Monday, April 4, 2011
First, we know for certain that Disney has offered overtime to cast members who work at call centers on Friday morning. This is the normal procedure the day free dining is announced due to expected hold times, often reaching 2-3 hours.. One caveat to this news: Disney Cruise Lines is making a big announcement on Wednesday, so it could simply be an extension of that. We know that Disney is launching another ship next year. Could the overtime be needed for some sort of DCL booking promotion that Disney expects to be big?
Next, travel agents have been told to expect some big news on Friday morning. Fridays aren't traditionally a big day for Disney announcements, so this is a bit different. This, combined with the overtime rumor, piques my curiosity a lot.
Again, this could be anything. We know that Disney has said they intend to wean the public off of discounts, but if you're waiting for free dining, stand by. I'll post the news as soon as it comes out.
One final word of caution: This is all conjecture based on an email sent to Disney travel agents and comments made to our travel agents by cast members at reservations. Ultimately, only Disney knows if and when free dining will be announced and they normally don't let the cat out of the bag.
Nonetheless, it looks good. I'll be Shouting out a cautious "yay!"until Friday.
UPDATE: Sadly, free dining was not released. More information when I hear anything that seems credible.
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