Usually, the free dining promotion is released for fall dates. Disney decided to switch it up and announced free dining for summer and early fall dates this morning.
Starting today guests can book certain hotels with the free dining option. Booking a Moderate Resort or a Value Resort will come with a complimentary Quick-Service Dining Plan and booking a Deluxe Villa Resort or a Deluxe Resort will come with a complimentary Disney Dining Plan (the mid-level plan). This promotion can be booked through February 10, 2019.
- Booking Window: Now through February 10, 2019
- Travel Window: July 5 – September 30, 2019
- Stay must be for 5 nights/6 days
- Tickets must include the Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus Option.
- Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
- Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.
Rooms with Disney Dining Plan Included
- Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
- Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
- Beach Club Villas
- BoardWalk Villas
- Old Key West Resort
- Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
- Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels
- Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Beach Club Resort
- BoardWalk Inn
- Contemporary Resort
- Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Polynesian Village Resort
- Wilderness Lodge
- Yacht Club Resort
Rooms with Quick-Service Dining Plan Included
- Disney Moderate Resort Hotels
- Caribbean Beach Resort
- Coronado Springs Resort
- Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
- Disney Value Resort Hotels
- All-Star Music Resort
- All-Star Sports Resort
- Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites Only
- Pop Century Resort
Excluded Room Types
- 3-Bedroom Villas
- Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Bungalows at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
- Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation
This is definitely a surprise promotion and I imagine the phones will be a bit crazy today. Since this promotion is during one of Disney’s busy times, it’s best to secure a reservation with the promotion as soon as you can.
Keep in mind you can upgrade the dining plan if you want and pay the difference. So if you want to book a Moderate Resort, but want the mid-level dining plan you can add the dining plan you want and pay the difference from the cost of the quick-service plan.
It’s a bit unusual for Disney to be running the promotion for the summer. Usually, free dining is available in the fall. However, with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in late fall this year, there’s a good chance that is why they moved the promotion dates.
If you are interested in booking this offer please feel free to contact me. This is the bonus of having a travel agent for your trip, I keep an eye out for all these offers and call to have them applied to your reservation. That way you don’t have to wait on hold!
Are you surprised by the early release of the free dining promotion?
Thanks for reading!