Everything You Need to Know About the Disney Dining Plan

Alessa Dufresne

Everything You Need to Know About the Disney Dining Plan

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If you are a fan of the Disney Dining Plan, the recent news of its return is likely the pixie dust you needed to make your 2024 Disney World vacation even more magical. The Disney Dining Plan has been gone for nearly three years, but thankfully, that timeline will end next year.

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That being said, there are many changes you need to know about with this revised Disney Dining Plan that differentiates it from what we have previously been used to. For those who did not know, the Disney Dining Plan will return to Walt Disney World Resort on January 9, 2024. Just a few days ago, bookings for the 2024 Walt Disney World vacation opened up, as well as the opportunity to book the Disney Dining Plan with future packages. Our friends at Be Our Guest Vacations were there to help all of our readers book their upcoming trips, dealing with Disney’s long wait times, offering suggestions and solutions, and making the process of navigating through a Disney World vacation easy, seamless, and stress-free.

If you are someone who enjoys eating when you are on vacation and prefers an “all-inclusive” style of travelling, the Disney Dining Plan may be something you want to look into. With hundreds of dining locations available for you to enjoy, and multiple price points, purchasing a Disney Dining Plan can help you budget and enjoy your trip even more.

There are two plans: Disney Dining Plan and Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan. The Disney Dining Plan, including table-service restaurants, will be $94.28 per adult or $29.69 per child. The pricing is per night. The Quick-Service Dining Plan will be $57 per adult and $23.83 per child.

Disney Dining Plan

Everyone in the party ages 3 and over receives the following during their package stay:

  • 1 Quick-Service Meal Per Night of Stay*
  • 1 Table-Service Meal Per Night of Stay*
  • 1 Snack or Nonalcoholic Beverage Per Night of Stay*
  • 1 Resort-Refillable Mug**

For example, if you book a 4-night package with a Disney Dining Plan, each guest (ages 3 and up) in your party would receive 4 Table-Service meals, 4 Quick-Service meals and 4 snacks or nonalcoholic beverages—which can be used at any time during your 4-night stay.

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 with valid identification may substitute for beer, wine and cocktails.
  • Reservations at Table-Service restaurants are highly recommended and are subject to availability.
  • Guests age 3 to 9 must order from a children’s menu, where available.
  • Plan must be purchased for entire length of stay and for the entire party (ages 3 and up).
  • Meals are nontransferable between party members and expire at midnight on day of checkout.

* Specific number of meals and snacks is determined by the number of nights included in the package stay. You can redeem your meals and snacks any day during your stay until the number 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.

Read more on that here.

Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

Everyone in the party ages 3 and over receives the following during their package stay:

  • 2 Quick-Service Meals Per Night of Stay*
  • 1 Snack or Nonalcoholic Beverage Per Night of Stay*
  • 1 Resort-Refillable Mug**

For example, if you book a 4-night package with a Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, each Guest (ages 3 and up) in your party would receive 8 Quick-Service meals and 4 Snacks or Nonalcoholic Beverages—which can be used at any time during your 4-night stay.

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 with valid identification may substitute for beer, wine and cocktails.
  • Guests ages 3 to 9 must order from a children’s menu, where available.
  • Plan must be purchased for entire length of stay and for the entire party (ages 3 and up).
  • Meals are nontransferable between party members and expire at midnight on day of checkout.

* Specific number of meals and snacks are determined by the number of nights included in the package stay. You can redeem your meals and snacks any day during your stay, until the number associated with your package have been depleted. All unused meals and snacks and the ability to use your refillable mug expire at midnight on your package reservation checkout date.

Read more on that here.

All of this may sound very confusing if you are dealing with it for the first time (and EVERYONE is dealing with this version of the Disney Dining Plan for the first time!) That is why it is important to keep experts like Be Our Guest Vacations by your side during the booking process. They can help you maximize your plan so that you use all of your credits and save a ton of money in comparison to paying in full. They also know little hacks that can help you enjoy even more luxurious and themed dining opportunities. For example: if you are spending a day away from the Disney parks, and enjoying other tourist destinations in Orlando such as Universal Orlando Resort, you may end up not using all of your Disney Dining Plan credits that day. Instead of feeling like you are missing out, the experts at Be Our Guest Vacations can assist you, and help you stack those credits so that you can enjoy a table service dining location such as Cinderella’s Royal Table which typically holds a high price point, and one that you may have objected to if you were paying out of pocket while booking. That being said, these little tips and tricks are hard to come by if you do not have someone guiding you through the process. To learn more about that, click here.

