Have you heard about the newest meal-offering: Disney Dining Plan Plus? Some people tell us they find the dining plans pretty confusing, so adding a fourth one to the mix may add to the confusion… but don’t worry! We’ve got you covered – we’re going to break it down and help you to understand what the new Disney Dining plan plus is, as well as how to use it.
This addition to the Dining Plan family gives greater flexibility and has been received with appreciation from Disney fans around the world! In addition to the Quick Service Dining plan, the Disney Dining Plan and the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan, the Disney Dining Plan Plus sits between the standard dining plan and the Deluxe Dining plan.
We’re going to walk you through everything you need to know about it and help you work out your answer to the all important question: is the Disney Dining plan plus right for you?
What Is The Disney Dining Plan Plus?
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What Is Included On Disney Plus Dining Plan?
What’s in a Quick Service credit?
A Quick Service credit on the Disney plus Dining plan includes an entrée, or a complete combo meal, and a drink from a Quick Service restaurant. You can use your credits for Breakfast, lunch or dinner. The entrée may be something like a sandwich with chips; burger with fries – Disney have a broad range of healthy and adventurous options, too, and you can totally get these on the Disney plus dining plan, like interesting salads or a curry with rice or noodles.
There’s also an increasing range of plant based options in all of the parks, which are receiving great reviews from food lovers around the world!
If skipping lines is something you’re interested in (and we always are, particularly as we’re using one of our Disney Touring plans!), then you should be aware that an increasing number of Quick Service locations are allowing mobile ordering, which means you can order your food using the My Disney Experience App before you’re even near your dining location!
What’s in a Table Service Credit?
What drink options are available?
There are 2 main drink options available for both Quick and Table service dining:
- Each diner can choose from fountain drinks (and milk) as well as from any speciality drinks that are offered at that restaurant (e.g. shakes, smoothies etc). Not every restaurant has the same options with regards to speciality drinks, so it pays to check the menus in advance.
- Diners over 21 could choose, instead, to have a single-serving of beer, wine or a cocktail/mixed drink. Again, the menus vary for cocktails, so check in advance if there’s something you particularly like or want to try. Don’t forget your ID if you’re ordering alcohol!
What Are Snacks On The Disney Dining Plan Plus?
2020 Disney Dining Plan Plus Credit Values
The 2020 dining plan cost helps guide you to make sure you’re selecting the right plan for your party – to save you money, not waste your money.
- Quick Service Dining Plan – $56 per adult, per night, $26 per child, per night
- Standard Disney Dining Plan – $79 per adult, per night, $30.50 per child, per night
- Disney Dining Plan Plus – $95 per adult, per night, $34 per child, per night
- Deluxe Dining Plan – $120 per adult, per night, $47.50 per child, per night
Using Table Service Credits
How Do I Tell If The Dining Plan Plus Is Right For Me?
Having seen the prices you’re sure to be wondering whether the Disney dining plus plan is for you – after all, it’s a lot of money to add to your park tickets and accommodation, so you want to know it’s going to benefit you, right? You totally can, by using our free and simple calculator, below!
Download the Disney Dining Plan Calculator by clicking on the link below and you will see more detailed instructions as well as a completed example for a 3-day plan. In order for the calculator to work correctly for you, you must fill out, in the grey boxes, exact prices for where you want to eat, as they reflect on the Disney website!
Choose what you would normally order; don’t over or underestimate or the results won’t come out accurately for you. Fill out each and every box in order to get an accurate depiction. You can even use the sample for inspiration!
Filling out our Disney Dining plan plus calculator fully and to the best of your ability is the only way to get a good look and see if the plan will be worth it for you! Yes, it takes a little time, but think of all the money you will save if it doesn’t work out for you and you don’t buy it, or all the money you’ll save if it ends up working out in your favor! You’re going to be spending a lot on the dining plan, we think it’s worth a little time and effort here to make sure you’re choosing the option that will work for you!
As mentioned above, character dining is a great use of meal credits as they’re typically over $50, so will help you get to your all important $85 per 2 credits.
Please note: When using this calculator, you will read each column from top to bottom. So the first column on the left will be “Day 1” and then you will go DOWN that column [not over left/right] but top/bottom and here you will fill out by breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack! I hope this is easy to understand!