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  • On Jan 17, 2024
    Sherry from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    On the new 2024 Disney Dining Plan, can I swap out a dessert for an appetizer at a table service (specifically Tony's Town Square)?

    Hello Sherry!

    Welcome to planDisney! Your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just around the corner, so I am happy to help you with the last planning details. It's exciting to know you will be on your adventure so soon.

    I am thrilled that the dining plans have returned, as I really like the ease of not having to worry about our dining budget once we are on vacation. I also find that I try more things I may not have otherwise tried or ordered without having a dining plan. With the Disney Dining Plan, Guests receive the following when redeeming a meal at brunch, lunch or dinner:

    -1 Entrée
    -1 Dessert
    -1 Nonalcoholic Beverage (or Alcoholic Beverage, for Guests 21 and older)

    Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like restaurant locations are allowing substitutions at this time, but I would encourage you to ask your server at Tony's Town Square Restaurant, as you never know when you may be sprinkled with a bit of pixie dust. If you do indeed order a dessert, Tony's Spumoni Tart is my favorite--that dark cherry mousse is delicious, but their gelato is a lighter option and also tasty. 

    While you're in Magic Kingdom Park, if you choose to use your Quick Service meal, I recommend either the Lobster Roll with fries from Columbia Harbour House or the Fajita Platter at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe. Both options are not only yummy, but also an excellent value on the dining plan. For my favorite Magic Kingdom Park snacks, I usually gravitate towards the classic funnel cake from Sleepy Hollow or the Rapunzel Sundae found at Storybook Treats. The sundae is composed of a wild-berry soft serve and DOLE Whip® Lemon and topped with a berry compote and sugar flowers. It's light, fresh and full of fruity flavor.

    Have a wonderful vacation, Sherry. Thank you again for stopping by and please let me know if I can offer you any other dining recommendations on your trip.

    Magical Wishes, 


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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