Booking is now available! Walt Disney World’s Free Dining Offer has been extended to the general public for select dates in September, October, November, and December 2014!
Free Dining is being offered to guests ARRIVING during the dates listed below. A minimum stay of 3 nights is required and may not be booked for longer than 14 nights.
August 31 – October 3, 2014
October 26 – November 1, 2014
November 9 – 20, 2014
December 12 – 23, 2014
If you stay at a Value Resort, you’ll receive the Quick Service Dining plan for FREE. (Note that you can upgrade to the standard or deluxe dining plans by paying the difference in cost per night.)
If you reserve a Moderate, Deluxe, or Deluxe Villa Resort, you will receive the standard Dining plan for FREE. (You can upgrade to the deluxe dining plan by paying the difference in cost per night).
NOTE: Fort Wilderness campsites, 3-bedroom Disney Vacation Club villas, Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation Resort, all Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, All-Star Movies rooms, and rooms at Port Orleans Resort Riverside and French Quarter are not included in this offer.
In addition to booking a minimum stay of 3 nights at one of the above Disney resorts, you’ll also need to purchase AT LEAST a 2-day Magic Your Way Disney World ticket.
Call We Travelers Three today at 614-458-8617 or contact via email at email@example.com to book your FREE dining package today.
Great News! Disney World just released their 2014 Fall Free Dining Promotion for Disney Visa Cardholders.
August 31 – October 3 / October 26 – November 1 / November 9 – 20 / December 12 – 23 Arrivals
Must book by August 8, 2014
Limited Availability ~ Black-Out Days Apply
We expect to see this promotion released to the general public on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
Book a qualifying vacation package at a Disney World moderate or deluxe resort and receive the Standard / Plus Dining Plan at no extra cost. This dining plan includes 1 counter-service meal credit, 1 table-service meal credit, and 1 snack credit per person, per night of stay. Receiving this dining plan free of charge saves a family of four about $107 or more per night of stay, based on the regular cost of this dining plan. You can upgrade to the Deluxe dining plan by just paying the difference between the standard and the deluxe plans. Contact us for details. Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort and Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort are excluded from this offer.
Book a qualifying vacation package at a Disney World Value Resort (Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, All-Stars Music or All-Star Sports Resorts, or Pop Century) and receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining plan at no extra cost. The quick-service plan provides two quick/counter-service meals + 1 snack per person, per night of stay. Receiving this plan at no extra cost saves a family of four about $85 per night of stay. You can upgrade to the Standard or Deluxe dining plans by paying the difference between the quick service dining plan and your preferred dining plan. Contact us for details. Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort is excluded from this offer. The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort are excluded from this promotion but the family suites are included.
Travel Dates: Your arrival (check-in) date must fall between August 31 – October 3 / October 26 – November 1 / November 9 – 20 / December 12 – 23, 2014 to qualify for the free dining promotion. Remember that the check-in date is the important date, if you arrive by December 23, your departure date can extend beyond December 23 and you will still have free dining for the duration of your vacation, even over Christmas.
Minimum Requirements: Must purchase a package that includes three (3) Consecutive nights stay at a Disney Resort + at least 2-Day Disney Magic Your Way theme park Tickets.
Must book by August 8, 2014.
You must use your Disney Visa to pay a $200 deposit at the time of booking with the balance due 45 days prior to arrival. The deposit is completely refundable up to 45 days prior to arrival so there is no risk at this time. If you think you might want to take advantage of Free Dining, book a room now and then cancel later, if necessary.
Exclusions: Fort Wilderness campsites, Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies, all 3-bedroom villas, Villas at Grand Floridian Resort, and Little Mermaid rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort are excluded from this offer. The Cabins at the Fort Wilderness campground and Family Suites at Disney’s Art of Animation are included in the promotion.
Dining Reservations – Dining can be booked up to 180 days prior to your arrival which means that dining can now be booked for most of the free dining dates. Have We Travelers Three book your dining reservations by purchasing one of our Customized Itinerary Plans or Magical Meal Plans as soon as you are able. The free dining promotion has a serious impact on the number of available dining reservations and some restaurants will fully book very early.
