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Magic Your Way Dining Package

Disney's "standard" Dining Plan (simply named The Disney Dining Plan) offers an easy and affordable way to choose snacks and meals throughout Walt Disney World Resort. This Dining Plan includes table-service choices so guests can sample some of Disney's finer dining options as well as Character Dining! From contemporary to casual, elegant to enchanting, you'll find a great meal that fits your style and schedule. According to Disney this plan saves 15% per adult on dining!

For 2014, the Standard Dining Plan prices are per person per night. Child rates are for ages 3 to 9.
Adults: $60.64
Child: $19.23
Download a 2014 Disney Dining Plan brochure

For each 2014 PACKAGE NIGHT, guests with this package will receive 1 table service or buffet meal, 1 quick service meal and 1 snack. Plus guests will receive 1 resort refillable drink mug per person, per package:

1 Table Service Meal

Full buffet & non-alcoholic beverage
OR
Entree, non-alcoholic beverage & dessert (except at breakfast)

1 Quick Service Meal

One entrée OR one complete Combo Meal
One dessert (lunch or dinner) or one juice (breakfast)
One single serving non-alcoholic beverage

1 Snacks

Choose from:
- Frozen ice-cream novelty, popsicle or fruit bar
- Single Scoop Box of popcorn
- Single piece of whole fruit
- Single size bag of snacks
- 22 ounce fountain drink
- Bottled soft drink or water
- Single packaged milk or juice
- 12 ounce coffee, hot chocolate or tea
- Other designated snack item

Resort Refillable Drink Mug

One per person age 3+ on package reservation

 

Using Table Service Credits

Table service credits may be used in many different combinations, at over 100 participating restaurants for 2014 on Walt Disney World Property. Below is a list of some of the ways guests may use Table Service credits.

Character Dining: 1 Table Service meal may be exchanged for 1 Character Dining Experience. (Meals at Cinderella's Royal Table Require 2 Table Service Credits.)

Signature Dining and Dinner Shows: 2 Table Service meals may be exchanged for one of the following: 1 Signature Dining Experience at one of Disney's finest restaurants; 1 Disney Dinner Show - category 2 or 3 seating at any dinner show or category 1 seating for the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue's last show of the evening only; 1 Cinderella's Royal Table Experience; or 1 In-Room Private Dining meal at Deluxe Resorts.

Private Dining/Pizza Delivery: Private in-room dining meals includes an entrée, nonalcoholic drink, and dessert for lunch & dinner. Breakfast also includes juice. Pizza delivery includes one pizza, two non-alcoholic beverages and two desserts. Gratuities are included. Both are two-credit dining options, although Adult credits only must be used for Pizza delivery.

Gratuities: Gratuities are not included for table service, signature restaurants, and character meals. Gratuities are included for Dinner Shows, Private in-room dining, Pizza Delivery, and Cinderella's Royal Table. Autogratuities of 18% will be added for parties of six or more to be paid by guest upon completion of meal

Here is a Disney Dining Plan Tracker in Excel format, to help you with your meal planning (thanks to Carys for sharing this useful tool).

The MouseForLess Shows You How to Save!

Guests using this package can save on their dining expenses by using Disney's Dining Plan. The examples below demonstrate the potential savings for a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children ages 9 and under, but parties of other sizes and ages may see similar savings. Please note that these examples were calculated with 2014 restaurant and dining plan prices.

Example #1

Breakfast - in room or quick bite at the resort or Theme Park paid for out of pocket.

Lunch - Pecos Bills
Uses 1 Quick Service credit per person
Adult #1 - Deluxe Angus Cheeseburger (10.17) chocolate cake (3.79) drink (2.69)
Adult #2 - Karubi Style Short Ribs (14.19) carrot cake (3.79) drink (2.69)
Child #1 - Hamburger (5.99)
Child #2 - Turkey Sandwich (5.99)
Meal Total: $49.30

Snack - Aloha Isle
Uses 1 Snack credit per person
Adult #1 - Pineapple Float (4.99)
Adult #2 - Pineapple Float (4.99)
Child #1 - Soft Serve (3.79)
Child #2 - Pineapple Spears (3.29)
Meal Total: $17.06

Dinner - Crystal Palace
Uses 1 Table Service credit per person
Adult #1 - Buffet (39.40)
Adult #2 - Buffet (39.40)
Child #1 - Buffet (19.99)
Child #2 - Buffet (19.99)
Meal Total: $118.78

Example #1 Totals
Total meal cost if paid out of pocket: $185.14
Total paid for Disney's Dining Plan: $155.12
Total saved by using Disney's Dining Plan: $30.02

