5. Free Dining
Arguably the most anticipated discount each year is free dining. Typically, each fall, after the kiddos go back to school, Disney will offer this enticing incentive to book a trip. Basically, it works like this: You must be booked at a Disney-owned resort and purchase a Magic Your Way Package that includes room, tickets and dining with a minimum base ticket purchase for each person on the reservation. Free Dining promos have included the Quick Service Dining Plan for Value Resorts and the Basic Dining Plan for Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. You cannot downgrade to the Quick Service Dining if you are staying at a Moderate or Deluxe Resort. You can, however, pay the monetary difference and upgrade to the Basic or the Deluxe plans if you are staying at a Value Resort and can upgrade to the Deluxe Plan if you are staying at a Moderate or Deluxe Resort. The Deluxe Disney Dining Plan has never been included in any free dining promos.