Actually, it's more than a rumor: Disney Visa has confirmed this to be true. This email was sent out to Disney Visa Cardholders, who are already able to get free dining for the dates below:
Walt Disney World has announced the “Free Dining” discount. Currently, the discount is only available to Disney VISA cardholders, though it will be released to the general public starting on Monday, May 2, 2011. With the “Free Dining” promotion, Disney resort guests who book a Magic Your Way package that includes both your Disney resort room and your Magic Your Way park passes, will receive one of the Disney Dining plan add-on for free for all guest three and older in their party. There are a few requirements:Good news for those traveling in late August through late September.
You must book at least a three night stay, and your stay cannot be longer than 10 nights
You must include at least a two day Magic Your Way base ticket
You must pay your $200 per room deposit at time of booking, you cannot “hold” a reservation
As part of the package, you will also receive one 20 page Photopass photo book
Guests staying at a Disney World value resort will receive the Quick Service Dining Plan for free. Guests will be able to upgrade to either the Disney Dining plan or the Deluxe Disney Dining plan by paying the price difference. To upgrade to the Disney Dining Plan, the increased cost will be $11 per adult per night, kids are free to upgrade. To upgrade to the Disney Deluxe Dining plan, guests will pay $44 per adult and $10 per child per night of your stay.
Guests staying at a Disney World Moderate, Deluxe or Disney Villa resort will receive the Disney Dining Plan included for free. Disney World guests at moderate, deluxe and villa resorts will also be able to book the “Free Dining”, and upgrade to the Disney Deluxe Dining for the normal price difference, which is $33 for adults and $10 for children three to nine. The Wine and Dine option is also available at full price to add onto either the Basic or Deluxe dining plans.
Availability is extremely limited, and must be booked by August 27, 2011 It appears that all suites have been excluded from this offer, though all resorts, including value resorts are included (All-Star Family Suites are included). To receive the Disney VISA cardholder discount, you must pay your deposit at time of booking with your Disney VISA. As a reminder, this exact discount should be released on May 2 to the general public without the Disney VISA requirements.
The last day to check in and receive the free dining for your entire stay is September 24, 2011.
Book now and receive a free $25 or $50 gift card when you book a new vacation. This offer is in addition to current discounts. Email me at ChrisW@pixievacations.com.