In addition to the free dining promotions, you can receive vacation planning help for an additional fee when you book your Disney vacation through We Travelers Three. We will provide a Customized daily itinerary, help with dining reservations, and a subscription to Disney+ Newsletter to help you with Disney World Theme Park touring plans that keep you ahead of the crowds and out of the long lines.
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The Disney Dining Plans have undergone a price increase; and now details for 2014 Disney Dining Plans are starting to emerge!
There aren’t too many changes so far in the 2014 plans, but a few updates may affect your plans. Take a look!
2014 Quick-Service Disney Dining Plan Changes
Disney has added a few new restaurants to the plan for 2014, and some meals at select locations are no longer available for a DDP credit:
New Disney Dining Plan Restaurants
Beaches Pool Bar and Grill, Grand Floridian (lunch) — this location has a brand new menu this year! Fountainview, Epcot (breakfast) — this will be re-opening as a Starbucks location later in 2013. Meal Changes
Note that these changes may be due to tweaks to a restaurant’s menu and/or operating hours:
Main Street Bakery (breakfast only, no longer allows lunch or dinner)
Backstretch Pool Bar, Saratoga Springs (lunch only, no longer allows dinner)
On the Rocks, Saratoga Springs (lunch only, no longer allows dinner)
The Paddock Grill, Saratoga Springs (breakfast and lunch only, no longer allows dinner)
Here’s what’s been updated in the Platinum Dining Plan for 2014:
Reserved seating at Fantasmic! is no longer included.
Bike rentals have been reduced from 1 hour to 30 minutes.
Guests can now choose any massage and facial of their choice for the included spa treatments.
Richard Petty Experience now includes a Junior Ride-Along opportunity for kids 6-13 years old!
Characters in Flight is now offered.
Epcot Segway Tour is no longer offered.
Read more about the Platinum Dining Plan here! Updates to Cancellation Dates
Note that for 2014, the package cancellation policy has changed. If a guest cancels one day prior to arrival, the total cost is non-refundable!
2014 Disney Dining Plan Restaurants
See an in-progress list of the 2014 Disney Dining Plan Restaurants here.
More Updates to Come
“Why isn’t Restaurant X listed on the plan?!???!?!?” While some restaurants are already listed on the plans, it’ll take some time before all eateries are finalized. (Usually restaurants not owned by Disney wait until the last minute to re-up their status in the Dining Plan). For instance, you’ll notice the absence of many Downtown Disney restaurants. These (and others) will likely be added throughout the remaining 2013 months.
Our recommendation is to book your Advance Dining Reservations for 2014 based on the 2013 Disney Dining Plan Restaurant list. If, for some reason, a restaurant that you’ve booked does not continue on the Dining Plan in 2014, you can then make other plans.
Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland® at Magic Kingdom® Park recently took home top honors at the National Restaurant Association Operator Innovations Awards!
This innovative Walt Disney World® eatery, themed to the movie “Beauty and the Beast,” offers quick-service dining at lunch (no reservations required) and a more luxurious, sit-down dinner experience in the evening (advance reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit).
Contact We Travelers Three to book your magical Disney vacation and get your reservation at the award winning Be Our Guest Restaurant.
My eyes lit up when my wife mentioned a new restaurant called Gaston’s Tavern would be part of the recent additions to Fantasyland in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. I loved the spitting, roughhousing and clanking of mugs from the tavern scene in the movie Beauty and the Beast. “That’s a great idea,” I told my wife, “a place for all the weary, stroller pushing men to relax for a few minutes and enjoy a cold adult beverage.” Unless you resemble a diminutive Frenchman named LeFou, Gaston’s Tavern seems like a fun place to hang out. “It’s not like that,” she tersely replied.
The tavern is adorned with Disney’s expected attention to detail. Visitors are greeted with a statue of Gaston in all his narcissistic glory but at the expense of poor LeFou. The entrance is a testament to the host’s philosophy of using antlers in all of his decorating and the interior continues the rustic theme highlighted by Gaston’s hunting trophies on the walls and enough wood to build a small village. The barrels displayed above the counter sporting names like Trois Blondes Biere and Chateau Blunderbuss are fun but just a tease to those wishing they were real.
