Apr 25

Walt Disney World Free Dining Offer Returns With Big Changes For Guests Staying At Moderate Resorts

FreeDining2The highly anticipated 2017 annual Walt Disney World Resort “free dining” offer was released over the weekend, but it has some significant changes for guests choosing to stay at a Moderate resort this year. 

In 2017, guests booking a Moderate resort stay will now only receive the free Quick Service Dining, rather than the Dining Plan offered in previous years which included table service meals. With the newly released offer, the table service plan is only “free” for those guests booking a stay at a Disney World Deluxe resort.

Guests visiting on the following dates can get a free dining plan when they purchase a non-discounted Walt Disney World Resort hotel and ticket package:

August 21 through September 30, 2017
November 14 through November 20, 2017
November 25 through November 27, 2017
December 8 through December 23, 2017

Guests looking to take advantage of this limited time offer must purchase a 5-night/6-day Magic Your Way package, and must be using the Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus Option. In order for guests to get the promotion they must book by July 7, 2017. 

During the promotion, guests staying in Disney’s value resorts, moderate resorts, and the Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness will be offered the free quick-service dining plan, and guests staying at one of Disney’s Deluxe or Deluxe Villa resorts will be offered the Free Disney Dining Plan.

The following rooms and Disney Resort hotels are excluded from the offer:

  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campsites
  • 3-bedroom  villas
  •  Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms
  •  Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Bungalows
  •  Disney’s All Star Movies Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  •  Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness  Lodge
  •  The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  •  Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. 
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside is excluded from the offer on November 14-20, November 25-27 and December 8-23, 2017

The Disney Dining Plan free offer has become increasingly popular since it was first introduced in 2005, but continues to become less and less of a value compared to many special room-only rates guests can find for Walt Disney World Resort hotels. The first time my family and I used the Disney Dining Plan was back in 2007 and it included two table service meals per person per day which included an appetizer, entrée, and dessert per person, and also included the tip for our server. It was actually way too much food with so many appetizers and desserts, but it was definitely a great value!

To book this special offer you can click HERE to be redirected to Disney’s site or by phone, call (407) 827-7359† and speak with a vacation planning expert.


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