• On Aug 6, 2017
    Rebecca from Norfolk 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.

    We are heading to Disney and have the dining plan, are starters and a main included and also if gratuities are extra how do you know what to give?

    Hi Rebecca,

    Thanks for visiting us again at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. How awesome you will soon be discovering how The Magic is Endless!

    My family loves the Dining Plans. So convenient and we do not have to worry about budgeting for meals. Here is a summary of them. Note that all of them include a refillable drink mug per person, and all meal credits are per person, per night of stay.

    • 2017 Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan includes two Quick-Service meals and two Snacks. Meals include one non-alcoholic drink and one entrée.
    • 2017 Disney Dining Plan includes one Quick-Service meal, one Table-Service meal and two Snacks. Table-Service meals for lunch and dinner also include dessert.
    • 2017 Disney Deluxe Dining Plan includes three meals. You can choose either Quick-Service or Table-Service. Table-Service meals for lunch and dinner also include appetizer and dessert.

    Gratuity for good service is suggested for Table-Service meals. At the end of your meal, the server will give you a bill showing the actual prices for the meal, which includes tip suggestions. Note that some dinner shows already include gratuities. Oh, and if your reservation is for 2018, note that they will include alcoholic and specialty beverages.

    One last tip: if you were not able to get reservations for your favorite restaurant, keep checking. Many Guests make changes at the last minute, so it is sometimes possible to find that perfect time. Happy planning!

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Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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