What about snacks and drinks?

If you want to know all the snacks and drinks you can enjoy when on the Disney Dining Plan, we got you covered!

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
  • 2 scoops of hand-scooped ice cream
  • Popcorn scoop (single-serving box)
  • Piece of whole fruit
  • Single-serve bag of snacks
  • 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola® products, including Dasani® water
  • 20-ounce fountain soft drink
  • Single-serve coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, milk or juice
  • Cup of soup
  • Add on toppings or sauces (e.g. side of cheese dipping sauce)

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. 

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.

A single-serving nonalcoholic beverage includes items such as:

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

If you have more questions about the Disney Dining Plan, we have the perfect video for you! Tom chatted with our expert friends at Be Our Guest Vacations in studio the day the dining plan was released, and we were able to ask all of our questions and get the perfect answers. You can check that out below:

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Want to know what locations are being offered in the Disney Dining Plan? We have a full list below:

Disney Dining Plan

  • 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck
  • 50s Prime Time Café
  • ABC Commissary
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
  • Ale & Compass Lounge
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant
  • Amorette’s Patisserie
  • The Artist’s Palette
  • Avalunch
  • B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.
  • Backlot Express
  • Backstretch Pool Bar
  • Banana Cabana
  • Bar River
  • Barcelona Lounge
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant
  • Beach Club Marketplace
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
  • Beaches Pool Bar & Grill
  • Biergarten Restaurant
  • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
  • Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
  • BoardWalk Deli
  • The Boathouse
  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall
  • Boma – Flavors of Africa
  • Cafe Rix
  • Cape May Cafe
  • Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar
  • Capt. Cook’s
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Centertown Market Grab & Go
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
  • Chef Mickey’s
  • Chicken Guy!
  • The Chuck Wagon
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table
  • Cítricos
  • Cítricos Lounge
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Connections Café
  • Connections Eatery
  • Contempo Café
  • Cookes of Dublin
  • Cooling Hut
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Courtyard Pool Bar
  • Cove Bar
  • Creature Comforts
  • Crew Cup’s Lounge
  • Crockett’s Tavern
  • The Crystal Palace
  • D-Luxe Burger
  • Dahlia Lounge
  • The Daily Poutine
  • The Diamond Horseshoe
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
  • Dockside Diner
  • The Drop Off Pool Bar
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • The Edison
  • El Mercado de Coronado
  • Enchanted Rose
  • End Zone Food Court
  • Enzo’s Hideaway
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill
  • Everything POP Shopping & Dining
  • Fairfax Fare
  • Fife & Drum Tavern
  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Flying Fish
  • The Friar’s Nook
  • Garden Grill Restaurant
  • Gasparilla Island Grill
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Geyser Point Bar & Grill
  • Golden Oak Outpost
  • Good’s Food to Go
  • Grand Floridian Cafe
  • Grandstand Spirits
  • Gurgling Suitcase
  • Harambe Market
  • Hollywood & Vine
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge
  • House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
  • Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill
  • Intermission Food Court
  • Jaleo by José Andrés
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place
  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
  • Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
  • Katsura Grill
  • Kona Cafe
  • Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
  • La Cantina de San Angel
  • La Hacienda de San Angel
  • Landscape of Flavors
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse
  • Leaning Palms
  • Leaping Horse Libations
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • Local Green Orlando Food Truck
  • Lottawatta Lodge
  • Lotus Blossom Café
  • Lowtide Lou’s
  • The Lunching Pad
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Maji Pool Bar
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
  • The Mara
  • Mardi Grogs
  • Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante
  • The Market at Ale & Compass
  • Marketplace Snacks
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Maya Grill
  • Meadow Snack Bar
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Morimoto Asia Street Food
  • Muddy Rivers
  • Narcoossee’s
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant
  • Nomad Lounge
  • Oasis Bar & Grill
  • ‘Ohana
  • Olivia’s Cafe
  • Paddlefish
  • The Paddock Grill
  • Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Pepe by José Andrés
  • Petals Pool Bar
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Pizza Ponte
  • Pizza Window
  • Pizzafari
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Planet Hollywood
  • The Plaza Restaurant
  • The Polite Pig
  • Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
  • Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs Marketplace
  • Rainforest Cafe at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Refreshment Outpost
  • Refreshment Port
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • River Roost
  • Riverside Mill Food Court
  • Rix Sports Bar & Grill
  • Roaring Fork
  • Ronto Roasters
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room
  • Rose’s All-American Café
  • Roundup Rodeo BBQ
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante
  • Sanaa
  • Sanaa Lounge
  • The Sand Bar
  • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
  • Satu’li Canteen
  • Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
  • Sebastian’s Bistro
  • Siestas Cantina
  • Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar
  • Singing Spirits Pool Bar
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Smokehouse at House of Blues
  • Snack Shack
  • Sommerfest
  • Spice Road Table
  • Splitsville Dining Room
  • Spyglass Grill
  • Steakhouse 71
  • Steakhouse 71 Lounge
  • Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White
  • Sunshine Seasons
  • Surf Doggies
  • Swirls on the Water
  • T-REX
  • Tambu Lounge
  • Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina
  • Teppan Edo
  • Terralina Crafted Italian
  • Territory Lounge
  • Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Lago
  • Tiffins Restaurant
  • Tokyo Dining
  • Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood
  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
  • Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Trail’s End Restaurant
  • Trattoria al Forno
  • The Trolley Car Café
  • The Turf Club Bar and Grill
  • The Turf Club Lounge
  • Turtle Shack Poolside Snacks
  • Tusker House Restaurant
  • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante
  • Typhoon Tilly’s
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
  • Victoria Falls Lounge
  • Warming Hut
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe
  • Woody’s Lunch Box
  • World Premiere Food Court
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse
  • Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes
  • Yak & Yeti Restaurant
  • YeSake Kiosk
  • Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan

