Guests staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resorts have the option to add one of the dining plans to their vacation package. This is an additional cost to your overall vacation package, unless you’re vacationing during a time of year that has the FREE dining plans. Each year the dining plans change. This year the only change is to the price. There is a small increase in all the plans. The Quick-Service Dining plan has gone from $52.49 per night to $55 per night. The Disney Dining Plan has gone up from $75.48 per night to $78.01. The Deluxe Dining Plan has gone up from $116.24 to $119 per night. The newest dining plan is called the Disney Dining Plan Plus and costs $94.61 per night.
When you are vacationing with one of the dining plans, you receive meal credits for each night of your vacation and for each member of your party. These meal credits can be used at the majority of the dining establishments found on Walt Disney World property. The exceptions can be found here.
Guests on the quick-service dining plan receive 2 meal credits per night of their stay to be used at quick-service restaurants. These meal credits get guests an entree and a drink. This drink can be a speciality drink or alcoholic. On the quick-service dining plan you also receive 2 snack credits per night of your stay. These can be used for dessert items, drinks, breakfast items, Epcot festival food items, packaged food items and more. These snack credits can not be used for alcoholic beverages. The quick-service dining plan also comes with a refillable mug, for information on these mugs click here.
Guests on the Disney dining plan receive 1 meal credit per night of their stay to be used at a table service restaurant, this includes buffet restaurants. These meal credits get guests an entree, dessert and drink (specialty, alcoholic or non). They also receive 1 meal credit per night of their stay to be used at a quick-service restaurant. This meal credit is for an entree and a drink (specialty, alcoholic or not). Two snack credits are also a part of this plan for each night of guests’ stay. These credits can be used as breakfast items, snack items, drinks, dessert items, packaged items, and more. This plan also comes with a refillable mug, for more information on these mugs check out this previous post.
The newest plan is the Disney Dining Plan Plus. Purchasing this plan gives guests 2 meal credits for each night of their stay to be used at table service or quick-service restaurants. When credits are redeemed at table service restaurants guests will get an entree, dessert, and beverage (alcoholic, speciality or non). When credits are redeemed at quick-service restaurants they’ll receive an entree and a beverage (alcoholic, speciality or non). Guests will also get 2 snack credits for each night and a refillable mug to be used during their stay.
The last plan is the Deluxe dining plan. This plan is NEVER free. You can pay to increase your free plan to this but it never comes free with a vacation package during the Free dining plan promotion. This plan gives guests 3 meal credits per day. These meal credits can be used at quick-service or table service/buffety-style restaurants. At a quick-service restaurant guests will receive an entree and drink (alcoholic or non). At a table-service restaurant guests will receive an appetizer, entree, dessert and drink. This plan also comes with 2 snacks and a refillable mug.
For more posts on the dining plans found at Disney World check out these previous posts: