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2018 Walt Disney World Free Dining

2018 walt disney world free dining

2018 walt disney world free dining

Travel Dates: August 20 – September 29, November 24 – 27 and December 7 – 23, 2018*

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.
  • 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 Park Hopper option on your park passes to qualify as well.

Availability is extremely limited, and must be booked by August 1, 2018.

*For Disney VISA Cardholders, the 2018 Disney Free Dining travel dates will start August 2, 2018, 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, 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.

Four night minimum stay required, and a maximum stay of 14 nights is allowed per reservation. You must also purchase a minimum 4 day park pass that includes the Park Hopper Option for the reservation to qualify.

To book this special Disney World “Free Dining” vacation package, please contact our great sponsor Mouseketrips.

8 responses to “2018 Walt Disney World Free Dining”

  1. Katie Ferraro Avatar
    Katie Ferraro

    Is there any chance of additional dates in November? Or at least a room only discount for November? My vacation dates are 11/18 through 11/26.

    1. Keith Avatar

      Katie – We will not see any more dates added to free dining, however, based on the last few years, there should be another package and room only discount released for October – December dates at some point this Summer.

  2. Margaret Wooldridge Avatar
    Margaret Wooldridge

    My hotel is one that’s not offering the free dining plans. Do you know where that is?

    1. Keith Avatar

      Margaret – Disney does not include all hotels in the discounts, especially free dining, because they are already too full. If you look at many of the Fall dates, you will notice that many of the hotels are already sold out at full rate for most dates. So if a hotel is nearly sold out, there isn’t any need to offer a discount.

  3. Suzanne Potier Avatar
    Suzanne Potier

    Keith, My Husband and I are planning a trip to Disneyworld in Dec2018. We are staying at Port of Orleans French Quarter so we don’t get the free dining plan (that’s terrible to be excluded) but what I want to know is: Can we purchase 1 Quick Service Meal Plan.????? AND I’ve heard (but don’t think it’s correct )that if you have a quick service meal plan, you can use 2 quick service credits for one Table Service meal….We aren’t heavy eaters, and we usually split meals so this would be good. Thank you

    1. Keith Avatar

      Suzanne – You could look at staying at a different resort in order to get the free dining. If you stick with French Quarter, yes, you can buy any of the dining plans. Officially, no, you cannot use 2 credits in order to get a table service meal. However, there are rumors that some CMs will do this for you, but I would not plan all of your dining around this option. If you have one table service meal and want to try it out, and are ok paying cash if it doesn’t work, then go ahead and try.

      1. Suzanne Potier Avatar
        Suzanne Potier

        Thank you Keith….Can we purchase only one Quick Service meal ?

        1. Keith Avatar

          Suzanne – Just one meal? You can just pay for meals with cash/credit or use your magic band at the restaurant. You either have to buy a complete meal plan for every person in your room for every night you are staying, or just pay for your meals as you go.

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