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Disney Dining Plan 2024~ Prices & Options

Those taking a Disney vacation have the option to purchase meal plans in advance of their stay. This Disney Dining Plan can either be a budget buster or a fun way of trying new restaurants depending on your situation. If you are planning a Disney Vacation, you are probably trying to decide whether or not the Disney Dining Plan is right for your family.

Disney Dining Plan Prices & Options

There are many things you will want to take into account, like the size of your party, ages in your party, your dining habits, and length of stay when making your decision.

Two available options are beginning in 2024 when it comes to Disney Dining.

It is important to read the descriptions carefully because there are some differences from the previous dining plan details.

Quick Service Dining Plan Prices

PRICES STARTING AT $57 per adult and $24 per child

The following is available per night of your stay:

Guests that are OVER 21 may opt for an alcoholic beverage in lieu of non-alcoholic beverage. A single-serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails

A single-serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Milkshakes
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Premium Hot Chocolate
  • Soda, Coffee or Tea

Standard Dining Plan Prices

PRICES STARTING AT $94 per adult and $30 per child

The following is available per night of your stay:

  • 1 Table Service Meal (includes one entree, one non-alcoholic beverage, and one dessert OR one full buffet). 2 table-service meal credits can be used at Fine/Signature Dining experiences, select Character Dining experiences or Dinner Shows.
  • 1 Quick Service Meals (includes one entree and one non-alcoholic beverage)
  • 1 snack/nonalcoholic drink
  • 1 Refillable Resort Mug

Guests that are OVER 21 may opt for an alcoholic beverage in lieu of non-alcoholic beverage. A single-serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Beer or Cider
  • Wine or Sangria
  • Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails

A single-serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:

  • Milkshakes
  • Smoothies
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Soda, Coffee or Tea
free Disney Dining Offer

Disney has made it easy for you to use your credit for your Disney Dining Plan with your MagicBands.

Just allow your server to scan your band when ordering or checking out.

Most of the time, the cashier or server will ask you if you are part of the dining program when you place your order.

When they do, just be sure that you are clear as to which plan you have.

The Disney MagicBands are great because they electronically monitor your party’s allocated meals.

At the end of your order (or meal), you will get a meal balance on your receipt so you can keep track of what you’ve used and how many credits your have remaining.

Kids Meal at Nine Dragons

Disney Dining Plan Facts

Children pricing is based on children aged 3-9

It is expected that children order from the Children’s Menu.

Not all table service restaurants enforce this so if your kid really wants a steak and it isn’t on their menu, it is worth asking politely.

Kids who like something a little special with their meal can request a Shirley Temple which counts as their drink with their meal.

You can use the credits you are given in any order you would like

For example, if say you decide that one day, you do not want to do a table service meal.

No worries. You won’t lose that credit.

It just sits there until the end of your stay.

You may choose to do 2 table service meals in one day or a character meal that takes 2 table service credits.

Just be sure that you use all credits up by the end of your stay!

Lefou's Brew in Magic Kingdom

You can use the snack credits on things other than snacks

Maybe you are not a big snacker. You can use your snack credit to purchase a la carte breakfast items (like of piece fruit or muffin).

You could also use it on drinks (but I’ll explain why you might not want to do this later).

These are just some of the things you can use Disney Dining snack credit for:

  • Frozen ice cream novelty, popsicle or fruit bar
  • 2 scoops of hand-scooped ice cream
  • Popcorn single-serving box
  • Piece of fruit
  • Single-serve bag of snacks
  • 20-ounce fountain soda or bottle
  • Single-serve coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, milk or juice
  • Cup of soup

Meals are nontransferable between party members and expire at midnight on the day of checkout

This wasn’t always the case in prior years.

This means that only the person whose name appears can use the meal credit.

Restaurants are not limited to the Disney World Parks

You can use your Disney Dining Meal plan at resorts, water parks, and some restaurants at Disney Springs as well.