Despite being Gaston’s footstool Lafou owns the tavern’s headliner – LeFou’s Brew. A combination of frozen apple juice and toasted marshmallow topped with a passion fruit and mango foam. It’s tasty. My daughter tried to finish every last drop inside her souvenir cup before sampling the snacks we ordered. She opted for the stein with Gaston and LeFou’s picture over Belle’s goblet; the refreshing concoction is also available without the extra souvenir.
Gaston’s Tavern is not a quick service restaurant so don’t expect burgers or hot dogs with a side of french fries. The menu consists of snacks, and that’s how it would be tallied for those using the dining plan, with the most hearty, and expensive, being a roasted pork shank for $9.49. The rest of the snacks range from $2.99 up to $4.39. Our family sampled the cinnamon roll, chocolate croissant, mixed fruit cup, apple slices with caramel sauce and the hummus and dip.
The cinnamon rolls are comparable to anything one would find in a fine bakery. The huge chunks of light and fluffy bread are served at the perfect temperature in that the icing was just beginning to melt but not enough to disappear into the roll. The chocolate croissant was delicious but messy; powdered sugar seemed to land all over the customers, especially little ones, and the tables, but cast members were quick with a rag. We also tried the mixed fruit, sliced apples and hummus and chips. They tasted quite bland, as one might expect from a prepackaged snack.
Our family had lunch at Gaston’s Tavern, however this was only accomplished because we had a large breakfast. If one is really hungry the pork shank, which another patron heartily recommended, might do the trick but it’s not likely to appeal to everyone in the family. We skipped it because a hot, humid day and a hot piece of roasted pork wasn’t an appealing combination. We recommend stopping by for a mid-meal snack of LeFou’s Brew and either the cinnamon roll or the croissant. There’s no real brew but LaFou’s mixture combined with a bakery treat are worth the visit.
Are you a foodie or a wine connoisseur? Then you do not want to miss this opportunity to experience some of the best of both at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival which will return to the Walt Disney World® Resort from Sept. 27 – Nov. 11, 2013.
Throughout the festival your Clients will delight in outstanding food, fun and entertainment. Festival highlights include:
• Nearly 30 international food and beverage marketplaces
• Signature dining experiences with celebrated chefs
• Culinary demonstrations and wine seminars
• The Eat to the Beat concert series, with nightly performances from popular hit-makers like Sugar Ray, Hanson, Boyz II Men, Spin Doctors and more!*
If you would like to book your magical vacation to experience all the fantastic highlights of the International Food and Wine Festival contact us today!
One of the things I get the most questions about when a client books a Disney vacation is, “What is the Disney Dining Plan and is it worth it?”
Well, after having done the dining plan myself, I will say that “YES, it is definitely worth it!” There are 3 different Disney Dining Plans and one is bound to work for your family. The biggest savings the Dining Plan offers is in character dining experiences.
Disney dining plans are options available exclusively to Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels with Magic Your Way Vacation Packages.
How Disney Dining Plans Work
When booking your vacation, purchase one of the Magic Your Way Vacation Packages that includes a Disney dining plan.
While vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort, choose from over 100 select restaurants available.
Present your Key to the World card to your server or cashier prior to ordering. The Key to the World card electronically monitors your party’s allocated meals.
Track your meals with the easy-to-read receipt your server will provide you, which displays your remaining meal balance.
Redeem your meals in any order throughout your package stay until each person’s meal total is complete.
Available Disney Dining Plans
To take advantage of a Disney dining plan, you must purchase one of the following Magic Your Way Vacation Packages that include a Disney dining plan.
Gratuities are not included unless otherwise indicated. An automatic 18% gratuity charge will be added to your bill for parties of 6 or more. An automatic gratuity charge may also be added to your bill for items you order that are not included in the Disney Dining Plan (for example, alcoholic beverages).
Merchandise or photo-imaging products that may be offered at Character Dining Experiences are not included, except at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
Many Disney table-service restaurants are quite popular and book quickly. Please make dining reservations up to 180 days in advance by contacting We Travelers Three.