• On Sep 5, 2018
    Anne from ID 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.

    What exactly is the free dining plan?

    Hi Anne, 

    During select times of the year, the Walt Disney World Resort offers "Free Dining". Essentially, this means that the Disney Dining Plan portion of your Magic Your Way Vacation Package is "free". However, you will pay full (non-discounted) rates for your resort hotel room and your theme park tickets. During the limited dates of the special offer, guests who choose a Value Resort, will receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan for free and those who select Moderate, Deluxe, or Deluxe Villa resort hotels get the Disney Dining Plan. This plan includes one table-service meal, one quick-service meal, and one snack per person, per night of your stay. 

    Disney has offered "Free Dining" for select dates each year for quite some time. However, it is important to note that this is a very popular offer and it fills up quickly. Additionally, it is never guaranteed that they will offer it each year. 

    If you are lucky enough to book it, be sure to make your Advance Dining Reservations beginning 180-days ahead of your arrival. 

    Wishing you magical memories, 

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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