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  • On May 8, 2024
    Kristen from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I know what meals are included with Dining Plan (2025)? I know which restaurants take it and how to tell snacks but how do I know which meals and which drinks (cocktails and specialty drinks for kids) are included?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Kristen. We're delighted to see you! It looks like you'll be arriving at the Walt Disney World Resort just after the new year. I can't think of a better way to kick off 2025!

     As a mom of three, I'm a big fan of the Disney Dining Plan because it adds flexibility AND convenience to our Disney vacations. What's not to love about that? You ask a great question. Generally speaking, any entrée intended for one person and any beverage intended for one person, including alcohol for Guests 21 and older, is included as part of a Quick-Service meal or Table-Service meal at a restaurant that participates in the Disney Dining Plan. That said, there are always a few exceptions, but unfortunately, the only way to know what is excluded is to chat with a Cast Member when you're placing your order. In my experience, Cast Members at both Quick-Service and Table-Service dining locations are very knowledgeable about what is and what is not included with dining plan meals. They're also eager to help you maximize your dining plan and get the most bang for your Disney buck! I once had a Cast Member encourage my son to order a fresh smoothie instead of a soda with his meal. It was a healthier choice, but it also made for a better value with our dining plan!

     Speaking of great value, I always try to maximize my family's meals and snacks when we're using the Disney Dining Plan. Character Dining Experiences are a great value for Table-Service meals! These meals often include all-you-care-to-enjoy fare, so we make sure to really fill our bellies. Not to mention, these meals also include the delightful company of beloved Disney Characters!

     I hope this was helpful, Kristen. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! We'd love to help you plan a magical stay.

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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