How Free Disney Dining Can Save you money!

disney-free-dining-pixie-vacations As you all know, a few weeks ago Disney released the coveted Free Dining plan for resort stays September 2-25, 2013 at select Walt Disney World resort locations.  Depending on the resort category that you stay at, you will receive either the quick-service dining plan or the “plus” dining plan for free!  We were running some numbers the other day, and wanted to share with you a potential vacation you could take during this time and show you how little it really is to be able to afford a great Disney vacation!

In my hypothetical family example, I have two parents, one junior (age 11) and one child (age 6).  They are looking to stay at Walt Disney World from September 2nd – 8th, 2013, and they are looking to stay at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, which would result in them being eligible for the free Quick-Service dining plan.  In addition, they are looking at 6 days of park tickets without the Park Hopper or Water Park Fun and More add-ons.

For this example, the cost of their vacation would be $1,893.91 — and if you calculate the price per person per day, it works out to a great Disney vacation for just $78.91 per person, per day!  If you decided that you wanted to upgrade from the Quick Service dining plan to the “Plus” dining plan, your cost would rise to $2,235.13 for the total package, but the cost per person per day is only $93.13!  I don’t know about you, but that cost seems incredible to me!  If you were to book the same package and pay for the Quick-Service dining plan, you would pay $2,653.07 — which is $110.54 per person per night.  As a result, the savings for this hypothetical family works out to a staggering $759.16!  That is a huge deal!

If you have any interest in getting a specific quote for a Disney trip, please feel free to submit a quote request via our quote request form!  To start the process, just click on the image below to go to the form.  Thanks, and let me help you create some Disney Magic for you and your family!


Thanks for stopping by, I’m looking forward to helping you plan your perfect Disney vacation!  Keep in mind that Disney also released special room rate discounts of up to 30% which are in effect from August 15 – September 28, 2013, so feel free to ask about that as well!

Free Disney Dining Released to the General Public!



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.



As a reminder, I am an Authorized Disney Travel Planner for Pixie Vacations, and I would love to be able to help you plan your next Disney vacation!  If you would like for me to work up a quote, please click on the quote request link, fill in the required information, and I’ll be in touch!  Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!