The Disney World Free Dining Plans Have Returned for Select 2019 Dates

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Of all the words you could use to describe Disney World, cheap isn’t one of them, so any Disney deals are a welcome relief. If you’re planning a Disney World vacation in 2019, the Disney World Free Dining plans are back for select dates.

If you want to take advantage of this offer you must book your stay by Sept. 29, 2019, for travel on these dates:

  • Sept. 1 through Sept. 18, 2019
  • Nov. 17 through Nov. 27, 2019
  • Dec. 8 through Dec. 23, 2019

This could end up being a huge savings for your family, but there are a few caveats beyond just the limited dates.

Save on food with this Disney World free dining deal. (Photo by wiratho/Shutterstock)

Disney World Free Dining

To qualify for a free Disney Dining Plan you’ll need to book at least a five-night vacation package at an eligible resort on a non-discounted rate with a Park Hopper option. So you’re looking at potentially dropping a few grand on the trip for a family of four.

Depending on the type of resort you book, this is the specific free dining plan you could qualify for:

The “FREE Disney Dining Plan” includes one quick-service meal, one table-service meal and two snacks per person, per night of your stay. The Quick-Service plan includes two quick-service meals and two snacks person per night of your stay. So no one should be going hungry.

Important Terms:

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion
  • Offer excludes the following room types: three-bedroom villas, campsites, cabins at Copper Creek, villas and cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, bungalows at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, 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
  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited

Valid at these locations:

  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort (for stays starting December 16, 2o19)
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites only
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort

If you’re looking to open a travel rewards credit card to help defray the cost of a trip to Disney World, take a look at this post on why the Disney credit cards aren’t your best option. In a lot of cases opening a top cash-back credit card is the easiest way to save on expenses associated with your trip, but there are other tricks you can use to potentially save, even if you have miles or points that can only be redeemed for travel expenses. For example, people have reported that when you make Disney theme-park ticket purchases through Undercover Tourist, the transaction codes as travel with Capital One and that means you’d be able to use Capital One miles (at a rate of 1 cent each) to erase the charge.

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Jason Stauffer was a writer for Million Mile Secrets where he covered points, miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels and general travel. His work has appeared in The Points Guy and NextAdvisor.

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