2018 Free Dining Watch Thread V3

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Free Dining dropped at approx. 5:30 am EST in 2017

2017 Free Dining Offer


Book Through
July 7, 2017 for US and August 31, 2017 for Canadians.

Valid For Arrivals Most Nights

  • August 13 through September 30, 2017 (13th for Disney Visa and Canadians, 21st for General Public)
  • November 14 through November 20, 2017
  • November 25 through November 27, 2017
  • December 8 through December 23, 2017
Package Includes

  • Room
  • Theme park ticket(s) with Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus Option
  • Dining Plan (Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan with Value and Moderate Resort hotel packages; Disney Dining Plan with Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotel packages)
  • Ticket Requirements
    • Minimum 2-day Magic Your Way ticket with Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus Option

    Offer Restrictions
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  • Excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities.
  • Everyone in the same room must be on the same package.
  • Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Little Mermaid Standard Rooms and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. (ASMo was also excluded)
Upgrading is allowed for Free Dining! :teacher: All credits expire at midnight of your check out date. Credits are given per night.

The prices are - QSDP $48.19 for adults and $20.88 for kids (Ages 3-9) DDP $69.35 for adults and $24.95 for kids (Ages 3-9) DxDP $106.68 for adults and $38.75 for kids (Ages 3-9)

So to upgrade from QSDP to DDP it's $21.16 for adults / $4.07 child. To upgrade from QSDP to DxDP it's $58.49 for adults / $17.87 child

Stolen from someone later in posts
2015: Excluded resorts include Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation, All-Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter, Bay Lake Tower, The Villas at the Grand Floridian, and the Polynesian Villas and Bungalows. Moreover, Port Orleans Riverside is in the deal only for arrival dates August 28 – October 2. Campsites, suites, and three bedroom villas are also excluded.

2016: Excluded resorts include Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation, All Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter, Bay Lake Tower, Polynesian Bungalows, Grand Floridian Villas, and after 10/31, Port Orleans Riverside. Campsites, suites, and three bedroom villas are also excluded.

2017: Excluded resorts include Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation, All Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter, Copper Creek at the Wilderness Lodge, Bay Lake Tower, Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Grand Floridian Villas, and after 9/30, Port Orleans Riverside. Campsites, suites, and three bedroom villas are also excluded.
 
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Chrissynanna

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So does anyone have the rumored dates and all that jazz memorized for 2018 can you repost it.

Free Dining Booking dates: rumors suggest it will start April 23 or 24

Free Dining Eligible arrival dates:

  • 8/2 to 9/29/18 (8/2 seems awfully early to me, and may be for just the Brazilian market; other rumors suggest a start much later in August)
  • 11/24 to 11/27/18
  • 12/7 to 12/23/18
Value and Moderate Resorts Eligible for Free Quick Service Dining Plans:

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Deluxe and DVC Resorts Eligible for Free Regular Dining Plans:

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Yacht Club 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 Polynesian Villas & Bungalows (Studios)
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Tickets must Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus.

minimum 4 night stay I believe as well
 
  • ELSA711

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    Mar 11, 2015
    Thanks for consolidating! We are on watch for the first time in a few years now that we are no longer AP holders :(
     
  • cherokeemamma

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    Jul 16, 2005
    If you have an AP can you purchase (with your package) the ticket requirement to get FD and then use those tickets toward your AP renewal the following year?
     

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