• On May 26, 2016
    Sherena 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.

    Hi, This will be my family and I very first time at WDW and i wanted to know if im not staying at a resort but a near by hotel am i still eligible for free dining?

    Hi Sherena,

    You must be so excited for your very first Walt Disney World vacation! There is nothing like your first visit. You'll have memories to last a lifetime!

    To take advantage of the current Free Dining Offer, you do need to stay in a Disney Resort Hotel as the offer is part of a vacation package. My family loves the convenience and atmosphere of just about all of the Disney Resort Hotels, so you may just find something that would work for your family.

    You can check out all of the current Special Offers on this page as you make your plans. I know you will have a fantastic time!

    Also, make sure to grab a complimentary First Visit! button from Guest Services when you arrive to the parks. Cast Members love seeing new Guests and you may just get an extra high-five or two during your fun day!

    Wishing you a magical vacation, Sherena. Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Andrea U.
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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