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The Disney Dining Plan (DDP) is available for people who either purchase a Disney Resort Hotel Package or book using Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points. With the DDP, you are purchasing meal entitlements ahead of time in essence. For each night of your stay, each guest on the reservation will receive an allotment of Quick Service entitlements (similar to a fast food restaurant), table service (sit-down) meals, and snacks; the number of each is dependent on which of the dining plans you choose to purchase. Here's a complete list of Disney Dining Plan Restaurants.

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Your MagicBand electronically keeps track of your meal entitlements. Your meal receipt will display the number of entitlements that remain for each room reservation (not per guest), allowing you to keep track of your balance as you go. Your dining entitlements can be redeemed in any order during your stay until the balance is at zero or until midnight of the night you check out, whichever comes first. Meaning, if you'd like to use 3 snacks for dinner one day instead of using a Table Service or Quick Service entitlement, you can do that. You can even use 3 quick service entitlements; one for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if you are so inclined.

2020 Disney Dining Plan Prices

Prices include tax. Adults are 10 years and older, and children are 3-9 years old in Disney prices.

  PER ADULT, PER NIGHT
PER CHILD, PER NIGHT

Quick Service Dining Plan

  • 2 Quick Service meals
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Resort refillable mug
$55 $26

Regular Dining Plan

  • 1 Table Service meal
  • 1 Quick Service meal
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Resort refillable mug
$78.01 $30.51

Dining Plan Plus

  • 2 Meals (Quick or Table Service)
  • 2 Snacks or Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • 1 Resort refillable mug
$94.60 $35.00

Deluxe Dining Plan

  • 3 meals (any combination of Table Service and Quick Service)
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Resort refillable mug
$119 $47.50
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Disney World Package PLUS Quick Service Dining

First, we'll look at the Quick Service Dining Plan. When the Quick Service Dining Plan is added to your vacation, each guest in your party who is over the age of 2 will receive the following for each night of your Resort stay:

  • Two Quick Service entitlements
  • Two Snack entitlements
  • One Resort refillable mug

One Quick Service entitlement includes one entrée and one non-alcoholic specialty beverages and, for guests 21 and older, beer, wine, and cocktails.

Disney considers most single-serve items they sell snacks. Everything from a single-serve bottle of soda, to a whole fruit, to an ice cream bar. The list can vary depending on the specific restaurant you are dining at. We recommend stopping by the Disney Restaurants forum at DISboards.com as the discussion comes up frequently and posters are always looking for those details. More information on snacks will be included a bit later.

All Disney Resort hotels have a self-service soda fountain in their quick service restaurant. Although you can purchase a Resort refillable drink mug without a Disney Dining Plan, it will cost you $18.99 (plus tax – subject to change at any time without notice) for a 12-ounce, insulated mug. You can use that mug at your Resort hotel for complimentary refills throughout your stay. You can refill it with Coca-Cola products, tea, coffee, or hot chocolate.

So, now that that's out of the way, you can start looking at whether or not this is a good idea for you. Take a look at the DIS Restaurant Database. It's a very powerful tool that will help you find exactly what you're looking for by searching many factors. To get a listing of all Quick Service locations, select "Quick Service" in the "Cuisine/Dining Type" search field.

Prices include tax. Adults are 10 years and older, and children are 3-9 years old in Disney prices.

  PER ADULT
PER CHILD

Quick Service Dining Plan

$55 Per Night

$26 Per Night

One way to see if a Disney Dining Plan is a good value for your family is to take a look at our menu database and see what members of your family might order during their visit to a particular restaruant (while also keeping in mind that pricing is subject to change at any time without notice). For this example, let's say that the cost to add the Quick Service Dining Plan is $52.50 per adult, per night and $21.74 per child, per night and we're going to say the family has 2 adults and a 5-year-old child. For a 5-night stay, the cost would be $633.70 for the Quick Service Dining Plan.

Below, you'll find a sample outline of items you may order for each meal at different restaurants around Walt Disney World. We've included sample pricing as well to assist in calculating the out-of-pocket cost for all these meals in comparison to the cost of the Quick Service Dining Plan.

