Disney Dining Plans at Walt Disney World

Seasonal Salad
California Grill
Disney’s Contemporary Resort

When I visit Walt Disney World, my trips are usually planned around food. There are so many incredible dining options that it’s hard to choose where to eat. I’m not talking burgers and fries here, Disney has some of the most innovative and delicious dining options anywhere. With over 250 restaurants to choose from, you are sure to find something you will love.

Disney dining plans offer a convenient and flexible way to enjoy the hundreds of dining options at Walt Disney World. It’s a great way to budget your food expenses, as you can pay for your meals in advance. There is something for everyone now with 4 dining plan options available in 2020

Disney Dining Plans Overview

Disney dining plans are available as part of Disney Resort Hotel Packages. Everyone in the room must be on the same package, including children 3 and up. When you book a package with any of the dining plans, you will receive: 

  • Accommodations at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel
  • Walt Disney World Theme Park Tickets with a choice of 2 to 10 Theme Park days and Park Hopper options
  • One Keepsake Luggage Tag per person
  • One Resort Refillable Mug per person (for guests over 3 years old)

What’s Included

Quick-Service meals include (for breakfast, lunch and dinner):

  • 1 Entrée
  • 1 Non-alcoholic beverage (or Alcoholic beverage, for Guests 21 and older)
Mongolian Grilled Fish
Landscape of Flavors (QS)
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Table-Service meals include (for breakfast):

  • 1 Entrée
  • 1 Non-alcoholic beverage (or Alcoholic beverage, for Guests 21 and older)

-OR-

  • 1 Full Buffet (if available) or Family-Style Meal

Table-Service meals include (for lunch and dinner):

  • 1 Appetizer
  • 1 Entrée
  • 1 Dessert
  • 1 Non-alcoholic beverage (or Alcoholic beverage, for Guests 21 and older)

-OR-

  • 1 Full Buffet (if available) or Family-Style Meal
Boma
Animal Kingdom Lodge

Snacks

At Quick-Service restaurants, most Outdoor Carts and select merchandise locations, snacks may include a single serving of items such as:

  • Frozen ice cream novelty, popsicle or fruit bar
  • Popcorn scoop
  • 12 oz. coffee, hot chocolate or hot tea
  • Prepackaged milk or juice
  • Piece of whole fruit
  • Bag of snacks
  • 20 oz. bottle of Coca-Cola, Sprite or Dasani water
  • 20 oz. fountain soft drink
Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw
Coastal Eats Booth (Snack)
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Please take note that not all items are considered snacks. You will want to look for the Disney Dining Plan symbol next to the items, which denotes they are available.

Some notable items not included on the Disney Dining Plan are anything that is more than a single serving (boxes of doughnuts, jar of peanut butter, etc…), popcorn or beverages served in a souvenir container and items sold at recreational rental counters.

To get the best value out of your snack credits, you will want to use them for items that are $5 or more. Examples of this are Epcot festival food booths, Frappuccinos from Starbucks, ice cream sundaes from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor and Blue and Green Milk in Galaxy’s Edge.

Blue & Green Milk
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Beverages with Meals

Guests under 21 years of age can choose one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). A single-serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Artisanal Milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium Hot Chocolate
  • Soda, Coffee or Tea

Guests 21 and older can choose either one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one single-serving mixed cocktail, beer or wine (where offered) with meal entitlement. A single-serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as: 

  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails
Martini Overlooking the Magic Kingdom
California Grill
Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Most beer, wine and mixed drink beverages are included, some exceptions apply. Guests must be 21 or older and present valid ID to be served alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages may only be redeemed with a Quick-Service or Table-Service meal entitlement. 

How to Use Your Dining Plan

  1. Present your valid Disney Resort ID (MagicBand or card) to your server or cashier at participating restaurants. 
  2. Specify the number of meals or snacks being redeemed.

You will find your remaining balance of meal entitlements on your receipt after redeeming a meal. You can always ask your server for your balance as well.

Wedged Romaine Salad with Shrimp
Ale & Compass
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

For special dietary requests, Guests should note them at the time of booking their dining reservations. Guests may also speak with a chef or manager upon arrival at the dining location. Disney is incredibly accommodating to dietary restrictions and preferences, so never be afraid to ask. Most locations have separate Allergy-Friendly menus that make ordering very easy.

Getting the best value out of your Disney Dining Plan and making reservations to fit in your schedule can feel like a full-time job! That’s why having a Personal Travel Planner can be so beneficial. I have tips and tricks to help you get all the meals you want and take the stress out of planning. I’ll even make your reservations for you!

Have questions about any of the Disney Dining Plans? Contact me today!

Note: Disney Dining Plan pricing and information is valid through 12/31/20. Updated on 3/4/20.

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