News! 2015 Disney World Free Dining Offer Now Available!

Disney World Free DiningToday is THE day many of you have been waiting for… Walt Disney World’s Free Dining Offer will be offered to guests for select dates in late August, September, October, November, and December 2015!

Travel Dates

Free Dining is being offered to guests ARRIVING during the dates listed below. A minimum stay of 3 nights is required and your package may not be booked for longer than 14 nights.

August 28 – October 2, 2015
October 25 – October 31, 2015
November 8 – November 19, 2015
December 15 – December 21, 2015

You must book by July 10th to get the offer.

(Please note that Disney’s Port Orleans — Riverside is excluded from the offer from October 25 – December 21. The offer excludes campsites and 3-bedroom villas at all times.)

Disney Resorts

If you stay at a Value Resort, you’ll receive the Quick Service Dining plan for FREE. (Note that you can upgrade to the standard or deluxe dining plans by paying the difference in cost per night.)

If you reserve a Moderate, Deluxe, or Deluxe Villa Resort, you will receive the standard Dining plan for FREE. (You can upgrade to the deluxe dining plan by paying the difference in cost per night).

Tickets

In addition to booking a minimum stay of 3 nights at one of the above Disney resorts, you’ll also need to purchase AT LEAST a 2-day Magic Your Way Disney World ticket with a Park Hopper OR Water Park Fun & More Option.

Is the Free Dining Offer Right for Your Family?

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Since Disney World’s free dining offer generally can’t be combined with other discounts, it’s often difficult to determine whether or not your family will save more money with a Disney World hotel room discount or with the free dining offer.

We break down and compare the costs and options for several Disney World discounts, including the free dining offer, in our fully updated DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2015 e-Book to help you save the most money possible.

Along with 490 pages of great Disney World dining advice, photos, and details, this book is a great deal. Get yours here, and speaking of saving money — use code “2015” to get $4 off today!

Are you excited for Free Dining? Please let us know with a comment!

News! Disney World Free Dining Now Available for October, November, December 2013 Dates

Great news! We finally have news that Disney World Free Dining will be extended for select check-in dates in October, November, and December 2013!

Travel Dates

Free Dining is being offered to guests ARRIVING during the following dates. A minimum stay of 3 nights is required and may not be booked for longer than 14 nights.

September 29 – October 2, 2013
October 18 – November 2, 2013
November 11 – 23, 2013
December 12 – 22, 2013

Bookings for these dates begins today!

Disney Resorts

If you stay at a Value Resort, you’ll receive the Quick Service Dining plan for FREE. (Note that you can upgrade to the standard or deluxe dining plans by paying the difference in cost per night.)

If you reserve a Moderate, Deluxe, or Deluxe Villa Resort, you will receive [Read more…]

News! 2013 Disney World Free Dining Offer

UPDATE: Free Dining available for select dates in October, November, and December!

Great news! Free Dining will be offered for check-in dates 9/2 – 9/25 in September 2013!

Travel Dates

Free Dining is being offered to guests ARRIVING September 2 to September 25, 2013. A minimum stay of 3 nights is required and may not be booked for longer than 14 nights.

Disney Resorts

If you stay at a Value Resort, you’ll receive the Quick Service Dining plan for FREE. (Note that you can upgrade to the standard or deluxe dining plans by paying the difference in cost per night.)

If you reserve a Moderate, Deluxe, or Deluxe Villa Resort, you will receive [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: July 15, 2012

Well, it was quite the week of Disney food news. With the price increases and Le Cellier requiring two table service credits at lunch, the 2013 Disney Dining Plan information was disappointing.

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BUT, the new Free Dining offer was great news for many of our readers who were able to save hundreds of dollars on their vacation packages.

Disney Food News

A big food news week, let’s review the latest…

We’ve got more food news (including an expanded menu at the River Roost Lounge at Port Orleans Riverside and LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

Announcing our “How Do YOU Use Your DFB Guide? Contest” Winner!

We’re super excited to announce our DFB Guide contest winner!

All of our finalists will receive a free DFB Disney Dining Guidebook! And the winners will get a little extra something to remind them of their past and future Disney adventures! :-)

Head over to read the funny and heartwarming stories from our finalists!

On to the Round-Up

Studios Central finds a great meal at Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups sips on some delicious mocktails – non-alcoholic drinks!

Main Street Gazette savors the pineapple coconut cupcake from Sunshine Seasons.

Eating (and Drinking) Around the World cooks up Spicy Durban Style Chicken from the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

All’s Fare Food Blog stops by Downtown Disney’s Fresh-A-Peel.

AllEars.Net celebrates summer at Mickey’s Backyard BBQ!

DisneyCaribbeanBeach.com shows how to send a coconut postcard from this tropical resort!

Eating WDW takes us back in time for a look at late 90s photos of Teppanyaki Dining Room in Epcot.

