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Disney World Free Dining for September 2013

By Dave Shute


Disney World September 2013 Free Dining DealAs expected, Walt Disney World announced today a free dining deal good for most arrival dates from September 2 through September 25. You need to book this deal by July 31.

Savings vary by resort, and not resort hotels are included in the deal.

Here’s the basics of what’s available:

Deluxes, Disney Vacation Club, and Moderates:

  • Free “regular” dining plan, which gives you credits for one table-service meal, one quick-service meal, and one snack per night of your hotel stay.


  • Free “quick service” dining plan, which gives you credits for two quick-service meals and a snack per night of your hotel stay.

For more on the dining plan, including how/when you can use these credits, see this.

The best-loved dining venues will book very quickly, so make your dining reservations as soon as you can!  See this for ideas, and also this.

While I’m widely booed for saying so, I expect this to be the only free dining offer for US residents in 2013.  For why, see this.

Oh, well, gotta call em as I see em!  And at least I’ll get a free breakfast out of this!

For more, see Disney’s page on this deal here.

Also today Disney World announced a room rate deal covering most arrival dates August 15 through September 28

Many smaller families aimed at more expensive hotels will save more with the room rate deal than with the free dining deal.  See this for more on this room rate deal.

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1 Adrienne { 06.12.13 at 9:41 am }

That link doesn’t work…but I’m assuming it’s for an actual “Disneyworld package”? The one I came up with was just by doing a “Flight + Hotel” vacation package to Orlando and it gave the option to add free dining when I chose a Disney resort, but let me go through the process without requiring a ticket purchase (even though it said “Free Dining w/ Ticket Purchase”.
Oddly enough, I just tried to replicate it and they’re not offering any Disney resorts anymore. They were just there yesterday. Ah well….guess that makes it a moot point now. 😛

2 Dave { 06.12.13 at 5:43 pm }

Oh well…

3 Sarah S. { 06.17.13 at 2:40 pm }

We are going Oct 25th – Nov 2nd. What are the odds for FD during that time? Really keeping our fingers crossed!!!

4 Dave { 06.18.13 at 7:05 am }

Hiya Sarah. There are rumors out there that free dining will open to the public for the dates that have been recently been covered by pin codes, and your arrival date is one of those dates! I’ve gone from being highly, highly skeptical about this to moderately skeptical…

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5 Shelly { 06.30.13 at 6:06 pm }

We are planning to go in September of 2014, which I know is a common month for Disney to offer FD. If I book soon, will I still be able to take advantage of FD when they announce it later next year? I’m assuming not. I just don’t think I’m willing to risk losing out on staying at AofA just to get FD. That’s the risk I’d have to take, right? And if I did risk it and lose AofA, what are the chances I wouldn’t also lose the ability to make them at The Polynesian? (That would be my choice if I lost AofA but could still get FD.) What would you recommend?

6 Dave { 07.01.13 at 7:16 am }

Shelly, you can always re-book into a deal if your hotel and arrival dates are eligible for it! BTW if you are thinking standard Little Mermaid rooms at AofA, that’s not been eligible for deals so far. (The family suites have been.)

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