- Nov 22, 2019
Hello I was wondering if you reckon that free dining 2021 is still coming after all that is happening?!
Realistically? They aren't going to have a problem filling rooms and parks once they are able to reopen. Many thousands of people had planned vacations between March-June that needed to be rescheduled.probably, they need park/hotel attendance now more than ever
Just because people had booked trips does not mean they will still wish to go. They may well be scared to go. You might be right but there is as much chance you could be wrong. Personally I do not think Disney will wish to risk losing the British 14 days holiday bookings for the sake of throwing in a bit of food.Realistically? They aren't going to have a problem filling rooms and parks once they are able to reopen. Many thousands of people had planned vacations between March-June that needed to be rescheduled.
The big variable in any 2021 discounts is going to be WHEN they can actually reopen to capacity. If they are still doing phased openings toward the end of this year/beginning of next year and aren't open to capacity by February, it's going to push a LOT of vacations forward on the timeline. They won't need to offer any discounts for new bookings if they are still playing catch-up with people who had to cancel this year. If they start the phased openings sooner, and are back to full capacity before or close to the beginning of the year, we might see a need for discounts later in the year once they've caught up with all the cancel/rebooks.
TL : DR there's no way to know when/if discounts will be offered until we see how park reopening is happening. Things with the coronavirus change on a daily basis and until they make some official announcements about the plan to reopen, everything is up in the air.
Most who are too scared to go in the beginning of opening will book their trips for 2021 to give things time to play out (in fact I have heard this to be true from several friends that are travel agents). Again, a lot depends on when and how they decide to open the parks....but I wouldn't assume they are even allowing international travelers until they make an official announcement, and we've all learned never to assume anything about discounts and Disney LOL.Just because people had booked trips does not mean they will still wish to go. They may well be scared to go. You might be right but there is as much chance you could be wrong. Personally I do not think Disney will wish to risk losing the British 14 days holiday bookings for the sake of throwing in a bit of food.
Yes we have cancelled our May trip so I needed some hope to start planning our next trip...I hope so! Will be cancelling our June trip tomorrow (can’t postpone as would have liked due to changes in school academic year - both teachers) so my hopes are on free dining in 2021 or we won’t be going
While that may be true, we’ve got to hope. I’m going to plan on it being ok by the. Partly as my £1k Universal tickets will still be valid!Will we even be allowed into the USA in 2021? I'm not sure normal is that soon
They will not be able to now move it and give free dining as at the moment Disney is not offering this deal for next year. As you can read many, as always, say they won’t need it. This time for different reasons but I disagree even more than previous years. We will be in a massive recession and they just will not want to assume pent up demand will fill the resorts. The reality is with the 50th likely starting in October they will have even more need To have the early 2 week plus U.K. bookings ‘in the bag’. I’ve heard one person suggest Disney suggest out in June, let’s hope so.I'm due to go in August but have no intention of going due to not being relaxed enough to fully enjoy my disney experience and not being convinced that lots of the disney experiences that make going so special will be available, so I need to rearrange my holiday. I have free dining for this year and when I change it to next summer I want the same benefits, although I have absolutely no doubt that organising this will be far from straight froward due to needing TUI to sort things out for me and the signs from all the twitter and other public forums are that they're not making things easy for their customers. The holiday itself is already hundreds of pounds more or the same time next year, I'm a teaching assistant so have to travel in school holidays.