Deluxe Dining Plan
Can you save money with the deluxe dining plan?
The Deluxe Dining Plan at Walt Disney World includes 3 Table Service meals and 2 snacks per person, per package night. It’s ideal for shorter days at Walt Disney World and for those who are interested in experiencing Dinner Shows, Character Meals, and Signature Dining experiences. Two Table-Service meals for each person dining at a Signature Restaurant or Dinner Show will be redeemed from your meal plan balance.
Redeeming Meals for Special Experiences
With 3 Table Service entitlements for each package night, you will certainly have multiple opportunities to do more than just Table Service dining. In fact, you’ll need to do more than Table Service if you want to break even - like Disney Signature Dining restaurants and dinner shows. The price for the Deluxe Dining Plan is 106.68 per person age 10+, per package night and 38.75 per child age 3-9.
It can be a little more difficult to break even with this plan unless you plan to do a Character Dining experience and a Dinner Show in the same day. Or a Character Dining experience and a Signature Dining experience in the same day.
In this example three Table Service entitlements were used on the same day: 1 was redeemed for a Character Breakfast at the Crystal Palace restaurant. Then, for dinner, 2 Table Service entitlements were redeemed at Cinderella's Royal Table, one of the most expensive restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort. With the snacks and refillable mug, this guest saved $13.56 with the Deluxe Dining Plan.
Dinner Shows at Disney are great fun, especially Hoop Dee Doo, the longest running stage show in America! With the Deluxe Dining Plan, two Table Service entitlements may be redeemed for Category 1 seating at the 8:30 p.m. show or Category 2 and 3 anytime. The best value is Category 1, the most expensive option at $72 per person age 10+. By combining a Dinner Show with a Character Dining experience, this guest spent the equivalent of $129 on dining, but paid only $106.68.
Is the Deluxe Dining Plan Right For You?
This plan is ideal for those who enjoy fine dining, dinner shows, character meals. But even still, it's a lot of food. You're most-likely less interested in the attractions at the Theme Parks. Honeymooners often buy Deluxe Dining because they are more likely to dine at the Disney Signature restaurants. Having enough time to sit through 3 Table Service meals in one day would be difficult, you'd essentially be eating your way through Disney World - not that there's anything wrong with that!
Deluxe Dining Plan Entitlements
With the Deluxe Dining Plan, each guest will receive the following per package night:
- 3 Table Service meals
- 2 snacks
- 1 Rapid Fill Resort refillable mug (unlimited use at your resort's beverage fountain).
Redeeming Table Service Meals
A table service meal includes:
- Non-Alcoholic Beverage
Gratuities are not included except at Cinderella's Royal Table, Room Service and Dinner Shows.
The Snack Option
Most participating snack items can be found at carts and kiosks inside the parks. Often this will be a box of popcorn, a piece of fruit, an ice cream bar, (try the Mickey Bar!) Your snack entitlement can also be redeemed for select beverages (coffee, tea, soda or water) though beverages typically cost less than a snack. To boost the value of your snack options head to one of the Starbucks Coffee locations in the Theme Parks or the bakery items at the resort hotels. These items are typically valued at $5 and above whereas a bottle of water in the Theme Parks is only $2.75.
Each person will receive a Rapid Fill Resort Refillable Mug that can be used unlimited times through midnight of your checkout day. The refill locations can be found at the quick service restaurants at each Walt Disney World Resort hotel. The mugs cannot be refilled inside the Theme Parks.
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Prices and dining locations mentioned on this page are subject to change without notice. Please consult the official Walt Disney World website for current pricing and availability.
Last Update: February 2017 by Darren Wittko