Disney Dining Plan Tips & Tricks {Updated for 2019!}

on December 2, 2018

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Here are my best tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Disney Dining Plan at Walt Disney World, current for your 2019 vacation planning!

If you want some basic info, check out my Disney Dining Plan 101 post. I suggest reading that post first if you are new to the plans or the following information may just confuse you.

Tip #1: Take Advantage of the Dining Plan’s Flexibility

My first tip is that the Disney Dining Plan is much more flexible than it may sound.

The credits you receive for each member of your party are actually pooled together and can be used in any combination on any day of your trip.

For example, you can eat two Quick Service meals on one day and the next day use two Table Service credits to enjoy dinner at one of Disney’s fantastic Signature restaurants.

Plus your credits are good from the time you check into your resort (which we often do as soon as we arrive, as early as 8 am) until midnight on the day you check out.

You can now even share your credits with guests who are not on your reservation, so if you have friends or family dining with you who aren’t on the plan, you can use your credits to cover their meals if you want!


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House-made Gelato at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort


Tip #2: Share Credits & Use Them However You Want

You do not actually have to use a credit for every member of your party every time you dine. For example, one Table Service credit includes:

  • One entree
  • One dessert
  • One beverage

However, if your spouse wants a beverage and entree and you want an appetizer and dessert, you two can essentially “share” one Table Service credit and just pay for the appetizer out-of-pocket.

This can really help you get the full value of the plan, save your credits for a Signature restaurant, and avoid wasting food (a common complaint about the plan).

Tip #3: Maximize Your Disney Dining Plan Credits

Tips & Tricks for getting the most out of the Dining Plan at Walt Disney World!

Sunshine Seasons at The Land pavilion in Epcot

There are definitely certain dining locations that give you the best value on the Disney Dining Plan. That said, I would suggest that you don’t let this fact drive your decisions about where to eat on vacation.

If you want to eat somewhere but it isn’t necessarily the best value on the plan because the entrees are less expensive than other places, then, by all means, eat there!

Overall, you will get your money’s worth out of the Disney Dining Plan almost anywhere you eat, so try to dine as if you weren’t bound by the plan.

You’ll get incredible value if you are able to get the dining plan for free with Disney’s popular “Free Dining” promotion, which you can read all about in this post. 

California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Locations in which the total cost of your Quick Service Meal is above $20 and Table Service is above $40 give you the best return on your investment on the Dining Plan.

Here are some of the best locations for getting the full value out of the plan (find all of their menus here):

Quick Service

  • Flame Tree Barbecue (Animal Kindgom)
  • Sunshine Seasons (Epcot)
  • Tangierine Cafe (Epcot)
  • La Cantine de San Angel (Epcot)
  • Be Our Guest – Breakfast/Lunch (Magic Kingdom)
  • Columbia Harbor House (Magic Kingdom)
  • Peco’s Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe (Magic Kingdom)
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (Magic Kindgom)
  • Landscape of Flavors – Lunch/Dinner (Art of Animation Resort)
  • Pepper Market – Lunch/Dinner (Coronado Springs Resort)
  • Wolfgang Puck Express (Disney Springs)
  • The Polite Pig (Disney Springs)

Table Service 

  • Fantasmic Dining Package (Hollywood Studios)
  • Chefs de France – Dinner (Epcot)
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Epcot)
  • Tutto Italia -Dinner (Epcot)
  • Crystal Palace – Dinner (Magic Kingdom)
  • Boma – Dinner (Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Cape May Cafe – Dinner (Beach Club Resort)
  • Chef Mickey’s – Dinner (Contemporary Resort)
  • ‘Ohana – Dinner (Polynesian Resort)
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe – Dinner (Wilderness Lodge)

Signature Restaurants

  • California Grill (Contemporary Resort)
  • Narcoossee’s (Grand Floridian Resort)
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse (Yacht Club Resort)
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table – Dinner (Magic Kingdom)
  • The Boathouse (Disney Springs)
Tips and tricks for maximizing the Dining Plan at Walt Disney World, including how to get the most for your money and take advantage of the value in the plans.

Steak for brunch at Cinderella’s Royal Table

The best use of Quick Service and Table Service credits on the Disney Dining Plan tend to be for lunch and dinner.

It is very hard to get good value out of your credits for breakfast, so I would suggest eating a light breakfast in your room (check out how to get groceries delivered to resort for free in this post) or paying for breakfast out of pocket at your resort. Often my husband and I share a huge breakfast platter for around $9 and we are full until lunch.


Tip #4: Use Snack Credits Wisely

Snack credits may seem like a throwaway addition, but if used wisely, they really can increase the value of your Dining Plan.

Each member of your party will get two snack credits per day as part of every Disney Dining Plan!

I estimate the value of a snack credit to be around $5.00. If I want a snack and it is less than $5.00 I usually pay out of pocket for it, even if I’m on the Dining Plan.

