• On Apr 1, 2019
    Maddie from CO 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.

    In the past, when booking the dining plan, there had been a 'free dining' option around August. Does Disney still offer this option?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Maddie!

    It is no secret around here that I am a huge fan of the Disney Dining Plan. It's so much fun for our family to eat all of our old favorite meals and snacks, and try some new favorites as well. Best of all, we love the ease and convenience of having it all taken care of in advance.

    The Free Dining promotion is still offered from time to time, and in the years I've been planning Walt Disney World Resort vacations for me and my family, I've seen the seen that offer come out at a few different times throughout the year. This year, the promotion was offered in early January through the middle of February for arrival dates between July 5 and September 30, 2019. In the past, I haven't seen this offer pop up twice in one year, but you never know what might happen so my best advice is to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog, because that will be the first place you'll hear about special promotions like Free Dining. Of course, there are often special offers, deals, and discounts available when you book a vacation package, so take a look and see if any of those are right for your family.

    If you want to add the Disney Dining Plan to your vacation package, you can do that at the time of booking, or you can contact Disney Resort Hotel Reservations up to 24 hours before your arrival date, and a friendly Disney Cast Member will help set it up for you.

    I hope this answers your question, Maddie, and let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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