• On Sep 26, 2016
    Rachelle from NC 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.

    Good day panel. My coworker informed me that she will be visiting in November and that she was able to get free dining. She also informed that free dining is only offered twice a year. When is the next time they will offer this I plan to visit in April.

    Hi Rachelle,

    So glad you'll be able to visit Walt Disney World Resort next spring. I'm sure you will have a wonderful time. Make sure you save some time to visit the 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

    The Disney Dining Plans are a great way to manage the vacation's meal budget and the Free Dining promotions are indeed awesome. Only Mickey (and maybe Yoda) knows what's in store with regards to Special Offers for the future. In years past, this offer has been available for the fall, with a booking window in the previous spring. There used to be an offer for the spring, however during the last couple of years, there's been a discount on a Play, Stay and Dine package, in addition to discounted rooms.

    One of the Disney Resort Hotel Benefits is that Guests may receive some awesome Special Offers. Guests staying at Disney Resort Hotels can book on-site during their vacation and before Check-Out. Currently there is a Free Dining Promotion for travel dates between May 30 and December 20 of 2017.

    One last tip: you can book dining reservations up to 180 days in advance. The easiest way is with the My Disney Experience mobile app. See you real soon!

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Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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