ARRIVAL DAY
Dinner - Everything Pop Food Court

  • Blackened Mahi Sandwich ($11.99)
  • Bacon Cheeseburger ($13.99)
  • Kids Mac & Cheese ($6.29)
  • Three refillable mugs ($53.97)
  • Brownie Sundae ($6.29)
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone ($3.99)

Grand Total, including 6.5% sales tax: $102.79
Entitlements Used: 3 Quick Service meals, 27 remaining

DAY 2
Breakfast – Everything Pop Food Court

  • Cheese Omelet ($8.99)
  • Pancakes & Sausage ($8.79)
  • Mickey Waffles ($6.29)
  • Bottle of orange juice ($4.29)
  • Coffee in refillable mugs (Free)

Grand Total for this meal, including 6.5% sales tax: $30.20
Running Meal Total: $132.99
Entitlements Used: 3 Quick Service meals, 24 remaining
 
Dinner – Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café at Magic Kingdom

  • Barbecued Pork Sandwich ($11.99)
  • Diet Coke ($3.29)
  • Greek Salad ($11.99)
  • Coke ($3.29)
  • Chicken Breast Nuggets (7.19)
  • S’mores ($3.99)

Grand Total for this meal, including 6.5% sales tax: $44.45
Running Meal Total: $177.44
Entitlements Used: 3 Quick Service meals, 21 remaining
From this point on, we're going to assume a fairly consistent $30.20 for breakfast every morning. We will continue outlining dinner choices, and simply include $30.20 for breakfast in the running totals.

DAY 3
Dinner - Tangierine Café at Epcot

  • Shawarma Chicken platter ($14.99)
  • Falafel Wrap ($8.99)
  • Kids Hamburger ($8.99)
  • 3 desserts ($9.75)

Grand Total for Breakfast, including 6.5% sales tax: $30.20
Grand Total for this Meal, including 6.5% sales tax: $45.49
Running Meal Total: $253.13
Entitlements Used: 6 Quick Service meals, 15 remaining
You may have noticed there are no beverages included with this meal. Sometimes you might be in the mood to have water instead of purchasing a drink so we left them off of this meal example for variety.

DAY 4
Dinner - Flame Tree Barbecue at Animal Kingdom

  • ½ Smoked Chicken ($13.29)
  • Diet Coke ($3.29)
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich ($10.69)
  • Coke ($3.29)
  • Kid's Meal Hot Dog ($6.79)
  • 2 desserts, $4.59 each ($9.18)

Grand Total for Breakfast: $30.20
Grand Total for this Meal, including 6.5% sales tax: $49.55
Running Meal Total: $332.88
Entitlements Used: 6 Quick Service meals, 9 remaining

DAY 5
Dinner - ABC Commissary at Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Chicken Breast Strips ($10.99)
  • Diet Coke ($3.29)
  • Southwest Burger ($14.99)
  • Coke ($3.29)
  • Kid’s Chicken Strips ($7.49)

Grand Total for Breakfast: $30.20
Grand Total for this meal, including 6.5% sales tax: $42.65
Running Meal Total: $405.73
Entitlements Used: 6 Quick Service, 3 remaining
We left dessert off of this meal; again for variety. Maybe the dessert choices didn't sound good to you or you just don't want dessert. This is definitely something you'll want to consider when planning.

DAY 6
Breakfast - Everything Pop (Before Departure)
Total for this meal: $30.20
Running Meals Total: $435.93

ALL Disney Dining Plan entitlements have now been used.
The "running meals total" leaves a difference of $197.77 between the cost of the Quick Service Dining Plan and what has been spent so far. There are still 30 snacks (10 snacks per guest, multiplied by 3 guests) remaining. Can you really spend that much on snacks? Here's a quick rundown of some random snacks around Walt Disney World that we might be likely to purchase:

