• On May 19, 2019
    Michelle from MO 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.

    When do the dates for the free dining plan usually come out? I am planing a 2020 trip to WDW and I'm hoping to be able to get a free dining plan if it's available. I know the UK dates have already been released, but I need the US dates! Thanks!!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Michelle!

    Well, you've definitely asked the million dollar question. Free Dining is one of the most popular promotions that has been offered at Walt Disney World Resort, and I know every year guests eagerly wait to hear if it's going to be offered again and what arrival dates are eligible. The answer to your question is: it varies!

    This year, the Free Dining promotion was made available for booking in January and February for arrival dates between July 5 and September 30, 2019. Before this year, I have also seen this promotion made available for booking in the spring with eligible arrival dates in the fall and winter, so you never know what might happen! I recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and the Special Offers, Deals, and Discounts page to keep up to date with any new promotions and see what's right for your family.

    If you want to add the Disney Dining Plan to your vacation package, you are still able to do that by calling Disney Resort Hotel Reservations. Make sure you call them as soon as you can because the Dining Plan can only be added to your vacation package up to 24 hours before your arrival date.

    Have a magical day, Michelle!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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