Disney may be extending discounts into December

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The Walt Disney Co. has managed to keep its theme parks filled so far this year with a series of deep discounts that have helped lure travelers despite the global recession. The question now, company watchers say, is how long will Disney have to continue using promotions to prop up attendance? The booking window for Disney's current marquee offer — free dining for guests who book five-night Walt Disney World vacations for travel from late August until Oct. 3 — is set to expire this weekend. But Disney recently began contacting some customers with offers of free dining for travel as late as mid-December, prompting speculation that the resort is about to formally extend the promotion or replace it with a new offer.

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