Free Disney Dining Plan for Fall 2018 excludes Port Orleans completely

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Free Disney Dining Plan for Fall 2018 excludes Port Orleans completely

Unread post by The Sassagoula Sentinel » April 24th, 2018, 9:48 am

Walt Disney World has launched its annual free Disney Dining Plan offer - covering 20 August to 23 December 2018, with some lengthy blackout periods - but this year the deals exclude both of the Port Orleans Resorts completely. Last year there were limited periods of availability for Port Orleans Riverside only, but this year you'll need to look elsewhere if you want free dining. Presumably with both Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach undergoing fairly extensive construction work at the moment, Disney feels they do not need the offer any extra incentives for people to stay at the already very popular Port Orleans Rresorts.

All is not completely lost for Port Orleans fans though, because Disney have also just launched a new "Enchanted Escape" offer, which gives room discounts of between 10% and 25% (based on dates and selected room categories) for Moderate resort stays. This offer includes both Port Orleans Resorts, and it can be combined with tickets to make a package. However availability will be limited and these kinds of offers always tend to sell out very fast, and for Port Orleans you should expect to most likely only get the basic 10% rate. You can book for stays starting from 2 August until 7 October, and your booking needs to be made by 7 September.

As always, for more details please see the excellent mousesavers.com. These offers only relate to bookings made directly with Walt Disney World and/or via USA travel agents. Other counties may have different offers - the UK for example offers free dining for Port Orleans stays during 2019.

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Re: Free Disney Dining Plan for Fall 2018 excludes Port Orleans completely

Unread post by wlbeard » April 27th, 2018, 12:45 pm

Sad... Was looking forward to the opportunity. Plans will change a bit... Still going to be a great vacation and 50th wedding anniversary. Any suggestions on how to maximize our celebration?

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Re: Free Disney Dining Plan for Fall 2018 excludes Port Orleans completely

Unread post by Admin » April 27th, 2018, 7:12 pm

wlbeard wrote:
April 27th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Sad... Was looking forward to the opportunity. Plans will change a bit... Still going to be a great vacation and 50th wedding anniversary. Any suggestions on how to maximize our celebration?
If you are still staying at Port Orleans, the horse-drawn carriage rides are lovely. And of course if you're up for a laugh and a riotous evening there's always Bob Jackson's show, he loves a good celebration.

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Re: Free Disney Dining Plan for Fall 2018 excludes Port Orleans completely

Unread post by wlbeard » May 1st, 2018, 12:24 pm

Thanks for the suggestions

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Re: Free Disney Dining Plan for Fall 2018 excludes Port Orleans completely

Unread post by Andybear » May 24th, 2018, 10:34 am

I live in the UK and we’ve got it for the whole year except for Easter and December. For us free dining comes out in April for the following year. I’m staying in POFQ for 14 nights in September and have got free QSDP - booked it April last year. Mind you our flights are 9 hours long and aren’t exactly cheap. Plus we stay longer than Americans due to not being to go so often so perhaps Disney give us free dining as a sweetener to attract more of us.

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Re: Free Disney Dining Plan for Fall 2018 excludes Port Orleans completely

Unread post by miajacob098 » May 27th, 2019, 3:50 am

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