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Free dining at Disney World slashes your vacation bill

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Parents know that fulfilling a child's Disney wishes takes a generous vacation budget. When you book an all-inclusive Disney World vacation, you eliminate the potential for surprise costs. With a non-discounted 5 night/6 day Magic Your Way package, which includes your room at a select Disney resort and a ticket with the Park Hopper option, you can save with a free Disney Dining Plan. The type of plan included with your package depends on the level of resort accommodations you choose.

A package includes your room, theme park ticket(s) with Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More option, and the dining plan (Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan with Value Resort and Moderate Resort hotel packages; Disney Dining Plan with Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotel packages). In 2018, you must book this deal by August 1 for stays arriving most nights August 20 through September 29, November 24 through November 27, or December 7 through December 23, 2018.

Level One: Value and Moderate Resorts

Book a qualifying stay at one of the select Disney's value resorts or moderate resorts and you can include the Quick Service Disney Dining Plan for no added cost. This plan provides two quick-service meals and two snacks for each member of your party per night of your stay. Plus, each person in your party receives a refillable mug.

The dining plan meals typically include an entrée or combo meal, a dessert (for lunch and dinner), and a beverage. You can use as many of the meal vouchers as you wish each day until your allotment runs out.

Value accommodation options include the All-Star Music Resort, All-Star Sports Resort, Art of Animation Resort (family suites only), and Pop Century Resort. Moderate accommodation options include the Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort, Caribbean Beach Resort, Coronado Springs Resort, and Port Orleans Resort–Riverside.

Level Two: Deluxe Resorts

If you book a qualifying stay at one of Disney's deluxe or deluxe villa resorts, you can add the Disney Dining Plan for free. This plan entitles each member of your party to one quick-service meal, one table-service meal, and two snacks per night of your stay. Table-service meals can be redeemed for character dining, signature dining, and dinner shows. Each person in your party also gets a refillable mug.

Deluxe accommodation options include Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club Resort, Boardwalk Inn, Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Village, Wilderness Lodge, Yacht Club Resort. 

Deluxe villa accommodation options include Animal Kingdom Villas (Jambo House or Kidani Village), Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary Resort, Beach Club Villas, Boardwalk Villas, Old Key West Resort, Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, the Villas at the Wilderness Lodge.

Caveats

Not all on-property restaurants participate in Disney's free dining plan; one or more of the ones you really want to try could be excluded, so it's a good idea to check the details before you commit.

Even during off-peak times, reservations are recommended for Disney World's table-service restaurants. The dining plan does not guarantee seating; you would still need to make reservations and could potentially not get into the restaurant of your choice.

Free Dining Plan Package Details and Restrictions

Disney's free dining promotion does come with some restrictions, so be sure to read all of the fine print before you commit.

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Advance reservations are required.
  • Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.
  • Guests have several beverage options including non-alcoholic specialty beverages and, for guests ages 21 and older, beer, wine, and cocktails.
  • Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.
  • This offer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (Little Mermaid Standard Rooms), and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village.