The Disney Dining Plan is amazing and we cannot WAIT for Disney to offer it again! Until then, we wanted to explain the dining options available at Walt Disney World and a few tips for eating on your Disney vacation.
Snacks are a MUST and are some of the best parts of a Disney vacation. Can you really go to Disney and NOT get a Disney ice cream?! Here are some of our favorite snacks that you won’t want to miss.
- Mickey Premium Bar
- Dole Whip
- Mickey Pretzel
- Popcorn (the refillable buckets are a great value and the special release ones are amazing! )
- Beignets (at Port Orleans French Quarter, resort)
Quick Service Meals
A quick service meal is a counter service meal. Typically you do not have a server for a quick service meal and they tend to be a faster service than a “table service” meal. You can order your meal at the counter OR you can use Mobile Order and spend less time waiting in lines. There are some great healthy options as well as vegan/vegetarian options in addition to your typical burgers and kid friendly options, ie mac n cheese. Allergy friendly options can be found on the bottom of the menu on your My Disney Experience app. If you are ordering in person let them know first that you need to order an allergy friendly meal and they will assist you.
Learn more about MMP’s Top 10 Quick Service Restaurants
Table Service Meals
Sit down meals with a server are referred to as a “table service meal”. These can be an enjoyable addition after a long day of walking around the parks or even to escape the heat during the hotter months. Enjoying a table service meal is one of the greatest parts of a Disney vacation. Table Service locations are everywhere from the parks to the resorts. Visiting another resort for a meal can be a lot of fun too and a great way to see the other Disney hotels. The table service meals are a la cárte, buffet, family style, or prix fixe menu. Prix fixe is a complete meal offered at a fixed price and often has a limited menu. Many table service restaurants also have character dining options. Typically table service requires a reservation. Occasionally during slower park days, you can walk up and be added to their list. However, if that restaurant is on your MUST DINE list, a reservation is recommended. A credit card is required to hold the reservation but will not be charged unless you are a no-show for your reservation. Cinderella’s Royal Table is the exception and must be pre-paid when you make the reservation and includes gratuity.
Table Service Meal Tips
- Prices vary for table service meals
- Check in up to 15 mins prior to your reservation using your My Disney Experience app. This will be done AT the dining location.
- There is character dining in the parks and character dining at resorts.
- Top 10 Table Service Restaurants
Resort Refillable Mug
All the resorts sell a resort refillable mug. The mugs can be refilled at the resorts only with options ranging from soda, lemonade, and iced teas (these may vary slightly by resort). These cups are activated at purchase and are a nice souvenir. The mugs can be brought to the park.
We cannot wait until the dining plans return. Be sure and bookmark this page. We will update here when the dining plans are available.
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