Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On May 24, 2011
    Natalie from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am planning a trip to WDW the week of Christmas and have heard that there is seasonal pricing along with a $5 surcharge per adult per day for meals. Is this true? I was planning on including the dining plan in my vacation package ?

    Hi, Natalie! You have it on pretty good authority. Here's the deal-e-o:

    During peak crowd periods (days surrounding Presidents Day, Easter, mid-Summer, Thanksgiving and Christmas,) Disney exercises seasonal pricing. That means a surcharge to certain dining experiences if paid out of pocket, and a price per day increase to the standard Disney Dining Plan. It's a little more per adult and barely anything more for kids (ages 3-9.) You can price it out when you're putting together your package options on to see the full price breakout.

    Depending on where you're planning on dining and how many people are in your party, if you weren't already planning on dining at a restaurant with the seasonal surcharge, then it may be more cost effective to pay for dining out of pocket rather than automatically be assessed the surcharge.
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I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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