• On Jan 28, 2019
    Nikolette from NY 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.

    Planning my third trip to Disney and love the dining plan. When dining at a buffet, is an alcoholic beverage included or is that only at regular table service meal?

    Hi Nikolette,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for your question. Hurray for planning your THIRD visit to Walt Disney World! How wonderfully exciting!

    I’m also a huge fan of the Disney Dining Plan. It makes our visit feel all-inclusive, and I love including Table-Service meals in our planning because those meals give us time to have a break, a great meal, and a chance to talk and laugh about our magical day.

    It looks like you’re planning a 2020 Walt Disney World vacation, Nikolette. At this time we don’t have details about the 2020 Disney Dining Plans. Those details will be released when 2020 Walt Disney World vacation packages become available, so be sure to check back to see what’s new or different. 

    For 2019’s Disney Dining Plans, Guests aged 21 and older may order one alcoholic beverage with their Table-Service and/or Quick-Service meal entitlements, where available. If you'll have the Disney Dining Plan or Disney Deluxe Dining Plan, which include Table-Service meals, this does include buffets and family-style meals. Your server will be able to tell you which beverages are eligible on the Disney Dining Plan, so be sure to ask! I had so much fun ordering delicious fruity cocktails on the Disney Dining Plan last year, and my kids loved ordering specialty beverages like premium lemonades, smoothies, and milkshakes.

    Have so much fun planning your third visit, Nikolette! Be sure to read the Disney Parks Blog for the latest Disney foodie news, and please stop by and see us should you have any questions as you do your planning and Disney dreaming.

    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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