1. Do your homework.
Before you let the lure of “free dining” attract you, be sure you’ve done your homework. Be sure that the value of the free dining is actually valuable to you and your family. If your family is one that doesn’t usually spend time eating in the parks, the promotion might not be right for you. If you’re an Annual Passholder and having to buy tickets doesn’t make sense for you, the free dining promotion may not be for you. Also, be sure that Disney’s specified dates of travel work for you and your family and be sure that traveling during those dates doesn’t cause a scheduling conflict for you or someone in your traveling party. If it does, taking advantage of the promotion might not be a true advantage for you.