Enjoy Your Own Customized Dining Experience with Disney Dining Plans

After all the adventurous experiences throughout Walt Disney World Resort, anyone will certainly work up an appetite. Dining at Walt Disney World Resort can be an experience in and of itself. From luxurious fine dining to kid-friendly restaurants, there is something for everyone throughout Walt Disney World Resort and Disney hotels.

You can truly customize your meal experience for everyone in traveling with you by using a Disney Dining Plan. Whether you are having fun going through the parks or want to be able to relax at one of the Disney’ hotels, the simplicity of the Disney Dining Plan can help when making meal selections. Disney Dining Plans are options available exclusively to guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels with Magic Your Way Vacation Packages. When booking your vacation, purchase one of the Magic Your Way Vacation Packages that includes a Disney Dining Plan. Disney offers various Dining Plans according to the needs of the guests.

All of the Disney Dining Plans can be used at Quick-Service or Table-Service restaurants. Quick-Service restaurants offer a wide variety of food from soups, sandwiches and salads to pastas, fish, chicken and meat entrées. At Quick-Service locations, guests order food and beverages at a counter or register. Advanced dining reservations are not needed because you are able to grab and go. At Table-Service restaurants, guests are escorted to their table and waited on by a server. There are a wide variety of Table-Service restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort from family casual to character dining and dinner shows to the gourmet cuisine at the more upscale Signature Restaurants. It’s important to note that Table-Service restaurants, character dining and dinner shows book quickly and the restaurant and seating of your choice may be limited or may not be available during your visit. Reservations should be made ahead of time through the My Disney Experience app, at disneyworld.com/dine or by calling 407-WDW-DINE up to 180 days prior to your visit for the best options. Most of the restaurant locations in Disney Theme Parks, Disney Water Parks, Disney Springs™ and Disney Value, Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resort hotels accept the Disney Dining Plans.

The Disney Dining Plans entitlements can be used for the always popular Character Dining. It’s an incredibly unique experience for the entire family that while you are enjoying a delicious meal together, your favorite Walt Disney World character comes up to you, hugs you, and you get a chance to capture the happiness. Character Dining is one of my children’s all-time favorite moments and we all love getting to the chance to meet and embrace our favorite Disney Characters. It is truly a one-of-kind experience for all.

All of the Disney Dining Plans (expect Quick Service) offers options for in-room private dining and dinner shows, which are family-style dining with live entertainment show performances throughout the meal, themed to the Resort setting.

The Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan includes two (2) Quick-Service meals and one (1) snack per person, per night of your package stay for everyone in the party ages 3 and over, beginning after check-in to your Disney Resort hotel.

The Disney Dining Plan includes one (1) Quick-Service Meal, one (1) Snack and one (1) Table-Service Meal per person, per night of your package stay for everyone in the party ages 3 and over, beginning after check-in to your Disney Resort hotel.

The Disney Deluxe Dining Plan includes three (3) meals and two (2) snacks per person, per night of your package stay for everyone in the party ages 3 and over, beginning after check-in to your Disney Resort hotel.

The Disney Premium Plan includes one (1) breakfast, lunch and dinner and two (2) snacks per person, per night of your package stay for everyone in the party ages 3 and over, beginning after check-in to your Disney Resort hotel.

The Disney Platinum Plan includes one (1) breakfast, lunch and dinner and two (2) snacks per person, per night of your package stay for everyone in the party ages 3 and over, beginning after check-in to your Disney Resort hotel. Included with this plan is the use of recreation equipment and facilities, i.e. Walt Disney World Golf, Watersports, Horseback Trail Rides, Carriage Rides, unlimited use of Children’s Activity Centers, In-Room Child Care and more.

It’s easy to use a Dining Plan while vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort because you can choose from over 100 select restaurants available. You simply present your Disney Resort ID (either a MagicBand or card) to the server or cashier at the time a meal or snack is purchased and specify the number of meals or snacks being redeemed for Disney Dining Plan Guests ages 10+ and the number of meals or snacks being redeemed for Disney Dining Plan Guests ages 3-9. Your Meal usage will be tracked electronically to your reservation or your server will provide an easy-to-read receipt that will display your remaining meal balance. You can redeem your meals in any order throughout your package stay until each person's meal total is complete.

The peace of mind knowing your meals are taken care during your Walt Disney World vacation allows you to have more time to enjoy, have fun and create unforgettable memories with your family!

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Disney gave me a complementary Walt Disney World® vacation to write about my experience. All opinions are my own.