• On Jan 16, 2019
    Jamie from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Planning our first trip to WDW! (We are DLR veterans!) Is the free dining plan generally offered every year?

    Hi Jamie!

    I'm so excited to hear that you are planning your first trip to Walt Disney World Resort! You will find that it is so different from Disneyland Resort, but that same Disney magic is still just as special. Keep in mind that when traveling to Walt Disney World Resort, you can begin making your dining reservations 180 days in advance and your FastPass+ reservations 30 days in advance (or 60 days in advance if you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel). Be sure to pick up complimentary Frist Visit buttons so Cast Members can help make sure you have a special trip.

    Walt Disney World Resort offers some awesome Special Offers for Guests planning vacations. Currently, the Savor a FREE, Delicious Deal offer is available for Guests July through September, which includes a free dining plan with the purchase of a non-discounted vacation package. Over the past several years, there have been offers available that include free dining plans for Guests traveling in the fall and even for Guests traveling during the summer in more recent years. Keep in mind that offers are always subject to change each year, so I recommend that you keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for information about new offers as they are announced. Also, free dining packages have limited availability and are generally very popular, so I recommend that you make your reservations as soon as you find an offer that works for your vacation.

    T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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