Walt Disney World updates Disney Dining Plan with new options

Feb 27, 2020 in "Disney Dining Plan"

Beginning today, Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests can add a new Disney Dining Plan Plus to their package. 

The new package aims to offer more flexibility in the type of dining available for guests using the Dining Plan.

Disney Dining Plan Plus

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.

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 so you can use them whenever you want during your stay. 

Disney Dining Plan Plus 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)

-OR-

  • 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)

-OR-

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

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

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

Character Dining

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

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.

Dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant

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

Dinner Shows

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

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.

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.

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Article Posted: Feb 27, 2020 / 11:31am ET