The very popular Free Dining Plan at Walt Disney World has been announced for 2019! In the past, this offer has been available a little later in the year – at the slower fall/early winter time frame. This time around, the dates that it can be booked for are July 5 through September 30, 2019 and the offer must be booked by February 10th, 2019. As always, availability is limited and it is best to book as soon as possible to get your choice of resort and dates. The Free Dining Plan has been a sought-after offer since it debuted in 2005, I was a travel agent back then and it has changed over time but it definitely can be a terrific deal for families. I wasn’t sure if it would be offered this year, but I really thought it was a “one and done” promotion back in 2005, so you never know!
Depending on the resort you choose, the offer can be for either the regular free Disney Dining Plan (Select Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts) or for a free Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan (Select Value or Moderate Resorts). Not all resorts are included, for example Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort – a very popular moderate resort – does not qualify. In addition to the Free Dining offer, there is a separate offer for up to 30% off Walt Disney World resorts good for spring and summer. Check out that info here!
Read below for the details on the Free Dining Plan! We recommend booking with MEI Mouse Fan Travel, they have been booking Walt Disney World and other Disney vacations for 20 years!
Photo by Denise Preskitt from Storybook Dining at Artist Point meal
Enjoy a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day vacation package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option.
Book through February 10, 2019 for arrivals most nights July 5 through September 30, 2019
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. Theme park tickets valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket. Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.
Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan: If your package includes this plan, you’ll enjoy 2 quick-service meals and 2 snacks per person, per night of your stay. Several new beverage options are available—including non-alcoholic specialty beverages and, for Guests 21 and older, beer, wine and cocktails.
Disney Dining Plan: If your package includes this plan, you’ll enjoy one quick-service meal, one table-service meal and 2 snacks per person, per night of your stay. Table-service meals can be redeemed for Character dining and other magical dining experiences. Several new beverage options are available—including non-alcoholic specialty beverages and, for Guests 21 and older, beer, wine and cocktails.
I don’t know what offers might be available later this year. With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening, Disney might not need to offer Free Dining or too many other offers as bookings might be busy at that time. But we’ll see! I recommend booking your dining reservations early, you can call or book online at 180 days prior to your Walt Disney World onsite resort date and book for up to 10 days of your trip at that time to have the widest variety of dining choices.