Dear fellow Liners: Here is a cry for help from three Disney World fans in Norway (DH, DW, DS7). We are planning a trip to Disney World October 1st - 7th. As it is already an expensive trip with the plane ride from Norway, we are hoping for free dining
We already have reservations for Pop Century. If free dining is offered for our dates, we would love to stay at Coronado Springs instead. We are planning several character meals (the ADRs are in the bag), so it makes sense (we did the math…) to stay in a moderate resort to get the Regular Dining Plan if free dining is offered. But what is the best strategy now? We can’t afford to stay at a moderate resort AND pay the character meals out of pocket, so we are reluctant to make reservations at the Coronado before we know if we get the free dining deal.
So here are our questions:
- Is it possible for us to keep the Pop reservation for now, make a new online reservation at Coronado including free dining when it is offered, and then cancel the Pop reservation when the Coronado free dining deal is done? Or will Disney refuse to let us have two different hotel reservations for the same time frame? (even for just a few minutes)?
- Historically, has the free dining offer required base tickets, or are we forced to buy park hopper tickets to get the promo? (we are not planning to do any park hopping). Different online sources say different things about this, does anyone know what the ticket requirements were for the free dining promo last year?
Thank you so much in advance! We are so happy to see here on Touring plans that we are not the only ones fussing about a Disney trip months and years in advance