• On Mar 14, 2018
    Sarah from TX 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 I’m hoping to score the Free Dining Promotion for this fall. Can you tell me if I need a certain room type to qualify for free dining at Pop Century, or is the standard room acceptable?

    Hi, Sarah! Thanks for POPping in with this great question. There are many great Special Offers released each year, but the Free Disney Dining Special Offer has to be the most delicious! Each year, the specifics of this offer do change, but it usually stipulates that when a guest pays full price for a Walt Disney World Resort hotel room. purchases a certain type of theme park ticket, and travels during a specific time of year, then they can receive one of the Disney Dining Plans at no cost. This is a fantastic offer for most families, especially for ones like mine that love those Disney treats. Having a free Dole Whip Float every day sure is a magical way to spend a vacation!

    Sarah, Disney's Pop Century Resort is usually included in Special Offers, and in my experience, I have been able to book Standard Rooms at that resort with one. However, know that this is subject to availability. There are always a limited number of rooms available for booking with Special Offers, and the rooms available during the Free Disney Dining offers do seem to be a bit more limited. You are welcome to go ahead and book your room now. Then, when your favorite offer is released, hop on My Disney Experience to attempt to apply the offer to your reservation. You may need to give a Disney Resort Hotel Reservations Cast Member a call to help you with this. Depending on the included dates of travel and Resort rooms available, you may need to swap to the Preferred Room category or try another Resort hotel.

    I hope this information helps your plan your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort stay, Sarah! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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