Foodie Friday: How to Use the Quick Service Dining Plan at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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We’re all about sharing hacks here at The Mouse For Less. And during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, we have, perhaps, one of the best hacks you can utilize! During this season of delicious food and beverages, it really is a smart idea to have the Quick Service Dining Plan!

Disney’s Magic Your Way Quick Service Dining Plan offers Guests:

  • 2 Quick Service Meals: One entrée and one non-alcoholic OR alcoholic (guests over age 21) beverage for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
    OR one complete combo meal
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 resort refillable drink mug

The cost for 2018 is:

  • Adult: $52.49 (Ages 10 and up)
    Child: $21.75 (Ages 3-9)

Guests using this package during a festival like the Epcot Food and Wine Festival can actually potentially save on their dining expenses by using this particular plan! Why? Well, Guests not only can use snack credits for different booths but they can also trade a quick service meal for three snack credits at the same food booth. (This is the key…you have to trade in your quick service meal credits for the three snack credits at one food booth; you can’t use one credit at one both, one credit at another and then the third at the last booth. So make sure you do this at a booth where you’re going to want three different items.)

Here is one example where you can get the most for your money by using this plan for a family of four – two adults and two children:

Breakfast – Sunshine Seasons

Using 1 Quick Service Credit Per Person
Adult #1 Breakfast Platter (10.29) Iced Coffee (5.29)
Adult #2 Breakfast Platter (10.29) Iced Coffee (5.29)
Child #1 Kid’s Meal (5.99)
Child #2 Kid’s Meal (5.99)
Meal Total $43.14

Snack – Canada

Using 1 Snack Credit Per Person
Adult #1 – Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon (8.00)
Adult #2 – Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon (8.00)
Child #1 – Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup (5.00)
Child #2 – Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup (5.00)
Meal Total $26.00

Lunch – Italy

Exchanging 1 Quick Service Credit for 3 Snack Credits and using 2 other Snack Credits
Adult #1 – Fritto Misto (8.00) Water (3.00)
Adult #2 – Fritto Misto (8.00)
Child #1 – Mezzi Rigatoni (7.00)
Child #2 – Pollo alla Cacciatora (7.95)
Meal Total $33.95

Snack – Mexico

Exchanging 1 Quick Service Credit for 3 Snack Credits and using 2 other Snack Credits
Adult #1 – Short Rib Tostada (6.50) Water (3.00)
Adult #2 – Short Rib Tostada (6.50)
Child #1 – Shrimp Quesadilla (7.25)
Child #2 – Shrimp Quesadilla (7.25)
Meal Total $30.50

Dinner – China

Exchanging 2 Quick Service Credits for 6 Snack Credits
Adult #1 – Beijing Roasted Duck Bao Bun (6.75) Water (3.00)
Adult #2 – Black Pepper Shrimp (6.75) Mango Bubble Tea (6.75)
Child #1 – Chicken Dumplings (4.95)
Child #2 – Xi’An Pancake (6.75)
Meal Total $34.95

Totals

Total cost of meals if paid out of pocket: $168.54
Total paid for Disney’s Quick Service Dining Plan: $148.48
Total saved with the Quick Service Dining Plan: $20.06

 

Obviously, there are many ways for this to play out, but as you can see using Disney’s Magic Your Way Quick Service Dining Plan can help guests save a significant amount. We just took an average number of options during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, so your mileage may vary, but the chances of you saving money per day with the Dining Plan could be substantial! During each festival, the family in our example saved over $20 by using the Quick Service Plan as opposed to paying for those meals and snacks out of pocket.

We invite you to have some fun and play around with the menus to see how you could save using Disney’s Quick Service Dining Plan during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

What tips do you have for saving money during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival? Let us know in the comments, or on Facebook or Twitter.

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