• On Sep 16, 2019
    Monica from ON 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.

    Do I have to purchase a Disney resort stay directly from Disney in order to take advantage of a free dining plan offer?

    Hi Monica,

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I see you are looking at celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort. It is my favorite time of the year to visit.

    Our last vacation with my family was this past Christmas. We had an amazing time with the whole Resort dressed up for the occasion, and enjoyed Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, in particular, Candlelight Processional. We also booked a Candlelight Dining Package which includes guaranteed seating at one of the performances. I highly recommend it.

    Now Mickey wants to help everyone’s budget and has some incredible Special Offers. They do vary year-round, but the best one is indeed a Free Dining Plan. These vacation packages require a stay at a Disney Resort Hotel and Theme Park Tickets with Park Hopper Option. You can book them via any authorized travel agent, or directly either online in the Special Offers section, or by speaking to a vacation planning expert at (407) 939-1936. Note that availability is limited and not all Resort Hotels participate.

    One last tip: be sure to book any dining reservations right away. This time of the year is very popular and reservations are highly recommended. See you real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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