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When Will Disney World Release Discounts For the Fall Including Free Dining?

Fall 2018 Discounts

With discounts currently available through the Summer of 2018, many are wondering when Disney World will release its next wave of discounts covering Fall through until the end of the year. Traditionally, the last four months of the year have been the most popular time for bargain hunters with offers like FREE Dining or hefty room discounts on offer during this period.

So how much longer do those hoping to bag themselves an Autumn discount have to wait?  There’s no way to know for certain and no guarantee that they same discounts will be released year-on-year. However, there’s already been a good bit of buzz that these coveted Autumn offers could be on their way!

Late’s take a look at when last year’s Fall discounts were released: 

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Fall Room Discount Offer #1.  On April 24, 2017, Disney released 2 promotions for the latter half 2017.  The first was a 15 – 30% room discount offer. The discount was good on vacations running from August 1st – October 1st, 2017 and was bookable until August 31st, 2017.  As with previous room discounts, the percentage of savings was greater the higher your resort category with Deluxe Resorts offering a larger discount than Values.

Fall Free Dining Promotion.  Disney’s most-anticipated discount each year, the Free Dining offer was launched on April 24, 2017 for dates between August 21st and December 23rd, 2017.  There are typically quite a lot of terms and conditions attached to this offer.  For instance, this year there were several blackout dates (including the entire month of October) and in order to qualify visitors had to add on the more expensive Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus ticket options to their package.  Those who qualified that were staying at a Value or Moderate category got the Quick Service Dining Plan. Those who stayed at a Deluxe Resort qualified for the regular Disney Dining Plan. However, guests hoping to score a FREE dining promotion in 2018 should note that restrictions were so tight this year that many are speculating that the promotion may not return in 2018 or be extremely limited.

Fall Discount Room Offer #2. This discount cropped up a bit later in the year and offered 10 – 20% off room rates for stays between October 8 – December 24, 2017. The discount was bookable from July 17 – October 17, 2017.

Disney Ultimate Christmas Package – This discount ran from October 16 – December 10, 2017 and covered dates from December 21 – December 26, 2017.  The package included special holiday perks like tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Dining, Extra Magic Hours, Character Meet and Greats and Special Gifts. The offer was extremely limited and only available to guests staying at a Moderate, Deluxe and Villa properties with a minimum of a 5-night stay and 4-day Park Tickets with Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus.

If last year’s dates are anything to go by, the next wave of discounts should hopefully be happening by the end of the month!

How can I be sure I’m getting the best discounts? A great way to nab discounts as they become available is to work with a Disney-focused Travel Agent. Most agencies offer a discount monitoring service and will apply any eligible discounts directly to your packages even after you’ve booked.  They will also compare discounts to make sure that you are always getting the best savings.

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Find articles like this helpful? Then why not consider booking your next Disney holiday with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner? As an agent with MickeyTravels, I can help you plot out your perfect holiday, work with you to come up with unique ways to make your vacation truly your own, and ensure that you are always getting the best deals and discounts.   Best of all my services are absolutely FREE.  Get in touch at 1.800.801.4025 via email at mroden@mickeytravels.com or follow along on Facebook

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Melissa Roden

Agent Specializing in Disney Holidays at MickeyTravels
Melissa is a Disney-loving mom who can often be found at the parks with her six year old daughter.  When not euphorically eating a Dole Whip at Walt Disney World, Melissa enjoys helping others plan their magical vacations with MickeyTravels and sharing her Disney knowledge at Chip and Co. and Disney Addicts. Follow along on Facebook or Twitter.
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