2014 Disney World Free Dining Offer

free-dining

 

Travel Dates: August 31 – October 3, October 26 – November 1, November 9 – 20 and December 12 – 23, 2014

Walt Disney World has announced it’s annual Disney Free Dining! Please note that in order to qualify for the free dining offer, your must check in during one of the available dates above. Your stay can extend into one of the black out periods and you will still receive the free dining for your entire stay. Availability is extremely limited, and not all resorts may be available.

  • Guests staying at a Walt Disney World value resort will receive the Quick Service Dining Planfor free. Guests will be able to upgrade to either the Disney Dining plan or the Deluxe Disney Dining plan by paying the price difference. To upgrade to the Disney Dining Plan, the increased cost will be $19.86 per adult per night of your stay, and $3.41 per child.
  • Guests staying at a Disney World ModerateDeluxe or Deluxe Disney Villa resort will receive the Disney Dining Plan included for free. Disney World guests at moderate, deluxe and villa resorts will also be able to book the “Free Dining”, and upgrade to the Disney Deluxe Dining for the normal price difference.

Availability is extremely limited, and must be booked by August 8, 2014.

It appears that all suites, campsites and 3 bedroom villas have been excluded from this offer, as are the Little Mermaid rooms at the new Art of Animation Resort, Port Orleans French Quarter, Port Orleans Riverside, All-Star Movies and the new Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort.

Three night minimum stay required, and a maximum stay of 14 nights is allowed per reservation. You must also purchase a minimum 2 day basic park pass per person per reservation to qualify.

Please note, Walt Disney World has also announced a room only discount for August 16 – October 3 travel dates only. For most people, the free dining will be a better deal, as you cannot combine the two deals.  I’m happy to check both offers for you to be sure, though!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thinking about a trip to Disney World?  I’d love to help!  As a travel specialist working for an authorized Disney travel agency, my services are completely free to you!  Disney pays my commission directly, which means that you can take advantage of my planning and advice absolutely free of charge!  If you have questions or want to chat more about this, you can email me anytime!

Email:  sarad@fairytalejourneys.com

Disney Free Dining for Fall 2014 is HERE!

It’s official – we have a free dining discount for a large part of Fall 2014!!

Travel Dates: August 31 – October 3, October 26 – November 1, November 9 – 20 and December 12 – 23, 2014

Walt Disney World has announced it’s annual Disney Free Dining! Currently for Disney VISA cardholders only, and only for the travel dates above. Please note that in order to qualify for the free dining offer, your must check in during one of the available dates above. Your stay can extend into one of the black out periods and you will still receive the free dining for your entire stay. Availability is extremely limited, and not all resorts may be available.

  • Guests staying at a Walt Disney World value resort will receive the Quick Service Dining Planfor free. Guests will be able to upgrade to either the Disney Dining plan or the Deluxe Disney Dining plan by paying the price difference. To upgrade to the Disney Dining Plan, the increased cost will be $19.86 per adult per night of your stay, and $3.41 per child.
  • Guests staying at a Disney World ModerateDeluxe or Deluxe Disney Villa resort will receive the Disney Dining Plan included for free. Disney World guests at moderate, deluxe and villa resorts will also be able to book the “Free Dining”, and upgrade to the Disney Deluxe Dining for the normal price difference.

Availability is extremely limited, and must be booked by August 3, 2014. It appears that all suites, campsites and 3 bedroom villas have been excluded from this offer, as are the Little Mermaid rooms at the new Art of Animation Resort, Port Orleans French Quarter, Port Orleans Riverside, All-Star Movies and the new Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort. All other Disney resorts, including value resorts are included in the offer. Three night minimum stay required, and a maximum stay of 14 nights is allowed per reservation. You must also purchase a minimum 2 day basic park pass per person per reservation to qualify.

Please note this offer is currently only available to Disney VISA cardholders. A $200 deposit per room must be paid with your Disney VISA at the time of booking. This identical offer will be made available for all guests starting on May 7, 2014, without the Disney VISA requirement.

Please note, Walt Disney World has also announced a room only discount, also for Disney VISA cardholders for August 16 – October 3 travel dates only. For most people, the free dining will be a better deal, as you cannot combine the two deals.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thinking about a trip to Disney World?  I’d love to help!  As a travel specialist working for an authorized Disney travel agency, my services are completely free to you!  Disney pays my commission directly, which means that you can take advantage of my planning and advice absolutely free of charge!  If you have questions or want to chat more about this, you can email me anytime!

Email:  sarad@fairytalejourneys.com

 

Fall 2014 Free Dining

Free-Dining-1

Word on the Disney street is that Free dining will release tomorrow (May 2) for Disney Visa Cardholders and then Wednesday (May 7th) to the general public.

