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2020 Disney World Free Dining for UK Residents (Dates and Prices)

2019 Disney World Free Dining UK Residents

The 2020 Disney World Free Dining for U.K. Residents is now here!  This is always one of the best offers of the year and Disney does two of them, one for UK Residents and one for the rest of the Walt Disney World guests.  We already know the 2019 Disney World Free Dining Offer for U.S. Residents, so let’s dive into what’s available for our friends across the pond!

What is Disney World Free Dining for UK Residents and When?

Well essentially Disney offers this special for residents of the United Kingdom, much like the U.S. Free Dining offers, to give them an incentive to come to Walt Disney World.  Let’s face it, when you see that your meals are already going to be included at a “free” price, you are more likely to visit.  

The rules for the 2020 Disney World Free Dining Dates for U.K. Residents are:

  • Select arrivals between January 1 through March 29, 2020 and April 19 through October 3, 2020.
  • You can start making reservations for the UK Free Dining package starting April 25, 2019.
  • Your trip must be booked by July 2, 2019 to take advantage of the whole offer, see below.)

It’s also noteworthy to point out that any UK Free Dining package must be at least 5 nights in a Walt Disney World Hotel.

That gives anyone reading this post a little while to make a decision.  Although I suggest to you to book your Free Dining Package ASAP if you want to have the best choice of dates available to you as it’s first-come first-serve, so once the dates are gone, they’re gone.  Don’t wait!

Here is a quick video which explains more about the Free Dining for U.K. Residents offer:

What’s included in the Disney World UK Free Dining Package?

This depends on which Walt Disney World Resort Hotel you are staying in.  Each Resort Level offers a different Free Dining package.  They are as follows:

Disney Deluxe Resorts

Disney World Dining Plan for Free.  This offer is for UK Residents staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel during the previously mentioned dates.  The Disney Dining Plan includes:

  • 1 Table Service Meal (w/ 1 Alcoholic or Soft Drink per Meal),
  • 1 Quick Service Meal (w/ 1 Alcoholic or Soft Drink per Meal),
  • 2 Snacks
  • and 1 Re-fillable Mug.

The Deluxe Resorts participating in this offer include: Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club Resort, BoardWalk Inn, Grand Floridian Resort, Wilderness Lodge, and Yacht Club. 

Antipast trays from Tutto Gusto in Epcot

Disney Deluxe Villas

Disney World Dining Plan for Free.  This offer is for UK Residents staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel during the previously mentioned dates.  Like above, the Disney Dining Plan includes:

  • 1 Table Service Meal (w/ 1 Alcoholic or Soft Drink per Meal),
  • 1 Quick Service Meal (w/ 1 Alcoholic or Soft Drink per Meal),
  • 2 Snacks
  • and 1 Re-fillable Mug.

Not all of the Deluxe Villas are included in the Free Dining offer. Only Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village, Disney’s Beach Club Villas, Disney’s Boardwalk Villas, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

Disney Moderate Resorts

Quick Service Dining Plan for Free. This offer is for UK Residents staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel during the previously mentioned dates.  With the Quick Service Dining Plan you get 2 Quick Service Meals (w/ 1 Alcoholic or Soft Drink per Meal), and 2 Snacks, Plus 1 Re-fillable Mug.

The Moderate Resorts participating in this offer include: Caribbean Beach Resort, Coronado Springs Resort (excluding water view rooms), Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter, and Port Orleans Resort — Riverside (excluding standard view and standard view 5th sleeper rooms).

Disney Value Resorts

Free Breakfast. This offer is for UK Residents staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel during the previously mentioned dates and is worth an estimated £182 when staying the full 2 weeks.

This is essentially a quick service credit, and the trick is that you should be able to use it for a different quick service meal like Lunch or Dinner (which will give you more bang for your buck!)

The Value Resorts participating in this offer include: Participating Value Resorts include All-Star Resorts, Pop Century (excluding pool view rooms), and Art of Animation (excluding Little Mermaid Rooms).

Grapefruit Beer Epcot Germany

Additional Benefits of UK Free Dining:

The UK Resident Disney World Free Dining Offer here offer includes Disney’s 14-Day Ultimate Tickets for the price of a 7-Day Ticket.  So if you’re staying for a long trip this will be worth it.  If you purchase the 2020 Adult Ultimate Ticket, you also get Disney’s Photo Service: Memory Maker included.  That’s a $199 value.

Disney is also throwing in $200 Disney Spending Money for every booking of the UK Free Dining offer, limited to one per booking.  Both the Ultimate Ticket and $200 spending money offers have to be booked by July 2, 2019 though, so move fast!

