Actually when I pre-ordered Sleeping Beauty with free shipping it shipped out to me on Oct. 6 which is one day before the official release date. Free shipping has never been slow to ship out to me. As for when I get the product that varies it's been as fast as a couple days sometimes I think they have a warehouse near my city although they don't always ship from that warehouse.
Here is the Sleeping Beauty tracking with free shipping. It has never taken an entire week for them to ship out things to me with free shipping although note that this is the only time that I have gotten the product literally the next day it usually isn't that fast but it is common for me to get packages in 2-3 days.