Disney has extended Free Dining once again. What does this mean for you? Is Free Dining always the best option? To find out I compared: Room and Ticket rates (Magic Your Way) with Room, Ticket and Free Dining (Magic Your Way Plus Free Dining) and Room rates, Tickets plus Dining Plan (Magic Your Way Plus Dining)
Important things to know to keep the comparisons apples to apples:
1. Magic Your Way is the name Disney gives to packages. Magic Your Way includes: Room and Tickets.
2. When Disney offers Free Dining in Value Resort packages – it is Quick Service Dining.
3. Free Dining in Moderate and Deluxe Resort Packages — is the Basic Disney Dining Plan.
All prices are based on a trip November 2 – 6, 2009. 2 Adults, 2 children. Standard View. 4 Day Base Tickets. Tax is not included.
If you notice in the Deluxe category, it is actually $91.60 cheaper to purchase the Magic Your Way Plus Dining than the Free Dining offer. Just because FREE is in the offer, it’s not always saving you money.
Here are the numbers for the deluxe resorts: