Disney Announces Free Dining Plan Dates for Fall 2019

Indian-style Bread Service at Sanaa

There is a good reason to be excited about the free dining plan dates for fall 2019 Disney announced on their website earlier today. I will explain the reason below, but first let’s cover the basics. To be eligible for the free dining plan you must book a 5-night/6-day vacation package at a select Disney resort hotel with tickets that include the park hopper option. You can take advantage of the offer through September 29, 2019. I don’t advise waiting until the last minute because the offer is limited to a certain number of rooms.

The dates are for vacation arrivals on most nights:

  • September 1 through September 18, 2019
  • November 17 through November 27, 2019
  • December 8 through December 23, 2019
Aloha Pork Sandwich at Capt. Cook’s

Of course, I always recommend that you check Disney’s official announcement for all of the details. You can do that by clicking here.

Now for the reason to be excited! You could actually have free dining at Disney during Christmas. That is because the dates above are arrival dates, not the dates you have to use the dining plans. If you arrive a few days before Christmas, you will be dining for free at Disney for Christmas. Who wouldn’t want to do that? Let me know what you think about the dates. Do you plan to take advantage of the free dining?


I grew up in Southeastern Kentucky where everyone loves basketball. I am married to Marty and we have three daughters, two sons-in-law, one grandson, and a Japanese Bobtail cat named Luna. I didn’t get to go to my first theme park until my second daughter was four months old. We came to Magic Kingdom that year and I was hooked. We moved to Central Florida in 2017 and became annual pass holders at Disney World. Now we are in the parks almost every week. In my time here I have learned a lot about Disney, but I feel as though I have only scratched the surface. That is why I am excited about sharing the experiences and things I learn along the way. I would love to hear from you. Let me know what you want to learn about a trip to Disney. I may write a blog about it.