13 Tips for Free Dining at Walt Disney World

8. Book online.

In order to be one of the first in line to book a Disney vacation that includes the free dining plan, visit Disney’s website to determine the date that the booking opens to Guests. The promotion is usually made available to Disney Vacation Club members a few days before it’s available to the general public. If you aren’t a Disney Vacation Club member, be ready to book on the first day the promotion is open to the public. Think of this reservation like you would think of a dining reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table or Be Our Guest Restaurant—there are only so many available, so you want to be one of the first ones to book. Booking online can be faster because you won’t have to be on hold and wait while a Disney vacation planner helps you through the booking process. If you must call, be prepared for longer than usual hold times.