Free Dining is now being offered at Walt Disney World most nights from July 5 to Sept. 30, 2019. This offer has caught travel agents by surprise because Free Dining has not historically been offered this early in the year, or has it been offered for the summer months.
Below is the announcement as it appear on the Disney Parks Blog.
Free Dine Package Offer Now Available at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
Wed, January 2, 2019
By Jeremy Schoolfield, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Resort Public Relations
If you’re a foodie at heart, then Walt Disney World Resort is the place for you. With a multitude of culinary experiences to explore across the resort, there’s something for every palate.
That’s why we’re happy to share news about a “Free Dine Offer.” Starting today, if you book a non-discounted five-night/six-day Walt Disney Travel Co. package that includes a room at a select Disney Resort Hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option* through Feb. 10, 2019, for arrivals most nights from July 5 to Sept. 30, 2019, you’ll receive a dining plan for free! Packages of other lengths of stay may also be available.
The Disney Dining Plan provides flexibility and convenience, offering prepaid meals and snacks when you dine at Walt Disney World resort hotels, theme parks and select locations at Disney Springs.
The package includes a room at a select Walt Disney World resort hotel and tickets with Park Hopper Option.* Packages of other lengths of stay may also be available.
Guests staying at select Value and Moderate Resorts receive the Disney Quick Service Plan, which includes two quick-service meals and two select snacks per night honored at more than 100 dining locations.
Guests staying at select Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts receive the Disney Dining Plan, which includes one quick-service meal, one table-service meal and two select snacks per night. Meals are available at over 200 select Walt Disney World dining locations.
If you’re still recovering from the holidays, make it easy and book online from the comfort of home. You can also make reservations by calling 407-W-Disney or contacting your travel agent. To learn more about this great Disney Resorts offer, click here.
*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Tickets valid for admission beginning date of check-in and must be used within a limited period of time, depending on length of stay and ticket. Minimum 4-night length of stay. Minimum 4-day Theme Park tickets with Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus option. Visit disneyworld.com/usage for more details. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom Grand Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Polynesian Villas and 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.
The Mature Mouse™️ strongly recommends consulting a certified Disney travel agent before booking a free dining package to insure the best value.
Explore a room and ticket package offer that includes a dining plan at select Disney Resort hotels—valid for arrivals most nights from August 20 to December 23, 2018 when you book by July 7, 2018.
— Read on disneyworld.disney.go.com/special-offers/resort-stay-dining-package/
Check out this post at Theme Park Tourists. They have come with an interesting list of 8 ideas for themed eateries based on classic Disney attractions. As I have stated many times, The Mature Mouse™ is a fan of the Haunted Mansion. I would love a restaurant themed after this classic attraction. People would be dying to go there! (I couldn’t resist.)
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The Mature Mouse™ has recently posted several articles about Free Dining at Walt Disney World. Given the overwhelming response to the recent release of this offer, and the technology glitches that plagued travel agents and guests attempting to book vacations, the Dining Plan is obviously an important topic for Disney vacationers. However, just because the Dining Plan is offered as free, is it worth the value? And, more importantly, when is the Disney Dining plan not appropriate for your vacation. Disney Dining has posted an article that speaks to this question to assist you in determining if a dining plan is right for you.
A travel agent who specializes in booking Disney Vacations is a valuable free resource when planning your next trip. I started planning my next Disney World Vacation by calling Jennie Nowers. When the Cool Summer Savings were released, Jennie was up early applying these savings to my trip, which saved me 15% on the price of my resort stay. I did not need to do a thing. Tell her that The Mature Mouse™ sent you and receive a special gift from Jennie with your next booking.
Please visit The Mature Mouse™ store for logo merchandise. Many of the items would make outstanding additions to your vacation gear and attire.
Disney Questions recently posted their top 10 signature restaurants at Walt Disney World. As I have stated in my past posts, The Mature Mouse appreciates fine dining experiences away from families on vacation. Someday, when I finally have the opportunity to introduce my grandchildren to Disney, I’ll look for those family-friendly dining experiences.
Top 10 Resturants for Adult Dining
Here is a great overview of the snack options at the various country pavilions around World Showcase. Where else could you find such a variety of cultural foods all in one place but at Epcot in Walt Disney World?
Click the image below to visit DisneyDining.com.
As an extension of Chapter 7, which recounted my fine-dining experience at the California Grill, I have been reposting related information from various sources. This post from disneyquestions.com offers information regarding their top 10 restaurants at Walt Disney World designed more for adult guests. Although I enjoy the various family oriented, Disney themed restaurants, The Mature Mouse appreciates the occasional fine-dining experiences.
Disney Questions: Top 10 Places to Dine Without Kids at Walt Disney World