Those of you in the US that have been holding out from booking their 2017 trip will be pleased to hear that as of today, Free Dining at Walt Disney World is back!

The new offer comes with a number of caveats, the biggest change being the type of resort guests are required to stay at before being able to take advantage of the Regular Disney Dining Plan .

First, lets look at the dates available:

  • August 21 – September 30, 2017
  • November 14 – November 20, 2017
  • November 25 – November 27, 2017
  • December 8 – December 23, 2017

No dates in October are available by the looks of things and you need to book by July 7th  be able to use the free dining offer.

Disney Dining Plan Logo

There are also a number of resorts currently excluded from the offer:

  • Art of Animation Resort – Little Mermaid  standard rooms
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • All campsites and 3 bedroom villas

The 2017 Free Dining Details

The big (and disappointing difference) between this years offer and the offer from 2016 is that the Regular Dining Plan is no longer available at Moderate Resorts and is now only packaged free at a Deluxe Resort.

If you wish to get the Regular Dining Plan at a Value or Moderate resort this is still possible but you will need to pay the extra difference. Both the Value and Moderate Resorts now only offer the Quick Service Dining Plan. No resort offers the Deluxe Dining Plan but again you can pay the difference if you want.

In addition to this, You must book a minimum stay of 3 nights to be able to to take advantage of this offer and are able to stay a maximum of 14 nights.

The offer certainly doesn’t seem as appealing as previous years but keep in mind that everyone is different, the offer may still work out cheaper for some.

Will you be booking a trip with this years Free Dining offer?