You can check out the Disney Holidays Website for any further information you desire.

By the fireplace in Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in Epcot

One of the nice things with the UK Free Dining offer last year was that United Kingdom residents din’t have to pay the Walt Disney World Resort Overnight Parking Fees for all of 2018 and 2019, which was a big savings if you are renting a car. It’s unclear though if that perk is continuing into 2020. We’ll keep an eye out for you on that.

One thing to keep in mind is that Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will be opening August 29, 2019 in Disney World, so coming during the UK Free Dining offer means you get to experience the most ambitious land in theme park history! Also the WHOLE land will be open as Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance isn’t opening till sometime after opening day.

Also by that time Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will also be open, and quite possibly the France Expansion in Epcot which includes Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure too. Combine that with Toy Story Land and Pandora: The World of Avatar, 2020 will be a great year to visit Walt Disney World, especially if it’s been a while!

As you can see the 2020 Disney World Free Dining UK Resident offer is quite lucrative and definitely makes it tempting for our friends across the pond.  If you’re wondering why the UK Free Dining Offer is so much better than the US Free Dining, it’s easy: it’s more difficult to get people to visit Walt Disney World from the United Kingdom than the U.S.  

Plus when UK residents come, they tend to stay in WDW much longer than U.S. guests (1-2 weeks for the most part), due to the high cost in airfare and such.  If you’re a U.S. resident the 2019 Disney World Free Dining for U.S. Residents booking period is already over so you’ll have to wait for the 2020 dates, if there are any…

Monorail passing over the water with Spaceship Earth in Epcot

With millions of people waiting to visit Walt Disney World until Galaxy’s Edge is open, there may be such an influx of people who book vacations in 2020, that the extra incentive of free dining might not be offered to U.S. residents. If and when they are announced, we’ll let you know about it!

If you are a United Kingdom resident then you need to think long and hard about this offer.  Yes it’s essentially the same as the 2020 Disney World Free Dining offer for UK residents, but you aren’t going to get to book a Walt Disney World holiday any cheaper than this and the incentives are really worth it.

For Suggestions on where to use all those Disney World Free Dining credits, you can check out my Walt Disney World Dining Guide with extensive Reviews on many of the Disney World Restaurants!  And my In-depth FastPass+ Overview will give you a good strategy on how to get FastPass+ reservations for the attractions you want the most!

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the 2020 Disney World UK Free Dining offer…

  • Have you ever used one of the Free Dining Promotions before?
  • Do you think it’s a good promotion?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Linda

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019

Kenwood travel and Thomson’s also do disbey packages much cheaper than virgin or Disney direct . I’ve used them many times and always saved a load. Also free dining at value resorts means any quick services credit per day . We use them for evening meal and get a cocktail , all included . Take some cereal bars for breakfast as you won’t want to be delaying entry to parks with breakfast . Have a snack lunch , we take a whole case of wraps , crisps , biscuits etc just don’t take items that are prohibited. Saves a fortune and also time in park . Use your mousekeeping mi way back for ice creams etc and you can do Disney relatively cheap . Pop century is best value resort just been refurbished so rooms are amazing . Good luck

Ziggy

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019

thanks for the comment Linda. Those are some good tips to follow for sure!!

Ben Parkinson

Sunday 14th of April 2019

Hi Ziggy

This is a truly great article and a brilliant reveal for me. Thank you.

I am only in a position to take my Disney crazy family once to Florida and this deal seems too good to be true.

I have a couple of questions which I would really be grateful to you for answering?

Where do I book this through on 25th April? Is it direct through Disney or would the deal be available through say, Virgin?

We would want to travel April/May 2020 but the Disney website direct only has flights 11 months in advance so we would not be able to book on 25th April for our dates. Is this right?

Is there anything I can do to cost this up in advance so I know what it will roughly cost?

What is the monetary value of the Disney Dining Package in the Deluxe Disney Resort section?

Thanks in advance for your help and thanks again for sharing this information.

Kind regards

Ben

Ziggy

Monday 15th of April 2019

Hi Ben thanks for leaving a comment. I don't have the answers to all you questions as they'd be better answered by a Disney travel agent, but I can assure you it is a good deal. Yes, you have to book it direct through Disney. I would call them up and ask them about the flight details, and maybe more info and flights will open up by April 25 when booking starts.

They will tell you the total price when you contact them depending on where you stay and how many people you have.

The value of the Dining package is a big savings, I don't know off the top of my head but it's almost 800 pounds per adult over the length of the stay so a good deal indeed!

Glad to help, write anytime, I hope I answered some of your questions! :)