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Cheapskates that we are, we completely missed out on the bidding to get that next-generation Apple iPhone prototype lost in a bar earlier this month. While consoling ourselves with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s AmeriCone Dream and flipping through some reader email, we found a couple of tips regarding Disney’s next discount. As usual, the standard disclaimers apply: for all we know these are completely false; given the amount of allergy medication we’ve taken lately, it’s entirely possible we were reading the phone book instead of email and hallucinated the whole episode.
The next discount to be announced should include the Disney Dining Plan. We’ve heard it will appear for Disney Visa cardholders around April 29, and the general public May 2. Travel dates should begin around August 15 (the day after the current discounts end). No word on the end travel date, but we expect it to be very late September or very early October, as it has been in the past.
We’re hearing conflicting details about the dining offer itself. Two sources says the offer will be scaled back (one says “drastically”) from last year. We interpret this to mean that everyone using this offer will get the Quick Service plan by default – including guests staying at deluxe resorts – and can use that discount towards purchasing the standard dining plan. However, one other source thinks the free dining offer will be the same as last year’s (Quick Service at value resorts, standard plan at moderates and deluxes). If we hear more we’ll let you know.