Walt Disney World has announced 2014 free dining dates! Free Dining is now being offered to Disney Visa credit card holders and became available for booking beginning on May 2, 2014 for arrival dates beginning at the end of August through late December, with blockout dates. Exact dates are listed below. It is rumored that the general public will be able to book Free Dining packages on May 7, 2014. Based on what we’re now hearing, all of the “Free Dining” dates for the remainder of 2014 were made available all at once and are what’s listed below, rather than a staggered “Early Fall” and “Late Fall/Winter” release of dates as has happened in the past. With this Free Dining offer, Value Resort guests receive the Quick Service Disney Dining Plan during the promotion, and guests at Moderate and Deluxe Resorts receive the standard Disney Dining Plan. Upgrading to higher tiers is possible for an additional charge (see details below).
2014 Free Dining Dates:
- August 31, 2014 – October 3, 2014
- October 26, 2014 – November 1, 2014
- November 9, 2014 – November 20, 2014
- December 12, 2014 – December 23, 2014
If you will be traveling during these dates, we highly recommend making Advance Dining Reservations now, even if you’re not eligible to book free dining yet, or even if you don’t plan on booking it. Everyone gobbles up the good ADRs quickly for Free Dining dates, so if you don’t book early, you will be stuck eating counter service or unpopular restaurants for the duration of your trip. We also recommend booking as soon as possible, as some popular/low capacity resorts book up fast. Also, be prepared to spend a couple hours on hold when you call in the morning that Free Dining becomes available to the general public–these long waits are fairly typical (booking online is a better option–assuming the online promo goes live at 7 am on May 7). You might want to have a no-fee, Authorized Disney Vacation Planner book your Free Dining package for you.
Here are the room exclusions: All-Star Movies, Port Orleans Resort Riverside, Port Orleans Resort French Quarter, Fort Wilderness campsites, Grand Villas at all resorts (3-bedroom Disney Vacation Club rooms), Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms, and the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, are all not eligible for Free Dining.
If you are wondering which hotel to book for the Free Dining promotion, check out our new Best Walt Disney World Hotels for Free Dining post. It gives our preferred option for each resort tier!