SURPRISE NEWS: Disney Announces FREE Dining Promotion Plus Summer Room Offer – Very Limited!

Sales on Disney World room and tickets can be hard to come by. While small room discounts can be found from time to time, there is one sale that everyone goes nuts over – FREE Dining! In a very surprising development, Disney World has announced the FREE Dining promotion had decided to open the 2019 free dining offer four months early. You pay for your room and Disney World will pick up the tab for your food. How awesome is that? Be aware that the number of rooms available for this promotion is always very limited and since this is Disney’s most popular sale those spots fill up fast! To make sure you get a room with free dining you can call (407) 442-0227.

Complete details on the Free Disney Dining offer and summer room offer just released are below.


To book a free Dining Plan package, call (407) 442-0227 or click here to request a vacation quote.

Offer #1 – FREE Dining Package

The free dining promotion has limited availability and will end when rooms allocated for this promotion sell out. The promotion is available for the following dates and with the following restrictions.

  • You must book travel by February 10, 2019
  • For arrivals July 5 through September 30, 2019
  • Requires a four-night minimum stay
  • Guests must book a package including park tickets with Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus option
  • Guests at Deluxe resorts will receive the standard Disney Dining Plan for free
  • Guests at Moderate and Value resorts will receive the Quick Service Meal Plan for free
  • Guests at Moderate and Value resorts may upgrade to the standard Disney Dining Plan for an additional fee
  • Excluded resorts include
    • Campsites
    • 3 Bedroom Villas
    • Copper Creek and Polynesian Villas
    • Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation
    • Children 3-9 must order from the children’s menu where available
  • Additional charges if more than two adults per room
  • Gratuities are not included
  • Advance reservation required
  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited

Offer #2: Spring & Summer Room Discounts

It’s the perfect time to stay in the middle of the magic! You can save up to 30%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels.

With this offer, you can enjoy distinctive Disney Resort Guest benefits and amenities – including early access toDisney FastPass+ planning, Extra Magic Hours, complimentary Resort transportation and entertaining amenities!

  • Save 25% for stays most nights April 28 through May 27, 2019, when you book by May 27, 2019.
  • Save 30% for stays most nights May 28 through September 30, 2019, when you book by March 24, 2019.
  • Length of stay requirements may apply
  • Excluded resorts include
    • 3 Bedroom Villas
    • Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation
    • Polynesian Bungalows
    • Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Advance reservation required
  • Additional charges if more than two adults per room
  • The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited

For a no obligation, FREE Quote on a Disney vacation package, please contact our travel partner Magical Vacation Planner at 407-442-0227 (407-442-0215 for Spanish). You can also request a FREE quote online by Clicking HERE.

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7 Reasons We Love the Disney Dining Plan

By Christy Caby

The Disney Dining Plan is definitely a must for us when we are on vacation.  We have always bought the dining plan and found the value in having the plan, even if the costs don’t always equal out to completely match what we might have paid separately.  (Usually it does save us money since my husband is a big time steak eater.) If you aren’t quite sold on the dining plan yet or know what value it can provide, here are 7 reasons why my family absolutely loves the Disney Dining Plan:


7 – A vacation with an all-inclusive feel.

One of the greatest things about trips to Mexico or cruise experiences is that all-inclusive feel that you get.  There is just something about showing up and not having to worry about very much.  That is exactly one of the benefits that the Disney Dining Plan provides.  Your meals are all taken care of and you can experience your meals and snacks without worrying about pulling out your wallet every time.  You just have to keep track of your entitlements, which they will help you with at any of the restaurant locations or your resort front desk.

6 – Easy budgeting in advance.

The dining plans help family to budget for their entire trip in advance. It would be a huge mistake not to have a healthy budget for dining at Disney.  Many families experience sticker shock when they realize just how expensive the food and many of the dining locations at Disney can be.  The dining plan gives you a set cost that you pay in advance before your trip, so that the money you bring with you really is for souvenirs and additional activities.  It is great to have one less thing to worry and stress over.

Rapid Refill Mugs

5 – Rapid Refill mugs.

Each paid member of your party on the Disney Dining Plan, adults and children alike, will all receive rapid refill mugs.  It is great that each person gets their own mug, so they can make their own drink selections for the duration of your trip.  The mugs get picked up and activated at Disney resort gift shops and then you can refill them over and over again during the duration of your stay.  You can fill up before you head out to the parks, too, so you have coffee or soda to start the day.  You also get to keep the mugs and take them home with you, so it makes a great souvenir and a great cup to use once you are sadly back at home.

4 – The flexibility in using entitlements.

The entitlement structure is extremely flexible.  You don’t have to use your allotment of points each day.  You can save the up for a specific dining experience that may be more entitlements or maybe a day when you plan to do more dining that another day.  You can also save up the snacks so that maybe you snack around Epcot one day for meals instead of having snacks each day.  I love how it is customizable and easily tailored to each family and their needs/habits.  You don’t have to feel locked in to a set time or cadence for planning your meals.


3 – The opportunity to try new things.

This is definitely a big plus.  When you are paying large prices for dining experiences, you may be apprehensive about trying some of the restaurants or different meals out of fear that you won’t like it or it would feel like a waste.  For many people, the psychology changes a little bit when they are on the dining plan.  When you aren’t actually shelling out your wallet each time you don’t feel as much like it is hitting you in the pocket book to try something new.  You can also use this opportunity to try the most expensive items on the menu since there will be no added cost for you!  You don’t have to shy away from ordering the steak every meal if a steak is what you would truly love to have!

2 – Don’t have to tell the kids “No”.

Not saying that kids don’t need to hear the word no from time to time, because they definitely do.   Sometimes it is just nice to not always have to say no or be so worried about your budget that you don’t want to let the kiddos indulge a little.  Depending on which dining plan you have and which entitlement you are using they come with drinks, so the kiddos can get a break from the cups of water if they tend to like a little something different to drink.  Many of the meals may also include desserts, so where you might have had to tell them no before, it is included now.  We usually limit our children’s dessert/sweets intake, but on a Disney vacation, we know they are burning off that extra energy and love that we can give them a little bit of a treat to really enhance their already magical vacation!  Sometimes it feel so good to say, “Yes”.

1 – Tons of delicious food!

A meal on the dining plan is usually way more than most people can eat, at least not consistently for 2-3 meals a day.  It is a lot of food!  We actually love that about it.  We always leave feeling like we got what we wanted to eat and satisfied.  We never feel like we skimped, ate lighter or did without in order to conserve costs.  You also get a great sampling of items so you get to try and experience more of what the restaurants have to offer instead of just one dish.  Plus, you’ll be doing a ton of walking, so don’t feel bad about having that dessert!

Is the Dining Plan Worth it? We did some number crunching. Click here to read the results of our testing and some other thoughts on the dining plan.

For a no obligation, FREE Quote on a Disney vacation package, please contact our travel partner Magical Vacation Planner at 407-442-0227 (407-442-0215 for Spanish). You can also request a FREE quote online by Clicking HERE.


Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched DisneyLists.com in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent DisneyLists.com at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!
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