Is Free Dining going to be announced soon for Walt Disney World?

March 25, 2009 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

Have you heard the rumors?   There seems to be indicators that Disney will release a Free Dining Promotion for Walt Disney World Resort on or around March 30th.  The chatter is that the free dining promotion will apply to guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel between August 15 – September 30th.    Please remember that these are rumors – we won’t know anything for certain until Disney makes an official announcement. 

In years past, Disney Visa Card holders were able to book this promotion a few days prior to it becoming available to the general public. 

In the past, you had to book a package to recieve free dining.   A package includes a stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel and at least one day tickets.

Please contact us right away if you are interested in booking a Disney vacation during free dining.  We’ll be on the phone with Disney as soon as their reservation lines open to make reservations.

There are usually a limited number of these packages available and certain locations always fill more quickly than others.  The Polynesian and Contemporary deluxe resorts are always quick to fill and Disney’s Pop Century hotel is always the value resort that fills first.     Among the moderate resorts, Coronado Springs is now booking quickly because the resort has changed to queen sized beds – the other moderate resorts still have double beds.  Port Orleans Riverside is the most reasonably priced resort that can accomodate a family of five.  

This year will be a little different than recent years because dining can now only be booked 90 days prior to arrival.   This is important information to keep in mind.   People are watching for the Free Dining Promotion and they’ll have reservations in hand when May and June roll around and they’re eligible to book their dining.  We are going to see certain reservations completely fill on the first day that they can be booked.  Fantasmic Dinner Packages at Hollywood & Vine and Mama Melrose will be the first to go.  Disney princess meals at Cinderella’s Royal Table and the “Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner” at 1900 Park Fare will also book quickly.  LeCellier at Epcot is always popular.  Because there are not a lot of restaurants on the dining plan at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, expect  Donald’s Breakfast Safari at Tusker House and Yak & Yeti to book quickly.   Dinner at Ohana (Polynesian Resort) and Boma (Animal Kingdom Lodge) are always popular,

Character meals at Chef Mickey (Contemporary Resort) or  Crystal Palace (Magic Kingdom) are also popular.  Remember that Liberty Tree Tavern (Magic Kingdom) no longer has characters.

If you know your travel dates and want us to put a room on hold as soon as free dining is released, please fill out the form at   I will need the names of everyone in your party, and the ages of the kids, in order to make the reservation. 

Please feel free to contact us when any questions.

Thank you,


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