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What to do about booking our November trip to WDW?

Walt Disney World: Need advice on booking my family trip to WDW this November. Do you think they'll extend the free dining again this year? Will there be any incentives or specials to travel in early November?

From Brian Creedon
Posted June 5, 2011 at 8:36 PM
Looking for opinions on Disney's Dining Plan. Taking the family back November 4th for 11 nights. The last few years Disney extended there Aug/Sept free dining offer into Nov. Any word on whether or not they may do it this year? How's attendance, a lower attendance may encourage them to extend the offer? I have booked air and dining but not the room. If they don't offer the free dining in November we will be adding a plan. Holding out for some sort of offer, whether it be dining or package discounts, as of now their discounts only go through Oct. 1st. Any advice on what I should do about booking would be appreciated.

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From Anthony Murphy
Posted June 5, 2011 at 9:35 PM
You should keep an eye out for when is the very last day to book the Dining plan (I think it might be a day before your arrival, but I am not sure) and see about it. I think its actually going to be a crowded time for them because people are just getting off the Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT and are gearing up for the holidays

From Terri Pierce
Posted June 5, 2011 at 9:42 PM
IMO it's not going to be a horribly crowded time. Halloween is over, MNNSHP has ended, the christmas party has just started or about to start. USF's HHN are also over. I feel as though all the kids who are school age are do doubt in school at this time as well as college students. I could be wrong, but this just doesn't sound busy to me. I would do as Anthony stated and go ahead and book and just wait on the dining plan... add it into your budget just in case but I wouldn't "count" on it... then again I always hope for the worst so that I can't be disappointed.

From Tony Duda
Posted June 6, 2011 at 8:53 AM
Since you are going for 11 nights there is a way to maximize savings if you really want to.

You buy an Annual Pass for yourself,
get your rooms at the AP discount rate,
buy a Tables in Wonderland discount card,
get 20% off all dining costs with TiW,
use your AP for many other discounts.

This way, your room rates are much lower than the rack (highest) rates you must pay in order to get the "free dining". Also, you don't need to buy a Magic Your Way ticket for everyone in the room for every day you are at WDW to get the "free dining" also.

As you can see, free dining is just paid for in some other way.

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