Here is a full list of Disney World Restaurants participating in the Disney Dining Plan:

Be Our Guest Dinner Menu

List of Disney Dining Plan Restaurants

Magic Kingdom

Meal at Tepan Edo in Disney

EPCOT

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
  • Biergarten
  • Connections Café and Eatery 
  • Coral Reef
  • Fife & Drum Tavern
  • Garden Grill
  • Katsura Grill
  • Kringla Bakeri og Kafe
  • La Cantina de San Angel
  • La Hacienda de San Angel
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse
  • Lotus Blossom Cafe
  • Nine Dragons
  • Refreshment Outpost
  • Refreshment Port
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
  • Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room
  • San Angel Inn
  • Sommerfest
  • Spice Road Table
  • Sunshine Seasons
  • Tangierine Cafe
  • Teppan Edo
  • Tokyo Dining
  • Tutto Gusto
  • Tutto Italia
  • Via Napoli
  • Yorkshire County Fish Shop
Hollywood & Vine

Hollywood Studios

Inside Tiffins

Animal Kingdom

T-Rex Cafe at Disney Springs

Disney Springs

  • 4 Rivers Cantina Food Truck
  • Amorette’s Patisserie
  • B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.
  • Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza
  • Boathouse
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
  • Chicken Guy!
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House
  • Cookes of Dublin
  • D-Luxe Burger
  • The Daily Poutine
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • The Edison
  • Enzo’s Hideaway
  • House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
  • Jaleo by José Andrés
  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
  • Local Green Orlando Food Truck
  • Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante
  • Marketplace Snacks
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Morimoto Asia Street Food
  • Paddlefish
  • Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
  • Pepe by José Andrés
  • Pizza Ponte
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Polite Pig
  • Raglan Road
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Smokehouse at House of Blues
  • Splitsville Dining Room
  • Swirls on the Water
  • T-REX
  • Terralina Crafted Italian
  • YeSake Kiosk
3 Bridges Bar

Disney Resort Restaurants

  • Ale & Compass Lounge
  • Artist’s Palette
  • Backstretch Pool Bar
  • Banana Cabana
  • Bar Riva
  • Barcelona Lounge
  • Beach Club Marketplace
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
  • Beaches Pool Bar
  • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
  • BoardWalk Deli
  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall
  • Boma – Flavors of Africa
  • Cafe Rix
  • Cape May Cafe
  • Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar
  • Capt. Cook’s
  • Centertown Market Grab & Go
  • Chef Mickey’s
  • The Chuck Wagon
  • Cítricos
  • Cítricos Lounge
  • Contempo Café
  • Courtyard Pool Bar
  • Cove Bar
  • Crew’s Cup Lounge
  • Crockett’s Tavern
  • Dahlia Lounge
  • The Drop Off Pool Bar
  • El Mercado de Coronado
  • Enchanted Rose
  • End Zone Food Court
  • Everything POP
  • Flying Fish
  • Gasparilla Island Grill
  • Geyser Point Bar & Grill
  • Good’s Foods To Go
  • Grand Floridian Cafe
  • Grandstand Spirits
  • Gurgling Suitcase
  • Hurricane Hanna’s
  • Intermission Food Court
  • Jiko -The Cooking Place
  • Kona Cafe
  • Landscape of Flavors
  • Leaping Horse Libations
  • Maji Pool Bar
  • Mara
  • Mardi Grogs
  • Market at Ale & Compass
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Maya Grill
  • Meadow Snack Bar
  • Muddy Rivers
  • Narcoossee’s
  • Oasis Bar & Grill
  • ‘Ohana
  • Olivia’s Cafe
  • Paddock Grill
  • Petals Pool Bar
  • Pizza Window
  • River Roost
  • Riverside Mill Food Court
  • Rix Sports Bar & Grill
  • Roaring Fork
  • Sanaa
  • Sand Bar
  • Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory
  • Scat Cat’s Club Lounge
  • Sebastian’s Bistro
  • Siestas Cantina Pool Bar
  • Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar
  • Singing Spirits Pool Bar
  • Spyglass Grill
  • Steakhouse 71
  • Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White
  • Tambu Lounge
  • Territory Lounge
  • Three Bridges Bar & Grill
  • Toledo
  • Topolino’s Terrace
  • Trail’s End
  • Trattoria al Forno
  • The Turf Club Bar & Grill
  • Turtle Shack Poolside Snacks
  • Victoria Falls Lounge
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe
  • World Premiere Food Court
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse
Breakfast at Disney

Is Disney Dining Plan Worth it?

