2014 Disney Dining Plans Increase In Price

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Disney Dining PlanDisney has been pretty good lately at quietly increasing prices. First Walt Disney World park admission prices increased with little warning last month, and it appears Disney is at it again. Though, this time instead of raising ticket prices, it has seemingly increased the price of the Dining Plan, as all three Disney Dining Plan prices appear to have seen a small uptick.

Here is a look at what you can expect now when purchasing the Disney Dining Plans:

Quick-Service Plan
Adult 10+: $41.99
Child 3-9: $16.03

(Increased from $39.64 for Adults and $15.75 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+: $60.64
Child 3-9: $19.23

(Increased from $58.68 for Adults and $18.88 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+: $109.53
Child 3-9: $29.86

(Increased from $104.94 for Adults and $29.51 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 any Disney Dining Plan!) is worth it for you. To do that, take a look at the menus of the restaurants you are planning on dining at and do the math to figure out if the cost of the dining plan works with what you plan on eating.

If you want to learn more about the Disney Dining Plans, as well as find out the estimated value of each of the different dining plan components, make sure to read our Disney Dining Plan page.

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Posted on March 19, 2014

9 Responses to “2014 Disney Dining Plans Increase In Price”

  • Is it too soon to determine if these will be the price regardless of the season?

    Are menu prices increasing as well? When I looked at the plans last summer, the only one that made sense for us was the Deluxe Plan and spreading the credits over 4 days when paying for 3 nights. Otherwise, even ordering the most expensive item on each menu, I couldn’t find a way to break even on the price for the 2 lower plans. And that research was with 1 adult & 1 child. I cannot imagine paying for 2 adults!

  • We used to get the deluxe plan, and it is a ton of food. My family would usually just eat lunch early, and then at supper eat at one of the signature restaurants that would take 2 dining credits. They would bring you the check, to sign off on the dining plans and run the tip. Usually the check for the evening meal exceeded the cost of paying for the dining plan. However it is a large amount of food.

  • At this point, it seems like the main point of the DDP is so Disney can say “A $500 value!” in their packages. Even if it’s possible to get $42 worth of fast food in a day with the credits they give you, I wouldn’t really want to eat that much in a day.

    (Also, a little math says that counter service meals are $31 each, table service credits are $50 each, and snacks are negative $20 each. Go figure.)

    • If you use algebra to figure out the credits that is true. But you’re forgetting the free mug and the fact that the delux is designed to save you a higher % than regular plan- thus ts credits are worth less in the delux than the regular plan. $35, $20, $3 are better averages to see if the plans would work for you.

  • Do you know when these prices took effect?
    How odd that Disney are using this new silent strategy for price increases.

  • I remember the first time we used the DDP, in 2006. The full-service plan was $39.99/day, and that included an appetizer for each person and gratuity. Now the QS plan costs more than that. How times change.

    (And you kids get off my lawn! :) )

  • Any news on Free Dining for this year? I’m going in mid-November, and it would be lovely to have all of our quick service meals and snacks handled for us. We’re staying at AoA, so the 30% off isn’t as good a deal for us.

    • Yes. Special dates have been posted, started May 7th. Mid-November not on there, though. Check Dis website for dates and participating resorts. Value resorts get quick service free, moderate and deluxe get table service free. Good luck!