Via Napoli - large pepperoni pizza

Free Dining Returns to Walt Disney World in 2024

Disney World has brought back its popular free dining promotion. Like the Disney Dining Plan itself, this deal has been missing for years. Be sure to book soon if free dining appeals to you. There are a limited number of reservations available for this promotion.

You need to be a Disney+ subscriber

This promotion is only available to Disney+ subscribers. That monthly subscription fee is a very small price to pay to enjoy free food during your vacation. And you’ll be able to watch The Mandalorian and Loki. That’s a win-win!

You’ll have to book a non-discounted vacation package

This promotion is not available with any other offers, so you’ll need to purchase a non-discounted Disney package that includes:

  • at least 4-nights at a Disney World hotel
  • at least 4-days of theme park tickets with the Park Hopper option

The free dining promotion is good for arrivals most nights from July 1 to September 30, 2024.

We recently listed the pros and cons of the Disney Dining Plan. Suffice it to say that all of the negatives disappear when you can get it for free.

Guests staying in Disney's Wilderness Lodge will be eligible for the free Dining Plan
Guests staying in Deluxe Resorts like the Wilderness Lodge are eligible for the Disney Dining Plan

Your resort hotel will determine your free Dining Plan

Your dining package type will depend on which Disney hotel you select. The Disney Dining Plan is available with Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort bookings. Moderate and Value Resort guests will receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan. In years past, I would have recommended spending extra to get the default Dining Plan (not Quick-Service). But Disney has done a lot to elevate their quick service options, so that’s no longer the case. Restaurants like Satu’li Canteen, Polite Pig, ABC Commissary, and Woody’s Lunchbox (among many others) offer delicious food. A Disney quick service meal is no longer all about generic chicken tenders and burgers.

Chopped Wood-Grilled Chicken Bowl from Satu'li Canteen in Disney's Animal Kingdom
Chopped Wood-Grilled Chicken Bowl from Satu’li Canteen in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This is my favorite quick-service meal, bar none.
Blue Moon Cauliflower at EPCOT's Space 220
Blue Moon Cauliflower at EPCOT’s Space 220 is our favorite appetizer in all of Walt Disney World

Is the free Dining Plan as good as it sounds?

We think so! A non-discounted hotel and ticket package can be expensive, but that cost is easily offset by all the free food you’ll enjoy. Not only are you saving money, but you won’t have sticker shock every time you open a menu. Your vacation is effectively all-inclusive. It’s the best way to enjoy Disney World!

More details can be found on the Disney World deals page.

Finally, be sure to make those table-service reservations in advance of your vacation. Popular restaurants rarely have walk-up availability. Your booking window opens 60 days before you arrive.

Need help knowing when you can reserve your favorite Disney World table service restaurants? Our reservation calculator will make sure you’re ready when your booking window opens.