Disney World’s 2018 ‘Free Dining’ Promotion is Live

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“Free dining” is here. The most anticipated deal for Disney World guests has launched this morning, and we have the details for what Disney is offering in 2018.

After weeks of speculation, Disney opened up its super popular “Free Disney Dining” promotion to Disney travel agents this morning. The promotion includes a Disney Dining Plan for free when you book a multi-night stay at a Walt Disney World resort hotel with a Park Hopper option.

To take advantage of this year’s offer, Guests must book through July 7 with select travel dates between August 20 and December 23.

This year, Guests staying at a participating Value or Moderate resort will receive the Quick Service Disney Dining Plan (2 Quick Service meals per night), while those staying at a Deluxe or Deluxe Villa will receive the Standard Disney Dining Plan (1 Table Service, 1 Quick Service per Guest per night).

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However, sometimes “Free Dining” isn’t the best value depending on the room rates. Guests will pay rack rates for rooms during this promotion, which may actually wind up costing more than taking a room discount and paying out of pocket for food. We highly recommend that you use an experienced Authorized Disney Travel Agency (like Mickey Vacations) to compare prices and get you the best possible rate for your next trip.

Here are some more details on the Free Dining promotion from the official Disney Travel Agents site…

Book Through 
July 7, 2018

Valid for Arrivals Most Nights

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  • August 20 through September 29
  • November 24 through November 27
  • December 7 through December 23

Package Includes

  • Room
  • Theme park ticket(s) with a Park Hopper Option
  • Dining Plan (Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan with Value and Moderate Resort hotel packages; Disney Dining Plan with Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotel packages)

Important Details

  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • Advance reservation required.
  • Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be on or before December 31, 2019.
  • Additional per adult charges may apply if more than 2 adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts.
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.
  • Some table-service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Gratuities are not included.
  • Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas and Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

If you’re unsure of which Walt Disney World resorts are part of the promotion this year, or which dining plan you would receive, here is a chart.

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

  • 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 Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Select Disney Deluxe 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

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

FREE Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

Select Disney Moderate 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

  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Select Disney Value 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

  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites Only
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort


To take advantage of Free Disney Dining, and other Disney Travel promotions, you can get a free quote here or call (609) 978-0740.

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I've loved Disney as long as I can remember. As a former newspaper editor, web developer, and Disney comics freelancer, I'm able to combine that experience into writing about Disney online. I'm also the co-host of a Disney fan podcast called 'Pirates & Princesses.' Opinions mine.



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