Foodie Friday: Disney Dining Plan Increase

 

The Disney Dining Plan is a popular option for many traveling to Walt Disney World. There are three different plans to choose from that allows Guests to pre-pay for their dining – the Quick Service Dining Plan, the Disney Dining Plan, and the Deluxe Dining Plan.

Disney’s Quick Service Dining Plan is perfect for Guests who plan to spend a lot of time in the parks, but don’t want to spend a lot of time at table service restaurants. For Guests looking to purchase the Quick Service Dining Plan, it costs $$48.19 for adults (ages 10 and up) and $21.00 for children (ages 3-9). Guests on the Quick Service Dining Plan receive the following:

  • 2 Quick Service Meals
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Refillable Mug (For use throughout your stay.)

Disney’s Regular Dining Plan offers an easy and affordable way to choose great meals and snacks throughout Walt Disney World Resort giving Guests more traditional meal offerings. Guests on the Regular Disney Dining Plan will pay $69.35 for adults and $24.95 for children. The plan offers Guests the following:

  • 1 Table Service Meal
  • 1 Quick Service Meal
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Refillable Mug (For use throughout your stay.)

The Deluxe Dining Plan will cover almost all of your dining and snacking costs (except for alcoholic beverages & specialty drinks) while vacationing at Walt Disney World. For those who purchase the Deluxe Dining Plan, the cost is $106.68 for adults and $38.75 for children. The plan includes:

  • 3 Table (or Quick) Service Meals
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Refillable Mug (For use throughout your stay.)

 

But just what do you get with each type of meal? Here is the breakdown of what to expect:

Quick Service meals include:
• One (1) Entrée
• One (1) Nonalcoholic Beverage

 

Table Service meals include:

Breakfast:
• One (1) Entrée
• One (1) Nonalcoholic Beverage
-OR-
• One (1) Full Buffet or Family-Style Meal

Lunch/Dinner:
• One (1) Entrée
• One (1) Dessert
• One (1) Nonalcoholic Beverage
-OR-
• One (1) Full Buffet or Family-Style Meal

 

Snacks include:
• Frozen ice cream novelty, popsicle or fruit bar
• Popcorn scoop
• 12 oz. coffee, hot chocolate or hot tea
• Prepackaged milk or juice
• Piece of whole fruit
• Bag of snacks
• 20 oz. bottle of soda or water
• 20 oz. fountain soft drink

Do keep in mind that snacks are not only limited to these items. To take advantage of some of the great snack options that Disney offers, Guests should look for the Disney Dining Plan icon found on menu boards at Quick Service restaurants, most Outdoor Carts and select merchandise locations to help identify what items are eligible snacks. (And trust me…there are some big ticket items that are available for snacks!)

No matter which Disney Dining Plan you decided to go use, it’s very important to do the math to make sure you are getting the best value from it. However, one would say that the ease of using the plans outweigh any cost deficit you may experience.

What are your thoughts on the Disney Dining Plans? Which is your favorite to use and why? And if you don’t utilize the Disney Dining Plans on your vacations, why? Share your thoughts in the comments. 

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