Dining Plan vs. No Dining Plan?
Is the Disney Dining Plan worth it? What’s included in the Dining Plan? Do we have to pick from only a select few entrees? These are just a few of the great questions we get from clients about the Disney Dining Plan.
Quite simply……….YES! The Disney Dining Plan is worth it. There are over 200 restaurants on property that accept the Disney Dining plan and you will find a wide variety of dining options on the menus are restaurants across the parks, resort properties and Downtown Disney area.
The Disney Dining Plan can actually save you MONEY. In fact, it’s about a 20% savings on the Plus Dining Plan and about 25% off the Deluxe Dining Plan. My family was recently on vacation at Walt Disney World this past summer and this is an example of my dining for the day.
Quick Service Meal with drink at Pecos Bill’s $15.00
Snack (Dole Whip!) $5.00
Character Dinner at Chef Mickey’s + tip $59.99 + $12.00
Total Cost $92.99
On the Plus Dining Plan (Disney’s most popular dining plan), you receive 1 table service restaurant, 1 counter service restaurant and 1 snack per person for each night’s stay at your Disney resort property. The cost of the day’s worth of dining on the Plus Dining Plan meal would have been around $60.64!
Whether you’re a family who’s “on the go” and doesn’t want to be “too scheduled” with your day, a family that enjoys adding character meals to their itinerary to get that extra one on one time with multiple characters, or a couple looking to experience the amazing Signature Dining experiences that Disney offers its guests, there is a Disney Dining Plan for you! Your Me and The Mouse Travel specialist will work with you to determine which dining play is the perfect fit for your Disney vacation. As a Me and The Mouse client, your travel specialist will also share “hints and tips” on how to stretch and make the most of your Disney Dining Plan.
If you’re like my family, you like to have the details of your vacation taken care of. Adding the Disney Dining Plan allows you to save money, as well as lets everyone choose exactly what they want to eat without having to discuss: “How many drinks are we buying? Can I have dessert?” When you’re spending time at “The Most Magical Place on Earth”, you don’t want to walk all around looking at meals and menu pricing. With the Disney Dining Plan, the details are already taken care of for you.
We love the ease and the money savings that the Disney Dining Plan adds to resort guests stay at Walt Disney World! Let your Me and The Mouse Travel Specialist know that you want a Disney Dining Plan added to your resort vacation package.
2015 DISNEY DINING PLAN PRICING:
- All Disney Dining Plans include a Resort Refillable Mug ($18.00 value).
- Guests 2 and under do not have to be on a Dining Plan, but are welcome to share a meal with another family member.
|PER ADULT, PER NIGHT
(adults 10 years and older)
|PER CHILD, PER NIGHT
(children 3-9 years)
|Quick Service Dining||$41.99||$16.03|