A Comprehensive Guide to the Disney Dining Plan

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The Disney Dining Plan has returned. For arrivals starting on January 9th, 2024, you can add the Disney Dining Plan to your vacation package. What is the Disney Dining Plan, how much does it cost, and what options do you have? Here’s everything you need to know.

What is the Disney Dining Plan?

If you stay at Disney World Resort hotel, you can purchase a Disney Dining Plan to include prepaid meals. You receive a certain number of “credits” that you can use for table service or quick service dining at Walt Disney World (depending on your plan). With the Disney Dining Plan, guests can budget and plan their daily spending by purchasing a set number of meals and snacks daily. 

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How Much Does the Disney Dining Plan Cost?

There are two Disney Dining Plan options: the Quick Service Dining Plan, which costs $94.28/per adult per night and $26.69/per child (ages 3-9) per night, and the standard Dining Plan, which costs $57.01/per adult per night and $23.38/per child (ages 3-9) per night.

Guests ages 2 and under don’t require park tickets, therefore don’t have the option for a dining plan. Kids under 3 are welcome to eat off their adult’s plate, but their meals will need to be purchased separately.

Disney Dining Plan Options

Two options are the Quick Service Dining Plan and the Standard Dining Plan. How do they differ? How much do they cost, and what do you get for the price? Each plan allows you to purchase credits per each night of your stay. If you book a five-night package with a Disney Dining Plan, guests aged three and up will receive five table service meals, five quick service meals, and five snacks or non-alcoholic beverages that can be used anytime during your stay.

Disney Dining Plan

The Disney Dining Plan is ideal for families who want to experience a variety of dining experiences. Guests may choose from either quick-service or table-service locations (including character meals.)

This dining plan includes:

  • 1 Quick Service meal per night
  • 1 Table Service meal per night
  • 1 Snack per night
  • 1 Resort-refillable drink mug*

*eligible for refills from self-service beverage islands at any Disney Resort hotel Quick-Service location

Quick Service Dining Plan

The Quick-Service Dining Plan is ideal for families who want quick and flexible meal options on the go.

This dining plan includes:

  • 2 Quick Service Meals per night
  • 1 Snack per night
  • 1 Resort-refillable drink mug*

*eligible for refills from self-service beverage islands at any Disney Resort hotel Quick-Service location

Dining Plan Details

  • All meals include a beverage. Beverages include milkshakes, smoothies, hot chocolate, soda, coffee or tea. Guests under 21 years of age may choose a nonalcoholic beverage.
  • Guests ages 3 to 9 must order from a children’s menu, where available.
  • Gratuity is not included in the costs above (except at dinner shows and Cinderella’s Royal Table.)
  • The dining plan can be added to your package at any time, but pricing is subject to change until booked.
  • Everyone on the package must either have the plan or not; you cannot split it.
  • This is for packages only, not ticket-only.
  • Not all restaurants qualify, and some require more than 1 credit for a meal.
  • Even though it says “per night,” you don’t have to use the credits on the appropriate days. You have a total of credits and can use them however you want to throughout your trip.
  • Whatever you don’t use, you lose. They do not carry over to another trip.

How to Use Disney Dining Plan Credits

To use your dining plan credits, you will scan your Disney Resort ID (MagicBand, MagicBand+, MagicMobile pass, or Key to the World card) at any restaurant, kiosk, or cart that takes the Disney Dining Plan. After you scan your ID, the appropriate number of credits will be deducted from your account.

Your Disney Dining Plan is activated upon check-in to your Disney Resort hotel. Access to your credits ends at midnight when you check out your hotel.

Pro Tip: Double-check how your dining credits are being applied to your bill when checking out. Especially when mobile ordering, the app may try to apply snack credits when you don’t want them applied. You can easily remove them by editing your order.

How to Keep Track of Your Disney Dining Plan Credits

Your credit balance is available at the bottom of the receipt after “paying” for a meal or snack. Your credit balance can also be checked through the My Disney Experience app under the “My Plans” section, then select your resort reservation and choose the Dining Plan option.

What is Included in a Disney Dining Plan Meal?

What is included in each quick-service and table-service meal, and what counts as a snack?

Quick Service Meal

  • 1 Entrée
  • 1 Beverage (Alcoholic Beverage for guests 21 and over)

Table Service Meal (Breakfast)

  • 1 Entrée
  • 1 Beverage (Alcoholic Beverage for guests 21 and over)

-OR-

  • 1 Full Buffet (prix-fixe) or Family-Style Meal (prix-fixe)
  • 1 Beverage (Alcoholic Beverage for guests 21 and over)

Table Service Meal (Lunch & Dinner)

  • 1 Entrée
  • 1 Dessert
  • 1 Beverage (Alcoholic Beverage for guests 21 and over)

-OR-

  • 1 Full Buffet or Family-Style Meal
  • 1 Beverage (Alcoholic Beverage for guests 21 and over)

Qualifying Beverages

  • Milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium Hot Chocolate
  • Soda, Coffee, or Tea
  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks or Specialty Cocktails

Snacks Included

What qualifies as a snack credit?