  • 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck
  • ABC Commissary
  • Amorette’s Patisserie
  • The Artist’s Palette
  • Avalunch
  • B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.
  • Backlot Express
  • Backstretch Pool Bar
  • Barcelona Lounge
  • Beach Club Marketplace
  • Beaches Pool Bar & Grill
  • Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
  • BoardWalk Deli
  • Cafe Rix
  • Capt. Cook’s
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Centertown Market Grab & Go
  • Chicken Guy!
  • The Chuck Wagon
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Connections Café
  • Connections Eatery
  • Contempo Café
  • Cookes of Dublin
  • Cooling Hut
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Courtyard Pool Bar
  • Cove Bar
  • Creature Comforts
  • D-Luxe Burger
  • The Daily Poutine
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
  • Dockside Diner
  • The Drop Off Pool Bar
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • El Mercado de Coronado
  • End Zone Food Court
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill
  • Everything POP Shopping & Dining
  • Fairfax Fare
  • Fife & Drum Tavern
  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • The Friar’s Nook
  • Gasparilla Island Grill
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Golden Oak Outpost
  • Good’s Food to Go
  • Grandstand Spirits
  • Harambe Market
  • Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill
  • Intermission Food Court
  • Katsura Grill
  • Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
  • La Cantina de San Angel
  • Landscape of Flavors
  • Leaning Palms
  • Leaping Horse Libations
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Local Green Orlando Food Truck
  • Lottawatta Lodge
  • Lotus Blossom Café
  • Lowtide Lou’s
  • The Lunching Pad
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Maji Pool Bar
  • The Mara
  • Mardi Grogs
  • The Market at Ale & Compass
  • Marketplace Snacks
  • Meadow Snack Bar
  • Morimoto Asia Street Food
  • Muddy Rivers
  • Oasis Bar & Grill
  • The Paddock Grill
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Pepe by José Andrés
  • Petals Pool Bar
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Pizza Ponte
  • Pizza Window
  • Pizzafari
  • PizzeRizzo
  • The Polite Pig
  • Refreshment Outpost
  • Refreshment Port
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Riverside Mill Food Court
  • Roaring Fork
  • Ronto Roasters
  • Rose’s All-American Café
  • Sanaa Lounge
  • The Sand Bar
  • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
  • Satu’li Canteen
  • Siestas Cantina
  • Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar
  • Singing Spirits Pool Bar
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Smokehouse at House of Blues
  • Snack Shack
  • Sommerfest
  • Spyglass Grill
  • Sunshine Seasons
  • Surf Doggies
  • Swirls on the Water
  • Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina
  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Trail’s End Restaurant
  • The Trolley Car Café
  • Turtle Shack Poolside Snacks
  • Typhoon Tilly’s
  • Warming Hut
  • Woody’s Lunch Box
  • World Premiere Food Court
  • Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes
  • YeSake Kiosk
  • Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Are you excited about the return of Disney Dining Plans to Walt Disney World? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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