Disney World has just announced the new free Disney Dining offer for the rest of 2011 and early 2012. Free Disney Dining is a huge reason to stay at one of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels as it offers big savings.
2011 has been a great year for the Disney Free Dining offers and this one is a great deal. Even more of a reason to stay in a Walt Disney World hotel! It had been expected that another free dining deal would be announced but this one is more extensive than most thought.
Starting from today until October 29 Disney guests can book free dining packages for select arrival dates from October 2 2011 until March 31, 2012. There are some block out dates (the busy times of course like Thanksgiving, Christmas and certain select events such as the PGA Tournament).
Here are the Disney free dining package dates for 2011:
October 2 to 8
October 30 to November 5
November 13 to 19
November 27 to December 3
December 11 to 17
For 2012 the Free Dining dates are:
January 8 to 14
January 22 to February 4
February 12 to 18
March 4 to 10
March 25 to 31
So what makes the free Disney dining plan so attractive? Simple. It saves you a lot of money! Guests staying in Value hotels will get the Quick Service Dining Plan, and those staying in Moderate and Deluxe Disney resort hotels will get the standard Dining Plan.
For more on how the dining package works check out this article:
There are rules and restrictions of course. You have to stay a minimum of 3 nights and a maximum of 14. The free dining is available as part of a Disney Magic Your Way Package therefore you do have to buy tickets. To get the free dining plan you have to arrive on a date which is not a blackout date. But if part of your stay will be on blackout dates and some on free dining you can book 2 separate packages.
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Thursday 4th of October 2012
i feel same way sherylc does, we have resavation Nov 18- Nov 24 2012, we have all-ready paid out over $4500.00 . It sure would be great to get a break,also this is our 5th trip to Disney we are having to put out another $300.00 for Thanksgiving dinner. Thank about the people who are great Disney fans.. P.S.still love Mickey.
Saturday 25th of February 2012
whats wrong with free dining the month of aug.2012. we have spent tons of money at disney world many times, how about giving us a break.
Thursday 6th of October 2011
I am planning a trip in mid November 2012, have gotten free dining plan last 3 times we went. I was wondering when they might announce more dates for later in the year??? Will be hard if I have to pay for dining, since I have never before :(
Monday 12th of September 2011
I am actually a little surprised that Disney World has offered free dining again since things seem to be picking up. I agree it is a great deal - especially if you love to eat, and given how food at Disney tends to be a bit expensive. Grab this deal while you still can!