• On Mar 27, 2017
    Deborah from Lincolnshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is the advantage of Free Disney Dining plans ever available at preferred dates?

    Hi Deborah,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! My friend, I would really need a crystal ball to answer that question!

    Based on my experience, free dining has never been offered on my family's preferred dates. Last year, there was a free dining plan offer for most nights August 23rd - December 21st. Remember though that, if you take advantage of free dining, your room and theme park tickets are not discounted. When I have compared the free dining plan to other specials in the past, our vacation package price was not always more affordable with the free dining. So, if you have not done so already, price your vacation now with an existing Special Offer, then compare that price with the free dining if an offer is available.

    As always, I suggest that you make Dining Reservations 180 days in advance. Restaurants fill quickly, especially for character meals. Also, be sure to take a look at the restaurants in Disney Springs. There are a variety of delicious options!

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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