  • Soft Pretzel $5.00
  • Popcorn $4.50
  • Pineapple Cup $4.25
  • Frozen Banana $5.25
  • Apple Slices with Caramel $4.00
  • Funnel Cake with Sugar $7.00
  • OMG Fudge Brownie $4.29
  • Pineapple Dole Whip Float $5.49
  • School Bread from Norway Pavilion $3.49
  • Cappuccino Glace $4.69
  • Vegetable Egg Rolls $3.99
  • Mango Smoothie $4.65
  • Chili-Cheese French Fries $5.79
  • Hot Cocoa $2.79
  • Mint Julep Lemonade Slushy $6.29
  • Dibs $5.00
  • Chili-Cheese French Fries $5.79
  • Potato Soup $4.39
  • Warm Chocolate Caramel Brownie $4.99
  • Jack-Jack Cookies $3.99
  • Red Velvet Cake $4.49
  • French Fries with Pulled Pork and Cheese $6.79
  • Apple Blossom Sundae $5.99
  • Pimento-Cheese BLT $5.29
  • Soft Drinks $3.29
  • New England Clam Chowder $6.49
  • Tomato Basil Soup $3.69
  • Orange Juice $4.29
  • 1 scoop Waffle Cone or Cup $4.69

Including sales tax, the total for the snacks listed would come to $154.84; costing $42.93 more to purchase the Quick Service Dining Plan instead of paying for everything out of pocket. You will likely deviate from this plan, but this is just an example. Many vacationers like to have this many snacks as they bring non-perishable snack items such as Mickey-shaped cereal treats or Mickey-shaped cheese crackers home with them – you can give them to friends and neighbors or stock up your pantry!


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Disney World Vacation Package PLUS Dining

The regular Disney Dining Plan includes the following entitlements for each guest in your party over the age of 2:

  • 1 Table Service entitlement, per night of your resort stay. A Table Service meal includes an entrée, dessert, and one non-alcoholic beverage or, for guests 21 and older, a choice of beer, wine, or a cocktail.
  • 1 Quick Service entitlement, per night of your resort stay. A Quick Service meal includes an entrée and one non-alcoholic beverage or, for guests 21 and older, a choice of beer, wine, or a cocktail.
  • 2 Snacks, per night of your resort stay
  • 1 Resort refillable mug per guest

You know your family's eating habits best. Book your room and buy your theme park tickets, you can always choose to add a Disney Dining Plan later. It's important to figure out where you'll be spending your time each day, and then book the Advance Dining Reservations for the meals you want. (That's an important step too! Dining locations can fill up early, and before you plan on dining at a certain restaurant, make sure that it's actually available to do!) Once you've got your reservations booked, take the time, do the math, and see if a dining plan would be a good idea for your family.

If you choose to – and we don't recommend doing this unless you're down to the end of your vacation and still have quite a few entitlements leftover – you may use your Table Service entitlements at Quick Service locations. It does not, however, work the other way around. (i.e. you cannot use Quick Service entitlements at a Table Service location)

  PER ADULT
PER CHILD

Regular Dining Plan

  • 1 Table-Service meal
  • 1 Quick-Service meal
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Resort refillable mug

$78.01 Per Night

$30.51 Per Night

Assuming the same 5-night stay used in our example above, we'd have 15 Table Service entitlements, 15 Quick Service entitlements, and 30 snacks. The cost of the regular Disney Dining Plan is $75.49 for adults and $25.75 for kids bringing the total to $883.65 for the addition of this Dining Plan. Here's how it would look for us:

ARRIVAL DAY

Dinner - Everything Pop

  • Seared Salmon ($13.49)
  • Bacon Cheeseburger ($13.99)
  • Kids Mac & Cheese ($6.29)
  • Three refillable mugs ($53.97)
  • Cheesecake ($4.29)
  • Cookie ($3.99)

Grand Total, including 6.5% sales tax: $102.26
Entitlements Used: 3 Quick Service meals, 12 remaining
0 Table Service meals, 15 remaining

DAY 2
Breakfast – Everything Pop

  • Mickey Waffles ($6.29)
  • Cheese Omelet ($8.99)
  • Pancakes & Sausage ($8.79)
  • Bottle of orange juice ($4.29)
  • Coffee in refillable mugs (Free)

Grand Total for this meal, including 6.5% sales tax: $30.20
Running Meal Total: $132.46
Entitlements Used: 3 Quick Service meals, 9 remaining
0 Table Service meals, 15 remaining

Just as in the Quick Service dining comparison, we'll use the same totals for breakfast each day at Everything Pop.

