• On Sep 17, 2018
    Caleb from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are specialty/alcoholic beverages included for buffet meals on the Disney Dining Plan, or only regular Table Service? We will be eating at Crystal Palace, Tusker House, and Garden Grill. I'm trying to decide if it is cost-effective for my family.

    Hi Caleb and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I think you're smart to crunch the numbers on the Disney Dining Plan. On some of our Walt Disney World Resort vacations the Disney Dining Plan made sense but on others, it did not. All of the Disney Dining Plans now include an alcoholic beverage (where available) for adults age 21 and older.  This includes buffets, signature dining, and character dining. 

    While trying to decide if the Disney Dining Plan is cost-effective for your family, you might want to check the menus at your chosen restaurants. An alcoholic beverage is included but the restaurant might not have something you're interested in. I'm fairly easy going about my beverage choices but I have friends who have particular beers, wines, or cocktails they enjoy and they aren't interested in trying new ones. (If you like trying new drinks, I highly recommend the Lost on Safari at Tusker House Restaurant.) 

    Caleb, thank you for visiting us with your question. I hope you'll let us know if we can help you with any other planning questions!
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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