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Disney Free Dining Tip

I posted last week how I was saving money on our trip to Disney World this coming fall.  I thought I'd pass on a little hint a friend of mine passed on to me that saved us about $700.  FREE Dining at Disney.  If you stay at a Disney resort you most likely have the opportunity to eat for free.  But, when we made our reservations I was bummed to see that the dates didn't coincide with our visit.  However, a veteran mouse visiting expert friend of mine informed me that you simply have to arrive one of those days, not stay during those dates.

See down below,  you just have to arrive sometime during those dates and not actually check in and out during the time.  You'd still qualify for free dining if you arrive Oct. 2nd and depart Oct. 7th.   Pretty cool huh?  Also sometimes you don't need to stay 6 nights so don't let that intimidate you either.

How do you get this free dining option?
  • follow WDW on Facebook where they'll post these deals usually 1-4 months before your scheduled trip
  • check your mail.  If you've signed up for mail fromWDW you'll occasionally get mailers that have offers in them including a PIN # for free dining offers.  Use these.  In our case this is what we did and it actually was available to us before the public free dining was made available.
  • Call WDW.  When in doubt call and ask if you'd qualify.  Agents don't know when the deals are until they are announced but once they are they can assist you or check to see you qualify for a PIN # like we did.
Heads up!  Be sure to still make your dining reservations regardless if you get free dining or not.  Remember those can be made within 180 days of your trip and we made ours 178 days and I was pretty surprised how limited our options already were.  People planning these trips mean business!

Happy Travels!


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