Beginning July 12th, Disney is offering free dining plans (on select dates) when you book a 7 day/6 night (non-discounted) package. This can save you up to $1,000 (seriously).
If you’re a Disney Visa cardholder, you can book these packages now before dates sell out.
September 30, 2012 – October 4, 2012
October 19, 2012 – November 1, 2012
November 9, 2012 – November 15, 2012
November 23, 2012 – November 29, 2012
December 10, 2012 – December 13, 2012
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a Disney guy, but according to some Disney blogs out there, this is actually a good deal in most cases. However, because you can’t combine it with a discounted room, it’s worth pricing out, for example, a room with a AAA discount for 6 nights and paying for the dining plan. The dining plan deal is still often cheaper, but not always. Worth the extra 5 minutes of your time.