Free Dining Plan Offer Extended to All Guests With Cancelled Bookings Due to Coronavirus Closures at Walt Disney World

“Free Dining” is back at Walt Disney World… this time, it’s just for guests impacted by the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures.

Eligible guests can take advantage of a vacation package offer that includes accommodations at a select Disney Resort hotel, park admission and a Disney dining plan – valid for arrivals most nights June 1 through September 30, 2020 when you book through May 31, 2020.

This offer is valid only for Guests who booked a vacation package or room reservation to stay at a Disney Resort hotel from March 16 through May 31, 2020 (even if the park opens before then). The offer not valid for reservations cancelled before March 1, 2020.

Call the Disney Reservation Center today to learn more about his offer, check availability, and book.

Important Details:

  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Advance reservation required.
  • Length of stay is 2 nights – 14 nights
  • Ticket requirements: 2-day minimum; all ticket types included (i.e., Base, Park Hopper, Water Park & Sports, Park Hopper Plus
  • Offer excludes the following room types: campsites
  • Children ages 3 to 9 must choose from the children’s menu, if available.
  • Gratuities are not included.
  • Theme park admission is required for some dining locations
  • This offer is subject to availability. Everyone in the same room must be on the same package. Theme park tickets valid for admission beginning on date of check-in and must be used within a limited number of days, depending on length of stay and ticket.

In conjunction with the Free Dining offer, Walt Disney World has also moved to only accepting bookings for travel starting on June 1 or later. As stated within the offer’s fine print, whether or not Walt Disney World will remain closed until June 1st is still undecided.

For all of the latest Coronavirus-related Disney Parks news throughout the ongoing pandemic, continue to check here.

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Mike
2 months ago

Hi. Thanks for the update. Does this include DVC members that booked a reservation with points? Thanks

Mickey
Mickey
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

I was just wondering the same thing.

Jason
Jason
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

I would like to know also!

Tbk
Tbk
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Hubbie just spent 3 hours waiting on the phone to learn this does not apply to DVC. Basically, if you’re DVC, Disney owns you and they’re not giving you diddly squat for this inconvenience

Carolyn Jeffers
Carolyn Jeffers
2 months ago

What if I booked a Disney room, but bought tickets separately?

Carolyn Jeffers
Carolyn Jeffers
2 months ago

Thank you. What if I booked Disney hotel but already purchased tickets separately?

Lisa Russo
Lisa Russo
2 months ago

I just called Disney and they said this did not qualify – I had bought my tickets separately from my room reservation and not a “vacation package” and they said it did not qualify. What was stated above “a vacation package or room reservation to stay at a Disney Resort hotel from March 16 through May 31, 2020” is not correct – it has to be a vacation package. Boy was I disappointed.

Jackie
Jackie
2 months ago

Shifted to the first weekend in October. Jusssssst missed it :(

George Delp
George Delp
2 months ago

We are DVC members and we were told we will not get the free dining even though our plans were disrupted and all the rules were followed.

Justin Staub
2 months ago

I understand it’s an existing part of dining packages, but there’s NO FRICKIN’ WAY they are handing out refillable drink mugs as early as June 1st, right?

Jane
Jane
2 months ago

Walt Disney World needs to offer some other credit or discount for people that are affected by the closure who cannot take advantage of the free dining or at least let it be combined with other discount offers. In order to take advantage of the free dining, my trip would be almost a $1000 more, and my original trip included a dining plan. This just does not seem to be a very good offer and Disney World could offer people something a bit more in a goodwill gesture.

RebeccaMcK
RebeccaMcK
2 months ago

Mike, you might look into this further with DVC directly – but normally, if you’re using points to stay in a DVC room you can’t also get any other big discount like free dining. They consider the points used for the room to be a discount already. If staying elsewhere without points, though, you’d then be able to get free dining (and just use the DVC member card for discount perks wherever you can during the trip).

Joseph S
Joseph S
2 months ago

DO NOT FALL FOR THIS, It says all guests, but its a lie!!! I just called and talked to Stella (supervisor) and we were told we do not qualify. We booked for a week in April and moved our vacation to August. We were staying on Disney property and met the criteria but they said we did not because we used a company to help us book this package! I am considering just cancelling the entire trip at this point. We already had to break it to our 5 year old twins we were not able to go and now… Read more »

Andrew
2 months ago

I contacted Disney about my April 2-7 trip as an AP, they told me 15% off my renewal…and that my AP is more than 2 days so you do not have to pay for a 2 day pass.

MCL
MCL
2 months ago

We had our end of March trip cancelled but our tickets were not refunded, just extended. I just called and Disney told me that I would need to purchase a new set of tickets to take advantage of the free dining plan and save the ones they did not refund for a later trip. This offer is obviously a joke.

Rob
Rob
2 months ago

To get the “free” dining, you have to pay full price for the room. I had a discounted room so I would have to give up the discount and pay rack rate. That would add an additional $1500 for my reservation for the “free”dining plan.

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