May 9, 2013: Today, the Walt Disney Company announced the release of two special promotions for the late summer vacation season!  In the first announcement, the long awaited Free Disney Dining Plan was offered as an incentive to travel to Walt Disney World for most days between September 2nd – 25th, 2013.  Depending on the category of resort you are staying at, you will be eligible for either the Quick Service dining plan or the regular Disney Dining Plan, also known as “plus Dining”.  The image below shows potential savings that are available under this promotion.

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Note: In this image, some of the dates are listed as September 14-25. This appears to be a mistake in the graphic. The actual dates are September 2nd – 25th, 2013.

In addition to the coveted Free Dining Plan, Disney also released a special late summer Room offer, with discounts of up to 30% off select resorts.  This special runs from August 15th – September 28th, which may be of big help for vacationers who wish to get a trip in before school returns to session!  The list of resorts is limited also, and the discount depends on the category of the resort.  Please take a look at this graphic for specific savings at the resorts listed.



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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!

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4 Responses to “Free Disney Dining Released to the General Public!”

  1. Maybe you can answer a few questions for me. We are military and therefore receive the military discounted tickets. We plan to go this September, but are trying to weigh the best option. We can use the shades of green resort in September with 30% off the room price. We only have a 4 year old and 2 year old. We wanted to stay at a Disney Resort and was very interested in the free dining, except we have been told before that we cannot use that with the military tickets. Still trying to figure out if the shades of green discount or free dining or Disney resort discount will be the best deal.

    • Hello Kaitlin,

      I’d be happy to help you with this question. At this point, I’m not sure which would be better, but I can check and let you know. You can also stay at other Disney resorts using a military rate up until September 28th, and the 4Day park hopper ticket that costs $156 is good through September 28th as well. For you, your 2yo would get in for free so that’s a bonus. To do the free dining, you would have to purchase at least a 2 day ticket for you, your husband and 4yo. I’m happy to generate a quote, just shoot me an email to Mike@PixieVacations.com or complete the quote request form and we can do some comparisons. Thanks!