2016 Dining Discounts for Disney Cast Members

Dining at the Crystal Palace.

Dining at the Crystal Palace this summer (20% discount!)

NEW!  UPDATED FOR 2016:  Updated Dining Discounts


The 2015 Family Holiday Celebration booklet came out on October 19, 2015 and it’s loaded with three dining coupons for 30%, 40%, and 50% off your next dining experiences!  (Remember, you can get 20% off most of the time.)


Dining discounts.  (Click to enlarge)

Here are the new Disney Dining Discounts for October 19, 2015 – October 16, 2016:

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Note that all WDW dining is blacked out for the cast member dining discount on these upcoming dates:

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Remember, there are black out dates!


A few of the blockout dates coming up.


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The list of all the parks and resorts dining places that give CMs a discount.  BUT, note all the restrictions!!  Sometimes, you can only get the discount at lunchtime…

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Resort, Disney Springs, and the water park restaurants that offer CM discounts.

Here’s our CP tip:  Ask every time!  There are too many restaurants and blackout dates and restrictions to keep track of!  We always ask (nicely of course!) at every place we eat at, including the QSFB ones!

You just never know!

Dining reservations can be booked directly online at: www.disneyworld.com/dining or by calling 407-WDW-CAST.

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The fine print.


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33 thoughts on “2016 Dining Discounts for Disney Cast Members

  1. Angela says:

    Do you have a list of the restaurants that are doing 40% off right now for certain meal times? We were at Trail’s End yesterday and were given 40% for breakfast, but I’m not sure who else is doing that.


  2. Lily says:

    If you work for a Disney owned company like ABC, Marvel or ESPN, do you qualify for these discounts?


    • No, not these discounts. These discounts are for Disney Parks and Resorts cast members.
      Employees of Disney-owned subsidiaries, like ABC or The Disney Stores, do get other Disney discounts on merchandise, park tickets and cruises.


      • Paul M says:

        That was true in the past, but starting this year employees at Disney-owned subsidiaries can request to have the Holiday Celebration perks sent to you. I don’t know if it’s too late now, but try emailing Employee.Center@disney.com and ask.


  3. Melissa says:

    So I don’t see Narcoossee’s on the list. Does that mean it will not be included? Or would it be available for the regular 20% CM discount?


  4. Narcoossee’s is one of the restaurants with a lot of restrictions for getting the CM discount, like you can’t use it for dinner discount until after 8pm or 9pm.
    We’ve only gotten the 20% there, but I wonder if you can use one of the 40% family celebration coupons that come out tomorrow??


    • Melissa says:

      If I called, would they be able to tell me? Our reservation is for 5:30pm so it might not matter anyway since you stated it would have to be a later reservation. Trying to plan ahead. Thanks for your reply.


  5. Yes, but you must call the restaurant directly (407) 824-1400, not the 407-WDW-DINE. I think your reservation is too early to get the dinner dining discount.
    BUT, we didn’t realize that restriction when we ate there, so we talked to the manager and he approved giving us the discount (it was a slow night in the winter). He was very nice.


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  13. DT says:

    Hello, when it denotes that you get 20% after 8:00PM, does that still mean you can go during lunch or breakfast hours and get a 20% discount? Thanks


    • No cast member dining discount at that restaurant until after 8pm.
      Sometimes the manager will let you have a discount if it’s slow and close to 8pm (like 7:15pm), but don’t count on it (although they have done it for us several times when we’ve asked nicely!).


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