Wednesday, April 26, 2017


This week, Walt Disney World released their annual FREE DINING promotion!   This is the promotion that many families wait for and they book up quite fast!   I have seen a lot of hype, questions, and misinformation all over social media so I thought I would try to help clear some things up for all of you.

First off, if you are not familiar with the Disney Dining Plans, how they work, or your different options, I suggest reading a previous article I wrote on them by clicking HERE

I saw many complaints about this promotion offering the Quick Service Dining and why arent they offering the Disney Dining Plan like before.   Actually, last year the promotion only offered the Quick Service Plan for free with select resorts.  They havent offered the Dining Plan (non Quick Service) in a couple years.  You however, do always have the choice to upgrade to any of the other Dining Plans for a fee.

With the current promotion, if you book a vacation package at select Value or Moderate Resorts, they give you the Quick Service Dining Plan for FREE!  (I do recommend upgrading to the Dining Plan or the Deluxe Dining depending on needs and preferences).  If you book a vacation package at select Deluxe Resorts, they give you the Dining Plan for FREE (with the option to upgrade to the Deluxe Dining).  

To qualify for the promotion, your vacation package must meet the following requirements:
  • Your resort stay must be at one of the participating resorts for a minimum of 3 Nights
  • Your tickets must be the minimum of 2-day Park Hoppers
  • Must be booked between April 24-July 7
  • The day of your resort check in must be during the following dates:  August 21-September 30, November 14-20, November 25-27, or December 8-23.

Excludes the following room types and Disney Resort hotels:
  • Campsites
  • 3-bedroom villas
  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms
  • Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Bungalows
  • Disney's All Star Movies Resort
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Copper Creek Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
Additional exclusion for Nov. 14-20, Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 8-23, 2017:
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

NOTE that this dining includes several dates that will be during Christmas time at Walt Disney World!!!   With the money you are saving, you could also get the extra tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

This promotion books up pretty quick!   So if it is something you are considering, I recommend getting a deposit down ASAP on your own package!!

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us through our travel agency at the information below!

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  • Finding the best rate possible, they will even notify you if a better deal comes up before your trip
  • Booking all of your dining reservations
  • Booking all of your fast passes
  • Itinerary planning, including helping you plan your visit around the lowest crowds for your dates
  • Special Events and experiences
  • Customizing which resort is best for you and your family
  • and so much more!  It is like having your own personal fairy godmother in real life!

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