Sample pricing with the Free Disney Dining Plan: for a family of four staying at a Moderate resort, the vacation price can be as low as $86/per person/ per day for a six-night stay, for a total price tag of $2421. The figures get even better with a second type of plan, the Free Disney Quick Service Dining Plan.
Free Dining Option at Disney World
What's the Dining Plan?
"Magic Your Way" packages for Disney World resorts are sold with several options for theme park tickets and for dining. The popular "ParkHopper" pass, for example, lets guests visit multiple theme parks every day.
With the Dining Plan option, guests can choose from over 100 Disney restaurants in the theme parks, or at Disney World resorts, or in Downtown Disney. For each day, guests get one Table-Service meal, one Counter Service (Quick Service) meal; and one Snack. (Read more.)
There's also a less expensive option, the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan: guests have a choice of over 50 restaurants, and get 2 Quick-Service meals (one entree or one Combo meal, one non-alcoholic drink, and dessert at lunch or dinner) and one Snack per day.
The Dining plans also include a "Resort Refillable Drink Mug", refillable at the guest's Disney World resort. See details about the Free Dining Plans at the Walt Disney World site; also, the AllEars.Net covers all the fine points. A Deluxe Dining option is available too.
Remember, the Dining Plan options are only available to guests staying at a Disney World Resort. Also: during the Free Dining promotion, restaurants may get sold out, so use Advance Reservations, the earlier the better!
With the Free Disney Dining promotion, a family of four can get a 6 night/7 day stay at a Disney World resort, plus Magic Your Way base tickets, for a sample price of $86/per person/ per day during certain dates, for a total package price of $2421, and a savings of $1017. Meanwhile, with the Free Disney Quick Service Dining Plan, the prices fall to $69/per person/per day, total price of $1922, and a savings of $701. See details.
Staying at Disney World Resorts
Disney World has Luxury Resorts, Moderate Resorts, Value Resorts...
Rooms at a Value Resort sleep four at a very reasonable price, and guests get just the same perks of staying at a Disney World Resort as at the Luxury properties. These nice perks include:
- ‘Extra Magic Hours’: each day, one of the theme parks opens one hour early and/or stays open 3 hours late, exclusively for guests at Disney Resorts
- ‘Disney’s Magical Express’: complimentary round-trip motor coach transportation and luggage delivery service from Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort hotel. (Book this service at least 10 days in advance).
- complimentary buses throughout Walt Disney World
- parcel delivery from theme park shops to your Resort
- assured entrance to the theme parks on busy days