What is the Disney Dining Plan?
Hey there, fellow Disney foodies! Looking to spice up your Disney World vacation? Get ready to feast your eyes on the ultimate guide to the Disney Dining Plan – your ticket to a magical culinary journey. Whether you’re a Disney pro or a first-time vacationer, I’m here to serve you all the savory details!
Introducing the Disney Dining Plan Buzz
Starting from January 9, 2024, you can add a sprinkle of dining magic to your Walt Disney Travel package. Say hello to the Disney Dining Plan – your gateway to unforgettable meals that are as magical as the parks themselves. Curious about how it all works? Keep reading, and we’ll spill the beans!
Feasting with the Disney Dining Plan (DDP)
Imagine this: you’re lounging at a Disney Resort hotel, surrounded by the magic, and your stomach starts growling for a piece of that Disney flavor. That’s where the Disney Dining Plan swoops in to save the day! Whether you’re booking a Disney Resort Hotel Package or part of the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) family, you’re covered.
Decoding the Disney Dining Plan
Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure like no other. With the Disney Dining Plan, you’re pre-purchasing meals for your trip. For every night of your stay, every guest on your reservation will be treated to a variety of Quick Service meals, Table Service feasts, and delightful snacks. The best part? You decide how many based on the dining plan you choose.
Stay in the Know with My Disney Experience
Gone are the days of carrying around a food journal – My Disney Experience is your trusty companion! This app keeps track of your meal entitlements, and your meal receipts will show how many are left. Think of it as your foodie command center, helping you keep that balance in check as you munch away. The beauty? You can use your dining entitlements in any order you like!
Time is on Your Side… Sort Of
Your dining entitlements are like a magical spell that lasts until midnight on your checkout day. Whether you’re a sunrise muncher or a midnight snacker, you’ve got the time to savor every bite. But remember, gratuity isn’t included, so be sure to show your appreciation to your servers – 18% to 20% is the way to go!
Quick Service Delights: Fueling Your Adventure
Calling all food adventurers! If you’re all about that on-the-go deliciousness, the Quick Service Dining Plan is your jam. For each night, everyone aged 3 and up gets:
- 2 Quick Service Meals
- 1 Snack or Nonalcoholic Beverage
- 1 Resort-Refillable Mug for unlimited refills
Imagine a 4-night escapade – that’s 8 Quick Service meals and 4 snacks or drinks. Sounds like a feast fit for a theme park hero!
Unlocking Quick Service Magic
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner – no matter the time, Quick Service meals have you covered:
- 1 Entrée
- 1 Nonalcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage for our 21+ explorers)
And for those aged 10 and above, the nonalcoholic options are a taste bud’s dream:
- Milkshakes that make you go “Mmm!”
- Fresh smoothies that refresh your soul
- Premium hot chocolate for a cozy treat
Don’t forget those Quick Service snacks – think ice cream novelties, popcorn, and more. Get ready to snack like a Disney superstar!
Quick Service Dining Plan Pricing
|PER ADULT (Ages 10+)||PER CHILD (Ages 3 to 9)|
Table Service Temptations: Elevate Your Experience
If you’re all about savoring the moment, the Table Service Dining Plan is your golden ticket to flavor town. For each night, ages 3 and up will indulge in:
- 1 Table Service Meal
- 1 Quick Service Meal
- 1 Snack or Nonalcoholic Beverage
- 1 Resort-Refillable Mug for unlimited sips
Now, let’s dig into the Table Service extravaganza:
- Breakfast starts with 1 Entrée and 1 Nonalcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage for our grown-up adventurers)
- Brunch, lunch, or dinner? You’re in for 1 Entrée, 1 Dessert, and 1 Nonalcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage)
And for our 21+ explorers, it’s decision time:
- Alcoholic beverages? You got it! Beer, wine, and cocktails await
- Nonalcoholic options? Absolutely! Milkshakes, smoothies, hot chocolate, soda – the choice is yours
Pizza Pickup Pitstop: Grab and Go (2 – Quick Service Credits)
Craving a cheesy slice? Swing by select Quick Service spots for a pizza feast fit for a king:
- 1 Large Pizza
- 2 Single-serving Nonalcoholic Beverages (or Alcoholic Beverages for our 21+ friends)
You read that right – a taste of Italy, Disney style!