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Frushi at Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

If you happen to be visiting Disney World during one of the Epcot festivals, you can get incredible value out of your snack credits.

Most non-alcoholic drinks and food items available at the Marketplace Booths are “snack credit eligible”.

Some of these items are in the $7-$10 range which can double the value of your snack credit. Last visit we had eight snack credits that we used to make a meal of eating our way around Food & Wine festival.

Tips and tricks for maximizing the Dining Plan at Walt Disney World, including how to get the most for your money and take advantage of the value in the plans.

Wine & Cheese Sampler at the Food & Wine Festival

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Tip #5: Get Alcohol, Appetizers, Specialty Drinks, and More with the Disney Dining Plan

Even though Table Service credits include only an entree, dessert, and a beverage, there are instances where you can get much more using the Disney Dining Plan.

And starting in 2018, you can get a specialty drink OR single-serving alcoholic beverage with every meal on the Disney Dining Plans!

I’m happy to report that pretty much ANY alcoholic drink is included in the Dining Plan.

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Patron Margarita and Fish Tacos on the Disney Dining Plan

For example, you can get a top-shelf Patron Lime Margarita from La Cantina de San Angel in Epcot that would cost $15.75 out-of-pocket as your drink with a Quick Service credit! If you are going to get a drink with lunch and dinner anyway, the Dining Plan makes it very affordable to do so.

Here are other ways to get more with the Dining Plan:

  • Get an Appetizer with the Prix Fixe Dinner Menu at Chefs de France –Another great use of one Table Service credit is the Prix Fixe menu at Chefs de France in Epcot’s France Pavillion. You get to choose an appetizer, entree, and dessert from a set menu and all are included with your one table service credit. Though this restaurant sometimes gets spotty reviews, I think the food is excellent (though not very adventurous), the atmosphere lively, and the servers helpful and eager to talk about their country and cuisine.
  • Get a Cheese Plate as An Appetizer at Several Signature Restaurants – Signature Restaurants are the high-end dining establishments at Disney and all require two Table Service credits. However, several restaurants include their Cheese Plate as one of their options for dessert, which means you can order it as part of the dining plan. The cheese plate is usually fantastic and pricey (some upwards of $20) and you can have it served before your meal as an appetizer. One member of your party will have to give up their dessert entitlement, but most folks share desserts anyway so that likely won’t cramp your style too much.
  • Get Preferred Seating with the Fantasmic Dining Package – One of the best uses of one Table Service credit is the Fantasmic Dining Package at Mama Melrose’s in Hollywood Studios. Not only do you get preferred seating to the Fantasmic show for the evening (the not-to-be-missed nighttime show at the Studios), but you’ll also get your choice of an entree, dessert, and beverage. The trade-off is that you’ll eat at an off-peak time (lunch or an early dinner). You can also get a Fantasmic Package at Hollywood & Vine (for 1 credit) and The Hollywood Brown Derby (for 2 credits).

Tip #6: Kids Under Three Eat for Free at Certain Restaurants

Tips and tricks for maximizing the Dining Plan at Walt Disney World, including how to get the most for your money and take advantage of the value in the plans.

Desserts at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, one location where kids under 3 eat for free

You may have noticed that the children’s dining plan is for kids ages 3 to 9. What about one and two-year-olds who seem to eat their weight in food each day, you say?

Well, you will either have to purchase food for them out of pocket or dine at restaurants where they can eat for free.

Disney’s policy is that kids under three can eat off of their parents’ plates at any buffet. This includes all of the character meals and any other buffet such as Boma (Animal Kingdom Lodge) and Biergarten (Epcot). And they don’t physically have to eat off of your plate, you can get them their own plate of food at no charge.

Even better, at any all-you-care-to-enjoy table service meal (such as the Garden Grill, ‘Ohana and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall), kids under 3 can get a kids’ meal off of the menu totally for free. I was really surprised when I learned about this about a year ago and it has influenced where we decide to eat with our daughter while she is still in the under-three crowd.

Tip #7 – How to Get the Disney Dining Plan Without Buying Park Tickets

Loaded Nachos at Pecos Bill’s, Magic Kingdom

The official line from Disney is that the Dining Plan must be purchased as part of a package that includes a minimum of two-day park tickets. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule.

The one we have used most frequently is that anyone staying in a room booked with Disney Vacation Club points can add a Disney Dining Plan to their reservation without also adding park tickets.

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is Disney’s super flexible version of a timeshare and there are nine different deluxe resorts with DVC rooms at Walt Disney World.

Anyone can stay in a DVC room by “renting” points from a DVC owner (check out my post all about how to rent points to save bunches on deluxe accommodations here).

