• On Feb 5, 2018
    Crystal from WV 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.

    Hello! We have booked our Disney Vacation with our family in Sept. 2018. Can you explain the free meal plan to me? How it works? And what do I have do if its announced?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Crystal!

    Free dining promotions are a big hit among Walt Disney World Resort fans. Many guests have enjoyed them during select dates in the fall over the past few years. Typically, these promotions are not released for autumn dates until later in the spring. Therefore, my advice to you is to visit the special offers page frequently in the coming months to see if a free dining offer becomes available for the dates of your vacation. If it does, simply call the reservation office you originally used to book your trip to add the new promotion to your reservation. Keep in mind that special offers do not typically apply to all guest rooms on Walt Disney World Resort property so you may need to choose a different room category or hotel to take advantage of the offer you find.

    If you are able to revise your current reservation to include a free dining offer, you will find that a certain number of meal and snack entitlements (determined by the type of Disney Dining Plan associated with the offer) will be added to your account upon check-in. The number of entitlements is also influenced by the number of people in your party and the number of nights you'll be staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. You can utilize those entitlements at your choice of hundreds of restaurants and food kiosks during your stay. The only requirement is that they must all be used between when you check in and midnight on the day you check out. I love the ease and  flexibility the Disney Dining Plan affords its guests.

    If you have any additional questions about how the Disney Dining Plan works, don't hesitate to send us additional questions. We'd love to help!

    Wishing you many magical memories in September,

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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