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Free Dining Returns!

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Love it or hate it, you can’t deny the popularity of Disney’s Free Dining promotion. If you’re looking for free dining for this summer, the time to act is now.

This free dining offer covers arrivals on only a handful of dates:

  • June 27 or 28, 2020
  • July 5, 6, or 7, 2020
  • August 29 through September 8, 2020

The offer requires a minimum 5-night stay and a park hopper ticket purchase is required to get the free dining package. Like most of Disney’s free dining promotions, not all rooms and room types will apply, the type of free dining package you receive will depend on where you stay, and this offer can sell out at any time. This deal cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Offer must be booked by January 16, 2020.

Here’s a list of resorts that have some availability for this package:

Disney Deluxe Villa Resort Hotels

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • 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 Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels

  • 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

Disney Moderate Resort Hotels (would receive Quick-Service Dining Plan)

  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Disney Value Resort Hotels (would receive Quick-Service Dining Plan)

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Family Suites only
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century ResortOffer excludes the following room types: 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Bungalows at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

Before you decide on free dining, make sure to run the numbers and see if it will actually save you money. Many people are better off with other discounted packages (especially if you don’t need the park tickets or aren’t able to maximize every single dining credit). Here’s some articles for quick reading on whether or not free dining is a bargain:

Free Dining Saves Money in These Scenarios

Is the Disney Dining Plan Worth It? (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

It’s worth noting that Disney released a Free Dining offer on January 2, 2019 as well.  That offer covered travel dates from July 5, 2019 through September 30, 2019 (not coincidentally, the summer dates during which Galaxy’s Edge was not supposed to be open.)  It’s possible that this is the only summer Free Dining offer Disney’s going to have this year, but we think there’ll be others.

Special thanks to Sue at Small World Vacations for the heads up.

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Julia Mascardo

Former writer, editor, and social media manager of TouringPlans. Embarking on new adventures with husband, kid, and cats.

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  • Booked free dining this morning!

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