Dinner - The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom

  • All-You-Care-to-Enjoy Buffet ($45 per adult, $27 per child)

Grand Total for this meal, including 6.5% sales tax: $124.60
Running Meal Total: $257.06
Entitlements Used: 0 Quick Service, 9 remaining
3 Table Service meals, 12 remaining

*A couple of things to note with this meal. Firstly – even though this is a buffet, gratuity is customary. Disney will suggest 18%. This is not included in the tally simply because it's not covered by the Disney Dining Plan. However, you will need to budget for the gratuity. 18% of the pre-tax total would be $22.43. Additionally – when you look at the menu – it can be difficult to get an idea of the price, because a price range is listed on the official Disney website. If you know the date you’ll be dining at a particular restaurant, you can call Disney Dining and they will provide the price for that specific day and meal. For the purposes of this example, we've used the least expensive price in the range. If you'll be visiting during what Disney considers their peak season, plan on having to budget toward the higher end of the range.

DAY 3
Breakfast - Quick Service
Dinner - Restaurant Marrakesh at Epcot

  • Chicken Couscous ($26.99)
  • Roast Lamb Meshoui ($27.99)
  • Chicken Tenders ($7.99)
  • Kid's Ice Cream ($2.99)
  • 2 Moroccan Symphonies ($13.90)
  • 2 sodas ($6.58)

Grand Total for Breakfast: $30.20
Grand Total for this Meal, including 6.5% sales tax: $92.06
Running Meal Total: $379.32
Entitlements Used: 3 Quick Service meals, 6 remaining
3 Table Service meals, 9 remaining

DAY 4
Breakfast - Quick Service
Dinner - Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness

  • All-You-Care-to-Enjoy - $67 per adult and $39 per child, including gratuity

Grand Total for Breakfast: $30.20
Grand Total for this Meal, including 6.5% sales tax: $173.00
Running Meal Total: $582.52
Entitlements Used: 3 Quick Service meals, 3 remaining
6 Table Service meals, 3 remaining

You'll notice that Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue took two Table Service credits. There are several Signature restaurants and dinner show locations where you can use the Dining Plan, but you'll need to use 2 of your Table Service entitlements per person to dine there.

DAY 5
Breakfast - Quick Service
Dinner - Fantasmic! Dining Package at Hollywood & Vine at Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • All-You-Care-to-Enjoy, $58 per adult and $35 per child

Grand Total for Breakfast: $30.20
Grand Total for this meal, including 6.5% sales tax: $151.00
Running Meal Total: $763.72
Entitlements Used: 3 Quick Service, 0 remaining
3 Table Service, 0 remaining

Using the same snacks as the regular dining plan above, we are adding an additional $154.84 for snacks and our food total (not including any gratuity) would be $918.56.

That's approximately $34.91 over the price of the PLUS dining plan; meaning the dining plan cost is slightly less for a 5-day vacation on the regular dining plan. However, this approximation could rise or fall depending on four factors: (1) at what restaurants we are able to eat (the expensive locations where the most money is saved on the dining plan are not always available), (2) what we choose to order at the locations where we eat, (3) at what time of year you travel (during what Disney calls “peak season,” prices for many buffets go up) and (4) for what meal you use your Table Service credits.


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Disney World Package + Disney Dining Plan Plus

The Disney Dining Plan Plus is the newest edition to the Dining Plan options. When this Dining Plan is added to your vacation, each guest in your party who is over the age of 2 will receive the following for each night of your Resort stay:

  • Two Meal entitlements (can be used for Quick Service or Table Service meals)
  • Two Snack or non-alcoholic beverage entitlements
  • One Resort refillable mug

One Quick Service entitlement includes one entrée and one non-alcoholic specialty beverages and, for guests 21 and older, beer, wine, and cocktails. One Table Service entitlement includes one entrée and one non-alcoholic specialty beverages and, for guests 21 and older, beer, wine, and cocktails OR one full buffet and one non-alcoholic specialty beverages and, for guests 21 and older, beer, wine, and cocktails. Meal entitlements redeemed at lunch or dinner will also include one dessert.

