Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Aug 3, 2011
    Corrina from ME 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.

    Can you tell me the pros and cons of the Disney Dining Plan and the Quick Service Plan? If you've used both, which do you like better, and why?

    Hi Corrina,

    The Disney Dining Plan can be confusing so let me see if I can help you figure out the best option for your vacation. The Disney Dining Plan has three basic plans-Quick Service, Basic and Deluxe. 

    Quick Service-you are entitled to two meals and a day per person at any of the quick or counter service restaurants located throughout the Walt Disney World Resorts. In addition, you are entitled to two snacks per person and a refillable mug. These restaurants require no Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) and you simply walk up to the counter and order your food. This allows faster meals and more flexibility because you are not "tied" to a reservation.

    Disney Dining Plan-this is the basic and original plan. You are entitled to one counter service, one table service and one snack per person each day during your stay. This allows you to take advantage of being waited on for a meal each day which is a nice way to relax after touring. This is my favorite option for most guests as it is a nice balance between counter and table.

    Premium and Deluxe-you are entitled to three meals (counter or table service), two snacks and a per person per day and a refillable mug. The difference between the two is that with the Premium you are entitled to an appetizer with a table service lunch or dinner in addition to entree, non-alcoholic beverage and dessert. Unless you are going heavy on the signature dining or you like to eat at expensive restaurants, this plan is more food than most guests can eat.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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