Walt Disney World Free Dining in 2018
by Pierre Menard
(Ottawa Ontario Canada)
"Good day. I am a frequent Disneyworld tourist from Canada. I currently have my next trip planned for September 8, 2018 to September 15, 2018 at Pop Century. I booked my trip according to past Free Dining Plan dates. Do you have any idea when Disney will release dates for Free Dining in September? I do not want to miss out on this because I know they go quite fast. BTW I really enjoy your web info. Lots of good tips.
Let the Free Dining Rumors Fly
Hi Pierre, we do have some news about Free Dining.
Last night I was chatting in a Disney group how it was very quiet on the Free Dining front. There hadn't been a peep from any of the usual suspects.
And then the ball dropped about 30 minutes later.
Let the Free Dining Rumors fly!
Here's what's being reported.
Walt Disney World Free Dining will be released on April 27 (I'm not sure I quite believe that, Friday is a very unusual day for a Disney promotion) and you'll be able to book through July 17 (as if anything would be left on July 17).
The dates are:
- 8/2 to 9/29/18
- 11/24 to 11/27/18
- 12/7 to 12/23/18
(I'm not sure about the dates. They seem awful early and not having any dates in early November doesn't seem right.)
- Value and Moderate Resorts will get the Quick Service Plan, Deluxe Resorts will get the regular plan
- Park Hopper Plus tickets required
The Resorts included:
Value and Moderate (Quick Service Plan)
- The All Star Resorts
- Pop Century Resort
- Caribbean Beach Resort
- Coronado Springs Resort
- The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort
Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts (Regular Plan)
- Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas
- Beach Club Resort
- BoardWalk Inn
- Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Yacht Club Resort
- Beach Club Villas
- BoardWalk Villas
- Old Key West Resort
- Polynesian Villas & Bungalows (Studios)
- Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The hotel list is interesting in that the Family Suites at the Art of Animation aren't on there. We'll see.
This rumor comes from the South American website that does this every year. Usually they get the basics right but miss a few details. I don't expect that Free Dining will start on August 2nd. I'd expect it to be more like August 20th. Also I would expect more dates in November.
If you are interested in getting Free Dining in 2018, join our Free Dining Waitlist.
Dad's Bottom Line
Pierre, it looks like your September date will be great. But it's time to start getting ready. FREE DINING IS HERE, or almost here!