Our trip is scheduled for September 7-14 and just looking at all the operational updates calendar is making me sad--so many great rides are closed. Free dining=closed attractions?

Being Refurbished during that time:
1) Haunted Mansion
2) Astro Orbiter
3) Rockin' Rollercoaster
4) Spaceship Earth
+ more!

I'm sure there will be plenty more to do and distract us, but it is still a bummer. Any chance any of these will be ready early? Do you think they planned the free dining and all of these closure purposely to "make up for it" or something? Or just the usual off-season fix-ups?