You might find that the Disney Dining plan isn’t worth the cost. These are reasons why the Disney dining plan might not be right for you:

You have small children

Small kids usually don’t eat meals like adults do. The adult meals are so large, that you can easily split one with a child.

As I mentioned in my Ways to Save Money on Disney Meals, Disney doesn’t mind you sharing a meal, just ask for an extra plate. I don’t feel you will really get your money’s worth if your child is under the age of 5.

You don’t want to schedule your parks around your meals

When you get the meal plan with the table service option, you will have the ability to schedule your meals at the restaurants of your choice.

I highly recommend doing this as some restaurants will not be able to seat you if you just show up; especially character meals.

If you are more of the type that likes to go by the seat of your pants, a meal plan with table service might not work in your favor.

You are not a big eater

If you go hard-core and don’t like taking the time to sit down to eat (you’d rather have a Turkey Leg than an hour-long meal at Be Our Guest), then you probably won’t get the full value of your dining plan.

Artist Point Storybook Dining

How to Get the Most Money out of Your 2024 Disney Dining Plan

Choose character meals. They are always some of the most expensive dining options because you pay for the experience more than the meal.

Two Table-Service meals will be redeemed from the dining plan for each person dining at:

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

You will also have to use two Table-Service meal credits for Signature dining and Dinner Shows. They include Be Our Guest in this list! I would not suggest using this option.

There are plenty of great restaurants that only take one and when you go, choose the most expensive meal option. Do your research by looking online at Disney Restaurant Menus to see which ones have pricier (and yummier) options.

I mean, really, if you have a choice between steak and chicken on the Dining Plan, choose steak!

Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bar

Use snack credits on special Disney treats you won’t get anywhere else (like a Mickey Ice Cream Bar or Candy Apple).

Each snack credit is good for only certain items (that are marked with the snack symbol). Typically the snack credit maxes out around $8.

Don’t waste them on things like soda or water bottles. Would you pay $8 for a water bottle anywhere else? Didn’t think so.

What are your thoughts or questions about the 2024 Disney Dining Plan?

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Remember that we aren’t travel agents, we are regular Disney travelers just like you, but have been blessed with the opportunity to visit the parks regularly. Because we’ve been so much, we’ve learned many valuable Disney insider tips that we can share with others.

Kathy

Thursday 27th of February 2014

We went to WDW two years ago. One great tip we got was that it doesn't matter what meal (adult or child) you order for Quick Service. They were deducted the same from the dinning plan. We had the standard dinning plan. Therefore we would order one adult chicken tenders, and both kids could eat them. Is that still true?

Kristi

Sunday 2nd of March 2014

You can use your dining credits any way you choose. We have also ordered one adult meal for the kids to split or my daughter and I actually have split one quick service meal. When you use 2 table services for a character meal, you have to get creative on how to make up for that one lost credit. lol.

Liz

Thursday 27th of February 2014

We ordered adult meals for our kids at quick serve places in November 2013

Renee Keough

Sunday 5th of January 2014

When do they typically announce when the free dining will be offered? If you book before the offer becomes available, will they credit back your money?

Liz

Sunday 2nd of February 2014

In 2013, free dining offer was released in August. They will refund your money back if there isn't a balanced owed. :)

Melinda

Friday 3rd of January 2014

Wondering if the free dining plan is historically offered between 10/25 and 11/1? I know it was offered in 2012, but was it in 2013? That's when we're going in 2014. Also, if we are staying at the Art of Animation in the Nemo Family Suites, can we get free dining, or pay to upgrade from the Quick Service Dining Plan to the Dining Plan? Thanks!

Kristi

Sunday 2nd of February 2014

Yes. What usually happens is that they will release a few weeks at a time and keep adding as time goes on. Historically, Art of Animation isn't included in the Free Dining package promotions. You can always purchase a dining plan, although I'm sure you don't want to have to do that.

Liz

Sunday 2nd of February 2014

Last year, we stayed at AoA and could not get free dining at that resort. :( Hopefully for you, they will change that this year!

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