• On Jul 20, 2018
    Ann from GA 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.

    Can you participate in free dining if you are a passholder and paid full rate at resort

    Hi there, Ann!

    Being an Annual Passholder at Walt Disney World is like a whole year's worth of access to the Magic. It always lets my family visit multiple times each year, knowing that one of the biggest parts of the trip is already taken care of.

    Anyone can participate in the free dining promotions, but there are requirements that have to be met in order to be eligible for the promotion. In most cases, you will have to book a minimum nights' stay at a Walt Disney World resort, plus purchase theme park tickets for a certain number of days.

    Annual passholders are certainly welcome to book a room with a free dining promotion, but you will still be required to make the ticket purchase as well. I do know of some annual passholders who think this is still a value for them to do, but that would be a decision you would want to make for yourself.

    You may want to look into Tables in Wonderland. Currently available only to annual passholders, Disney Vacation Club members, and Florida residents, the card gives you a 20% discount on dining at over 100 participating restaurants. Additionally, you have some dining discounts available as an annual passholder.

    Whatever you decide, I hope you have many amazing dining experiences on your upcoming visit!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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