Travel Dates: August 21 – September 20, November 14 – 20, November 25 – 27 and December 8 – 23, 2017*
Walt Disney World has announced its annual Disney Free Dining Discount!!!! Please note that in order to qualify for the free dining offer, your must check in during one of the available dates above. Your stay can extend into one of the black out periods and you will still receive the free dining for your entire stay. Availability is extremely limited, and not all resorts may be available.
- Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Value or Moderate resort will receive the Quick Service Dining Plan for free. Guests will be able to upgrade to either the Disney Dining plan or the Deluxe Disney Dining plan by paying the price difference. To upgrade to the Disney Dining Plan, the increased cost will be $19.86 per adult per night of your stay, and $3.41 per child.
- Guests staying at a Disney World Deluxe or Deluxe Disney Villa resort will receive the Disney Dining Plan included for free. Disney World guests at deluxe and villa resorts will also be able to book the “Free Dining”, and upgrade to the Disney Deluxe Dining for the normal price difference.
- You must also include either the Hopper or Park Hopper Plus option on your park passes to qualify as well.
Availability is extremely limited, and must be booked by July 7, 2017.
*For Disney VISA Cardholders, the 2017 Disney Free Dining travel dates will start August 13, 2017, all other dates are the same. It also appears availability, especially at deluxe resorts, is much better with the Disney VISA discount. The savings are the same, but you may have better luck finding something for your travel dates if you have a Disney VISA.
It appears that all suites, campsites and 3 bedroom villas have been excluded from this offer, as are the Little Mermaid rooms at the new Art of Animation Resort, Port Orleans French Quarter, All-Star Movies, Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort and the new Villas and Bungalos at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. All other Disney resorts, including value resorts are included in the offer.
Port Orleans Riverside is available, but only for arrivals August 21 through September 20, 2017.
Three night minimum stay required, and a maximum stay of 14 nights is allowed per reservation. You must also purchase a minimum 2 day park pass that includes the Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus per person per reservation to qualify.
To book this special Disney World “Free Dining” vacation package, please contact our great sponsor Mouseketrips.
Can I get free dining if I stay in a disney hotel but have an annual pass?
Donna – I am assuming this is a theoretical question as the Free Dining discount for 2017 has expired. In order to receive free dining, you must also purchase a minimum 2 day park pass for each person in the room. Many annual passholders do this, use their APs during the trip and use the 2 day passes purchased as part of the package towards their AP renewal cost (you can turn them in and Disney gives you exactly how much you paid for each pass as a credit you can use to renew your AP).