Disney Dining Plan

The Disney Dining Plan is a method of pre-paying for meals at Walt Disney World. It is added to your reservation and you are given credits. Your credits vary based on the dining plan you select. There are several versions of the Plan at different price points to suit different needs.

 

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Quick Service Disney Dining Plan

This is the lowest tier of the Disney Dining Plan. For each person on the room reservation it includes:

  • two counter-service meals (per night)
  • two snacks (per night)
  • a refillable drink mug (per stay)

The per night price of the Quick Service Plan is $48.19 per adult and $20.88 per child ages 3-9.

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Disney Dining Plan

This is the standard tier of the Disney Dining Plan (Disney refers to it as simply the “Disney Dining Plan” but it can also be called Standard or Plus Dining) For each person on the room reservation, the Standard Disney Dining Plan includes:

  • one counter-service meal (per night)
  • one sit-down meal (per night)
  • two snacks (per night)
  • a refillable drink mug (per stay)

The per night price of the Standard Disney Dining Plan is $69.35 per adult and $24.95 per child.

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Deluxe Disney Dining Plan

This is the upper echelon of Disney Dining Plans.  For each person on the room reservation, the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan includes:

  • three meals at your choice of counter service restaurants or table service restaurants (per night)
  • two snacks (per night)
  • one refillable drink mug (per stay)

The per-night price of the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan is $106.68 per adult and $38.75 per child during regular season, and more during peak season.

Those on the Deluxe Plan may officially mix their adult and child credits, meaning that child credits may be used for adult entrees.

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What do those credits include?

A “counter service meal” consists of a combo meal (entree plus side) and non-alcoholic beverage.

A “table service meal” consists of an entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage. As part of Disney’s healthy living initiative, the dessert in the table service meal may also be substituted for a side salad, cup of soup, or fruit plate. It can NOT be substituted for an appetizer. (an appetizer is included in the Deluxe Dining Plan)

A “snack” includes items sold at snack carts around the park or in quick service restaurants. As of 2017, the counter service credit longer includes a dessert. They made up for this by adding an additional snack. Because of this the definition of a snack has been expanded to include any single serving side item, which means more items will now be considered snacks.

Tax is always included, but guests pay for tips out of pocket. Two table service meal credits may be used for one Signature Meal, Dinner Show, Pizza Delivery or Room Service Meal.

You may have a 2-year-old with a big appetite who you want to put on the dining plan. It will be MUCH cheaper to just buy your two-year-old his own food at the restaurants. At a buffet service restaurant they “eat from your plate” for free – this is not literal you can get them their own plate, their beverage will also be provided. At quick service and traditional service restaurants they will need to share or you would pay out of pocket for any supplemental food or beverage.

 

 

 

 

Can I divide quick service credits to make snack credits?

Yes. Quick Service credits can be traded for three snacks at participating quick service locations as long as it happens all in the same transaction.

We’re dining with friends who are not on the Dining Plan and we have extra meal credits. Can I buy them a meal using my dining plan credits?

Yes. You can use your dining plan credits to purchase meals for those dining with you who are not on the plan

We can’t talk about the Disney Dining Plan without discussing Free Dining. Free Dining is a promotion that Disney typically offers in the slower times in the fall. This is Disney’s MOST popular promotion and people wait for it each year with baiting breath. While this can offer some cost savings make sure you look at all of the promotions out for your travel dates you can often save more with the room only reservation at this time. Your travel agent will be able to run multiple scenarios for you. They can also answer any additional questions you have about the dining plan.

 

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