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  1. Walt Disney World free dining offer released for dates through 2012

    A new free dining offer has been released for Walt Disney World for dates through 2012 with bookings available starting today at 7 a.m. EDT. From now through October 29, guests can book free dining packages for select arrival dates from October 2, 2011, through March 31, 2012.

    There will be no exclusive period for Disney Visa cardholders for this offer, as there has been in the past.

    The 2011 dates run from October 2 through December 17, with breaks for Columbus Day ...

    Updated 08-03-2011 at 08:48 AM by Mark Goldhaber (Continuing changes are being reported.)

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  2. Goodbye, Grand Gatherings

    If you're the type that travels with large parties, be aware that Walt Disney World is discontinuing its Grand Gathering Events. As of January 28, 2012, the Safari Celebration, Good Morning Breakfast, and International Dinner & Illuminations Dessert Party will no longer be offered. Grand Gatherings were introduced in late 2003, and were part of the "Magical Gatherings" promotion. It now seems that the need to promote special events designed for groups traveling together has passed, and that any ...
  3. Coming soon to Walt Disney World - Monthly Payment Annual Passes

    Sources at Walt Disney World tell MousePlanet that the monthly payment plan first offered to Disneyland Annual Passholders in late 2008 will be extended to Walt Disney World Passholders later this year. The official announcement is expected sometime next week, when Disney is also expected to debut a new Annual Passport that will be valid at both the Florida and California Resorts.

    Few details are available about the Walt Disney World monthly payment option, which is not expected to ...
  4. It's finally happened! Online dining reservations at Walt Disney World!

    That's right, Walt Disney World has finally opened up online Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) to the general public following a successful trial with travel agents. Go to to view all restaurants and make your reservations.

    While this is now available, don't expect to grab a prime dinner seating for Le Cellier less than 90 days out (or 90 + 10). The busy restaurants still book up quickly. We're uncertain as of yet what time the booking ...
  5. Dining changes coming; ADRs going from 180 to 90 days?

    While it hasn't been "officially" confirmed, Walt Disney World has made a bunch of interesting dining changes.

    First off, from August 24 - September 27, Disney will increase the opportunities for the crowds with free dining to use their table service credits.

    Chef Mickey's will be open for lunch from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    Ohana will be open an extra hour for breakfast, from 7:30 a.m., and open an hour earlier for dinner, now from 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.
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