Originally Posted by andmomlau
Last year, we made last minute plans for a long weekend trip and had a fabulous time! We'd like to do the same this year. Can anyone tell me if there are usually any free dining weeks early in December???
Previous year isn't always an accurate indicator for the current year. That said, there has been free dining for the last three years (2009-2011) for December (usually ending between the 17th - 21st).
In those three years Disney released the free Dining program in late July or early August. I don't know if any "advance" knowledge was given prior to the actual release dates or not.
Lots of speculation that with economy showing signs of improvement, with Fantasyland expansion that Disney could start trying to wean people of the discounts of the past 3-4 years.
I hope not, as I just contacted MJ yesterday (yeah Kathy) to book a room only reservation at POR for Nov/Dec and am most anxious for room discounts or free dining to be offered.