Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Nov 16, 2015
    Julie from QC 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 would like to know if we can use the dining plan for the new beef stew at the Gaston Tavern as a meal, with dessert and drink ? Is it the same for the mac and cheese at friars nook ? Thank You !

    Hi Julie! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It is so great to hear from you again.

    Gaston’s Tavern has quickly become one of my favorite stops in Magic Kingdom park for a quick snack. Although the menu is a bit limited, they offer something for everyone in my family! I realized just yesterday that they were now offering the Tavern Beef Stew and I’m pretty sure my mouth started watering when I saw just how tasty it looked. According to the Walt Disney World Resort website, dining plans are not accepted at this location. I do seem to remember in the past that they were accepted on certain items but things often change without notice.

    According to the website, The Friar's Nook does accept “some dining plans” but it doesn’t specify what exactly qualifies. One important note: it is my understanding also that The Friar's Nook may not be open during your stay as it often times operates on an “as needed” basis.  I searched for your arrival date and it doesn’t show any operating hours as of yet. This can however change at any time.

    My best advice to you would be to stop in to either of these dining locations and ask a Cast Member for some assistance. They will be able to give you a more definitive answer on what exactly qualifies for the dining plan that you are on!

    I hope that you have a wonderful vacation! See ya real soon!


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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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