2018 Disney World Free Dining Promotion Now Available
Evening April 24th update... What a wild day on the phones and website! Inventory is tightening up, but never fear, Build A Better Mouse Trip is here for you! After you submit a quote request, we will secure the best deal available, but if it isn't exactly what you are looking for, we will put you on our Wish List. Disney Wishes are the best, don't you think? Last year we were able to clear over 80% of the wish list, finding availability for the offers our customers were looking for. Be sure to let us know if dates, length of stay or resorts are flexible.
April 24th update... Disney has released this year's Free Dining Promotion!
Qualifying Arrival Dates:
- August 20 - September 29, 2018
- November 24 - 27, 2018
- December 7 - 23, 2018
- Disney Visa Cardholders and Canadian Residents only: August 2 - 19, 2018
Deluxe Resorts - Book a qualifying vacation package at a Disney World deluxe resort and 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 2 snack credits per person, per night of stay. Receiving this dining plan free of charge saves a family of four about $202 to $301 (depending on the ages of the children) per night of stay, based on the regular cost of this dining plan. You can upgrade to the Deluxe dining plan by just paying the difference between the standard and the deluxe plans. Contact us for details.
Value Resorts & Moderate Resorts - - Book a qualifying vacation package at a Disney World Value or Moderate Resort and receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining plan at no extra cost. The quick-service plan provides two quick/counter-service meals + 2 snacks per person, per night of stay. Receiving this plan at no extra cost saves a family of four about $148 to $208 per night of stay, depending on the ages of the children. You can upgrade to the Standard or Deluxe dining plans by paying the difference between the quick service dining plan and your preferred dining plan. Contact us for details. Disney's All-Star Movies Resort was excluded from this offer. The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort are generally excluded from this promotion but the family suites are included.
Minimum Requirements: You needed to purchase a package that includes at least four (4) Consecutive nights stay at a Disney Resort + at least 4-Day Disney Magic Your Way theme park tickets that include either the Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus (Water Park) options. Maximum stay: 14 days.
Other Details: We can generally put 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, Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort, Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Disney's All-Star Movies, all 3-bedroom villas, all rooms and villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, Villas at Bay Lake Tower, all rooms and villas at Disney's Wilderness Resort, all rooms and villas at Disney's Polynesian Resort, and Little Mermaid rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort are excluded from this offer. The Cabins at the Fort Wilderness campground and Family Suites at Disney's Art of Animation are included in the promotion.
Existing reservations falling within promotion days can often 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 promotions 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:
- “Best Days” itinerary to put you in the best park for each day of your trip,
- Help with dining reservations (subject to availability
- Free theme park touring plans that keep you ahead of the crowds and out of the long lines.
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