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2019 Disney Dining Plan Details

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Some good news for the Disney lovers out there today: 2019 Walt Disney World package rates were released this morning with a little extra something added to the Dining Plan. The 2019 Disney Dining Plan will still include an alcohol option (as well as non-alcoholic specialty drinks) and 2 snacks.


Whispering Canyon Cafe is on the Disney Dining Plan

Dining at the Whispering Canyon Cafe is a favorite of Disney World Diners! And they take the Disney Dining Plan here.



2019 Disney Dining Plan Details

We love taking advantage of the Disney Dining plan when staying on property.

It’s one of the perks that my husband and I can agree upon: he likes the feeling of sitting down to a meal without worrying about how the bill looks! I like that he can relax at dinner and not stress.

And now that a drink is included? Yup- we’re loving the 2019 Disney Dining plan.

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What’s Included in the 2019 Disney Dining Plan

Everyone in the party ages 3 and over will receive the following each night of their package stay:

  • 1 Quick-Service Meal
  • 1 Table-Service Meal
  • 2 Snacks

Each Guest ages 3 and over will receive a refillable drink mug, which is eligible for refills at self-service beverage islands at Quick-Service locations at any Disney Resort hotel.


avocado toast Disney Dining at the wave


Alcohol is included in the 2019 Disney Dining Plan

Guests have several beverage options available including non-alcoholic specialty beverages and, for Guests 21 and older, beer, wine, and cocktails.

Each Quick-Service meal includes (for breakfast, lunch or dinner):

  • 1 Entr?e
  • 1 Non-alcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage, for Guests 21 and older)

Each Table-Service meal includes (for breakfast):

  • 1 Entr?e
  • 1 Non-alcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage, for Guests 21 and older)


  • 1 Full Buffet** or Family-Style Meal

Each Table-Service meal includes (for lunch or dinner):

  • 1 Entr?e
  • 1 Dessert*
  • Non-alcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage, for Guests 21 and older)


  • 1 Full Buffet** or Family-Style Meal

*Ask your server about potential substitutions, but substitutions are not guaranteed. **If available; buffet excludes specialty beverages that are sold separately (2017 plan only).


Disney Dining Plan Lapu Lapu at the Polynesian Village Resort

The 2019 Disney Dining plan includes alcohol: pineapple NOT included with your “free” Lapu Lapu if you are on the plan!


Disney Dining Plan Snacks

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
  • 20 oz. fountain soft drink


Steps to Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation


Disney Dining Plan Accepted By Mobile Order App

This is news you NEED to know about.

The Disney Dining Plan is now accepted by the Mobile Order app. All the details can be found on The (Not-So) Secret Disney Quick Service Dining Tip No One Is Talking About

Snack credits can also be used via the My Disney Experience Mobile Order process.


quick service dining menu mobile ordering from my disney experience app


2019 Disney Dining Plan Cost

So how much does the 2019 Disney Dining plan cost? The pricing went up just a little bit.

$75.48 per night ages 10 and up
$27.98 per night age 3 to 9


Is the Disney Dining Plan Worth It?

This is the age old question – and the best answer I have is… it depends!

If you are wondering if you will save a lot of money on your vacation, I’d say do the math based on the reservations and locations your family plans to eat at.

Certain locations will give you a bigger bang for your Disney Dining plan credit buck. This post from the Disney Food Blog on maximizing your Disney Dining credits is a great place to start.

Usually we decide to use it for convenience reasons, not because it’s a huge cost saver. I like my vacation to feel like a vacation and not to worry about costs when the kids want (another) snack or we sit down at the dinner table.

Plus there’s 6 of us, so when we sit down for a meal, we know that bill at the end of the night is going to be steep! So its best to avoid it.


Family picture in Japan at Disney World Epcot


Knowing we have credits and how to use them takes some of the drama out of a family vacation for us, so we typically go ahead and add it to our package.

Running the numbers, I know we’ve never overspent by utilizing the plan (meaning, we definitely get the most out of each credit!) and since I am a resort mug hoarder, it all works out in my favor.

But your mileage may vary, of course.

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Leah at The Frugal South

Friday 23rd of February 2018

I tried out the Dining Plan with alcohol and it was amazing! I could even get a $16 Patron margarita with a quick service credit at Epcot! Will have to reevaluate whether or not the DDP is worth it for us.

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