Is the Disney Dining Plan Still Worth It? 2018 Disney Dining Plan Prices Increased

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Last Tuesday, June 20, Disney released their 2018 Magic Your Way packages for Walt Disney World. Within this release Disney also revealed some updates to the Disney Dining Plan. The update to the plan allows Guests under 21 to choose (1) non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests over 21 can choose either one (1) single serving non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one (1) single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.

Well, since this announcement Disney Food Blog posted an update to the prices.

2018 Disney Dining Plans and Updated Prices

Entitlements for the 2018 Quick Service Dining Plan include the following for each guest (ages 3 and over) per night of your package stay:

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Quick Service Dining Plan

  • Two Quick Service Meals (includes one entree and a beverage)
  • NEW FOR 2018: Guests under 21 years of age can choose one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests 21 and older can can choose either one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) with their meal entitlement.
  • Two Snacks
  • One Refillable Resort Mug

2018 PRICE Per Night: $52.49/adult (an increase from $48.19 in 2017), $21.75/child age 3-9

Disney Dining Plan

  • One Table Service Meal (includes one entree, one beverage, and one dessert OR one full buffet)
    One Quick Service Meal (includes one entree and one beverage)
  • NEW FOR 2018: Guests under 21 years of age can choose one non-alcoholic beverage with their Quick Service and Table Service meal (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests 21 and older can can choose either one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.
  • Two Snacks
  • One Refillable Resort Mug

2018 PRICE Per Night: $75.49/adult (an increase from $69.35 in 2017), $25.80/child age 3-9

Deluxe Dining Plan

  • Three Meals (redeemable interchangeably at Quick Service or Table Service locations)
  • NEW FOR 2018: Guests under 21 years of age can choose one non-alcoholic beverage with their Quick Service and Table Service meal (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests 21 and older can can choose either one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.
  • Two Snacks
  • One Refillable Resort Mug

2018 PRICE Per Night: $116.24/adult (an increase from $106.68 in 2017), $39.90/child age 3-9

 

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Is the Disney Dining Plan still worth it?

My short answer is Absolutely Yes! I love the Disney Dining Plan. It allows me to eat what I want and not have to worry about the cost of the individual plates. I’ve already prepaid for my food so I will tend to order the best on the menu. Why not? You are on vacation so enjoy yourself and order that Steak or go to Chef Mickey’s for the character breakfast.

If you think of it, there increased price for the 2018 price over the 2017 is not too far fetched at all. A $6.14 increase in the Standard Disney Dining Plan, in most places is less than the price of a beer or glass of wine. The Deluxe Dining Plan also saw a $9.56, no sweat. Order a milkshake or a smoothie if you don’t drink alcohol. Florida is hot, these items will be sure to cool you down.

 

What are your thoughts, comment below.

[Source: Disneyfoodblog.com]

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4 COMMENTS

  1. My late wife and I always chose the Disney Dining Plan option (one counter service and one sit down meal) and after going over our options and making advance reservations, we were able to to take in some great sit down meals (yes, steak is great) and also save over the cost, had we paid for the meals independently at the restaurant. If you plan ahead, you can do really well, and enjoy some of the best restaurants in WDW, without having to worry about the prices.

  2. Love the dinning plan saved a lot of money,and ate really great food,also met a lot of character’s…well worth it…

  3. […] The Ale & Compass Restaurant menu is still in the works, but the re-imagined restaurant will have a gastropub ambience with New England-inspired comfort food, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An on-stage hearth oven is the focal point. Décor is inspired by the cozy warmth of a lighthouse, as a comforting respite from the outside world. The casual, table-service restaurant is on the Disney Dining Plan. […]

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