• On Sep 19, 2016
    Ashley from ND 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.

    Wondering what counts as a drink for a table service meal? I know it has to be a non-alcoholic beverage but wondering if the restaurant serves shakes if that is considered a drink? I know a couple places we looked at offered a smoothie or special lemonade

    Hi, Ashley!

    It sounds as if you have excellent plans already made for your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World; how wonderful!

    When we visit Walt Disney World on a Disney Dining Plan, I always ask our server to let us know of options that may not be obvious to the untrained eye. For example, if you are dining at Disney's Hollywood Studios' Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, you may want to order a refreshing concoction of Coca-Cola and flavored syrup, or a milkshake, both of which may count as your beverage on a Disney Dining Plan. In fact, we like to have ice water with our meals, and will ask for a shake to be brought out in a to-go cup at the end of our meal, so that the kids can enjoy this sweet treat as we continue our park tour.

    In short, most of the single-serve, non-alcoholic, non-souvenir beverages in a participating Walt Disney World restaurant are available as your beverage on a Disney Dining Plan. To be sure of all of our options, though, I always ask our server for more information; they often have excellent tips on getting the best value for your Disney Dining Plan dollar, as they do this every day!

    Send more questions as you think of them, Ashley; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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