The most anticipated news every year is the release of the free dining offer! The Free Dining offer is now available for fall 2017 dates with some changes.
A Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus ticket is required to qualify for free dining. New for 2017 value and moderate hotels get the Quick Service Dining Plan included. Deluxe and Villa hotels get the basic Dining Plan included. You can upgrade to a higher dining plan and pay the difference.
As usual, many dates are excluded from the discount. This includes all of October, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the first half of November.
There are several hotels excluded from the discount for 2017. Refurbishment and construction at the hotels has made booking more competitive. Little inventory was available at the release, and later on it’s common to see only a deluxe or villa hotel available for many dates. Qualifying for Free Dining typically requires a lot of flexibility and that is even more true this year.
Free Dining 2017
You can get a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day Magic Your Way package that includes a room at a select Walt Disney World® Resort hotel and ticket with a Park Hopper® or Park Hopper Plus Option Aug. 21-Sept. 30, Nov. 14-20, Nov. 25-27, Dec. 8-23, 2017 when they book April 24-July 7, 2017.
With this offer, you can enjoy distinctive Disney Resort Guest benefits and amenities – including early access to Disney FastPass+ planning, Extra Magic Hours, complimentary Resort transportation, standard parking and entertaining amenities!
When you stay at a select Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, you get the Disney Dining Plan with a variety of delicious dining options! When you stay at a select Disney Value Resort or Disney Moderate Resort, you get the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan that allows you to enjoy a quick bite!
Plus, you can uncover a magical mix of new and unforgettable experiences, including Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.
Booking Window: April 24-July 7, 2017
Travel Window: Aug. 21-Sept. 30, Nov. 14-20, Nov. 25-27, Dec. 8-23, 2017
Excludes the following room types and Disney Resort hotels:
- 3-bedroom villas
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms
- Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows – Bungalows
- Disney’s All Star Movies Resort
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
- Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Additional exclusion for Nov. 14-20, Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 8-23, 2017:
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Tickets and options must be used within 14 days of first use. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Ask about packages of other lengths of stay. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort-The Little Mermaid standard rooms. Dining plan excludes gratuities and alcoholic beverages. Children ages 3-9 must order from children’s menu, if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.