Valid at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.
Beyond the Basics – Extraordinary Dining Adventures
Ready to take your dining game to the next level? Let’s talk about some special experiences you can enjoy with your Table Service meals:
- Character Dining: Hang out with beloved Disney Characters as you dine! Get your cameras ready for some picture-perfect memories.
- Fine/Signature Dining Restaurants: Elevate your dining experience with a range of cuisines, from global flavors to premium steaks and fresh seafood. Two (2) Table-Service meals will be redeemed for each person at Fine/Signature Dining locations.
- Dinner Shows: Combine dinner and entertainment for a night of family fun. These shows are a must-see, so be sure to snag your spot in advance! Two (2) Table-Service meals will be redeemed for each person at Fine/Signature Dining locations.
- Private In-Room Dining: Enjoy a touch of luxury by dining in your room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Two (2) Table-Service meals will be redeemed for each person at Fine/Signature Dining locations.
Pro Tips for Your Ultimate Disney Dining Adventure
- Reserve your Table Service spots in advance – they’re popular and fill up quickly!
- For special dietary needs, make your requests known during booking and chat with a chef or manager when you arrive.
- Dining with fellow Disney vacationers on the plan? Let your server know which meals belong to which IDs.
- Keep track of your meals and snacks using My Disney Experience, receipts, or by reaching out to the front desk.
- Unused meals roll over but vanish at midnight on checkout day.
Table Service Dining Plan Pricing
|PRICE PER ADULT (Agres 10+)||PER CHILD (Ages 3 to 9)|
One Last Thing…
As we wrap up this magical dining journey, here are a few final tidbits to savor:
- Dining plan locations might change, but the flavor remains constant!
- Dining plan meals and snacks come as a bundle – they’re not sold separately.
- Some dining spots might require theme park admission, so have those tickets handy.
- Operating hours, menus, and entertainment can change like a whirlwind, so stay updated.
- And remember, the Walt Disney World Resort owners work their magic, but some factors are beyond even their control – refurbishing, capacity, weather, and more.
Are You Ready to Dine in Disney Style?
Now that you’re armed with the scoop on Disney Dining, it’s time to craft your vacation feast! Start by booking your room and grabbing those theme park tickets. And hey, if you’re still mulling over the dining plan, no sweat – you can add it later. Just remember, those Advance Dining Reservations are like Mickey’s enchanted hat – they vanish in a puff of smoke. So, choose wisely, reserve your spot, and get ready for a taste bud extravaganza!
Oh, and here’s a little Disney secret: if you find yourself with extra entitlements near the end of your vacation, you can use Table Service at Quick Service spots – but the reverse isn’t true. So, savor each bite, make magical memories, and embark on your ultimate Disney Dining adventure!
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Certain select menu items require payment of an additional amount in addition to redeeming the number of meals required at the location.
Dining plans are unavailable for Guests under the age of 3, but they may share from an adult plate at no extra charge or an additional meal may be purchased from the menu. The price of the meal will be added to your bill.
Dining plan locations are subject to change without notice or liability. Dining plan meals and snacks are not sold separately, are nonrefundable, nontransferable, and have no cash value. Theme park admission is required for some dining locations. Advance reservations are strongly recommended and may be required at some Table-Service restaurants participating in the dining plan. Operating hours, menus, Characters, entertainment, participating locations, components, and terms are subject to change without notice. Dining plan meals and snacks are based on the number of nights of your package stay at your Disney Resort hotel. The owners of the Walt Disney World Resort shall not be responsible for the non-utilization of package components due to refurbishing, capacity, closures, inclement weather, or any circumstance beyond their control.