CapnAstro created a fun video about our 2012 Disney World Cupcake Crawl! Check it out here…

Disney Food Post Round-Up: April 15, 2012

We’ve had a fun week sharing the excitement of our new e-book! And check out those eats that we can look forward to at the Art of Animation’s food court, Landscape of Flavors. It’s not what you’d expect for food court fare…!

Mickey Fruit Tart at Art of Animation Resort

Disney Food News

We’ve got more delicious news on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

Grand Launch: The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2012 e-Book

This week we announced the grand launch of the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2012 e-Book! It’s an instantly downloadable PDF guide, featuring over 310 full-color pages of photographs, information, and advice about our faves — food and dining in Walt Disney World.

We’ve updated our 2012 edition with over 60 new pages of details along with more photos, coverage of new Disney dining experiences, exclusive games, and more!

For our Grand Launch Sale, use code: 2012 to get a $4 discount this week only! Order your copy now at DFBGuide.com and use code: 2012 for your discount!

If you DID purchase the 2011 Guide and would like to purchase the 2012 Guide, we’ve got a special discount for repeat purchasers. Email us here to get a limited-time, one-use, exclusive discount code to purchase the 2012 Guide at a $6 discount. Please include the email address you used to purchase the 2011 Guide in the body of your email.

On to the Round-Up

Walt Disney World For Grown-Ups stops by Scat Cat’s at the Port Orleans French Quarter resort.

Stuff From The Park looks back at a 1965 Carnation Cafe menu from Disneyland.

Studios Central finds extra hot dog carts around Disney’s Hollywood Studios to accommodate spring crowds.

AllEars.Net showcases South African wines featured at the Animal Kingdom’s Mombasa Marketplace!

Eating (and Drinking) Around the World displays construction photos of the Tutto Italia renovation.

Main Street Gazette stops by the Polynesian’s Kona Cafe to sample the Chef’s Choice dinner option.

Progress City, U.S.A. focuses on the evolution of Epcot’s culinary offerings!

Mouse on the Mind takes a look at unique bread services at WDW restaurants!

Disney Food Post Round-Up: March 11, 2012

New Sleepy Hollow Breakfast Waffle Sandwich in Magic Kingdom

It’s been a fun Disney Food news week with sneak peeks of new menu items and upcoming restaurants. Take a closer look at the Be Our Guest Restaurant’s progress in the Magic Kingdom. I’m so ready to be “magically transported” there!

By the way, we’re closing in on 10,000 Facebook Fans for DFB! We’d love it if you’d come join us over there, too! I’m always posting pictures and reviews, so come join the Facebook Family. :-)

Disney Food News

Here’s the latest…

For more scrumptious food news, stop by our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

DFB Podcast

The DFB Podcast is (finally) live! We’re covering Disney Food from all over the theme parks, resorts, and cruise lines! Check it out at DFBPodcast.com (just click on the chocolate Mickey when you’re there)!

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it. :-)

If you have any Disney dining questions, send them along to us to be answered on the podcast! Just contact us here, and put PODCAST in the subject line!

On to the Round-Up

AKLResort.com shares a recipe for Chai Cream from the Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Sanaa in Kidani Village.

Eating (and Drinking) Around the World shares a fun look at snacks, travel mugs, and other merchandise from around the parks.

Daveland reminisces (in pictures) about Coke Corner and the Candy Palace at Disneyland in the 1950s.

Main Street Gazette reviews a vegetarian dish at the Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Jiko!

The Chew features a behind the scenes video tour of the Disney Fantasy’s galley!

All’s Fare Food Blog reviews the character breakfast at ‘Ohana in Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

Beer in Florida reviews the free Beers and Ears iPhone app.

The Disney Parks Blog shares the recipe for Veggie Tater Casserole, which will be served at Flo’s V8 Café in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park.

Disney World Free Dining August and September 2012

UPDATE: Free Dining for select dates in October-December 2012 has opened up. Details here!

Finally! The great Disney Free Dining for Fall 2012 has now been opened up to the general public (previously it had only been available to Disney Visa Reward Cardholders).

Dates for this deal are in August and September 2012!

DATES AVAILABLE: August 25-September 29, 2012
MUST BE BOOKED BY: May 18th, 2012.

As always, free dining is offered based on where you’re staying. Guests at Disney VALUE resorts will receive the Disney Magic Your Way Quick-Service Dining Plan, but can upgrade to the standard or deluxe dining plans by paying the difference in cost per night.

Guests staying at Disney MODERATE, DELUXE, or VILLA resorts will receive the Disney Magic Your Way Plus Dining Plan (the standard dining plan), but can upgrade to the deluxe dining plan by paying the difference in cost per night.

Most, but not all, Disney resort rooms are included, and availability is extremely limited on this offer.

Specs
— Guests must book by May 18th, 2012.
— Guests must check in no earlier [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: October 30, 2011

Halloween Themed Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Happy Halloween weekend! Let’s skip the tricks and get right to the treats — beer, food, wine, candy, and appetizers are all in the news this week.

