You’ve received word that you’re eligible for a Free Disney Dining Plan Offer for a stay at Walt Disney World — congratulations! And now, it’s time to figure out how to take advantage, and whether the offer is the best deal for you.
The Walt Disney World Free Dining Offer
During times of the year when attendance is forecasted to be lower, Disney has historically offered guests free Disney Dining Plans when they book a Disney Resort hotel stay and Disney theme park tickets.
Offers for Free Dining are normally announced via email. Disney routinely makes the offer first to Disney Visa Cardholders, and it’s opened up to the general public a few days later.
If a Free Dining promotion is not offered during your vacation dates, you may get lucky and receive a “free dining PIN code” in the mail or email from Disney. To receive the offer, you must opt in to receive special offers and discounts through Disney’s website.
How the Free Disney Dining Plan Works
To take advantage of a Free Dining offer, guests must book their travel dates during specified windows of time. In the past, the general timeframe during which Free Dining has been offered has been late Summer and early Fall, and during mid-Winter after the holidays have wrapped up.
Generally, guests must book a minimum hotel stay in a Disney resort. During recent offers, the minimum stay has been 3 nights. In addition, guests must also purchase AT LEAST a 2-day Magic Your Way Disney World ticket. Room and ticket purchases are required for each person in your party.
Normally, 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.)
The Free Dining offer normally cannot be combined with other discount offers such as discounts on room rates.
How to Book the Free Disney Dining Plan Offer
You can book a Magic Your Way package on the Walt Disney World website, over the phone at 407-WDW-MAGIC, or through an authorized travel agent or vacation planner.
What Do I Do If I’ve Already Booked My Trip, and I’d Like to Take Advantage of the Free Dining Offer?
Check with Walt Disney World directly by calling 407-WDW-MAGIC, or by contacting your authorized travel agent or vacation planner. They may be able to update your vacation package.
Information About Disney Dining Plan FAQs
For more Disney dining information, including details on dining discounts, restaurants, menus, and more, visit our Disney Dining Plan FAQ page.
How Do I Know If The Disney Dining Plan is Right For My Family?
We’ve done the work FOR YOU! Check out our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book where we have a full chapter breaking down the pros and cons of the dining plan as well as the financial specifics.