Here’s the rumored details:

The offer will be for visitors traveling between:
August 31 – October 3
October 26 – November 1
November 9 – November 20
December 12 – December 23

The promotion will include quick service for value resorts and the regular dining plan for moderate and deluxe resorts. Keep in mind though that if you stay in a value, you can still upgrade to the regular dining plan.

Disney Value Resorts ~ Quick Service Dining Plan Included
This can be upgraded to regular plan for $18.65 per person per day, after tax ($3.20 for children).
All-Star Music Resort
All-Star Sports Resort
Pop Century Resort
Art of Animation Family Suites (Little Mermaid Rooms excluded)

Moderate Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included
Carribean Beach Resort
Coronado Springs Resort

Deluxe Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included
Animal Kingdom Lodge
Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
BoardWalk Inn
Contemporary Resort
Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Polynesian Resort
Wilderness Lodge

Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts ~ Regular Dining Plan Included
Bay Lake Tower
Animal Kingdom Villas
Beach Club Villas
BoardWalk Villas
Old Key West Resort
Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Villas at Disneys Wilderness Lodge
Fort Wilderness Cabins

Some resorts are excluded, such as All Star Movies, Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms, Port Orleans Resort (Riverside and French Quarter), Campsites at Ft. Wilderness, and 3-bedroom villas, and Villas at The Grand Floridian.  A 3 night minimum stay (14 night maximum) and two day minimum park ticket is required for each person in the party.

Keep in mind, this is still unconfirmed.  We should have confirmation on May 2nd if this rumor is true.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thinking about a trip to Disney World?  I’d love to help!  As a travel specialist working for an authorized Disney travel agency, my services are completely free to you!  Disney pays my commission directly, which means that you can take advantage of my planning and advice absolutely free of charge!  If you have questions or want to chat more about this, you can email me anytime!

Email:  sarad@fairytalejourneys.com

RUMOR: September 2014 Disney Free Dining??

free-dining

***The below is just a rumor I’m seeing in the Disney internet circles***

This post will be short & sweet, since there are no details yet, but I wanted to pass on that there are rumors about free dining being released in the next several weeks for September 2014 travel dates.  These rumors are the first I’ve seen all year for free dining, so this makes me hopeful we’ll see it soon!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thinking about a trip to Disney World?  I’d love to help!  As a travel specialist working for an authorized Disney travel agency, my services are completely free to you!  Disney pays my commission directly, which means that you can take advantage of my planning and advice absolutely free of charge!  If you have questions or want to chat more about this, you can email me anytime!

Email:  sarad@fairytalejourneys.com

2014 Disney World Discounts (Free Dining, Room discounts, Package discounts)

1391615_622413661143173_1168332833_n

I get a lot of emails throughout the year asking me my opinion on when we will see the next Disney discount, whether it be free dining or just any discount to lessen the sticker shock of a Disney vacation.

Of course my opinions are just that – opinion.  I cannot predict how Disney will do things from year to year.  But based on previous years, I often have some good educated guesses on when and what we can expect to see for 2014 (and beyond!).

Here’s the list of what I think we’ll see in regards to Disney World discount for 2014 (and yes, I think we’ll see free dining!).

My guesses on Disney World Discounts for 2014

WHAT:  Late Spring Room Discount
WHEN:  Travel dates for March – mid June 2014
RELEASED:  First week in January 2014
SAVINGS:  15% – 30% off your room rates

WHAT:  Summer Room Discount
WHEN:  Travel dates for mid June 2014 – mid August 2014
RELEASED:  First week in April 2014
SAVINGS:  15% – 30% off your room rates

WHAT:  Late Summer Room Discount
WHEN:  Travel dates for mid August 2014 – September 2014
RELEASED:  Mid May 2014
SAVINGS:  15% – 30% off your room rates

WHAT:  September Free Dining Discount
WHEN:  Travel dates for most of September 2014
RELEASED:  Mid May 2014
SAVINGS:  Free Dining with a Disney vacation package

WHAT:  Late Fall Room Discount
WHEN:  Travel dates for October 2014 – December 20-ish 2014
RELEASED:  First week of August 2014
SAVINGS:  15% – 30% off your room rates

WHAT:  Fall Free Dining Discount
WHEN:  Travel dates for most of October 2014 – mid December 2014
RELEASED:  First week of August 2014
SAVINGS:  Free Dining with a Disney vacation package

Again, these are just my guesses on what we will see for the upcoming year of 2014.  Hopefully free dining will make it’s comeback! 🙂

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thinking about a trip to Disney World?  I’d love to help!  As a travel specialist working for an authorized Disney travel agency, my services are completely free to you!  Disney pays my commission directly, which means that you can take advantage of my planning and advice absolutely free of charge!  If you have questions or want to chat more about this, you can email me anytime!

Email:  sarad@fairytalejourneys.com