And don’t forget to stop by the Main Street Bakery to get your homemade ice cream cookie sandwich on their specialty Halloween cookies! :-) Here we go…

Latest Disney Food News

Read on for this week’s Disney Food news highlights!

Find more Disney news on our Disney News Pin Board, updated regularly with Disney Food News both big and small!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Updates

We’ve passed the midway point of the festival, but there’s still a LOT of eating to do! Here are a few ways to stay up to date:

Stay tuned to our continuing coverage of the Epcot Food & Wine Festival over on our Epcot Food & Wine Festival Pages!

Review of The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book

The Disney Food Blog’s Guide to Dining in Walt Disney World features 250 full-color pages of information, planning suggestions, tips, and details about eating in Disney World.

According to The Clothspring, “The money saving advice in this book pays for itself! You get insider tips and expert advice on food in Disney. Author AJ Wolfe, also author of the Disney Food Blog, has compiled the best, easiest to follow guide on Disney food you will find on the market.”

Read the rest of the review here!

Before planning YOUR Disney World trip, order your copy here!

On to the Round-Up!

DisZine features an awesome Halloween sale at the Swan and Dolphin Resort in Walt Disney World! Book now for several months out and get an added “treat!”

WESH.com features some delicious pumpkin-y goodness in an article about Disney World Halloween Treats and Tips (by yours truly!!)

Eating (and Drinking) Around the World takes us on a fun tour of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Cinderella's Carriage at Dallas Arboretum Pumpkin Patch

The Dallas Arboretum highlights their 2011 fairytale theme in the pumpkin patch. Check out the amazing Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village.

Main Street Gazette samples an old-fashioned candy apple at Candy Cauldron in Downtown Disney!

AllEars.Net shares Deb’s bits and bites from her last WDW trip! Find out Deb’s faves and not so favorite eats! Don’t forget to take the AllEars 2011 Food and Wine Festival survey here.

WDWRadio has us craving fried chicken with this recipe for Buttermilk Fried Chicken from the Pop Century Resort!

Disney by Mark reviews the September 30 Xante Mixology seminar at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Disney Parks Blog has a great video about a new dish at Remy on the Disney Dream:

Disney Food Post Round-Up: August 28, 2011

We’re sending prayers and well wishes to those braving the storm on the East Coast! Stay safe, all!

We’re back from Disneyland and have loads of fun reviews for you! From garlic cheese bread to hot link corn dogs to some of the best roasted pigeon we’ve ever tasted — stay tuned for some more great Disneyland food coverage over the next several weeks!

In the meantime, here’s the news…

Latest Disney Food News

  • New restaurants and restaurant revitalization is coming to Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland. Watch for the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe and more!
  • Gourmet hot dogs are on the menu at Fairfax Fare in Hollywood Studios.
  • The dates for Disney World Free Dining being offered for 2011-2012 have been changed and new booking codes were released. Check to see if your dates are now listed! (Any bookings under the original codes will be honored. No worries!)
  • New menu items have been unveiled at two Magic Kingdom restaurants –- Cosmic Ray’s and Columbia Harbour House!

Reminder: The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book Now Available!

Our mini-guide includes over 130 pages of information about this year’s Festival! It’s written as a planning guide for veterans of the festival and those visiting for the first time!

One of our favorite bonus items is a daily schedule to help you plan your most delicious adventures!

You can get your own copy of our new mini-guide here! Remember to use code CHEF for $2 off the regular price! ;-)

Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Menu Now Available

Have you booked your tickets for the second annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic in Disney World? It’s coming up on October 7-8 — we’ll be there, and hope to see you!

They just released the menu for the event with dozens of stations showcasing eats and sips from the resort’s restaurants. See the full menu here!

On to the Round-Up!

A Snow White Sanctum digs up rare Texas Electric recipe hand-outs featuring Snow White. Thanks to George Taylor at Imaginerding for the heads up!

Walt Disney World For Grown-Ups visits Casey’s Corner!

The Healthy Voyager eats vegan in Epcot.

disZine outlines the latest information about Grand Gatherings ending in January 2012.

Main Street Gazette laments over the simple foodie pleasures that we all delight in at Disney destinations.

Yesterland recounts the Yacht Bar in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. (It’s gonna take me a while to get all of Yesterland’s great historic material into the round-ups, but I’ll get there… mark my words… .)

*New Dates* for 2011-2012 Disney World Free Dining Packages

Did your check-in date fall within the Free Dining Offer? If not, you should check again! The Free Dining Packages being offered for the remainder of 2011 and part of 2012 now apply to different dates.

There are also new codes to use when booking!

See New 2011-2012 Disney World Free Dining Dates here!

NOTE: Guests who have already booked under the old dates will have their current bookings honored. No need to change dates if you’ve already booked.