• On May 8, 2018
    Kristina from SC 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.

    Hello! Is there some way to find out which price will be charged for buffet dining on a given day? The price ranges are wide and can pack a punch for a family of five. We recently became pass holders and are trying to budget for some fun dining. Thanks!

    Hi Kristina,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! My family loves to make advanced dining reservations for character meals and other dining experiences.

    After I make our advanced dining reservations, I always call to speak with a cast member in dining at 407-939-1947 to inquire about prices for buffet meals. I let the cast member know the days we are visiting and then I get prices for each restaurant that does not have specific menu prices posted online. I am taking a group to Trail's End Restaurant in June and just called to get the dinner price. The cast member shared that it will be $31.95 per adult before the gratuity.

    Like you, I have to budget. Once I obtain all of the prices, I include those estimates on a chart that I create with all of our dining experiences. This helps me estimate how much all of our food will cost during each trip. If we are using a dining plan, I still do the same chart to make sure that the cost of the dining plan is less than what it would cost us to pay out of pocket for all of our meals and snacks.

    Kristina, happy dining!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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