Book your 2020 Walt Disney World Resort holiday early to take advantage of Free Disney Dining and Drinks.
Book five nights or more at a Disney Resort Hotel and you’ll get free dining and drinks throughout your stay thanks to Disney’s fantastic dining plans. The Disney Quick Service Dining Plan is included at any Disney Moderate Resort. The Disney Dining Plan is included at selected Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resorts, and you can upgrade this to a more comprehensive Disney Deluxe Dining Plan for a fee. Free breakfast is included if you stay at a Disney Value Resort. Our Disney Resort Packages also include Disney’s Ultimate Ticket to Walt Disney World Resort, giving you access to all six wonderful parks. These tickets also include a Memory Maker, Disney PhotoPass and a Disney FastPass+, so you can book your rides in advance.
Book your stay between 25 April 2019 and 5 November 2019 for Free Disney Dining and Drinks. Offer valid for arrival dates between 1 January 2020 and 29 March 2020.
Free Disney Dining and Drinks 2020
Get more magic with your meal: book in for a character breakfast to meet your favourite Disney characters (additional charge applies). The Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Package includes free breakfast and Disney's 14-Day Ultimate Ticket.£871 ppBook a stay
Preparing for your Walt Disney World Holiday
Getting ready for your Disney holiday may seem a little overwhelming – it’s the trip of a lifetime, after all. But once you’ve booked your Disney Resort Package with British Airways, you can download the My Disney Experience app, stop feeling overwhelmed and start getting excited. Once you’ve created your profile on the app you’ll be able to book your FastPass+ rides and your restaurant reservations before you travel. Read on to discover what you have to look forward to once you’re there.
Magic Kingdom Park
Best for: Magic Kingdom Park is where Walt Disney World began and is still full of timeless fairy tale magic. Fireworks cascade over Cinderella’s Castle at the Happily Ever After night-time spectacular, The Haunted Mansion is ghoulishly good, and Main Street, U.S.A. swells with music, and even smells of fresh cookies.
The lowdown: In this pocket of childhood memories, you’ll float, rather than walk towards your first view of Cinderella’s Castle. Mickey’s PhilharMagic and “it’s a small world”, both beloved rides, are practically run on a mix of nostalgia and children’s smiles. Book into the Be Our Guest Restaurant and make sure you try their cupcake, topped with curiously-named ‘grey stuff’; just like they say in the Disney song, ‘it’s delicious’!
Tips for little visitors: The Bippity Boppity Boutique is no ordinary shop. Fairy Godmothers-in-training will give children a royal makeover in their magical salon – from painted nails to perfect up-dos. If your children love playing princess, this is the ultimate treat – and you can save money if you bring your own dress to complete the look.
Tips for bigger visitors: Plenty of adults flock to Magic Kingdom Park to relive cherished childhood memories. Embark on Disney’s version of the three-peak challenge: ride Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – one after the other. Oh, and don’t miss a chance to take a photo in front of the purple wall in Tomorrowland for your Instagram.
Live the fairy tale
Discover a world where Cinderella doesn’t vanish after midnight. Stay at an on-site resort near the Magic Kingdom and discover the magic at Walt Disney World.£1208 ppBook a stay
Best for: A world in miniature, Epcot is for explorers. There are 11 country ‘pavilions’ to explore – great for anyone who wants to channel Phineas Fogg and circumnavigate the world at pace – and in Future World you can experiment with space and speed on impressive rides.
The lowdown: The park fans out around a lake with the famous Spaceship Earth monument right in the middle. Split your time between 11 countries along the shore, meeting Mulan in China, Snow White in Germany and Aladdin in Morocco and then fast-forward to Future World, the other area of the park. Soarin’ Around The World is the ride everyone talks about here. With the help of a big screen and piped-in scents it takes you flying over the wonders of earth. Mission: Space is for more intrepid explorers – but do it before lunch, not after.
Tips for little visitors: Little tiddlers will love meeting their favourite Finding Nemo friends in Turtle Talk with Crush, where they can discuss current affairs with the wise turtle himself through an ocean window.
Tips for bigger visitors: Stay late and watch the evening show on Epcot’s lake: it’s possibly the best fireworks display at Disney.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Best for: Bringing film to life in a blaze of attractions, shows and state-of-the art sound, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is for movie lovers.
The lowdown: Despite exciting new openings at Hollywood Studios, classic favourites like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ and the Fantasmic! Evening show aren’t going anywhere. The riotous Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is always ready for an encore, whilst colourful Toy Story Land will enchant little fans. If you want to stop for lunch, enjoy home-style cooking at the 50s Prime Time Café, where ‘Mom’ will make sure your children eat their greens.
Tips for little visitors: Whip your youngsters into shape with a dose of Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, where they’ll learn to channel their energy into forces for good instead of evil. Book them in as soon as you get to the park as the slots fill up quickly.
Tips for bigger visitors: It’s all about Star Wars. Even diehard fans will be impressed by the level of detail and love that’s gone into recreating the galaxy far, far away.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Best for: Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park has a yeti and a tribe of Avatar’s Na’Vi as well as white rhinos, tigers and cotton-top tamarins.
The lowdown: The amazing Pandora - The World of AVATAR area of the park is one of the most popular reasons to visit Animal Kingdom. This park is full of surprises for adventurous types; even the most intrepid might lose their cool when they discover the big-footed surprise hiding within Expedition Everest or the monstrous Banshee on Avatar’s Flight of Passage in Pandora - The World of AVATAR. Tiffins Restaurant is a popular stop for lunch to stop you feeling hungry as a horse. Our top tip? If you want to see a safari, go early, when the animals are at their most active, whilst you can leave Pandora for the end of the day – this biolumisescent world is even more spectacular after dark.
Tips for little visitors: Your family will love watching the uproarious celebrations at the Festival of the Lion King.
Tips for bigger visitors: The Kali River Rapids are the most pragmatic way to cool off in the middle of the day, but be warned: on this white water adventure the water isn’t just white, it’s also very, very wet – prepare to get soaked.