New Disney World discounts, including free dining plans for Disney+ subscribers

Like most things we’ll spend money on in 2024, Disney World vacations continue to increase in price. A one-day ticket for the Magic Kingdom can cost as much as $189 (though purchasing multiday tickets does bring the per-day cost down), and even the cheapest on-site hotel options average around $150 per night.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to save money at Disney, though. Disney regularly releases special offers and discounts. For example, you can use them to cover the cost of your meals and snacks with a free Disney dining plan or knock as much as 35% off your room rate.

Don’t fret if you already booked a Disney vacation before learning about these offers. In most instances, you can apply current discounts to your existing reservation by visiting the “My Disney Experience” section on Disney World’s website. Click on “My Plans,” select “Change Reservation,” and then search for applicable offers. If you booked through an authorized Disney vacation planner, you can reach out to them, and they should be able to apply the discount for you.

Some current discounts require you to be a Disney+ subscriber, but some are open to all Disney fans who love saving money as much as they love Mickey-shaped pretzels.

Disney+ Subscriber Free Dining Offer

Whether a Disney dining plan is worth it when paying out of pocket depends on how much you spend on food and how much you like to eat on vacation. However, when you can get a dining plan for free, it’s pretty much a no-brainer that you are getting a good deal. A family of four can save nearly $1,000 with this deal.

The plan has two versions: the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan and the Disney Dining Plan. These dining plans essentially allow you to prepay for a set number of meals and snacks during your Disney World vacation.

With this offer, Disney+ subscribers can get a free Disney dining plan with non-discounted, four-night vacation packages that include a hotel stay and theme park tickets with the Park Hopper option. Which version of the dining plan you receive depends on which Disney World hotel you choose.

Save Up to 35% on Disney Hotel Stays

Disney usually has one or two special offers you can take advantage of regardless of whether you have a Disney Premier Visa Card, a Disney Visa Card, or a Disney+ subscription. Currently, there are two such discounts that can save you money.

If you are planning a Disney World vacation of five nights or more, you can save up to 35%. Your total savings will depend on which hotel you choose. This offer is available for stays on most nights between July 8 and Oct. 3 and can save you more than $1,000. For example, a mid-September stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will cost you $501.41 per night with this discount.

The same room would cost you $771.40 per night without a discount. Over the course of five nights, that’s a staggering savings of a little more than $1,500.

If you are planning a shorter vacation, Disney has another offer to save up to 20% on your hotel stay on select nights between Jan. 9 and March 24.

How to Find Disney World Discounts

Finding Disney World hotel discounts is surprisingly easy. On Disney’s website, if you click “Places to Stay” and navigate to “View Special Offers” on the pop-up menu, you’ll see a full list of Disney’s current hotel and vacation package discounts.

You can click here to go directly to the page and bookmark it for later or check TPG regularly for the latest Disney discounts.

If you are working with a Disney vacation planner, they will look for these deals for you and apply any that fit. Still, it doesn’t hurt to check occasionally and flag any that you think might apply to your trip.

Bottom line

There’s no getting around it: A Disney World vacation is a significant expense for most families. These Disney World discounts can help you save money for future trips or to spend elsewhere, like on character dining experiences or tickets to one of Disney’s after-hours parties.

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