13 Tips for Free Dining at Walt Disney World

One of the very first things you must do when you decide you’re going to visit Walt Disney World in Florida is make reservations. You’ll need to book your Disney Resort hotel room—up to 499 days in advance. You’ll also need to make dining reservations if there are dining experiences you want to have with your family. Those can be made 180 days in advance. FastPass+ selections can be made 60 days in advance when you are staying on Disney property. There are even times when you can book your vacation early so that you can take advantage of a free dining promotion offered by Disney. But in order to take advantage of a dining promotion, you’ll need to remember a few things.

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About Rebekah Tyndall Burkett

Rebekah grew up in Forney, Texas and lives just outside of Dallas. She’s been a Disney superfan since childhood, experiencing the magic at Walt Disney World for the first time at the age of 11. Journeys to Neverland are at least a yearly occurrence for her, her husband and her four children (the Fab Four). When they go to the parks, they stay in Florida for three weeks at a time. Rebekah loves exploring the history of the parks, the genius behind the Magic in the person of Walt Disney, and she is intrigued by all things Disney World and Disney Imagineering. When in the parks, Rebekah and her husband Scott make the most of their time by enjoying every minute with their Fab Four, by delving deeper into Walt’s vision for the parks and into the history behind the Walt Disney World Resort, and by photographing the many different types of architecture at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and on the World Showcase at EPCOT. When she’s not in the parks, Rebekah is excitedly setting travel dates and planning her family’s next adventure to their happy place deep within the Sunshine State. On breaks from planning her next trip, Rebekah is a writer, journalist and children’s author, penning children’s books about kids with special needs that she affectionately calls “believement-achievement” stories. Her hobbies include creative writing, paper crafting and interviewing Imagineers. She is also an advocate for Autism Awareness and for children with developmental disabilities of all kinds.