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Weekly Recap – May 3, 2015

 

Festival of Fantasy #23Welcome to the end of year 1 at the Dad For Disney blog.  It’s a fun and successful year for the blog as I’ve had the chance to watch it grow from one member following to a group of over 800 followers.  Tomorrow, I will have a much larger recap article on tap.  But now, let’s look at the busy week on the blog.

We started the week looking at movies that can help you get in the mood for your Walt Disney World or Disneyland vacation.

Then moved into the world of special events past, present, and future at Walt Disney World.

Wordless Wednesday took us into the world of storytelling and I told the story of dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse.

There are many types of attractions at Walt Disney World.  A top 5 list of the Show Attractions at Walt Disney World made an appearance on Thursday.

We closed the week tackling the topic of free dining and has it run its course as a Walt Disney World promotion.

I also recorded my first Mice News Minute for the Behind the Magic Podcast.

Thanks for reading!

Is It Time to Retire Free Dining

For the last several years, Disney has offered a free dining promotion during what are “slower traffic months” for Walt Disney World.  Free Dining started in the early 2000’s when people were travelling a lot.  Free Dining was designed as way to get people to the parks.  My family took Disney up on the Free Dining offer in 2009 and we’ve made eight more trips since that first trip.  As years have gone on and more and more people have come to expect free dining in the fall, Disney has made the dates more restrictive, resort availability more restrictive, and increased the number of days or type of ticket that you need to qualify for free dining.

I have spent many years as avid Disney follower, one year as independent Disney blogger, nine months as an independent travel agent specializing in Disney vacations, and will be soon coming out with my first guide-book for Walt Disney World.  Nothing getting more people, in my opinion, excited about a Walt Disney World vacation than the prospect of Free Dining.

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