Free Dining Offer 2019 - Walt Disney World
Free Disney Dining Plan
July 5 through September 30, 2019
Get a FREE dining plan when you purchase a 5-night/6-day non-discounted Walt Disney Travel Company package that includes a room at a select Walt Disney World Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option for arrivals July 5-Sept. 30, 2019 when they book through Feb. 10, 2019. Ask about packages for other lengths of stay. A minimum 4-night length of stay and 4-day ticket with a Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option is required.
When you stay at a select Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, you’ll get the Disney Dining Plan. When you stay at a select Disney Value Resort or Disney Moderate Resort, you’ll get the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan.
The Walt Disney World Free Dining Offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. The following resorts / room types are excluded from the free dining offer:
Campsites at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort,
3-bedroom Grand Villas,
Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge,
Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort—The Little Mermaid standard rooms.
Dining plan excludes gratuities. Children ages 3–9 must order from children’s menu, if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.
View the History of Walt Disney World Offers Page to see when the free dining offer has been released in previous years.
2018 Free dining OFFER
Here’s a look at the 2018 offer for reference
Enjoy a FREE Disney dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day Magic Your Way package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper Option.
Now through July 7, 2018 for arrivals most nights August 20 through September 29, November 24 through November 27 and December 7 through December 23, 2018.
Free Disney Dining Plan
Select Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels
Valid for arrivals most nights: 8/20/18 – 9/29/18, 11/24/18 – 11/27/18, 12/7/18 – 12/23/18
Free Quick Service Dining Plan
Note: Packages for other lengths of stay may be available. Minimum 4-night length of stay and 4-day ticket with Park Hopper Option required.
The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Advance reservations are required. Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be on or before December 31, 2019. Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.
In most cases, as long as one of your vacation nights falls on a valid free dining date, you can get the free dining plan for your entire stay.
Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.
Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas and Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
Gratuities are not included.
Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.
Disney Visa Cardmembers Free Dining Offer
If you're a Disney Visa Card Member, you can special dates for the current Free Dining Offer mentioned above:
Free Dining Valid for Arrival Most Nights
August 2 through August 19 (Cardmember-exclusive arrival dates)
August 20 through September 29
November 24 through November 27
December 7 through December 23
5-night/6-day Magic Your Way package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper Option.
Free Disney Dining Plan Resorts
Free Quick Service Dining Resorts
Walt disney world free dining: Good to Know
Free Dining has been offered every year for over 10 years, though in the beginning, it was a much better deal than what has been offered in recent years. The original Free Dining Offer included gratuities and was available, most nights, August through December, with few blockout dates and exclusions.
This has not been the case in the past three years. Gratuities have not been included and the offer has been riddled with numerous blockout periods.
The Free Disney Dining Plan offer is usually limited to just small number of rooms per night. For example, Disney may earmark 10-20 rooms per night for Free Dining at a given resort. When those nights book up, the offer will appear as "unavailable" to everyone else. Rooms at the hotel may be available however, just not for Free Dining. Only Disney knows how many rooms are allocated per resort, per night. For popular travel dates, ie., weekends, Wine and Dine Marathon Weekend etc. you might have a better chance of winning the lottery than getting Free Dining availability.
When Does Free Dining Typically Become Available?
There is no guarantee that Free Dining 2017 will be offered this year but according to the History of Offers page, it's typically available towards the end of August through the middle of December, with several blockout periods. The offer is usually released to the public sometime between April and May.
Who is eligible for Free Dining Promotion?
Most guests staying at a participating Walt Disney World Resort hotel who book a room and ticket package, during valid offer dates, are typically eligible for Free Dining. It's important to note that Free Dining cannot be combined with other offers and discounts. If you're already booked on a promotion or discount, do the math to see which offer works out better or use a travel agent who specializes in Disney Destinations.
Is the Free Dining Plan Offer the best discount available?
No. Sometimes it works out to be a great offer, especially if you have a large family. For others, it might end up costing you more money. The Free Dining Offer is typically available on the more expensive room categories at each resort. For example, Theme Park View at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. This room category could be as much as $1500 more than a Standard View room on a 5-night stay. So, you might do better taking a room-discount on a Standard View and paying for dining out of pocket. View other Walt DIsney World Offers.
Updated: January 2019