On April 27, Walt Disney World Resort officially announced dates for Disney Free Dining, its popular discount promotion in which guests who book a Magic Your Way package can receive a dining plan without extra charge. Disney Free Dining, announced via the Disney Parks Blog, is now open for booking for fall 2015.
If and where available, Disney Free Dining is valid for travel with arrival dates that fall between Aug. 28-Oct. 2; Oct. 25-31; Nov. 8-19; and Dec.15-21, 2015. This special offer must be booked by July 10, 2015.
In most ways, the fall 2015 promotion is similar in structure to that offered in previous years. Guests must book a Magic Your Way package that includes, at a minimum, non-discounted rooms at a participating Walt Disney World Resort hotel and park admission tickets. Disney Free Dining also requires a three-night minimum length of stay, and packages can be booked for up to 14 nights. Everyone staying in the same room must be on the same package.
New to this year’s promotion is the requirement that the minimum two-day Magic Your Way tickets must include either the Park Hopper or Water Parks Fun & More feature, or both. This is a change from previous promotions, where guests could select a Base, No-Option Ticket, the less expensive option, and still be eligible for Disney Free Dining.
As with previous Free Dining promotions, guests who book a package that includes accommodations at one of the eligible Disney Moderate Resorts, Disney Deluxe Resorts or Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts receive standard Disney Dining Plan (DDP). Guests who book at a select Disney Value Resort receive the Quick Service DDP for free – although these guests may upgrade to the standard DDP by paying the difference in price between the Quick Service and regular plans. The DPP excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities. Advanced Dining Reservations are highly recommended for table-service dining.
This Disney Free Dining promotion is not available at all resorts, and is subject to high demand. These Value and Moderate Resorts are excluded from this special offer: Art of Animation – The Little Mermaid standard rooms; All-Star Movies; Port Orleans French Quarter; Port Orleans Riverside (for travel between Oct. 25 and Dec. 21); and the campsites at Fort Wilderness. The following Disney Deluxe Resorts and Villas are also excluded: the Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa; Polynesian Villas and Bungalows; Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary; and DVC 3-bedroom villas.
The availability of these Disney Free Dining packages is limited, and subject to various exclusions. Walt Disney World Resort is also offering a room-only discount offer of between 20 and 30 percent, based on accommodations, with dates covering late summer and early fall 2015 travel. These discounts may not be combined. For more information on this promotion, visit the Walt Disney World Free Dining special offer, call (407) 827-7181 or contact a travel agent who specializes in Disney.