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  • On Aug 6, 2013
    Scotty Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! Planning a girls trip with friends after our family trip. If free dining comes up, how does that work with me already having an annual pass? Are we ineligible or do I still need to purchase a 1 day ticket? Or do we try for room only discount?

    Hi Scotty!

    You can participate in this promotion with your annual pass, but you will still be required to meet the same requirements.The minimum requirements for Disney's Free Dining Promotion is booking a Magic Your Way Package with a minimum of 3 nights stay and 2-day base tickets.Keep in mind that your 2-day tickets do not have to be used for this trip specifically. You can choose to save these 2-day tickets and use them to reduce the cost of your annual pass renewal.

    Did you know that Annual Passholders are already eligible for dining discounts?Disney's Tables In Wonderland card is available for Florida residents and Annual Passholders offering 20% off your entire meal (alcoholic beverages included) for up to 10 guests at 100's of locations.The cost per a card is $100 and can be ordered by phone or at any Guest Relations at Downtown Disney or the 4 parks.For more information or to check out the participating restaurants, please visit

    I think you would receive a much better discount by booking a room only reservation with the 20% discount and purchasing a Tables in Wonderland card.I did a comparison to show you the difference, for each meal I calculated exactly the same as what you would get on the standard dining plan. I didn't include gratuity with either package, since you will have to pay out of pocket for both.I used Caribbean Beach for travel dates 11/6-11/9 and Be Our Guest, Rose and Crown, 50's Prime Time Cafe for table-service locations.

    -Free Dining Promotion Caribbean Beach 2 adults 2-day base tickets and free Dining Plan $1616.48


    -Room Only Discount Caribbean Beach $488.70
    -Tables in Wonderland $100.00
    -Dining $250.00 (3 table-service meals, 3 quick-service meals and 3 snacks per an adult)
    Total: $838.70

    I hope this was helpful and please let me know if you have anymore questions!

    Best Wishes!
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, South Carolina

My husband and I are the parents of five rambunctious Disney loving children.I  I'm passionate about helping families find the magic that is Disney , so let me show you all the magic and savings that awaits on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Mandy

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