Free Dining & Drinks: How it Works

For the first time since 2019, Free Drinks & Dining is available at Walt Disney World. That’s right, magic is back on the menu and there are three dining plan options at selected resorts. You will be able to eat and drink at over 90 venues for Disney Quick-Service Meals and Disney Quick-Service Dining Plans, and at over 170 for Disney Dining Plans. Across all Disney Resort hotels, Theme Parks, Water Parks, Disney Springs, and Disney’s Boardwalk.

For any other details, here is your all-in-one guide…


Free Dining and Drinks Options

Offered exclusively to guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel, Free Dining & Drinks provides you with a selected number of meals and beverages per night of your stay - along with a snack and a Resort-Refillable Mug for beverages. There are three options to suit your preferences: the Free Quick-Service Meal, the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, and the Disney Dining Plan.

The Free Quick-Service Meal includes 1 Quick-Serve meal with 1 alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink per meal per person, per night’s stay at over 90 locations – making this plan ideal for those who want to enjoy quick and casual dining options alongside local Orlando restaurants.
The Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan includes 2 Quick-Service meals per person per night’s stay with 1 non-alcoholic/alcoholic*drink per meal, 1 selected snack, and 1 Refillable Resort Mug per stay at over 90 locations – making it perfect for dining on-the-go.

The Disney Dining Plan includes 1 Quick-Service meal per person per night’s stay with 1 non-alcoholic/alcoholic* drink per meal, 1 Table Service meal, 1 selected snack, and 1 Refillable Resort Mug per stay – making this plan seamless for guests who want a blend of casual and fine dining, with the freedom to slow down or simply grab a quick meal before returning to the magic.


When to stay at Walt Disney World

To qualify for Disney's Early Booker Offer, your minimum length of stay must be 5 nights, with a maximum length of stay of 21 nights, on the following dates: 7 Jan --5 Apr, 23 Apr --2 Oct, 18 Oct -- 17 Dec 2025. 

Which Disney Hotels include Free Dining & Drinks?

The Early Booker Offer includes 25 dream hotels in the Walt Disney World Resort. To determine how much dining & drinks credit you will receive at each resort, refer to the list below (please note that exclusions still apply for certain room types)...

Disney Resorts Offering Free Quick Service Meals:
  1. Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  2. Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  3. Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  4. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (Family Suites)
  5. Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney Resorts Offering Free Quick Dining Plans:
  1. Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  2. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  3. Disney’s Port Orleans Resort —French Quarter
  4. Disney’s Port Orleans Resort —Riverside

Disney Resorts offering Free Dining Plans:
  1. Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  2. Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  3. Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  4. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  5. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  6. Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  7. Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
  8. Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  9. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  10. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  11. Disney’s Riviera Resort
  12. Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  13. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  14. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  15. The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  16. Disney's BoardWalk Villas
  17. Disney's Beach Club Villas

How do you use Free Dining & Drinks Credit?

You can use your Free Disney Quick-Service Meal, Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan or Disney Dining Plan in exchange for a wide range of meals, drinks and snacks throughout the Disney Parks, Disney Resort hotels, Disney's Boardwalk and Disney Springs:
  • Your meals and snacks are loaded onto your Disney band or card
  • Simply touch your Disney band or card to the magic point when they purchase snacks or meals
  • You'll get a receipt from your server showing your updated meal balance
  • If you want to eat light one day and splurge the next – no problem! You can enjoy multiple meals or snacks until your total allocation has been redeemed, right up to midnight on the reservation checkout date
  • You can even order food on My Disney Experience and pre-arrange a time for pick-up. 

Top Dining tips for before you go

Book your reservation in advance

Due to the popularity of Disney Dining Plans, it is highly recommended to book up to 60 days in advance. At My Disney Experience, you can find your favourite diners and their menus to help decide on your booking.

Get to know Disney’s Park Pass System

Disney's Park Pass System is its health and safety measure that manages the number of people visiting Walt Disney World Resort Parks. So, while you reserve restaurants and experiences on your My Disney Experience account, you should also select the days you plan to visit Disney’s theme parks. If you want to eat at multiple parks, you can do so with the Park Hopper ticket. 

For any other information, contact our expert Travel Consultants for guidance. For decades, we’ve helped families plan their dream Disney holiday. Upon arrival, our Davenport-based team is available 24/7 and will continue to support your travel dreams.

Are you ready for a fairytale?

You can save up to £350 per booking – in addition to Free Dining & Drinks – simply by booking with us before 30th April.*

When you arrive, our team located just 10 minutes from Walt Disney World will continue to support your travel needs with 24/7 assistance.

That’s the Ocean Difference, where your dream Florida holiday is only ever a call away…

*View our 2025 Disney Holiday packages & full T&Cs of Free Dining & Drinks here. 

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