• On Aug 7, 2017
    Judy from OK 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 was free dining offered this year, dates please. Thank you

    Hi Judy,

    Thank you for visiting us today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Are you planning a visit soon? I hope so!

    My family loves the Dining Plans. And if Mickey treats us with a Special Offer like Free Dining, we are sold! This year, there were a couple of different promotions offered, as well as some changes from previous years.

    Early on, there was a Quick-Service meal offer good for stays between end of May and August of this year. There were also Free Dining offers for Canadian Residents and Disney Visa Holders good for stays between mid-August and late December, and one for the general public good for stays starting 8/21/17. Also, those Guests that stayed at a Resort between mid-August and end of October of 2016 had the opportunity to book a Free Dining package as part of a bounceback offer for stays throughout 2017. Our friends at mousesavers.com keep a comprehensive list of historical discounts and rates.

    One of the changes in this year's offer was that Value Resorts and Moderate Resorts received a free Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, while Deluxe Resorts received a Disney Dining Plan. The 2017 plans also increased the number of Snacks to two per person, per night, but Quick-Service meals no longer included a dessert.

    One last tip: if you are visiting soon and think about a vacation in the future, take a look at the Be Our Guest Guide in your room for special bounceback offers. The current one until the end of October of this year is a Free Dining Plan for stays next year. Happy planning!

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