• On Jan 23, 2019
    Cathy from IL 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.

    How can you buy tickets for a WDW package to incl. Resort and hotel for fall 2020 and get free dining?

    Hi, Cathy! Walt Disney World Resort offers some amazing Special Offers each year, but the most magical has to be the Free Disney Dining promotion! Each year, the specifics of this offer do change, but it usually stipulates that when a guest pays full price for a Walt Disney World Resort hotel room, purchases a certain type of Disney Theme Park Ticket, and travels during a specific time of year, then they can receive one of the Disney Dining Plans at no additional cost. I see you are traveling during the fall, so I'll be sending you extra pixie dust that your trip dates are covered!

    As noted, if you want to participate in the offer, then you do need to include in the package a certain type of Disney Theme Park Ticket for each member of your party. Once this Special Offer becomes available on the website, you can search your travel dates to see if the offer is available during that time. If it is, the system will automatically include tickets in your magical package. There will be a minimum length ticket specified, but you can add more days or options as available.

    If you prefer to purchase your Disney Theme Park Tickets separately, then you will not be able to utilize the Free Disney Dining promotion. There are usually other Room-Only Special Offers that provide a great discount on a Resort hotel stay. You could then use any other tickets you bought. Be sure to check with your employer for any discounts offered through employee benefits. For example, my company offers Disney Theme Park Tickets through a partnership with PerkSpot. You can also check with any affiliates of which you may be a member, such as AAA.

    I hope this information helps you plan a pixie-dusted adventure next year! Please let us know if you have any other questions.


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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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