Fall Dining Plan?

In past years Disney has offered free fall dining plans, which we have taken advantage of on past visits. Does anyone remember when these offers became available? Approximately what month? Planning a late October early November trip. Would be an added bonus if we could snag a free dining plan. Thanks for your help!

Last year, they came out at the end of April.

In 2016, they were released on April 25th. I know because that’s the day I booked my vacation.

I believe most of October was blacked out from free dining last year. We’re going Columbus day week (assuming the school calendar doesn’t tell us something different). I would love to be able to do free dining, but not very hopeful based on historical data. It does look like late October was included in 2014 and 2015 though, so maybe they’ll go back to that.