• On Jun 24, 2016
    Elizabeth from IN 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.

    Some of the table service restaurants show pricing of one $ (or $14 and under), which is the same as counter service restaurants. Do these restaurants count toward the quick service meals under the dining plan?

    Hi Elizabeth, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question!

    The way that you can determine whether a given restaurant will accept either table service entitlements or counter service entitlements under the Disney Dining Plan isn’t to look at the restaurant’s prices, but rather the type of service that is offered there. Best rule of thumb: if there is a Cast Member that takes your order (even if it’s just for drinks), then it’s probably considered a table service restaurant and will take 1 or 2 table service entitlements in order to dine there on the Disney Dining Plan. This pamphlet explains the “standard” 2017 Disney Dining Plan really well, and includes a list of which restaurants require which types of entitlements. 

    If you want to maximize the value that you and your family will get out of a Disney Dining Plan that you may have purchased for your visit to Walt Disney World Resort, I highly recommend paying for a less expensive table service restaurant “out-of-pocket” and saving your credits for a pricier location. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming vacation! Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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