What are Disney’s Free Dining Dates for 2018?

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Disney Free Dining Promotion 2017 - Will the dates be announced soon?

It’s being rumored that Disney will soon release the dates for their popular “Free Dining” promotion soon. But what are the dates this year?

According to an inside source, Free Dining will indeed be back this year. The source says that Value and Moderate Resorts will get free Quick Service Dining Plans, While Deluxe Resort and Deluxe Villas will get the standard Disney Dining Plan for free.

Other conditions include having to book a minimum 4 night stay, and you must also include Park Hoppers.

Please keep in mind that this is currently just a rumor, as Disney has not officially announced the dates.

Here are the rumored 2018 dates…

  • August 2 – September 29
  • November 24 – November 27
  • December 7 – December 23

Value resorts

  • All-Star Movies
  • All-Star Music
  • All-Star Sports
  • Pop Century

Moderate resorts

  • Caribbean Beach
  • Coronado Springs
  • Fort Wilderness Cabins

Deluxe resorts

  • Grand Floridian
  • Old Key West
  • Beach Club
  • Yacht Club
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Boardwalk Inn
  • Saratoga Springs

How Can I Be Notified When the Free Disney Dining Offer Goes Live?

The best way to find out when the offer goes live is to reach out to an Authorized Disney Travel Agent, as they will know immediately and the available rooms go fast. Our personal recommendation is Academy Travel (link), and you can call them at (609) 978-0740.

Is Free Dining the Best Walt Disney World Deal?

There’s some debate as to whether or not Free Disney Dining is the best Walt Disney World package deal. It really depends on who you ask. Sometimes paying for the Disney Dining Plan out of pocket and taking a room discount is the better way to go.

Again, this is a good reason to book through an Authorized Disney Travel Agent as they will be able to find you the best possible value for your next Disney World vacation.

How Does Free Disney Dining Work?

For more information on how the Free Disney Dining promotion works and how Disney decides to offer it, check out our previous article here.

Stay tuned to The Kingdom Insider for more information on the 2018 Free Disney Dining promotion as we hear it.


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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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