Walt Disney World Resort Introduces New Dining Plan

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Walt Disney World Resort Introduces New Dining Plan

Walt Disney World Resort Introduces New Dining Plan that you really want to learn more about!  This could be the perfect fit for you and your family.  It “sits” right between the Standard and Deluxe Dining Plans and offers lots of flexibility.

Disney Dining Plan Plus

Starting today, Disney Resort hotel guests can add Disney Dining Plan Plus to their Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package. A Disney dining plan offers something for everyone as it is a convenient and flexible way for Walt Disney World guests to pre-pay for meals and eat at dining locations throughout our four theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and select locations at Disney Springs. With Disney Dining Plan Plus, guests get two meals per night of their package stay to redeem at either table service restaurants, quick service locations, character dining experiences, or a combination – giving them more flexibility.

In addition, the Disney Dining Plan Plus option includes two snacks per night, one Disney Resort hotel refillable drink mug (which can be used at any Disney Resort hotel quick-service location), and at each meal, unlimited refills of fountain sodas, single-service teas and brewed coffee, or one non-alcoholic specialty beverage, and for guests 21 and older with valid ID, one beer, wine or cocktail. Meals can be redeemed in any order and in any combination. Unused meals and snacks rollover day to day.

As Walt Disney World Resort continues to grow, there are so many amazing dining experiences for guests to enjoy, from new table-service restaurants like Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood and Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, to favorite quick-service options like Docking Bay 7 at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Satu’li Canteen at Pandora – The World of Avatar. You can see all of the places you can use the dining plane here:  2020 Dining Plan Locations

Disney Dining Plan Plus

Enjoy the flexibility of dining your way each and every day — use your meal credits exclusively on Table-Service experiences or add in some Quick-Service meals. The choice is entirely up to you!
2020 Walt Disney World Plus Dining Plan (Adobe PDF)

Is the Dining Plan Right For You?

This is one of the questions our travel counselor get asked the most.  Will a dining plan really save me money?  In most cases, it will and we’ve got some hard evidence to show you!   If you’re wondering how, we have some great blog posts written by members of our team to illustrate exactly how this works – see for yourself!

Your travel counselor will talk through your plans for eating and help you determine which, if any, dining plan would work for you and not only save you money, but offer convenience!  After all, we love talking food over at The Magic for Less Travel!

Walt Disney World Resort Introduces New Dining Plan

Dining Plan Highlights

Everyone in the party ages 3 and over will receive the following each night of their package stay:

  • 2 Meals Per Night of Stay – Any combination of Table-Service and Quick-Service Meals
  • 2 Snacks or Nonalcoholic Beverages Per Night of Stay
  • 1 Resort Refillable Mug*

Important Information

  • Beverages are included with each meal. Guests under 21 years of age may choose from a variety of nonalcoholic beverages. Guests 21 and older may substitute for beer, wine and cocktails.
  • Reservations at Table-Service restaurants are subject to availability.
  • Guests ages 3 to 9 must order from a children’s menu, where available.
  • The specific number of meal options and snacks are determined by the number of nights included in the package stay. However, meals can be rolled over and redeemed in any order throughout the vacation.

*Each Guest ages 3 and over will receive a Resort Refillable Mug, which is eligible for refills at self-service beverage islands at Quick-Service locations at any Disney Resort hotel.

What’s Included in Your Meal

Quick-Service Meal
Meals redeemed at breakfast, lunch or dinner will include:

  • 1 Entrée
  • 1 Nonalcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage, for Guests 21 and older)

Table-Service Meal
Meals redeemed at breakfast will include:

  • 1 Entrée
  • 1 Nonalcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage, for Guests 21 and older)


  • 1 Full Buffet** or Family-Style Meal
  • 1 Nonalcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage, for Guests 21 and older)

Meals redeemed at lunch or dinner will include:

  • 1 Entrée
  • 1 Dessert*
  • 1 Nonalcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage, for Guests 21 and older)


  • 1 Full Buffet** or Family-Style Meal
  • 1 Nonalcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage, for Guests 21 and older)

*Ask your server about potential substitutions, but substitutions are not guaranteed. **If available.

Alcoholic Beverages
Guests 21 and older may choose either one nonalcoholic beverage or one-single serving mixed cocktail, beer or wine (where offered) as part of their meal credit.

A single-serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails

Nonalcoholic Beverages
Guests 10 years of age and older can choose one nonalcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) as part of their meal credit.

A single-serving nonalcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Artisanal Milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium Hot Chocolate
  • Soda, Coffee or Tea
What’s Included in Your Snack

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
What’s Not Included
  • Items that are more than a single serving (such as a box of doughnuts or a jar of peanut butter)
  • Items (such as popcorn or drinks) that are served in a souvenir container
  • Items sold from recreational rental counters
  • Items considered to be merchandise (such as bottle toppers, glow cubes and bottle straps)
  • Special dining events offered at certain Table-Service locations
Other Magical Dining Experiences to Redeem Table-Service Meals

Character Dining
Dine with some of your favorite Disney Characters! Have your camera ready for this experience that adds a little extra magic to your Table-Service meal.

