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More Hints About August/September Disney World Discounts

By Dave Shute


Update 5/9/13:  This deal is now out!  See this.

The mysterious “J” let me know this morning that room rate discounts for South American and European residents will come out May 9 as well–this on top of the Disney World Free Dining deal that she says also will come out on May 9, 2013.

Here’s the scoop so far as “J” knows now:

  • Booking window: May 9 till September 15
  • For stays: from August 15 till September 28
  • Includes: all rooms except Little Mermaid and 3 bedroom villas
  • Room rate discount amounts: Still no details about the percentage of the discount

I’ll post more as I learn more, but for now U.S. residents should view this as a hint about what might be offered to them.


Lots of feedback and concern continues to come in about Tuesday’s news that Free Dining may open for overseas visitors for visits in September 2013. I’ll catch up with the comments soon.

Perhaps most importantly, Dad’s Guide accepted my Free Dining SmackDown. He thinks there will be no August or September free dining for US residents, while I’m forecasting that there will be.

Whoever is right on this prediction will have breakfast at Disney World bought by the other–so at least one of the two of us will get at least some free dining out of all of this!

By the way, I’ve gotten a ton of private messages that split evenly into two claims: there will be no U.S. resident free dining in August or September 2013, or that I’ve already won my breakfast!  So nothing profoundly useful in the mail…and I’m sticking with my forecast.

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1 Kelly { 04.29.13 at 10:28 pm }

Did you hear anymore about the Free Dining Promo. and if US residents will be included? Also, will it include the end of August also?

2 Dave { 04.30.13 at 8:30 am }

Hi Kelly, no news, and I don’t expect much until later in May…When I do know anything it’ll be posted here:

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3 mike { 05.03.13 at 1:32 pm }

my wife insists we go the last wk of August!! I told her they come here {NJ
} in Aug.cause its so hot in Florida!

4 Manuela { 05.03.13 at 10:09 pm }

Hi Dave.
I’m even more confused trying to plan my trip now. Are the discounts announced on Disney’s website for US residents only? Does that mean that the discounts announce on your site won’t apply for me? BTW, I live in South America.
Thanks for all your help!

5 Dave { 05.04.13 at 7:40 am }
6 Dave { 05.04.13 at 7:43 am }

Manuela, “US” discounts apply to the whole world, but then, in addition to those, individual countries/regions will put out discounts that apply only to those countries/regions…

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