• On Nov 10, 2017
    Jennifer 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.

    We are planning a visit during the Christmas holidays in 2018, and I’m wondering if Disney still charges a holiday surcharge for certain restaurants. And if so, are those fees covered by the Disney Dining Plan, or would we need to pay extra?

    Hi Jennifer,

    How excited that you are planning a vacation during the Holiday season next year. Still some time to go, but you will see that in no time, you will be packing your bags.

    There are some exciting changes to the Dining Plans for 2018. Guests will have more options to choose from for their beverage selections, like smoothies, milkshakes or specialty coffees. And Guests 21 and over can choose an alcoholic beverage like beer or wine. Be sure to check out your plan details page for more information.

    Prices at Walt Disney World Resort restaurants do not have seasonal surcharges but are subject to change at any time. When you use a Dining Plan, your server will indicate which items are included. In any case, those items will be fully covered, regardless of the price. Note that gratuities are not included and will be based on the actual price of the food. Menu prices are available via the actual restaurant's page, and adjusted accordingly.

    One last tip: remember you can make advanced dining reservations starting 180 days before your arrival. Happy planning!

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