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Walt Disney World Free Dining 2018

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Walt Disney World Free Dining 2018

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Walt Disney World Free Dining 2018

Hurry and take advantage of the Walt Disney World Free Dining offer.

What is Free Dining at Walt Disney World?

The Free Disney Dining Plan is a special offer Walt Disney World does every year for a few dates in the fall and winter months.

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How do you get the Free Disney Dining Plan?

You can get a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 4-night/4-day Magic Your Way package that includes a room at a select Walt Disney World Resort hotel and ticket with a Park Hopper® or Park Hopper Plus Option.

Book through July 7, 2018 for arrivals most nights August 20 through September 29, November 24 through November 27 and December 7 through December 23, 2018.
Please Note  Packages for other lengths of stay may be available.


Free Disney Dining Plan

What do you get with the Free Disney Dining Plan?

The offer allows you to enjoy Disney Resort Guest benefits and amenities. The benefits include:

  • Early access to Disney FastPass+ planning
  • Extra Magic Hours
  • Complimentary Resort transportation
  • Standard parking
  • Resort entertainment
  • Select dining options
Are there any differences in the Disney Dining Plan based on the resort I choose?

When you stay at a select Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, you will get the Disney Dining Plan with lots of dining options. When you stay at a select Disney Value Resort or Disney Moderate Resort, you will get the Disney Quick-Service Dining.

What is the booking window for the Free Disney Dining Plan?

April 24th-July 7th, 2018

What is the travel window for the Free Disney Dining Plan?
    • August 20st-September 29th
    • November 24th-27th
    • December 7th-23rd, 2018

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Are there any exclusions for the Free Dining Plan?


Excludes the following room types and Disney Resort hotels:

  • Campsites
  • 3-bedroom villas
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms
  • Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Bungalows
  • 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
Are there any restrictions for the Free Disney Dining Plan?


  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.
The most important things to remember for the Free Disney Dining Plan:
  • Booking or changing your reservation online is far quicker and easier.
  • Free Disney Dining Plan promotion is based upon ARRIVAL date.
  • Reservations made with Disney Vacation Club points are not eligible for the offer.
  • Value and Moderate Resorts receive the Quick Service Dining Plan for the promotion. You can upgrade to the Disney Dining Plan or the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan if the difference is paid.
  • Remember you have to buy tickets with the offer even if you already have tickets/Annual Passes.
  • Gratuities are not included.
  • You must book a minimum stay of 4 nights/maximum stay of 14 nights
  • Alcohol is now a part of the Disney Dining Plan
Is Free Disney Dining worth it?

Yes and no.

You will have to spend a decent amount of money on your vacation package depending on the resort level you get in order to take advantage of the offer. However, if you’re a first time visitor then it may help alleviate the guess work of budgeting for food and what to eat.

If Free Dining isn’t for you, other offers are available including savings of up to 25% on rooms at select Walt Disney World® resort hotels. You can book this special offer with Destinations in Florida.

Walt Disney Vacation Package

The 25% special offer for select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels is for stays most nights August 2nd through October 7, 2018 when you book through September 7, 2018!

This offer allows you to enjoy the many Disney Resort Guest benefits and amenities – including complimentary MagicBands, extra time at the parks, early FastPass+ planning privileges, free Resort transportation, and more!

To book speak with a vacation planning expert or call your travel agent.

Check out the great articles below for more Disney Dining Tips!

Want more theme park tips? Check out the theme park tips page. If you’re thinking about going to Disney alone, then read the top 18 tips. Are you planning a Disney vacation soon? Read the Disney Vacation Planning Guide for your next dream trip!


Don’t forget to discover the new magical and mysterious Disney adventure of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!





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