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Summer Quick Service Meal Promotion for the Disney World Value Resorts

Disney has released a new summer meal promotion for the Disney World value resorts for arrivals May 29 - June 30 and July 5 - August 13, 2016.  With this offer, you will receive one free quick-service meal (entree, beverage & dessert) per person, age 3 & older, per night when you purchase a package that includes at least three nights stay at one of the Disney World value resorts and 2-day or longer tickets.  I've never seen this exact promotion before and I've been doing this since 2006.  It is not the standard free dining promotion; it is for one meal per person only which is less than is included the full quick-service dining plan.  It is, however, a better value for families than some of the small room rate discounts that have been offered during busy times lately and it includes Disney's All-Star Movies resort which was excluded from many promotions in 2015.  I did the math and parties of three or more staying at a value get a better value with this offer than with the spring room rate discount. 

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Offer Details:

  • Qualifying Arrival Dates: May 29 - June 30 and July 5 - August 13, 2016.
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights / Maximum stay: 14-nights. 
  • Minimum ticket length: 2-days / Maximum ticket length: 10-days. 
  • Must book by February 29, 2016

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How Disney Free Dining Promotions Have Worked In the Past

There is not a Disney World Free Dining Promotion available at this time but here is how past Disney free dining promotions have worked.

 Moderate & Deluxe Resorts: Book a qualifying vacation package at select Disney moderate or deluxe resorts, and you would receive the Standard / Plus Dining Plan at no extra cost. This dining plan includes 1 counter-service meal credit, 1 table-service meal credit, and 1 snack credit per person, per night of stay. Receiving this dining plan free of charge saves a family of four about $158.54 or more per night of stay, based on the regular cost of this dining plan for two adults and two children between 3 -9 years old, families with older children save even more. You could upgrade to the Deluxe dining plan by just paying the difference between the standard and the deluxe plans.

Value Resorts: book a qualifying vacation package at select Disney Value Resort (Disney's All-Star Sports, All Star Music, Pop Century Resorts or the family suites at Disney's Art of Animation Resort) and you received the Disney Quick-Service Dining plan at no extra cost. The quick-service plan provides two quick/counter-service meals + 1 snack per person, per night of stay. Receiving this plan at no extra cost saves a family of four about $116.04 per night of stay, based on the regular cost of this dining plan for two adults and two children between 3 -9 years old, families with older children save even more. You could upgrade to the Standard or Deluxe dining plans by paying the difference between the quick service dining plan and your preferred dining plan.

Minimum Requirements: Must purchase a package that includes at least three (3) Consecutive nights stay at a Disney Resort + at least 2-Day Disney Magic Your Way theme park tickets that include either the Park Hopper or Water Park, Fun & More options. Maximum stay: 14 days.

Other Details: We can usually a 3-day courtesy hold on a package for you, after that you must pay a $200 deposit to hold the reservation and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.  The deposit is completely refundable up to 30 days prior to arrival so there is no risk at this time.   If you think you want to take advantage of Free Dining, book a room and then cancel later, if necessary.  

Exclusions - Fort Wilderness campsites, Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney's Art of Animation resort, Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort (select dates), Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort, Disney's All-Star Movies resort, Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Villas at Disney's Polynesian Resort,  Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and all 3-Bedroom Villas are usually excluded from this offer. The Cabins at the Fort Wilderness campground and Family Suites at Disney's Art of Animation resort are usually included in the promotion. Children ages 3 - 9 must order from the children's menu. Children under age 3 do not require a theme park admission ticket and do not participate in Disney Dining Plan - they may share food with parents.

Existing reservations falling within promotion days can be altered (subject to availability) to reflect the free dining promotion after it is released. We do this automatically for our clients but you may have to call and ask to have the discount applied – it will not happen automatically - if you book with someone else. If you do not have us book this for you, be sure to tell the booking agent that you want the free dining promotion when it is released; they do not automatically apply promotions to new or existing reservations – you must specifically ask for the discount.

Dining Reservations – Dining can be booked up to 180 days prior to your arrival. Book your dining reservations as soon as you are eligible. The free dining promotion has a serious impact on the number of available dining reservations and some restaurants will fully book very early. Remember that we book dining reservations on your behalf (subject to availability) when you book your Disney vacation through Build A Better Mouse Trip.

Benefits to non-U.S. residents: Because we are a U.S. based travel agency, we can book this promotion on behalf of international clients and you'll still qualify for free dining even if it isn't being offered in your country. U.S. packages and tickets may be different than those offered internationally so be sure you understand what your package includes.

Even More Free Things: In addition to the free dining promotions, you can receive vacation planning help at no additional cost when you book your Disney vacation through Build A Better Mouse Trip. We provide:

  1. “Best Days” itinerary to put you in the best park for each day of your trip,
  2. Help with dining reservations (subject to availability
  3. Free theme park touring plans that keep you ahead of the crowds and out of the long lines.

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