Just as the summer is winding to a close, Disney has released a dining incentive for travelers in the fall and winter of 2023-24. You can get up to $200 per night when you book a minimum 4-night stay many nights through March 5, 2024.
Pay close attention: “per night” here means “per reservation per night”. It does not mean per guest per night. And it also doesn’t mean per room per night – if you’re booking two rooms, you’ll want to make them separate reservations or you will only receive one Dining Promo Card.
Packages with this offer can be booked on Disney’s website, or the agents at TouringPlans Travel can do it for you at no extra cost. As usual, the offer is limited by availability.
Offer is valid for 4-night or longer stays arriving
- Most nights October 27 to November 1, 2023
- Most nights November 25 to November 29, 2023
- Most nights December 9 to December 25, 2023
- Most Sunday to Tuesday nights January 9 to March 5, 2024
The value you’ll receive per night depends on where you stay.
Get $200 per night at these resorts:
- Deluxe Villa Resorts
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
- Disney’s Beach Club Villas
- Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
- Disney’s Old Key West Resort
- Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- Deluxe Resorts
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Get $120 per night at these resorts:
- The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Get $60 per night at these resorts:
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- Disney’s Pop Century Resort
The Fine Print
The number of packages available for this offer is limited and everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Minimum 4-day theme park ticket and 4-night length of stay required; offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. If a package includes more than $1,000 on a Disney Dining Promo Card, the value will be distributed across more than one Disney Dining Promo Card. The following room types are excluded: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, and Club Level Rooms & Suites at Disney Deluxe Resort hotels.
How Does the Dining Promo Card Work?
When checking in, guests receive an email with a Dining Promo Card. The card can be used to pay for food at a large number of Disney World Dining locations. Since the Dining Promo Card will be sent by email, make sure that your email address is correct in My Disney Experience. (And note that these emails have sometimes been caught in spam folders.) Once you’ve received it, you can:
- Pay by allowing the vendor to scan the barcode.
- Pay by adding it to your Apple or Samsung Wallet and using it at touch-to-pay locations.
- Pay by entering the number when appropriate, such as when using the card with Mobile Order.
- The card can’t be added to your My Disney Experience account, which means you can’t use it when paying with MagicBands or MagicMobile.
- It also can’t be applied to your resort bill; you must use it at the time the payment is made.
The remaining balance will display on the bottom of your receipts, or you can call or manage the card at DisneyGiftcard.com. If you have questions or problems, check at the Front Desk of your resort, or use the contact information provided in the Promo Card email.
If you’ve used the Disney Dining Plan, take note! You can use the Dining Promo Card to pay your whole bill, including tips and alcohol that the Dining Plan doesn’t cover. There are no per-day spending limits, and you can even continue to use any balance that remains after checkout until March 21, 2024.
Where Can You Use the Dining Promo Card?
Some locations that sell food, such as merchandise locations and candy kitchens, are excluded because Disney doesn’t consider that this kind of food purchase is “dining”. But in most cases, you’ll be able to use the card for dining wherever Disney Gift Cards are accepted. That’s pretty much every Disney World Table Service and Quick Service restaurant. The exceptions include a number of locations that many people think of as being Disney World restaurants, but aren’t:
- Dining locations at Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel and Walt Disney World Swan Reserve Hotel
- Dining locations at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
- Dining locations at Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels
- Dining locations at Walt Disney World Official Hotels at Bonnet Creek
- Dining locations at Walt Disney World Gateway Hotels
Is It The Right Offer For You?
This is a very nice-sounding offer, but it might not be the best you can do. As usual, the Dining Promo Card offer can’t be combined with any other offer such as a room discount. So the question you have to answer is whether the Promo Card saves you more than a room discount that might be available. (We crunched some numbers on this the last time a similar offer was available, you can use them to give you an idea: How Good Is the 2023 Disney World Dining Promo Offer?)
There are currently room discounts available through December 25, 2023. You’ll want to do the math (or let our agents do it for you) to see which option will save you the most money.
If you’re traveling after the New Year, it’s likely that room discounts may be released for late January through February. But since a limited number of rooms are available on this offer, waiting on that possibility could leave you empty-handed. Another thing to consider is that ticket prices may increase between now and when those discounts are released. If that happens you’d need to pay the difference in ticket prices to switch your package and use the room discount; you wouldn’t see as much savings from the discount as you’d expect.
How Does it Compare to the Disney Dining Plan?
The Dining Promo Card has fewer rules and may be simpler to use than the Disney Dining Plan, but it also might not cover as much of your food costs. For 2024, the Quick Service Dining Plan is $57 / $23 (adult/child) per night. The Standard Dining Plan is $94 / $30.
The maximum per night value of $200 at a Deluxe resort would cover about 2 adults and 2 children on the Quick Service Plan, or 2 adults on the Standard Plan. The $120 per night benefit will be about the same as 2 adults on the Quick Service Plan, or 1 adult and a child on the Standard Plan. At $60 you’ll need to be flying solo and using the Quick Service Plan to get a similar value.
How are those numbers useful? Well, it’s hard to break even on the Disney Dining Plan, especially over a longer trip. To get an idea of how the Dining Plan numbers might work out for you, see Should You Buy the Disney Dining Plan? If you’re traveling after January 9, 2024, you’ll be able to get the Disney Dining Plan, and good news, you can add the Dining Plan to a package that’s booked with this promo. So knowing how these numbers stack up can help you decide whether you might want to choose the Dining Plan in addition to the Promo Card, or help decide which offer meets your needs better if the numbers are close between a room discount and the Dining Promo card.