It really is one of the most popular questions around the Disney community: Are the Walt Disney World Dining Plans worth it?
Unfortunately, that is a question that only you can answer by sitting down and doing the math for your group. When price increases occur, many folks reconsider the economics of the Disney Dining Plans.
Recently, Disney quietly increased all three Disney Dining Plan prices for the rest of 2013, which means that anyone who books a package from this point on will be paying these increased prices. It also seems that the “seasonal pricing” during peak seasons now no longer applies: prices are the same year-round.
Here is a look at what you can expect when purchasing the Disney Dining Plans as we move forward with the rest of 2013.
Adult 10+: $39.64
Child 3-9: $15.75
(Increased from $37.58 for Adults and $14.32 for Children)
The Quick Service Dining Plan allows each guest to get 2 Quick Service Meals per day. For Breakfast you’ll receive an entrée or combo meal and a non-alcoholic beverage. For Lunch and Dinner you’ll receive an entrée or a complete combo meal, dessert, and a non-alcoholic beverage. You’ll also get 1 Snack Option per day, and 1 Refillable Mug per person for the length of your stay.
Standard Dining Plan
Adult 10+: $58.68
Child 3-9: $18.88
(Increased from $55.59 for Adults and $17.16 for Children)
The Standard Dining Plan comes with 1 Quick Service Meal per day, which includes an entrée or combo meal, dessert (lunch or dinner only), and a non-alcoholic beverage. You also get 1 Sit Down Meal per day which includes entrée, dessert (lunch and dinner only), and non-alcoholic beverage, or, if eating at a buffet, the full buffet. You’ll also receive 1 Snack Option per day and 1 Refillable Mug per person.
Deluxe Dining Plan
Adult 10+: $104.94
Child 3-9: $29.51
(Increased from $99.97 for Adults and $26.84 for Children)
For the Deluxe Dining Plan, guests receive 3 Meals, which can be any combination of either Table Service Meals or Quick Service meals. Table Service meals include an appetizer (lunch and dinner only), entree, dessert (lunch and dinner only), and a non-alcoholic beverage. Or, if eating at a buffet, the full buffet. Quick Service Meals include an entrée or combo meal, dessert (lunch and dinner only and a non-alcoholic beverage. Also included in the plan are 2 Snack Credits per day plus one resort refillable mug per person for the length of stay.
The best thing to do when planning your trip, is to figure out which Disney Dining Plan (or if the Disney Dining Plan) is worth it for you, and to do that, make sure to check out this great post from the blog a few months back with the Disney Dining Plan Calculator Spreadsheet. It may very well be able to help you answer the age old question.