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Disney Dining Plan – 2014

 

2014 Disney Dining Plan Overview

 

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The Disney Dining Plan can be confusing. This is both because there are multiple tiers of the Plan, and what’s offered on the Disney Dining Plan that can change yearly . For the purposes of the Disney Dining Plan, a “counter service meal” means a combo meal (typically an entree plus a side), a dessert, a non-alcoholic beverage, and tax. A “table service meal” means an entree, a dessert, a non-alcoholic beverage, and tax, but not tip. A “snack” includes items sold at snack carts around the park or in quick service restaurants. These items vary widely, but a good rule of thumb is that if it’s under $4.50, it’s probably a snack. An even easier rule of thumb is that if it has the “DDP” symbol next to it on the menu, it’s a snack. Two table service meal credits may be used for one Signature Meal or Room Service Meal. I have done the math, and these options are rarely good deals.

The following prices and details of the Disney Dining Plan took effect for arrivals beginning January 1, 2014 and are valid until December 31, 2014.

 

2014 Quick Service Disney Dining Plan

This is the lowest tier of the Disney Dining Plan. This is the tier of the Disney Dining Plan that is typically included with Free Dining at the Value Resorts.

For each person on the room reservation, the Quick Service Disney Dining Plan includes:

  • two counter-service meals (per night stay)
  • one snack (per night stay)
  • a refillable drink mug (per stay)

The daily price of the Quick Service Plan is $41.99 per adult and $16.03 per child ages 3-9.

 

2013 Standard Disney Dining Plan

This is the standard tier of the Disney Dining Plan (Disney refers to it as simply the “Disney Dining Plan.” To avoid confusion, we’ll call it the “Standard Disney Dining Plan”), and what’s typically included with “Free” Dining at the Moderate, Deluxe, and Deluxe Villa Resorts. For the price difference between the plans, you can upgrade from the Free Quick Service Dining Plan to this plan at the Value Resorts.

For each person on the room reservation, the Standard Disney Dining Plan includes:

  • one counter-service meal (per night stay)
  • one sit-down meal (per night stay)
  • one snack (per night stay)
  • a refillable drink mug (per stay)

As of January 1, 2013, the daily price of the Standard Disney Dining Plan is $60.64 per adult and $19.23 per child, per night for Children under 3 eat free from an adult’s plate. Gratuity not included for the table service meals. Two table service credits can also be used for signature restaurants, dinner shows, private dining, or pizza delivery.

 

2013 Deluxe Disney Dining Plan

Of the three normal plans (so not including the Premium Package or Platinum Dining) this is the upper level of Disney Dining Plans. By default, no resort tier receives this package for Free Dining, but you can pay the difference to upgrade to it.

For each person on the room reservation, the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan includes:

  • three meals at your choice of counter service restaurants or table service restaurants (per night stay)
  • two snacks (per night stay)
  • one refillable drink mug (per stay)

The daily price of the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan is $109.53 per adult and $29.86 per child. Children under 3 eat free from an adult’s plate. Gratuity not included for the table service meals. Two table service credits can also be used for signature restaurants, dinner shows, private dining, or pizza delivery. The price hikes to the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan are the most significant out of all the plans.

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