• On Mar 2, 2018
    Tammy from AL 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.

    We have reservations in Dec for Disney World during the time that normal free dining is offered. Do you have any idea of when they normally announce the free dining and do you have to already have dining on your reservations to take advantage of it?

    Dear Tammy,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to say "Hiya Pal!" to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great planning question!

    Many families love to take advantage of promotions such as free dining when they visit the Walt Disney World Resort! It can be a terrific deal! At this time, we have not heard word on that particular promotion for this year, but certainly keep checking in because it typically is announced relatively soon.

    When it is announced, be aware that it is limited to certain Walt Disney World Resort hotels, certain dates, and certain room types. You do NOT have to have a previous reservation or a previously booked Disney Dining Plan in order to take advantage. In fact, in most cases you will have to cancel your current reservation and make an entirely new one, in order to get the promotion.

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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