Disney considers most single-serve items they sell snacks. Everything from a single-serve bottle of soda, to a whole fruit, to an ice cream bar. The list can vary depending on the specific restaurant you are dining at. We recommend stopping by the Disney Restaurants forum at DISboards.com as the discussion comes up frequently and posters are always looking for those details.

All Disney Resort hotels have a self-service soda fountain in their Quick Service restaurant. Although you can purchase a Resort refillable drink mug without a Disney Dining Plan, it will cost you $18.99 (plus tax – subject to change at any time without notice) for a 12-ounce, insulated mug. You can use that mug at your Resort hotel for complimentary refills throughout your stay. You can refill it with Coca-Cola products, tea, coffee, or hot chocolate.

With Disney Dining Plan Plus, guests can redeem their meal entitlements at either table service restaurants, quick service locations, character dining experiences, or a combination – giving them more flexibility. Meals can be redeemed in any order and in any combination. Unused meals and snacks rollover day to day.

Prices include tax. Adults are 10 years and older, and children are 3-9 years old in Disney prices.

  PER ADULT
PER CHILD

Disney Dining Plan Plus

$94.60 Per Night

$35 Per Night

One way to see if a Disney Dining Plan is a good value for your family is to take a look at our menu database and see what members of your family might order during their visit to a particular restaruant (while also keeping in mind that pricing is subject to change at any time without notice).


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Disney World Package PLUS Deluxe Dining Package

The last (and most expensive) of the three available plans is the Deluxe Disney Dining plan.

The Deluxe Disney Dining plan will include for each guest over the age of 2:

  • 3 meals, per night of your resort stay

  • 2 snacks, per night of your resort stay

  • 1 Resort refillable mug

Once again assuming the same 5-night stay used in our examples above, you'd have 45 meal entitlements and 30 snacks. The cost of the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan is $119.00 for adults and $47.50 for kids bringing the total cost to $1,427.50 for the addition of this Dining Plan.

What sets this plan apart from the Quick Service and regular Disney Dining Plan is the way the credits are issued. With the Deluxe Dining Plan, there is no distinction between a Quick Service entitlement and a Table Service entitlement. This plan provides maximum flexibility in that regard, but you pay dearly for that convenience.

If you use a meal entitlement at a Table Service location, you will be able to order an appetizer, entrée, dessert, and beverage. All of it will be covered by your dining plan.

  PER ADULT
PER CHILD

Deluxe Dining Plan

  • 3 meals (any combination of Table-Service and Quick-Service)
  • 2 Snacks
  • 1 Resort refillable mug

$119 Per Night

$47.50 Per Night

For all meals that require 2 table service entitlements on the regular Dining plan, you will need 2 meal entitlements on the Deluxe Dining Plan as well.

If you fall into one of the three groups below, the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan might be for you:

  1. Foodies: If you're coming to Walt Disney World to experience the food, you may want to consider this plan. Prepayment of what can be some pretty pricey food at some establishments can be a very good thing here. It also allows you the freedom to order the most expensive thing on the menu, if you want it, and not have to worry about sticker shock when you get the bill - although it's important to keep in mind that the Dining Plan does not include gratuity so if you choose to order the most expensive thing, your gratuity is going to need to reflect that.

  2. Die Hard, 3-meals-per-day guests: If you must have 3 table service meals per day, this may be something you'd want to consider.

  3. Guests planning on doing a lot of Table Service meals that are considered Signature dining: This sort of goes hand-in-hand with the Foodies group. If you like to eat at Signature dining locations such as Le Cellier or California Grill or you enjoy the shows like the Spirit Of Aloha Dinner Show, this can be a really wonderful plan. You can plan on a sit-down breakfast in the morning, a light lunch of something using a snack credit or two, and then a Signature dinner.

For the majority of guests who don't fit into the categories above, this plan is almost certain to be too much food, too much money, and require too much time.




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