Disney Dining Plan with the Magic Your Way Package

Disney Dining Plan

Magic Your Way Disney Dining Plan Information and Examples

The Magic Your Way Dining Plan has several levels.  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 Disney 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 from Disney’s Magic Your Way Dining Plan saves 15% per adult on dining!  Other dining plans available are Disney’s Quick Service Dining Plan, and Disney’s Deluxe Dining Plan.

For 2016, the Standard (or plus) Disney Dining Plan prices are per person per night. Child rates are for ages 3 to 9.
Adults: $63.70
Child: $22.85

Download a 2016 Disney Dining Plan brochure

Participating Disney Restaurants 2016
Participating Disney Restaurants 2017

1 Table Service MealFull buffet & non-alcoholic beverage
OR
Entree, non-alcoholic beverage & dessert (except at breakfast)
1 Quick Service MealOne entrée, one dessert and one non-alcoholic beverage for Lunch and Dinner.
One entree and one non-alcoholic beverage for Breakfast
OR one complete combo meal
1 SnacksChoose from:
- Frozen ice-cream novelty, popsicle or fruit bar
- Single Scoop Box of popcorn
- Single size bag of snacks
- One 20oz bottle of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite or Dansani water
- One 22oz fountain drink
- Single piece whole fruit
- Single packaged milk or juice
- 12 oz coffee, hot chocolate or tea
- Other designated snack item
1 Resort Refillable Drink MugOne per person age 3+ on package reservation

For 2017, the Standard (or plus) Disney Dining Plan prices are per person per night. Child rates are for ages 3 to 9.
Adults: $67.33
Child: $24.22

Download a 2017 Disney Dining Plan brochure

1 Table Service MealFull buffet & non-alcoholic beverage
OR
Entree, non-alcoholic beverage & dessert (except at breakfast)
1 Quick Service MealOne entree and one non-alcoholic beverage for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
OR one complete combo meal
2 SnacksChoose from:
- Frozen ice-cream novelty, popsicle or fruit bar
- Single Scoop Box of popcorn
- Single size bag of snacks
- One 20oz bottle of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite or Dansani water
- One 22oz fountain drink
- Single piece whole fruit
- Single packaged milk or juice
- 12 oz coffee, hot chocolate or tea
- Other designated snack item
1 Resort Refillable Drink MugOne 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 on Walt Disney World Property for  2016. 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. Automatic gratuities 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).

Magic Your Way Dining Plan

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.

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 – Beef Fajita Platter (14.49) churros (4.99) drink (2.99)
Adult #2 – Chicken Rice Bowl (12.99) sopaipilla (4.49) drink (2.99)
Child #1 – Rice Bowl (6.99)
Child #2 – Quesadilla (6.99)
Meal Total: $56.92

Snack – Aloha Isle 
Uses 1 Snack credit per person
Adult #1 – Pineapple Float (5.29)
Adult #2 – Pineapple Float (5.29)
Child #1 – Soft Serve (4.19)
Child #2 – Pineapple Spears (3.29)
Meal Total: $18.06

Dinner – Crystal Palace 
Uses 1 Table Service credit per person
Adult #1 – Buffet (44.72)
Adult #2 – Buffet (44.72)
Child #1 – Buffet (21.29)
Child #2 – Buffet (21.29)
Meal Total: $132.02

Example #1 Totals 
Total meal cost if paid out of pocket: $207.00
Total paid for Disney’s Dining Plan: $173.10
Total saved by using Disney’s Dining Plan: $33.90

Example #2

Breakfast – Contempo Café 
Uses 1 Snack credit per person and the refillable mug included in the packages
Adult Guest #1- Chocolate croissant (3.59) coffee (2.49)
Adult Guest #2- Muffin (3.29) coffee (2.49)
Child Guest #3- Danish (3.59) hot cocoa (2.49)
Child Guest #4- Chocolate Croissant (3.59) hot cocoa (2.49)
Meal Total: $24.02

Lunch – Sunshine Season Food Fair 
Uses 1 Quick Service credit per person
Adult #1 Mongolian Beef (12.99) Strawberry Shortcake (4.39) Drink (2.99)
Adult #2 Oak-Grilled Salmon (12.49) Creme Brulee (3.99) Drink (2.99)
Child #1 Kid’s Meal (6.99)
Child #2 Kid’s Meal (6.99)
Meal Total $53.82

Dinner – Tokyo Dining 
Uses 1 Table Service credit per person
Adult #1 – Bento Box (29.95) 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: $103.20

Example #2 Totals 
Total cost if paid out of pocket: $181.04
Total paid for Disney’s Dining Plan: $173.10
Total saved by using Disney’s Dining Plan: $7.94

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 (12.99) Key Lime Mouse (4.29) water bottle (2.75)
Adult #2- Ribs and Chicken Combo (16.19) Chocolate Mouse (4.29) drink (2.99)
Child #1- Chicken Sandwich (5.99)
Child #2- Baked Chicken Drumstick (5.99)
Meal Total: $55.48

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 (5.19)
Child #1 – Float (4.79)
Child #2 – Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich (4.69)
Meal Total: $19.86

Dinner – Kona Café 
Uses 1 Table Service credit per person
Adult #1 – Grilled Curry Crusted Lamb Chops (28.49) Kona Cone (6.49) Drink (2.99)
Adult #2 -New York Strip (32.99) Chocolate Fondue (6.99) Drink (2.99)
Child #1 – Kid’s meal (8.59)
Child #2 – Kid’s meal (8.59)
Meal Total: $98.12

Example #3 Totals 
Total cost if paid out of pocket: $173.46
Total paid for Disney’s Dining Plan: $173.10
Total saved by using Disney’s Dining Plan: $0.36

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- Roasted Salmon (12.49) Chocolate Mouse (4.99) Drink (2.99)
Adult #2 – 1/3 lb. Angus Cheeseburger with Sriracha Aioli & Fried Shrimp (11.49) Olaf Cupcake (5.59) Drink (2.99)
Child #1 – Kid’s meal (5.49)
Child #2 – Kid’s meal (6.99)
Meal Total: $53.02

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 (3.69)
Child #2- Pineapple Cup (3.99)
Meal Total: $15.66

Dinner – Storybook Dinner at Restaurant Akershus 
Uses 1 Table Service credit per person
Adult #1- Dinner (51.11)
Adult #2- Dinner (51.11)
Child #1- Dinner (27.68)
Child #2- Dinner (27.68)
Meal Total: $157.58

Example #4 Totals 
Total cost if paid out of pocket: $222.26
Total paid for Disney’s Dining Plan: $173.10
Total saved by using Disney’s Dining Plan: $49.16

As you can see using Disney’s Magic Your Way Disney Dining Plan can help guests save a significant amount. In just four days, the family in our example saved over $91 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.

Visit our Best Value for Quick Service Restaurants page for a list of best restaurants on the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan, and our Best Value for 1 Table Service Credit Restaurants page for the best restaurants on the Disney Plus Dining and Deluxe Dining plans.

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