• On May 20, 2017
    Helen from worcestershire 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 California Grille and Tiffins are 2credit meals. With the rivers of light package at Tiffins do you get 3 courses, therefore better use of the 2credits? Trying to decide which to pay out of pocket for so I get the most for my money. Thanks

    Hi Helen!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I'm happy to hear you'll be participating in the Disney Dining Plan on your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    I can understand your dilemma, choosing between the two fabulous dining experiences you've mentioned. Both California Grill and Tiffin's are Signature Dining restaurants, and offer amazing menus and excellent service! Like you mentioned, Signature Dining restaurant meals require two Table Service entitlements per person, so you want to make sure you're getting the best use of your meal credits.

    A typical meal from a Signature Dining restaurant includes:
    • One (1) Entrée
    • One (1) Nonalcoholic Beverage
    • One (1) Dessert

    The Rivers of Light Dining Package (available for lunch and dinner at Tiffin's in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park) offers a bit more than a typical Signature Dining meal. With the dining package, you'll be able to choose an appetizer, entree, non-alcoholic beverage, and a dessert. The dining package also includes reserved seating at Animal Kingdom's newest nighttime show - Rivers of Light. The reserved section has a great view of the show - right in the center of the amphitheater!

    In my opinion, by comparison, you do get a bit more for your credits with the Rivers of Light Dining Package. That being said, it all depends on the dining experience you're looking for. Also, keep in mind that dining at Tiffin's requires theme park admission, where dining at California Grill (located in Disney's Contemporary Resort) does not.

    I hope this is helpful in answering your question! Both choices are awesome - you really can't go wrong when choosing between the two. Have a magical day! - Diane W.

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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