Free Dining Returning to Walt Disney World

Every spring Disney fandom waits ever so impatiently for the announcement of the fall free dining promotion. This wildly popular offer has become a mainstay in the fall and while it has changed over the years it can still be a cost savings… if used correctly. This year’s plan did include some minor tweaks such as Moderate resort hotels now getting the quick-service dining plan as opposed to previous year’s when they receive the regular dining plan.

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Why I Won’t Ever go to Walt Disney World During Free Dining Again

Written by Sue Nowicki

A short rant if you will indulge me…

Any Disney planner worth their salt knows some of the best times to visit Walt Disney World are the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the weeks after Thanksgiving through the week before Christmas. This is not only a time of historically low crowd levels but the parks are also decorated in their holiday finest. Last year we visited December 2 – 7 and it was magical.

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Try the Grey Stuff, It’s Delicious…and FREE!

A seriously YUMMY reason to visit Walt Disney World this fall: FREE DINING!


Enjoy a FREE Quick Service Dining Plan at select Value Resort Hotels or FREE Disney Dining Plan at select Moderate, Deluxe, and Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels beginning this August! Here are the delicious details:

  • Book a non-discounted 6-night/7-day stay at a select Disney Resort
  • Magic Your Way Package must include tickets with either Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More option
  • Book now through July 10th, 2015
  • Valid for the following dates:
    • August 28 – October 2, 2015
    • October 25 – October 31, 2015
    • November 8 – November 19, 2015
    • December 15 – December 21, 2015

-1We LOVE eating at Walt Disney World…especially character meals!! Chef Mickey’s is definitely one of our all-time favorites.

If you’re interested in savoring this special offer you can book online HERE. You can also call (407) 827-7181 to book by phone. Bon Appétit!









Episode 87: Free Dining! Is it really free?

Welcome to the MouseQuest Podcast- Your guide in the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. This is episode number 87. On this episode we will discuss a promotion that many Disney fans wait anxiously for throughout the year – FREE DINING. It has easily become the most popular discount of the entire year, and Disney continues offer it in the late summer through fall and sometimes even the winter months. This year many guests jumped at the chance to visit Walt Disney World and enjoy the Disney Dining Plan for free. Sounds great right? Well, have you ever wondered if Free Dining is really free? How does it compare to other discounts that Disney offers and is it really the incredible deal we all think it is?

Appearing this week are Amy Bechtol, Rich Grady, Kate Melody, David Smith, and Marci Smith.

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