Example #2

Breakfast - Contempo Café
Uses 1 Snack credit per person
Adult Guest #1- Chocolate croissant (2.99)
Adult Guest #2- Muffin (2.99)
Child Guest #3- Danish (3.49)
Child Guest #4- Chocolate Croissant (2.99)
Meal Total: $12.46

Lunch - Sunshine Season Food Fair
Uses 1 Quick Service credit per person
Adult #1 Mongolian Beef (11.79) Strawberry Shortcake (4.39) Drink (2.79)
Adult #2 Oak-Grilled Fish (11.79) Creme Brulee (3.79) Drink (2.79)
Child #1 Kid's Meal (6.99)
Child #2 Kid's Meal (6.99)
Meal Total $51.32

Dinner - Tokyo Dining
Uses 1 Table Service credit per person
Adult #1 - Bento Box (28.95) Green Tea Cheesecake (6.95) Drink (2.95)
Adult #2 - Filet Mignon (30.95) Chocolate Ginger Cake (6.95) Drink (2.95)
Child #1 - Kid's Tepura Shrimp (11.50)
Child #2 - Kid's Tepura Chicken (11.00)
Meal Total: $102.20

Example #2 Totals
Total cost if paid out of pocket: $165.95
Total paid for Disney's Dining Plan: $155.12
Total saved by using Disney's Dining Plan: $10.86

Example #3

Breakfast - in room or quick bite at the resort or Theme Park

Lunch - Flame Tree Barbeque
Uses 1 Quick Service credit per person
Adult #1- Ribs (11.69) Dessert (3.99) drink (2.69)
Adult #2- Chicken (10.49) Dessert (3.99) drink (2.69)
Child #1- Chicken Sandwich (5.99)
Child #2- Baked Chicken Drumstick (5.99)
Meal Total: $47.52

Snack - Dino Bites
Uses 1 Snack credit per person
Adult #1 - Hot Fudge Sundae (5.19)
Adult #2 - Hand-Scooped ice cream in a waffle cone (4.99)
Child #1 - Float (4.49)
Child #2 - Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich (4.49)
Meal Total: $19.16

Dinner - Kona Café
Uses 1 Table Service credit per person
Adult #1 - Togarashi Spiced Ahi Tuna (22.99) Kona Cone (6.49) Drink (2.69)
Adult #2 -Teryaki Strip (28.99) Chocolate Fondue (6.99) Drink (2.69)
Child #1 - Kid's meal (8.59)
Child #2 - Kid's meal (8.59)
Meal Total: $88.02

Example #3 Totals
Total cost if paid out of pocket: $154.70
Total paid for Disney's Dining Plan: $155.12
Total saved by using Disney's Dining Plan: $26.24

Example #4

Breakfast - in room or quick bite at the resort or Theme Park

Lunch - ABC Commissary
Uses 1 Quick Service credit per person
Adult #1- Seafood Platter (9.49) Dessert (3.59) Drink (2.69)
Adult #2 - Angus Bacon Cheeseburger (9.39) Dessert (3.59) Drink (2.69)
Child #1 - Kid's meal (5.49)
Child #2 - Kid's meal (5.49)
Meal Total: $42.42

Snack Peevy's Polar Pipeline
Uses 1 Snack credit per person
Adult #1- Frozen Coca-Cola (3.99)
Adult #2- Frozen lemonade (3.99)
Child #1- Granny Smith Apple Slices with Caramel (3.49)
Child #2- Pineapple Cup (3.99)
Meal Total: $15.46

Dinner - Storybook Dinner at Restaurant Akershus
Uses 1 Table Service credit per person
Adult #1- Dinner (46.85)
Adult #2- Dinner (46.85)
Child #1- Dinner (25.55)
Child #2- Dinner (25.55)
Meal Total: $ 144.80

Example #4 Totals
Total cost if paid out of pocket: $202.68
Total paid for Disney's Dining Plan: $155.12
Total saved by using Disney's Dining Plan: $47.56

As you can see using Disney's Magic Your Way Dining Plan can help guests save a significant amount. In just four days, the family in our example saved over $114 by using the Dining Plan as opposed to paying for those meals and snacks out of pocket. Have some fun and play around with the menus in our section to see how you could save using Disney's Dining Plan. You also may want to consider exploring Disney's Quick Service Dining Plan, and Disney's Deluxe Dining Plan.

If you have additional questions about Disney's Dining Plans, we suggest that you book your trip with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner like The Magic for Less Travel, the official travel agency of The MouseForLess. The Magic for Less Travel has been named by Disney an Authorized Disney Planner. Their exclusive Magic Plus Concierge Service is provided free of charge to every guest. Agents working with The Magic for Less Travel are happy to help you secure Advanced Dining Reservations and help you create the vacation of your dreams.