LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Guests who prefer to include dining in their vacation packages can choose a Walt Disney World Magic Your Way vacation package which includes a Disney dining plan – which can save on dining and provide peace of mind knowing that most dining needs are taken care of before leaving home.
Three vacation packages are available that include a Disney dining plan, Disney resort hotel accommodations and Magic Your Way tickets. The Disney dining plans feature a variety of meal and snack entitlements – both in terms of the type of restaurants guests can visit and the number of meals and snacks included with the plans.
The choices are:
- Magic Your Way Package Plus Quick-Service Dining - includes two quick-service meals and one snack per person for each night of guest’s vacation package stay, plus a resort refillable drink mug for each person which can be refilled as often as they like at any quick-service location at their Disney resort hotel. Meals and snacks can be chosen at more than 50 selected restaurants throughout Walt Disney World Resort. And guests can save up to 10 percent per adult on Disney dining needs.
- Magic Your Way Package Plus Dining - offers one table-service meal, one quick-service meal and one snack per person, per night of guest’s package stay, plus a resort refillable drink mug for each person which can be refilled as often as they like at any quick-service locations at their Disney resort hotel. With over 100 select restaurants to choose from, this package helps guests save up to 15 percent per adult on Disney dining needs.
- Magic Your Way Package Plus Deluxe Dining - includes three meals and two snacks per person, per night of guest’s package stay, plus a resort refillable drink mug for each guest on the package which can be refilled as often as they like at any quick-service location at their Disney resort hotel. This package allows guests the flexibility to choose any combination of table-service and quick-service restaurants from more than 100 participating restaurant locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort. With this package, guests can save up to 30 percent per adult on Disney dining needs.
The package cost varies based on which package a guest chooses, guests’ ages, and the number of nights in the package stay. To book, guests have three options: go to www.disneyworld.com; call 407/W-DISNEY to book arrangements; or visit a local travel agent.
Here are some additional facts regarding the Disney dining plans:
- Guests can redeem their meals in any order throughout their package stay until each person on the package has depleted his/her allotted meals and snacks. For instance, a guest who has purchased a Magic Your Way Package Plus Dining for three nights would have entitlements of three table-service meals, three quick-service meals and three snacks during their stay. The guest could use all three table-service entitlements on the same day if they choose.
- Guests’ Key to the World card, which is a room key and much more, electronically tracks the use of dining entitlements included in a package. It should be presented at dining locations, and the server or cashier will provide guests with a receipt showing the meals or snacks remaining on their Disney dining plan for the meal type they just used.
- Children ages 3-9 must order from a children’s menu, where available. A Disney dining plan is unavailable for guests under the age of 3, but they may share from an adult plate at no charge, or a meal may be purchased from the menu.
- Gratuities are not included except for pizza delivery, in-room private dining, dinner shows and character dining meals at Cinderella’s Royal Table. An automatic 18 percent gratuity charge will be added to the bill for parties of six or more. For parties of six or more, an automatic gratuity charge may also be added to the bill for items ordered that are not included in a Disney dining plan (for example, alcoholic beverages).
- Some of the table-service restaurant locations available with certain Disney dining plans are: Kona Café at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, The Wave…of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Les Chefs de France and Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot, 50′s Prime Time Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Crystal Palace and Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom, Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Wolfgang Puck Café in the Downtown Disney area.
- Some of the signature restaurant locations available with certain Disney dining plans are: Jiko-The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Flying Fish Café at Disney’s BoardWalk, California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Cítricos and Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Le Cellier Steakhouse for dinner at Epcot and The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- Table-service meal entitlements can be exchanged for special dining experiences that guests will remember for a lifetime. One table-service meal entitlement can be used for most table-service restaurants, which include most character dining meals.
Two table-service meal entitlements can be exchanged for one character dining meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom, one signature restaurant experience (such as Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa), one Disney dinner show (such as “Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue” at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground), or one pizza delivery meal in-room (requires adult entitlements).
If the vacation package includes lodging at select Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotels, two table-service meal entitlements can be exchanged for in-room private dining.
- Some of the more than 50 quick-service dining locations available with a Disney dining plan are: Tangierine Café and Sunshine Seasons at Epcot, Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Columbia Harbor House at Magic Kingdom, Flame Tree BBQ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the food courts at Pop Century and the All-Star Resorts, and Pepper Market at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
- Examples of a snack are: frozen ice cream novelty, popsicle or fruit bar, popcorn scoop (single serving box), single-serving bag of chips, single piece of whole fruit, 20-oz. bottle of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite or Dasani water, medium fountain soft drink, single-serving pre-packaged milk or juice, 12-oz. coffee, hot chocolate or hot tea.
- Theme park admission is required for some dining locations.
- Dining reservations for table-service meals in advance of a visit are strongly encouraged, as due to the popularity of the Disney restaurants, the restaurant and seating of guests’ choice may be limited or may not be available. Reservations are accepted at most Walt Disney World table-service restaurants, signature restaurants, character dining locations and dinner shows, and may be made up to 180 days prior to arrival by calling 407/WDW-DINE (407/939-3463).