  • Frozen novelty treats, popsicle, or fruit bar
  • Two scoops of hand-scooped ice cream
  • Popcorn scoop (single-serving box)
  • Piece of whole fruit
  • Single-serve bag of snacks
  • A 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola products, including bottled water
  • 20-ounce fountain soft drink
  • Single-serve coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, milk, or juice
  • Cup of soup
  • Additional toppings or sauces

What isn’t included in the Dining Plan

  • Items that have more than one serving (such as a box of doughnuts)
  • Souvenir containers
  • Merchandise items
  • Special dining events

Restaurants that accept the Disney Dining Plan

Over 200 dining locations through Disney World accept the Disney Dining Plan. These quick-service restaurants, table-service restaurants, and snack locations accept the Disney Dining Plan.

Magic Kingdom

Table Service

  • Be Our Guest Restaurant (2 table service meal credits)
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table (2 table service meal credits) 
  • The Crystal Palace
  • The Diamond Horseshoe
  • Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • The Plaza Restaurant
  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

Quick Service

  • Casey’s Corner
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  • The Friar’s Nook
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Golden Oak Outpost
  • Liberty Square Market
  • The Lunching Pad
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Tortuga Tavern

EPCOT

Table Service

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (2 table service meal credits)
  • Biergarten Restaurant
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
  • Garden Grill Restaurant
  • La Hacienda de San Angel
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse (2 table service meal credits)
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante
  • Spice Road Table
  • Teppan Edo
  • Tokyo Dining
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria

Quick Service

  • Connections Cafe
  • Connections Eatery
  • Crêpes À Emporter at La Crêperie de Paris
  • Fife & Drum Tavern
  • Katsura Grill
  • Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
  • La Cantina de San Angel
  • Lotus Blossom Cafe
  • Refreshment Outpost
  • Refreshment Port
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse
  • Sommerfest
  • Sunshine Seasons
  • Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Table Service

  • 50’s Prime Time Cafe
  • Hollywood & Vine
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby (2 table service meal credits)
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
  • Roundup Rodeo BBQ
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

Quick Service

  • ABC Commissary
  • Backlot Express
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
  • Dockside Diner
  • Fairfax Fare
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Ronto Roasters
  • Rosie’s All-American Cafe
  • The Trolley Car Cafe
  • Woody’s Lunch Box

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Table Service

  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Tiffins Restaurant (2 table service meal credits)
  • Tusker House Restaurant
  • Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Quick Service

  • Creature Comforts
  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Harambe Market
  • Pizzafari
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Satu’li Canteen
  • Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe

Disney Springs

Table Service

  • The BOATHOUSE (2 table service meal credits)
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House
  • The Edison
  • Enzo’s Hideaway
  • House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
  • Jaleo by Jose Andres (2 table service meal credits)
  • Mario & Enzo’s Ristorante
  • Morimoto Asia (2 table service meal credits)
  • Paddlefish (2 table service meal credits)
  • Paradiso 37
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Splitsville Dining Room
  • Teralina Crafted Italian
  • T-REX

Quick Service

  • 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck
  • Amorette’s Patisserie
  • B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.
  • Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza
  • Chicken Guy!
  • Cookes of Dublin
  • D-Luxe Burger
  • The Daily Poutine
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • Marketplace Snacks
  • Morimoto Asia Street Food
  • Pepe by Jose Andres
  • Pizza Ponte
  • The Polite Pig
  • The Smokehouse at House of Blues
  • Swirls on the Water
  • YeSake Kiosk

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Quick Service

  • End Zone Food Court
  • Grandstand Spirits

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Quick Service

  • Intermission Food Court
  • Singing Spirits Pool Bar

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Quick Service

  • Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar
  • World Premiere Food Court

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Table Service

  • Boma – Flavors of Africa
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place (2 table service meal credits)
  • Sanaa

Quick Service

  • Maji Pool Bar
  • The Mara

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Quick Service

  • The Drop-Off Pool Bar
  • Landscape of Flavors

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Table Service

  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
  • Cape May Cafe

Quick Service

  • Beach Club Marketplace
  • Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill

Disney’s BoardWalk

Table Service

  • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
  • Flying Fish (2 table service meal credits)
  • Trattoria al Forno