Please note that Cinderella’s Royal Table requires 2 Table-Service meal credits per Guest. All other Character Dining experiences only require 1 Table-Service credit per Guest.

Merchandise or photo imaging products that may be offered for sale at Character Dining Experiences are not included. Gratuities are not included unless otherwise noted.

Signature Dining Restaurants
Experience an elegant Table-Service option with a wide selection of cuisines ranging from traditional African, Indian and Mediterranean to premium steaks and fresh seafood.

Each meal from a Signature Dining restaurant on the Disney Dining Plan and the Disney Dining Plan Plus includes:

  • 1 Entrée
  • 1 Nonalcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage, for Guests 21 and older)
  • 1 Dessert

Two Table-Service meals for each Signature Dining restaurant meal ordered will be redeemed from each Guest’s meal plan balance.

The dress code for Signature Dining restaurants is Resort casual. Not permitted in dining room: tank tops, swimsuits or swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cutoffs, torn clothing of any kind or T-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics.

Dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant
Feast on French-inspired fare in one of our elaborately themed rooms-straight out of the beloved Disney classic!

2 Table-Service meals will be redeemed per person for dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant.

Dinner Shows
Enjoy family-style dining with live entertainment at a themed dinner show.

The Disney Dining Plan Plus can be used for Category 2 or Category 3 seating at all Dinner Shows (subject to availability) and Category 1 seating at the 8:30 PM Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue (subject to availability). Please pick up your Dinner Show ticket at the Concierge Desk in your Disney Resort hotel prior to arriving at the show. All Dinner Shows require advance reservations.

2 meals for each Dinner Show meal ordered will be redeemed from each Guest’s meal plan balance.

Private In-Room Dining
Indulge in the comfort and convenience of dining in your room at select Disney Resort hotels.

Each Private In-Room Dining meal on the Disney Dining Plan and the Disney Dining Plan Plus includes:

  • 1 Entrée
  • 1 Dessert (lunch and dinner)
  • 1 Nonalcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage, for Guests 21 and older)

Two meals for each Private In-Room Dining meal ordered will be redeemed from each Guest’s meal plan balance. Gratuities are included.

Please note: Dining Plans are not accepted for Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Private Dining.

Pizza Delivery
Each Pizza Delivery meal includes:

  • 1 Pizza Entrée Item
  • 2 Single-serving Nonalcoholic Beverages (or Alcoholic Beverages, for Guests 21 and older)
  • 2 Desserts

A total of 2 adult meals will be redeemed from your meal plan balance for each Pizza Delivery meal. Gratuities are included.

How to Use Your Dining Plan
  1. Present your valid Disney Resort ID (MagicBand or card) to your server or cashier at participating restaurants. View or download the 2020 Dining Plan Locations for a listing of restaurants.
  2. Specify the number of meals or snacks being redeemed.

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.

If you’re dining with another party that’s also using a MagicBand or card to redeem meals, please notify the server which meals should be redeemed on each valid Disney Resort ID.

You can redeem your meals and snacks in any order during your stay, until the number of meals and snacks associated with your package has been depleted. All unused meals and snacks and the ability to use your refillable mug expire at midnight on your package reservation checkout date.

How to Keep Track

Your dining plan usage is electronically linked to your reservation. Keep track of your remaining credits in 3 ways:

  1. Check your dining receipts. Remaining credits are printed on them.
  2. Ask your Resort Concierge or Guest Relations to obtain them at any time.
  3. View your remaining credits in the My Disney Experience app.


Table-Service restaurants, Character Dining locations and Signature restaurants book quickly, and some may have limited or no availability at the time of package purchase or when making dining reservations. Advance reservations are required for all Dinner Shows.

To make reservations:

  • Visit Walt Disney World Dining
  • Log on to My Disney Experience

An accepted major credit card guarantee is required for reservations at certain locations. Reservations must be canceled at least one day prior to the date of your reservation or a per-person cancellation charge may be incurred. (Charge varies by location.) Reservations may be made up to 180 days prior to arrival for best options.

  • Gratuities are not included except at Dinner Shows, Private In-Room Dining and Cinderella’s Royal Table.
  • An additional form of payment is needed if you add gratuity and have not provided a credit card at check-in to charge incidentals and other expenses to your room.
  • An 18% gratuity will automatically be added to your bill for parties of 6 or more.
  • An automatic gratuity charge may also be added to your bill for certain items you order that are not included in the Disney Dining Plan.
Additional Charges

Prix fixe menus and certain select menu items require payment of an additional amount in addition to redeeming the number of Table-Service credits required at the location.

Disney 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. Disney dining plan locations are subject to change without notice or liability. Theme Park admission is required for some dining locations. Operational hours may vary. Disney dining plan meals and snacks may not be redeemed for cash in whole or in part, sold separately, transferred or refunded. Disney dining plan meal and snack credits are based on the length 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, inclement weather or any circumstance beyond their control.

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