Anxiously awaited by many who either are planning or have already planned a trip, Walt Disney World today announced plans to once again offer the free dining option with select packages this fall.
The special applies to most stays between August 15, 2010 – September 30, 2010 for those booking a package at one of the 20-plus resorts of Walt Disney World. Basic requirements include a minimum of a 3-night stay with 2-day base tickets for everyone in the package.
The free dining option varies depending on what level of resort the stay is booked at. Those opting for either the moderate or deluxe level of resorts will get the standard Disney Dining Plan added for no additional cost. This plan includes one table service meal, one quick service meal and one snack per night per person on the package. Normal price for this option is almost $40 per night per adult or junior and $10.99 per night for children ages 3-9.
Guests booking a qualified package at one of the Value level resorts can receive the Quick Service Dining Plan for no additional cost. Normal prices for this dining option stand at $29.99 for adults and juniors per night with children costing $8.99. This option includes two quick service meals and two snacks per night of a booked package plus one resort refillable drink mug.
Disney has been offering a free dining special for several fall time periods in a row now leading many to speculate that it would once again be offered this fall. However, Disney has repeatedly stated that discounts would be offered less this year than in the past. Evidently, bookings for this time period were below what Disney wants, thus the re-appearing special.
Valid dates are more limited this year with only a month and a half in the initial offering, but it should be noted that Disney has extended special offers in the past, so that is always a possibility.
The current special must be booked by August 14th and of course, Disney always stresses the limited availability of packages. So, if you are interested, it might be in your best interest to book sooner rather than later, especially if you require certain dates for your trip or want to stay at a certain resort.
Contact Disney or your travel agent for further details.