People woke up to a surprise this morning with Disney announcing the free dining offer for later this year. Guests who book between now and Feb 10, 2019, will get free dining options. The timing of this is a little earlier than in the past years. This can be a great way to reduce the overall cost of your trip with taking food out of the equation. Checking the timing of your Disney World
There are a couple catches – you have to book a 5-night/6-day package at Walt Disney World along with either Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus options. The Dining options include a majority of the restaurants on Disney grounds including select locations at Disney Springs. This can not be combined with any other discounts for rooms at Disney World.
The resort you are staying at matters for the type of dining plan. When staying at the Value or Moderate Resorts, you will receive the Disney Quick Service plan. This includes 2 snack credits and 2 quick service meals per person per night. Guests staying at the Deluxe and Deluxe Villas will receive the standard Disney Dining plan. This includes 2 snack credits, 1 quick service meal and 1 table service meal per person per night.
If you don’t think this would be enough food for you there is always the deluxe option. Once you have the free quick service dining plan or the free Disney dining plan, you can opt to upgrade. If you feel you want the Deluxe dining plan, you can pay the difference for the plan and upgrade at any point before your trip. This has saved us quite a bit of money in the past.
If you are planning on going during this time, I recommend checking to see if you can get the dining plan. If you were thinking of going during this time and haven’t booked, what are you waiting for! Timing a trip around the Free dining plan 2019 at Disney World is a great way to go!