• On Jan 24, 2017
    Stacey from NJ 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.

    I've been going through restaurant menus trying to predict what we will eat. Do the prices on the website include tax? Do the dining plan meals include tax? Trying to decide whether DDP is worth it for us.

    Hello Stacey,

    I am pleased to welcome you back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I also asked myself the very same questions the first time that we added a Disney Dining Plan to our Magic Your Way Vacation Package. We loved going through all the menus to decide which restaurants and Quick-Service locations were the best ones for our family.

    The prices listed on the website for each dining location are an estimated price, so they can change without notice. Prices on the website do not include tax, but this is only relevant to you if you are paying out of pocket. Meal entitlements on the Dining Plan already include tax. Remember that gratuities are not included, except at Dinner Shows, Private In-Room Dining and Cinderella’s Royal Table. In addition, for parties of 6 or more an 18% gratuity will automatically be added to your bill. Gratuities may also be automatically charged for items that are not on the dining plan, such as alcoholic beverages.

    My family and I did our math keeping in mind the wonderful Character Dining experiences and Dinner Shows that we love, and finally decided that a Disney Dining Plan was totally worth it. One last tip: reservations are strongly recommended for popular dining locations. You can make them 180 days in advance by visiting DisneyWorld.com/Dine, by using the My Disney Experience Mobile app, or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.

    Thank you once again for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I hope I was able to help you decide.

    Best magical wishes,
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