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Extended Room Rate Deal and New Free Dining Re-Booking Deal at Walt Disney World

By Dave Shute


Walt Disney World last week extended its spring and summer room rate offer. It now covers stays through August 31, rather than July 9, and needs to be booked by August 31, rather than July 9. Details of this offer are here.

For those who have had to cancel their upcoming stays (or have already canceled them) Disney is also offering a new Free Dining Deal to those who re-book. Disney’s exact language on this is as follows:

  • “Eligible Guests can take advantage of a vacation package offer that includes accommodations at a select Disney Resort hotel, park admission and a Disney dining plan – valid for arrivals most nights June 1 through September 30, 2020 when you book through May 31, 2020.
  • “This offer is valid only for Guests who booked a vacation package or room reservation to stay at a Disney Resort hotel from March 16 through May 31, 2020 (even if the park opens before then). Offer not valid for reservations cancelled before March 1, 2020.”

Some other details worth noting:

  • The usual free dining is in place—The Quick Service Plan for those who book a value or a moderate, the regular Dining Plan for those who book a deluxe or a DVC resort.
  • The requirements to get the deal seem to be much more relaxed than in recent (normal times…) Free Dining Offers. The minimum room stay seems to be just two nights, and the minimum ticket buy is a regular ticket, not a Park Hopper or Park Hopper Plus.

Disney is at the moment taking reservations for stays beginning June 1. That does not mean the parks will re-open then–it could happen earlier, it could happen later, it’s still too early to say.

Those interested in getting the room rate deal might want to contact the long-standing travel agent partner of this site, Kelly. Frankly, given all the uncertainty out there, there’s never been a better time to have a great travel agent like her on your side.

Those wanting to re-book their canceled (or not-yet-canceled) reservations into the Free Dining deal can also work with Kelly, even if you used no travel agent for your first reservation.

As with the room rate deal, Kelly can help you navigate your options if future deals better for you come out, or if your dates become ineligible due to longer closures.

Contact Kelly using the form below.

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