Quick Service

  • BoardWalk Deli
  • BoardWalk Pizza Window
  • Leaping Horse Libations
  • Carousel Coffee

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Table Service

  • Sebastian’s Bistro

Quick Service

  • Centertown Market Grab & Go
  • Spyglass Grill

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Table Service

  • Chef Mickey’s
  • Steakhouse 71

Quick Service

  • Contempo Cafe
  • Cove Bar
  • The Sand Bar

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Table Service

  • Maya Grill
  • Rix Sports Bar & Grill
  • Three Bridges Bar & Grill
  • Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood

Quick Service

  • Barcelona Lounge
  • Cafe Rix
  • El Mercado de Coronado
  • Siesta Cantina

Disney’s Fort Wilderness

Quick Service

  • The Chuck Wagon
  • Meadow Snack Bar
  • Trail’s End Restaurant

Table Service

  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue (2 table service meal credits)

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Table Service

  • Citricos (2 table service meal credits)
  • Grand Floridian Cafe
  • Narcoosee’s (2 table service meal credits)

Quick Service

  • Beaches Pool Bar & Grill
  • Courtyard Pool Bar
  • Gasparilla Island Grill

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Table Service

  • Olivia’s Cafe

Quick Service

  • Good’s Food to Go
  • Gurgling Suitcase
  • Turtle Shack Poolside Snacks

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Table Service

  • Kona Cafe
  • ‘Ohana

Quick Service

  • Capt. Cook’s
  • Oasis Bar & Grill

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Quick Service

  • Everything POP Shopping & Dining
  • Petals Pool Bar

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Quick Service

  • Mardi Grogs
  • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
  • Scat Cat’s Club – Cafe

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Table Service

  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall

Quick Service

  • Muddy Rivers
  • Riverside Mill Food Court

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Table Service

  • Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera (2 table service meal credits)

Quick Service

  • Bar Riva
  • Le Petit Cafe
  • Primo Piatto

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Table Service

  • The Turf Club Bar and Grill

Quick Service

  • The Artist’s Palette
  • Backstretch Pool Bar
  • The Paddock Grill

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Table Service

  • Ale & Compass Restaurant
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse (2 Table-Service meal credits)

Quick Service

  • The Market at Ale & Compass

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Table Service

  • Geyser Point Bar & Grill
  • Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe

Quick Service

  • Roaring Fork
  • Geyser Point Bar & Grill

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Quick Service

  • Avalunch
  • Cooling Hut
  • Lottawatta Lodge
  • Warming Hut

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Quick Service

  • Leaning Palms
  • Lowtide Lou’s
  • Snack Shack
  • Surf Doggies
  • Typhoon Tilly’s

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill

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Meals that Require 2 Dining Credits

Some character meals and specialty restaurants require you to use 2 table-service dining credits. These restaurants offer unique and often a more luxurious dining experience, hence the additional cost.

2-Credit Character Meals

  • Fairytale Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table
  • Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (lunch and dinner only)
  • Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White

*Not all Character Meals require using two credits

2-Credit Signature/Specialty Dining

  • Tiffins
  • Be Our Guest
  • Hollywood Brown Derby
  • Le Cellier
  • Jike
  • Flying Fish
  • California Grill
  • Toledo’s – Tapas, Steak & Seafood
  • Citricos
  • Narcoossee’s
  • Yatchsman Steakhouse
  • Hoo Dee Do Musical Revue

2-Credit In-Room Dining and Pizza Pick-Up

You can order in-room dining at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. To use the Dining Plan for an in-room dining meal, you will use two table service meal credits.

Resorts that offer Pizza Pick-Up

You can also use 2 quick-service dining credits to order Pizza Pick-up at select resorts.

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

A Pizza Pick-Up order includes:

  • 1 Large Pizza
  • 2 Single-serving Nonalcoholic Beverages (or Alcoholic Beverages, for Guests 21 and older)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to make a reservation when using the Disney Dining Plan?

Yes, Advanced dining reservations are highly recommended for any table service restaurants or dinner shows are required. The Disney Dining Plan does not guarantee seating.

Can I use the Disney Dining Plan when mobile ordering?

Yes, the Dining Plan can easily be applied to mobile orders using the My Disney Experience App.

What happens if I don’t use all of my meal credits?

The meal and snack credits can be redeemed at any time during your stay, any unused credits will roll over to the next day. However, all credits expire at midnight on the day of checkout.

Are there any deals on the Disney Dining Plan?

Currently, Disney+ subscribers can receive a free Disney Dining Plan when booking select vacation packages. Additionally, kids aged 3-9 can take advantage of a 50% discount on dining plans when booking selected vacation packages. (Submit an inquiry to learn more)

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