New single-day quick service dining plan test to begin at the Magic Kingdom

Jan 06, 2017 in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Friday January 6, 2017 9:51am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Magic Kingdom will be testing a new dining option later this month called "1-Day Disney Dine-on-the-Go."

Disney Dine-on-the-Go is planned to test between January 12 and February 22 2017, with the option available for purchase at Guest relations. Adults are priced at $29 plus tax, and children (ages 3 - 9) at $12 plus tax.

Guests who purchase this 1-Day Disney Dine-on-the-Go plan will receive certificates redeemable at participating Magic Kingdom restaurants.

  • One lunch quick-service meal that includes one (1) entrée and one (1) non-alcoholic single-serving beverage (may be used only until 4 p.m.)
  • One dinner quick-service meal that includes one (1) entrée and one (1) non-alcoholic single-serving beverage (may be used from 4 p.m. until close)

Dessert is not included.

Participating restaurants will include:

  • Casey’s Corner
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Café
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant

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Disney-TrainsJan 11, 2017

I do remember! Cumbia Harbor House had fresh brewed iced tea a bit longer than the others. Would be great to get Joffreys Black tea at Disney World restaurants. At least Starbucks is an option... But with a long line. And the joffreys tea kiosk at DAK.

COProgressFanJan 10, 2017

Remember when the tea didn't start as syrup? I love iced tea, but it was so much better when they actually had the fresh brewed stuff at quick serve locations. I think they switched around maybe 2009 or so -- such a shame. The premixed Gold Peak stuff is not good (though better than premixed Nestea -- that stuff just tastes like weird chemicals). While they've improved the coffee offerings in recent years (Joffreys vs. instant Nescafe), they've downgraded their teas, unfortunately.

flynnibusJan 10, 2017

This is a sucker beat for Disney to ensure it locks in the money from a guest.... regardless of future waits in the park or lines. It bets on people not being savvy with their money. It locks you in for almost no return value

RobidaFlatsJan 09, 2017

Viewing convenience (including that involved with prepayment) as a value is certainly a valid calculation. However, I would suggest that just because something is a luxury does not mean that value can be ignored. In fact, if that were the case, Tiffany (or some other very expensive alternative) would be the only jewelry retailer. Instead, there are a plethora of retailers, most attempting to compete on price for a luxury. Deriving a dollar value from a vacation is certainly difficult, and in some cases impossible, but even if it is on a subconscious level, every consumer does some sort of math when planning one.

mikenatcity1Jan 09, 2017

I was really hoping for this to be good- I was wanting to get it when I spend 1 day at MK in a couple weeks. But, with the price at $30, if I don't get the most expensive thing on the menu at any of the places, it actually becomes more expensive. The price SOUNDS like a good deal for food...until you look up the prices :( Sigh...

Tony the TiggerJan 08, 2017

This wouldn't work for me. I can't have peace of mind knowing I paid $60 per day and might order less than that. I have no qualms about putting dinners on a credit card, getting points back for doing so, and then having a month or more to pay it back afterwards. If I'm in the mood to splurge, I splurge. It's decided before we open the menu. But whatever works for everybody! That's why we have options. There's so much psychology at play here.

ravenJan 08, 2017

Most Orlando locals know the ins and outs and scams that Disney tries with their guests. When you live in the area you hear everything and become wise. Hence out of town guests always asking locals for advice.

drizgirlJan 08, 2017

Really? I would think most locals would be too savvy to pay that for what's offered. I think they are relying on the general Orlando visitor who wants to throw in a day at Disney. The sort that walks up and buys a one day ticket that morning.

ravenJan 08, 2017

My comment was referring to locals (which this seems to be aimed at). They can simply eat before and after they visit the parks, and most due because they know how expensive it is there.

HakunamatataJan 08, 2017

Here is how I approach the DDP. I dont look at it from how much money Im saving or how much money Disney is making off of me. Trying to derive dollar value from a vacation is fruitless in my mind because Im purchasing a luxury item not a necessity. I dont have to purchase the vacation. The thing that brings me value when purchasing a Disney trip is being able to have 90 or 95% of the cost taken care of before I arive. Relating this to DDP. I enjoy my dining experiences while on vacation much more if I have already purchased the meal before I look at the menu. If I dont "prepay" I find myself looking at prices first then what the menu item is and I tend to not order what I am in the mood for but what my mind tells me is the most cost effective. I have to make those decisions the other 355 days a year. I dont want to do that while im on vacation. So when Im getting @Kingdom Konsultant to get my trip going for me, by the time the final payment is due, I want to be excited about a paid for trip where the biggest decisions I have to make are if the "tshirt" I want to pay too much for will fit and should I have the churro, dole whip, premium Mickey bar, or all three.

RSoxNo1Jan 08, 2017

That's not a bad price point, but with the 20% discount it becomes a wash for AP holders.

Nubs70Jan 08, 2017

This locks in meal purchases at the highest price point whether used or not. Buy anything less than the most expensive item, WDW margin increases.

drizgirlJan 08, 2017

You expected something different?

marni1971Jan 08, 2017

The company wins. Not the guest.