New Details Have Been Announced on 2017 Disney Dining Plans

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New details have emerged on the Dining Plans offered at Disney in 2017 (Scroll to the bottom for the 2017 Disney Dining PDF). A Quick Service meal in 2016 currently consists of 1 entree, 1 non-alcoholic drink and 1 dessert item.  A Quick Service meal in 2017 will consist of 1 entree and 1 non-alcoholic drink.

Guests have often questioned if the dining plan was actually a good value or not if their family were not big dessert eaters. It looks like Disney has listened to those concerns and made some adjustments beginning next year. According to Kenny The Pirate, the dessert option at Quick Service locations under the Dining Plan will soon be replaced with an extra snack item per day to be used at any time throughout the guest’s stay. Pricing on next year’s Dining Plans is still not available yet.

The 2017 Disney Dining Plans will consist of the following:

2017 Quick Service Dining Plan

  •  (2) Quick Service Meals – entree & non-alcoholic drink
  •  (2) Snacks
  •  (1) Resort Refillable Mug per person

Under the 2016 Quick Service Plan, guests currently receive 2 dessert options and 1 snack per day for a total of 3 selections.  With the new plan, guests will have 2 snack options per day. Essentially, guests on the Quick Service Plan will loose one dessert or snack option per day.

2017 Disney Dining Plan 

  • (1) Quick Service Meal – entree & non-alcohlic drink
  • (1) Table Service Meal – entree, dessert and non-alcoholic drink or full buffet meal
  • (2) Snacks
  • (1) Resort Refillable Mug per person

The Disney Dining Plan seems to be a better value in 2017 since a table service meal still includes a dessert option.  In addition, guests will be entitled to 2 snack credits per day rather than only 1 under the current plan.

2017 Deluxe Disney Dining Plan 

  • (3) Meals – Combination of Quick Service or Table Service
  • (2) Snacks
  • (1) Resort Refillable Mug per person

A table service meal when using the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan consists of an appetizer, entree, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage or one full buffet or family style meal.

Using Your Meals

• You can redeem more than one Quick-Service meal, Table-Service meal or snack per night, as you wish, until your total number of meal/snack entitlements is depleted.

• All unused meals and snacks and the ability to use your Rapid Fill Resort refillable mug expire at midnight on your package reservation check-out date.

Finding Dining and Snack Locations

• 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 Plan.

• You can also find plenty of locations where you can redeem your snacks – just look for the Dining Plan symbol on the menu boards at Quick-Service restaurants, most outdoor food carts and select merchandise locations to identify what items are eligible snacks.

Certain items are not included in any dining plans such as:

• Alcoholic Beverages

• Items that are more than a single serving (such as a box of doughnuts or a jar of peanut butter)

• Items (such as popcorn or drinks) that are served in a Souvenir Container

• Items that are sold from Recreation Rental Counters

• Items that are considered Merchandise (such as Bottle Toppers, Glow Cubes and Bottle Straps)

• Special Dining Events with special menus offered at certain Table-Service locations

Redeeming Your Meals

• Present your valid 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 must order from a children’s menu where available.

• Gratuities are not included except at Dinner Shows, Private In-Room Dining and Cinderella’s Royal Table.

• An additional form of payment is needed if you add a gratuity and have not provided a credit card at check-in to charge incidentals and other expenses to your room.

• An 18% gratuity will automatically be added to your bill for parties of six or more.

• An automatic gratuity charge may also be added to your bill for certain items you order that are not included in the Disney Dining Plan (e.g. alcoholic beverages).

• Choosing items from a separate prix fixe menu offered at certain locations requires payment of a surcharge in addition to redeeming the number of Table-Service entitlements required at the location.

• The 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. The price of the meal will be added to your bill.

Click on the links below for more details on each Dining Plan:

Quick Service Dining Plan

Disney Dining Plan

Deluxe Dining Plan

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