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12 Things You Can Never Take into a Disney Park

The sky is the limit when you plan a visit to the parks at Disney World. It truly is a place where wishes come true, dreams are realized and favorite characters come to life. With all that the Disney World Resort has to offer, there’s no vacation that isn’t possible! But along with the possibilities at Disney World comes a ...

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10 Best Desserts At Walt Disney World’s Epcot

There’s nothing better than spending your vacation at the most magical place on earth—Walt Disney World—unless it’s eating dessert at the most magical place on earth! Even the strictest, most health-conscious Disney fan still splurges on dessert at least once or twice while visiting the parks. In fact, the desserts at Disney World are so creative, so beautifully presented and ...

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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 ...

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13 Tips for Free Dining at Walt Disney World

1. Do your homework. Before you let the lure of “free dining” attract you, be sure you’ve done your homework. Be sure that the value of the free dining is actually valuable to you and your family. If your family is one that doesn’t usually spend time eating in the parks, the promotion might not be right for you. If ...

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13 Tips for Free Dining at Walt Disney World

2. The promotion is available to Annual Passholders. Walt Disney World Annual Passholders are eligible to participate in Disney’s free dining promotion, but it will require that they purchase theme park tickets in order to meet Disney’s eligibility requirements for minimum days in the parks. If you’re an Annual Passholder, you can use the tickets you purchase at a later ...

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13 Tips for Free Dining at Walt Disney World

3. Some resort hotels don’t offer the promotion. There are some of Disney’s Resort hotels and rooms that are almost never part of a free dining promotion. Those include the Little Mermaid rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans—French Quarter and Disney’s Port Orleans—Riverside, the campsites at Fort Wilderness and the Villas and Bungalows at ...

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13 Tips for Free Dining at Walt Disney World

4. Be sure to meet the requirements. Remember that Disney’s promotions for free dining have specific requirements to meet in order to qualify for the promotion. Usually the requirements are in regard to a minimum length of stay at a Disney Resort hotel that participates in the promotion. There is also usually a minimum requirement for the number of days ...

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13 Tips for Free Dining at Walt Disney World

6. You can enjoy “free dining” after the promotion dates. No, you can’t book a vacation for dates completely outside of the promotion’s specified travel dates and still receive the promotion. But if your travel dates begin during the promotion window and extend beyond that window, you’ll still be able to enjoy the free dining plan throughout your vacation.

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13 Tips for Free Dining at Walt Disney World

7. Use a travel agent for added convenience. If the thought of jockeying for position in the booking line gives you hives, use an authorized Disney travel planner to help you. You’ll want to secure a travel agent before the booking window opens so that he or she can be in the virtual “line” on your behalf early!

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