Remember when you took your kids to Disney World before they turned three, and they ate for free off of your plate? Then they turned three and not only do you have to buy them a ticket, but you also have to pay for them to have their own plate (and probably eat little to nothing of the meal)?
Now, Disney World is offering free dining plans for kids ages 3 to 9 years old!
All three dining plans (Quick-Service, Disney Dining Plan, and the Deluxe Dining Plan) are eligible for the discount, but everyone in the room has to be on the same plan, so parents will have to purchase the same plan that they want their kids to get for free.
The offer is valid on most arrivals from May 25th through August 28th, 2020, but you have to book before February 26th.
So what “select” resorts are participating?
It’s probably easier to tell you what room types are not eligible first. All three-bedroom villas, Copper Creek Villas, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Cabins, the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, and the standard Little Mermaid rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation are ineligible for this offer.
That still leaves a lot of rooms that are eligible including:
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Boulder Ridge and Copper Creek rooms and cabins
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge rooms in both Jambo House and Kidani Village
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside Resort
The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Family suites
Disney’s Pop Century Resort.
What’s the catch?
Disney only allocates a certain number of rooms for discounts like this one, so act now to be sure to get availability.
Kids on the free Disney Dining Plan must eat from the kid’s menu where it’s available, and gratuities are not included in any Dining Plan, so you’ll still have to pay this.
Finally, and probably most importantly, the Free Dining for kids cannot be combined with any other offer, so check to make sure there isn’t a better offer out there. Specifically, the Free Dining Plan is available for adults on some of the same dates, and this would obviously be a better deal.