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Raise a Glass to 2018 Disney Dining Plans

[fa icon="calendar"] Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 03:41 PM / by Mary Ellen Nunes

Mary Ellen Nunes

Disney Drinks.jpgDisney World just recently released their 2018 vacation packages online. One of the BIG changes ...adult beverages!

The new Disney Dining plan prices obvious had to increase to cover the costs of all the additional inclusion options. When compared to 2017 Disney Dining plan prices the cost difference is $10 or less per adult per day.

Let's face it, there are plenty of parents who will rejoice at the idea of a good, strong cocktail after spending a long day at the parks with their kids. Guests age 21 and over can choose one serving of wine, sangria, cider, beer, or mixed cocktail (where offered) with their meal.

Non drinkers and younger guest can enjoy the addition of other delicious specialty drinks. Non alcoholic specialty beverages include artisanal milkshakes, smoothies, premium hot chocolates, soda, coffee, tea. It really is one of those situations where everybody wins with more inclusions to this very popular dining program.

Here’s what each dining plan includes:

 

2018 Disney Quick Service Dining Plan

Prices:  $52.49/adult per night  and  $21.75/child age 3-9 per night

Each guest (ages 3 and over) will receive these inclusions daily per night of your package stay:

  • Two Quick Service Meals (including one entree and one beverage)
  • Two Snacks
  • One Refillable Resort Mug-can be used at self-service beverage stations at any Disney Resort hotel.
  • Beverages - NEW
    • Guests under 21 years of age can choose one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered).
    • Guests OVER 21 and older can can choose either one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) with their meal entitlement.

2018 Disney Standard Dining Plan

Prices:  $75.49/adult per night  and  $25.80/child age 3-9 per night

Each guest (ages 3 and over) will receive these inclusions daily per night of your package stay:

  • One Table Service Meal (including one entree, one beverage, and one dessert OR one full buffet)
  • One Quick Service Meal (including Entree and beverage) 
  • Two Snacks
  • One Refillable Resort Mug - can be used at self-service beverage stations at any Disney Resort hotel.
  • Beverages - NEW
    • Guests under 21 years of age can choose one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered).
    • Guests OVER 21 and older can can choose either one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) with their meal entitlement.

2018 Deluxe Disney Dining Plan

Prices:  $116.24/per adult per night  and   $39.90/per child age 3-9 per night

Each guest (ages 3 and over) will receive these inclusions daily per night of your package stay:

  • Three meals daily at either quick service or table service restaurants
  • Two snacks
  • One Refillable Resort mug -can be used at self-service beverage stations at any Disney Resort hotel.
  • Beverages - NEW
    • Guests under 21 years of age can choose one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered).
    • Guests OVER 21 and older can can choose either one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) with their meal entitlement.

Additional FAQs about Disney Dining.....

What is a meal at Disney?  

A quick service meal includes an entree and a beverage.

A table service meal includes an entree and beverage at breakfast, at lunch and dinner it includes an entree, a dessert, and a beverage, or a full buffet or family style meal at any time.

A signature meal aka Signature Dining also includes an entree, beverage, and dessert, but will use two table service credits instead of one.  Examples of popular signature meals include Cinderella’s Table, Hoop de Doo Review, dinner at Le Cellier, and private, in-room dining.


Note that Pizza delivery to your room includes the Pizza, 2 beverages, 2 desserts and is charged as two table service meals.


What is a snack?  A snack is considered a single serving item available at quick service restaurants, carts and snack kiosks throughout the Disney World Resort.  Examples include:

  • An ice cream bar
  • Popcorn (in a bag, not in n a collectible container)
  • A single serving beverage
  • A piece of fruit
  • A candy apple
  • A lollipop

Important -  Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort can book dining reservations for the entire length of their Resort stay starting 180 days in advance of their arrival date.  This is an important step if you've purchased a dining plan with table service .

It's also a good when making dining reservations to know which park you plan to visit on each day of your visit.  It's not unusual to spend 1 - 2 hours getting from one park to another in time for your dining reservations using the Walt Disney World transportation system.  Talk with one of our Disney Specialists today to get the most out of your next visit.

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