• On Oct 30, 2018
    Jone from IA 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.

    Can you tell us what hotels were possible for the Disney food plan last year? It is so hard to plan when we prefer the French Quarter but might have to change this trip. It is hard to pick another hotel when we have not tried them.. thanks

    Hi, Jone! Thank you so much for your question about the free Disney Dining Plan.

    I'll cut to the chase, since I know how important it is, and tell you that last year, Disney's Port Orleans - French Quarter did not participate in any of the free dining dates, and Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside was excluded from some of the dates. I think because they are smaller resorts, they tend to fill up more quickly than some of the larger resorts, so it's almost not fair for Walt Disney World to make a special offer at a resort that may already be nearly full by the time the offer comes out. 

    Other properties that have been excluded from free dining in the past year include Disney's All-Star Movies Resort, the Little Mermaid Rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, and several of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts.

    One of my favorite moderate resorts is Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. They are entering the home stretch of a major refurbishment there, and the new rooms are beautiful. They feature double sinks, a spacious desk top space, and a hardwood-look flooring. It's so bright! The resort is big and sprawling - perfect for a nice morning walk.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed you can get the resort you want with the offer you're hoping for! 
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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