a MouseScrappers meet at the end of Sept (I'm arriving Sept 24), so think about coming at the same time!! :yeah:


Here are the dates currently available for Free Dining

This Vacation Package Includes:

Magic Your Way Base Ticket
A Dining Plan
Booking Window:
Aug. 3 - Oct. 29, 2011

Travel Window:
Valid for arrivals most nights:

Oct. 1-6, 2011
Oct. 22 - Nov. 3, 2011
Nov. 12-17, 2011
Nov. 26 - Dec. 1, 2011
Dec. 10-15, 2011
Jan. 8-12, 2012
Jan. 21- Feb. 2, 2012
Feb. 11-16, 2012
March 3-8, 2012
March 24-29, 2012

This Dixie Pixie 04-28-2011 12:49 PM

Oh I hope hope hope they extend it a little further! I am going Oct 4-9 and would love some free eats!

tukogirl 04-28-2011 01:41 PM

Will it be the regular dining plan or the counter service dining plan?

Carolc 04-28-2011 02:12 PM

It’s the same that they offered the last few times. The Quick Service plan (2 quick/counter service meals and 2 snacks per person per night stay, plus refillable mug per person) is included with Value resorts (but you can upgrade for a small fee to the regular Disney Dining Plan, which I highly recommend). The other resorts come with the regular Disney Dining Plan (1 table service meal, 1 quick service meal and 1 snack per person per night stay).

Bessops 04-28-2011 02:13 PM

Thanks for sharing it with us Carol!
I have been waiting to hear if they're offering it again this year! I'm soooo excited!:)

PrincessMouse 04-28-2011 03:25 PM

The forced purchase of the memory book is annoying. That adds $100 to your bill and if you don't want it, too bad. :(

gcmom 05-01-2011 09:01 AM

Hey Carol, is it for sure that free dining will be booked tomorrow? I changed our dates just a few minutes ago to 9-24 to 10-8, but the ressie CM was adamant that free dining was not going to come out tomorrow or at all as a general public offer?

Carolc 05-01-2011 07:56 PM

Sorry, I was gone all day so just saw your message now. Here is part of the email I got from Disney Rewards (sorry for the lack of formatting):


. Cardmembers, book now before this package becomes available to the general public on May 2. The New Memories Vacation Package includes:
Walt Disney World® Theme Park tickets. Enjoy admission to one Theme Park per day, each day of your ticket.
Stay in a select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel.
A Disney's PhotoPass® Photo Book to relive your Disney vacation memories! Choose from a variety of layouts and page designs and customize with your favorite photos! This 20-page book is printed on archival paper to preserve it for years to come.¹
And, for a limited-time with this Memories Vacation Package, enjoy a FREE dining plan for stays most nights 8/28-9/24/11. See important details²:
For 5 night/6 day packages at select Disney Value Resorts, get the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan – includes 2 quick-service meals and 2 select snacks per person per night of your package stay, plus one Resort Refillable Drink Mug per person (refillable only at your Disney Resort Hotel).
For 5 night/6 day packages at select Disney Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts, get the Disney Dining Plan – includes 1 table-service meal, 1 quick-service meal and 1 select snack per person per night of your package stay.

* For complete package details and other accommodations, click here.
* Book through August 27, 2011 with your Disney Rewards® Visa® Card and use code I25 for Value Resorts and code O2M for Moderates and above. Book quickly for best availability!

Important Details: No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Deposit must be made at the time of booking with your Disney Rewards Visa Credit Card or Disney Rewards Debit Card.

1. Online registration required. There is no charge to use Disney’s PhotoPass® Service to capture, view or share your photos. Prints and other products are available for purchase. Photos must be claimed within 30 days of being taken. Once claimed, they will be available for 30 days from claim date. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos.

Promotion code is a one-time use code only and cannot be combined with any other offers. Promotion code will be provided as a voucher in your travel documents and will expire on 1/31/2012. Promotion code is not redeemable for cash in whole or in part. Promotion code holds no cash value. Promotion code is a one-time use code which will remove the cost of one (1) Disney’s PhotoPass Photo Book with 20 pages. Standard domestic shipping or standard international shipping charges will also be removed from your order, based upon the address you used when booking the Memories Vacation Package. If additional pages are added to the Disney’s PhotoPass Photo Book, additional products are added to this order, or Express shipping option is selected, additional shipping charges will apply upon final check out from

2. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same package. Tickets are for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. No group rates or other discounts apply. Offer is nontransferable. Advance reservations required. Excludes gratuities and alcoholic beverages. Children ages 3-9 must order from the children’s menu if available. Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.

3. Get special vacation financing on select Disney Resort packages, all Adventures by Disney packages, all Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i vacation packages, all Disney Cruise Line® packages (collectively, Disney Vacation Packages), and all purchases of a real estate interest in a Disney Vacation Club® Resort. The rate applies to purchases of $101 up to a maximum of $10,000 per transaction. Disney Vacation Packages must be booked by you or your travel agent through The Walt Disney Travel Company or Disney Cruise Line® and charged to your Disney Rewards Visa Card prior to commencement of your vacation. Other restrictions and exclusions apply.

Offer made by Disney. Chase Bank USA, N.A. and its affiliates are not affiliates of Disney and are not responsible for offer fulfillment.

For all inquiries regarding the*Disney Rewards*Visa Card, please visit

gcmom 05-02-2011 05:25 AM

Thanks Carol!!! I called in this morning and got switched over to free dining for our trip! So we got an extra 4 nights and the memory book for only 258.00 I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO excited!!

cmlhale 05-03-2011 09:11 AM

Woohoo! We were hoping for this deal to come through again for our trip Sept 10-17! I called yesterday and changed our package, saving more $$!

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