Disney Dining Plans

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Updated February 24, 2017 with new pricing

 

The Disney Dining Plan is available to guests who are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort and have purchased Magic Your Way Tickets. All information below is based on 2016 prices and included restaurants.

 

How does it work?

  • Based on the number of nights you have booked at your resort, you will receive a certain number of meals and snacks based on those nights and the level of dining plan you have purchased
    • For example: a 6 day, 5 night stay with the Disney Dining Plan would allow for 1 Table-Service Meal and 1 Quick-Service Meal per person, per night as well as 1 Snack per person, per night. Therefore each person would have 5 Table-Service Meals, 5 Quick-Service Meals and 5 Snacks to be used however you like throughout your stay
  • If you want, you can use all your Snack credits in a single day; you are allotted a certain number based on your length of stay, but you may use the Meal and Snack credits as you please
  • You will receive a Rapid Fill Resort Refillable Mug at your home resort that has an RFID chip in it that will only work at Resorts and for the length of your stay. It will no longer be usable at midnight on your check-out date
  • All unused meals and snacks will expire at midnight on your check-out date

What is included with a meal?

  • Breakfast includes 1 entrée (or buffet) and 1 non-alcoholic beverage
    • Beverage may be substituted for any item that is eligible for a snack credit at that location
  • Lunch and dinner include 1 entrée (or buffet), 1 non-alcoholic beverage, and 1 dessert item (Deluxe Dining includes 1 appetizer per person)
    • Dessert item and beverage may be substituted for any item that is eligible for a snack credit at that location

What is not included with a meal?

  • Alcohol is not included with any Dining Plans (you can purchase it separately though)
  • Anything sold in a Souvenir Container (drinks, popcorn, etc.)
  • Anything more than a single serving (i.e. a box of doughnuts)
  • Gratuities are not included at any Table-Service meals except at Cinderella’s Royal Table, Dinner Shows, and Private In-Room Dining
    • You can either use cash, a debit or credit card, a gift card, or your MagicBand (if it is linked to a credit or debit card) for gratuity where applicable

How do I redeem my Dining Plan?

  • Simply present your MagicBand or Resort Card to the cashier or server and tell them how many meal or snack credits you would like to redeem

How can I check to see how many credits I have remaining?

  • With every dining receipt you receive, it will print how many meal credits you have remaining in that particular category
    • For example, if you enjoy a Quick-Service lunch, on the bottom of your receipt it will show only how many remaining Quick-Service credits for your party, not any Table-Service or Snack Credits
  • The concierge at your resort can also tell you all your remaining meal and snack entitlements

What about children on the Dining Plan?

  • The Dining Plan is available for children ages 3-9
    • Children ages 3-9 should order off the children’s’ menu where available
  • There is no Dining Plan available for children under the age of 3
    • Children under the age of 3 may share meals with an adult at no extra cost
    • Should you wish your child under the age of 3 to have their own meal, it must be purchased separately from the menu

What are the different dining plans available?

  • Quick-Service Dining Plan ($46.34/night for ages 10+, $20.18/night for ages 3-9)
    • 2 Quick-Service Meals per person/per room night
    • 1 Snack per person/per room night
    • 1 Rapid Fill Resort Refillable mug per person
  • Disney Dining Plan ($67.33/night for ages 10+, $24.22/night for ages 3-9)
    • 1 Quick-Service Meal per person/per room night
    • 1 Table-Service Meal per person/per room night
    • 1 Snack per person/per room night
    • 1 Rapid Fill Resort Refillable mug per person
  • Deluxe Dining Plan ($103.56/night for ages 10+, $37.62/night for ages 3-9)
    • 3 Meal Credits per person/per room night (Can be used at any participating Quick-Service, Table-Service, or Signature Dining location)
    • 2 Snack Credits per person/per room night
    • 1 Rapid Fill Resort Refillable mug per person

Where can I use my credits?

How do I know what plan is right for me?

  • The best way to know whether any of the dining plans are right for you is to do some Disney math! How does your family normally eat? Do you enjoy more fancy sit-down experiences? Are you planning to do lots of character meals? Or do you prefer to eat on the run, in which case maybe the dining plan wouldn’t be right for your family
    • Quick Service Credits are approximately $21
    • Table Service Credits are approximately $42
    • Snack Credits are between $3-$5
  • You can find the menus here so that you can decide which, if any, dining plan is worth it to your family
  • Check out our review of the Deluxe Dining Plan here

9 thoughts on “Disney Dining Plans

  1. Thank you for including a link to all of the menus. This helped me evaluate that dining plans would not work for us as we tend to eat light and pick up some of our own groceries, except for a few special meals, and would not come close to the total on most days.

    • I’m so glad it helped!! The dining plan can be great for some families, but like you said, depending on how your family eats, it can end up costing way more than you would spend out of pocket!

  2. As its our first vacation like this we decided to splurge on the deluxe. I like having everything paid in advanced so there are no surprises. I plan on seeing how much we would have spent verses the cost of the meal plan.

    It’s an overwhelming decision for a first time Disney family.

    • That’s why I love the meal plan too. Everything is paid for in advance and you don’t have to worry about it. We did deluxe on our last trip and we loved it!! It was expensive but we had some of the most incredible experiences!

      It really can be an overwhelming decision. I hope you and your family have a wonderful vacation! Let me know how you make out with the dining plan!

  3. My husband and I are going to Disneyworld in December. Because of diet restrictions we share our meals.My question is can we purchase just one dining plan ? If so how do we do that?

    • Hey Allyson, that is a great question! Unfortunately the dining plan is linked to your room reservation and everyone staying in that room must have the same dining plan. Therefore you would not be able to share a dining plan. You guys will probably make out better without the dining plan though!

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