Free Dining Returns to the Walt Disney World Resort!

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These are exciting times as spring has sprung, we lived through the solar eclipse, and free dining returns to the Walt Disney World Resort on April 9!

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The Return of the Good Stuff

After a COVID-induced hiatus that lasted several years, the Disney Dining Plan officially returned to the Central Florida Disney parks in early January. A few things have changed, as the prices for the plan have increased, only two plans are now available, and a few of the rules of the plans have changed.

Also at the beginning of 2024, Disney announced a free Dining Plan offer for Disney+ subscribers. Disney World was quick to clarify a few things about that offer the day after revealing the new plan. But now that the Disney+ subscribers promotional offer is over, Disney World has revealed another special offer on the Disney Dining Plan–and that promotion begins April 9.

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A Brand-New Offer From Disney World

The new Disney Dining Plan offer is exclusively for Disney Visa cardmembers and includes a free Dining Plan as well. Beginning April 9, 2024, Disney Visa cardholders can book the deal on certain arrival dates in July, September, and December. But in order to take advantage of the deal, guests will need to purchase certain things as part of their vacation package.

To be eligible for the promotion, guests must book a non-discounted 4-night, 4-day Disney Travel Company Package at select Disney Resort hotels with a Park Hopper ticket option.

Why Choose a Disney Dining Plan?

Walt Disney World Dining Plans are optional add-ons that enhance a Disney World vacation package, which is comprised of hotel room and admission tickets. Dining plans are only available to Disney World Resort hotel guests. Dining Plans are pre-purchased, so there’s nothing to be paid for or set up once a guest arrives at the parks.

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To use the dining plan, simply visit a participating Disney World restaurant that accepts the Disney Dining Plan. As of April 2024, there are more than 230 table-service, quick-service, and food cart venues from which to choose. To see the full list, click here.

Two plans are available: the Quick-Service Disney Dining Plan and the standard Disney Dining Plan. Per the official Disney World website, here are the details of each plan.

Quick-Service Disney Dining Plan

Everyone in the party ages 3 and over receives the following:

  • 2 Quick-Service Meals (per night of stay)*
  • 1 Snack/Nonalcoholic Drink (per night of stay)*
  • 1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug**
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Standard Disney Dining Plan

Everyone in the party ages 3 and over receives the following:

  • 1 Quick-Service Meal (per night of stay)*
  • 1 Table-Service Meal (per night of stay)*
  • 1 Snack/Nonalcoholic Drink (per night of stay)*
  • 1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug**
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* Specific number of meals and snacks is determined by the number of nights included in the package stay. Meals and snacks can be redeemed at any time during your stay. Unused meals and snacks will roll over day to day and expire at midnight on the day of checkout. Meals and snacks are nontransferable between party members.

** Resort-refillable mugs are eligible for refills from self-service beverage islands at any Disney Resort hotel Quick-Service location.

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Don’t miss out! Bookings that include this new free dining offer can be made beginning April 9!

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!

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