• On Nov 5, 2019
    Angela from MN 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.

    Hi! I know that alcoholic beverages are now included on the DDP, does this include buffets? Could I get a mimosa or something at one of our character breakfasts or a cocktail at our dinner reservation at O'hana?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Angela!

    You are counting down the DAYS to your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and I’m SO excited for you! The decorations are up in Magic Kingdom Park and all around the theme parks, resorts, and Disney Springs, the elves are decking the halls, baking the holiday treats, and making all the preparations for another merry and magical holiday season. Queen Elsa has even used her powers to light up Cinderella Castle with ice and snow!

    I love being on the Disney Dining Plan, and character dining and buffets are a great way to use your Table-Service entitlements. The addition of select specialty beverages and, for Guests 21 and older, alcoholic drinks, to the Disney Dining Plan is a great one and really adds value. My husband and I love saying “chEARs” as we try new cocktails and drinks with our meals.

    I’m happy to confirm that Guests 21 and older should be able to add eligible alcoholic drinks, such as wine, beer, and cocktails, to their buffet dining experience when on the Disney Dining Plan. I've had a mimosa at Tusker House Restaurant, a cocktail with dinner at 1900 Park Fare, and I always add the Lapu Lapu to my 'Ohana meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner – hey, I’m on vacation!). Keep in mind that some items are not eligible, but your server will work with you to ensure you’re choosing something that is included. On the Disney Dining Plan, I ordered a Lapu Lapu and was told that it would cost an additional few dollars to have it served in the pineapple (totally worth it to me), but I was given the option of having it served in a regular glass as an included beverage. 

    I’m raising my Resort Refillable Mug in a chEARs to all the delicious dining that’s in store for you, Angela. The Disney Parks Blog has been full of news about the holiday offerings, and I love seeing all the tasty new treats that will be available. Did you see this post about the Frozen 2 themed cupcakes and treats? Bring on the holidays!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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