How to Make the Most Out Of Your Dining Plan: Breakfast at Disney World

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When you book a reservation to stay at a Disney resort at Walt Disney World, you have the option of adding a Dining Plan to your reservation. These dining credits can be used at hundreds of locations throughout the Walt Disney World between all four theme parks, both water parks, Downtown Disney, and all of the Disney Resorts. So, how can you make the most out of your dining plan?

One way to make the most out of your Disney Dining Plan is to plan for breakfast at Disney World!

On your next trip, bring your own breakfast! Since the quick service and basic dining plans only include two meals per day and most families eat three meals per day, that leaves you to purchase one meal on your own. One of the cheapest and easiest meals to get on your own is breakfast. Unless your family is big breakfast eaters or you want to do a special character breakfast, your best bet is to pack some breakfast food in your suitcase and save your dining credits for lunch and dinner. Granola bars, pop tarts, cereal bars, and even donuts travel well and then free up room for souvenirs at the end of your trip. Don’t forget, you can bring food into the parks so if you are wanting an early morning start to take advantage of those Extra Magic Hours, bring your breakfast with you!

When using your dining credit at breakfast, you will only get an entrée and a non-alcoholic beverage. However, if you are using your meal credit for lunch or dinner, you will receive an entrée, a non-alcoholic beverage, and dessert (unless you’re at a buffet). So, don’t waste your credits on breakfast unless you are looking for a big buffet breakfast your whole family will enjoy.That being said, Disney does have some great breakfast buffets if that works for your family. You can check out ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian resort, Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Cape May Cafe at Disney’s  Beach Club Resort. All of these meals are one table-service credit and do accept advanced dining reservations up to 180 days in advance.

What is your favorite breakfast food to bring to the parks? Do you use your dining credits at breakfast?

Are you thinking about your next Disney World vacation? Siera, an authorized Disney vacation planner with Destinations in Florida, is your personal expert and would love to help you plan your next vacation! Plus, you will get a gift card for booking a package! Contact siera@destinationsinflorida.com for more information! 


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