Walt Disney World Raises Prices on the Disney Dining Plan for 2020

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Add the Disney Dining Plan to the list of price increases announced in the past week. Following the trend of Overnight Parking Fees and Annual Passes, the Disney Dining Plan is about to cost you more money to purchase.

Starting in 2020, Dining Plan prices will increase by the following amounts:

Quick Service Dining Plan (2 quick-service meals, 2 snacks, and 1 refillable mug)

  • Adult $55.00 ($52.50 in 2019)
  • Child $26.00 ($23.78 in 2019)

Standard Dining Plan (1 table-service meal, 1 quick-service meal, 2 snacks, 1 refillable mug)

  • Adult $78.01 ($75.49 in 2019)
  • Child $30.51 ($27.98 in 2019)

Deluxe Dining Plan (3 table-service or quick-service meals, 2 snacks, 1 refillable mug)

  • Adult $119.00 ($116.25 in 2019)
  • Child $47.50 ($43.49 in 2019)

Here’s a quick breakdown of what the Disney Dining plan includes for each entitlement.

Each Quick-Service meal includes (for breakfast, lunch or dinner):

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

Each Table-Service meal includes (for breakfast):

  • 1 Entrée
  • 1 Non-alcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage, for Guests 21 and older)
    -OR-
  • 1 Full Buffet or Family-Style Meal

Each Table-Service meal includes (for lunch or dinner):

  • 1 Appetizer (Deluxe Dining Plan only)
  • 1 Entrée
  • 1 Dessert
  • 1 Non-alcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage, for Guests 21 and older)
    -OR-
  • 1 Full Buffet or Family-Style Meal

Beverages:
Guests under 21 years of age can choose one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). 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) within their meal entitlement.

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

Will you be buying into the Disney Dining Plan given the price increases?

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Ron Patterson
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Ron Patterson

I’m ok with a few bucks, but man the Annual pass hike really hurt

JohnsSister
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JohnsSister

Ron, if you are planning more than 2 trips this year, it starts to pay for itself. If you don’t use ALL the services, drop down to a lesser ticket. I still have my 25th anniversary Super Hopper Pass( I was supposed to turn it in for exchange for a cheaper pass) nobody asked me for it. All of the friends I was with, are kicking themselves. It isn’t worth anything. But, in our minds it does. Enjoy your time there. Really enjoy it.

Ron Patterson
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Ron Patterson

We’ve been 6 times this year, we still have food and wine coming and the pass holder event for SGE at WDW….so I’m figuring at least 10 time’s this year maybe more

Frank Giannone
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Frank Giannone

As they chip away more and more at my wallet, I lose more and more interest in going to the “happiest place on earth”. There has to be a limit.

Kiddywhompus
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Kiddywhompus

The meal plan was a great convenience when we first started to Disney. Last year was the first time we decided not to use the meal plan, and we saved a few hundred dollars! There is sooo much food in one meal for the meal plan, we didn’t need it all! We ate at all of the same restaurants, but we didn’t always need an appetizer or dessert. Also saved money by ordering through the children’s menu for our 10 year old daughter, where the meal plan would have charged her as an adult. There is no way she can… Read more »

Caleb Winn
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Caleb Winn

Honestly, compared to the AP increases these seem reasonable, even minor.

JP F
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JP F

Is the quick service dining plan worth it? Heading down in a month but not sure if I should purchase it. Thanks

Beth
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Beth

Food costs have gone up so that is understandable BUT ticket prices and parking fees is outrageous! Your already paying top dollar to stay at the resorts and then parking fees on top of it is ridiculous.

JohnsSister
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JohnsSister

No disrespect. Just wondering why you are using a car when you are staying at a WDW resort? There are SO many ways to get around. I didn’t think I’d like the boat ride to see the Castle, but, I was wrong. I hope you enjoy your trip.

Becky
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Becky

Some of us drive to Florida, instead of flying, so we have our cars with us. For us, the cost of parking is better than flying, so we don’t have a huge problem paying for it. However, going from paying $0 to $24 to $25 over a couple year span is a bit extreme, especially if there are not large improvements being made to the parking lots.

Dennis
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Dennis

What is Disney NOT raising the prices on?!? One word- Greed.

JohnsSister
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JohnsSister

Wages go up. Products go up. Even if an employee does not see a big raise, whomever is contracted to deliver the things, to keep the supplies ample, they have families, they need their raises. Some companies offer health care. Does anybody know the increases this year? Whenever you are dealing for food, has to understand this. It’s like a big river that trickles down. Plus the cost of food is determined by the weather. It’s nature. It’s something nobody things about. If you are planning a stay at WDW, you have to know how many mouths you are feeding.

Adam
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Adam

Tell that to the employees who formed a union to get more than minimum wage for the amount of hours and work they put in. 1 in 10 Disneyland employees experiencing homelessness. Meanwhile they’re charging $30 for a $2 bubble wand made in China, and $1 to flatten your penny. Lol! Why doesn’t anyone think about poor Disney?! :/

Jack Curran
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Jack Curran

I have a 4 and a 5 year old at disney right now. We just spent what would have been over $300 dollars for Minnies seasonal dining. And almost double that last night at Be Our Guest. Even with the increase, if you plan your meals, you can save alot of money.

Roe
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Roe

Is there anything in the parks that Disney does not raise the price on a weekly basis???

soaper
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soaper

I can deal with the DDP going up. I am still not over the paying for parking at resorts. I’m still not over it.

TAMI
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TAMI

After learning about the parking fee and increasing dining prices, we will be staying off-site as usual.