2013 Disney Dining Plan Details Released

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In 2013 Disney has some new changes to the Disney Dining Plan. There are a few changes the biggest one is an increase in the price. When you are comparing restaurants it is still early and many restaurants will be missing from the list. I find that if your favorite restaurant isn’t on the list right now it will show up as soon as they get the contract signed.

Chip’s Tips: While you are at the parks it never hurts to ask. We found last year San Angel Inn wasn’t on the DDP but when we walked up and asked they said they would take it no problem. So it never hurts to go up and ask them.

Here are the changes from last year to this year:

THE PLAN-2012 VS. 2013

The Plan details for each Dining Plan (Quick Service, Basic and Deluxe) remain the same.  There is an across the board price increase:

  • Quick Service- $34.99 adult/$11.99 child in 2012, now $37.58 adult/$14.32 child in 2013
  • Basic-$51.54 adult/$15.02 child in 2012, now $55.59 adult/$17.16 child in 2013
  • Deluxe-$$85.52 adult/$23.79 child in 2012, now $99.97 adult/$26.84 child in 2013

Several notes are added to the dining plan rules for 2013.  They are as follows:

  • Dining Plan-Automatic Gratuity charge may also be added to your bill for items ordered not included in Disney Dining Plan (For Example:  Alcoholic Beverages)
  • Choosing items from a separate price fixe menu offered at certain locations requires payment of a surcharge in addition to redeeming the number of Table Service entitlements required.
  • Not included are Special Dining Events with special menus offered at certain Table Service Locations.

Disney is also continuing their policy of requiring a credit card hold for certain popular dining spots.  Implemented in late 2011, the policy required cancellation within 24 hours or be accessed a $10 per person fee.  In 2013, cancellation can now be done by 10pm the night before your reservation.

THE RESTAURANTS-2012 vs. 2013
You will notice when comparing the plans there are several restaurants missing from the 2013 list.  Don’t panic yet.  This is most likely due to contract renewal between Disney and the restaurants not taking place until January.   If you call Disney Dining they will tell you they can’t guarantee anything until the restaurants are officially added to the plan.  You may make a reservation at the missing restaurants for 2013.   When the New Year arrives, check again to make sure you are reserving with a restaurant participating in the Disney Dining Plan.
One major change that’s evident is Le Cellier in the Canada Pavilion Epcot.  In 2011 Le Cellier became a Signature Restaurant for dinner only.   Meaning that it required 2 Table Service entitlements.  Lunch remained only one Table Service entitlement.  In 2013 it seems that both Lunch and Dinner at Le Cellier will be Signature Dining.
Also added are some new restaurants with the Fantasyland Expansion and the Art of Animation resort.  Art of Animation’s food court is Landscape of Flavors which opened last summer and Be Our Guest Restaurant which is now open.

Check out our Dining Plan Page for full details and don’t forget to make your Advanced Dining Reservations. Disneyworld.com/dining or 1-407-WDW-DINE.

2013 Disney Dining Plan Details Released


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