Another exception to the package requirement is for Annual Pass Holders, who can add the Dining Plan to a room-only reservation without having to buy an additional ticket. Members of the military can also add a dining plan to their resort stay without having to buy park tickets (which can be bought at a steep discount at a military base or Shades of Green – thanks for this info, Peg!).

Tips and tricks for maximizing the Dining Plan at Walt Disney World, including how to get the most for your money and take advantage of the value in the plans.

Quick Service at Columbia Harbor House

Tip #8: One Time I Recommend The Deluxe Dining Plan

I generally do NOT recommend the Deluxe Dining Plan – it is a ridiculous amount of food and few humans could get their money’s worth out of the plan.

The one instance for which I recommend the Deluxe plan is for a split stay – this is when you break your vacation up between two different resorts on two separate reservations.

Any Disney Dining Plan has to be purchased for every night of your stay and for everyone in your room. But this actually means you must have it for the entire reservation – you can have it for the first part of a split stay and not the second.

If you don’t mind switching resorts once during your stay, you can rent points for just one or two nights and add the dining plan for that part of your stay.

This is the one instance I have found when you may be able to get your money’s worth out of the Deluxe Dining Plan.

My husband and I stayed one night in a DVC room and added the Deluxe Dining Plan for just that night. We got our refillable mugs (which we could then use for the rest of our stay), two Snack credits each and three Table Service credits each to use over the course of those two days.

We used the Deluxe Plan credits for all of our meals for both days so it worked out to be far less than we would have paid out-of-pocket for our food!

My Experiences with the Disney Dining Plan

In my opinion, the dining plans are not for everyone on every trip.

They make the most sense for guests who plan on eating several Character Meals or buffets, have big eaters in their party (think teenage boys), and those who don’t mind being nailed down to a schedule.

On the other hand, it doesn’t work as well for light eaters, those who prefer Signature restaurants, or those who like to be spontaneous and not be held to hard-and-fast plans for their dining.

My husband and I have taken advantage of a Disney Dining Plan on many occasions and I think it is really fun. I like the freedom to choose any entree on the menu without worrying about how expensive it is (otherwise I can’t shake the inner cheapskate, even on vacation).

Tips and tricks for maximizing the Dining Plan at Walt Disney World, including how to get the most for your money and take advantage of the value in the plans.

Brazilian Crispy Pork Belly at Food & Wine Festival

How To Decide If The Dining Plan Is For You

The way I decide if the Dining Plan is best for our trip is I first try to make a rough plan of how we plan to eat on the trip. Sometimes we like to eat at several Signature restaurants and eat snacks or share a quick service meal for lunch.

Other times we have planned on several buffets or all-you-care-to-eat experiences. Then I decide if we can get the same experience with the same type of food for less using the dining plan. Sometimes we can, but sometimes we can’t.

In my experience, servers actually like it when guests are on the dining plan. It guarantees that they will spend a minimum amount on food and (hopefully) tip accordingly. Guests on the dining plan are also more willing to take suggestions for more expensive entrees and desserts since they are already included with their plan.

In summary, the Disney Dining Plan is just one way to experience the amazing dining options at Walt Disney World.

And if you’re able to get it for free (read my post about the popular free dining offer), it is an especially inexpensive way to try out different restaurants.

If want help planning a vacation with or without the dining plan, I suggest getting a free quote from the expert Disney agents over at Destinations in Florida. They can help you find the right resort, book your dining reservations, FastPasses, and more, all at no cost to you!

Or if you have any other questions, leave a comment below or join the discussion in my free private Facebook group for my Disney-only site, The Budget Mouse.

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  • Melissa

    I saw another blog that suggested this but I don’t know how old it was. Can you pay out of pocket for kids table service meals if you are planning more table service meals than allowed on Plan, saving credits for higher priced meals?

    November 2, 2018 at 12:24 am Reply
    • Leah

      Good question, Melissa! On the Dining Plan, you can only use Table Service kid’s credits for kid’s meals. So there wouldn’t be any benefit to paying out of pocket and saving credits at Table Service meals. But at Quick Service locations, you can use your credits for adult meals OR kid’s meals. So you could potentially use your Quick Service Credits only when you are buying higher-priced meals and pay out of pocket for kid’s meals. But this only works at Quick Service locations. Hope that makes sense!

      November 2, 2018 at 8:38 am Reply
  • Amy S

    We sometimes do a split stay with our DVC, stay a 2 different resorts, and will pick the quick service only dining plan for one part of the trip and then upgrade to a regular or deluxe for the time in the other resort that way we can get the signature restaurants in during the other half of the trip. Left over snack points are used for goofy gummies and other edible souvenirs. Also the one time we had extra deluxe meal points because we had a day no one was hungry we used the points to secret santa another family’s meal that night. Turns out it was the mom’s birthday, it felt great to spread some extra pixie dust that night.

    August 5, 2018 at 3:52 pm Reply
    • Leah

      These are all great ideas, Amy! We often do a dining plan for part of a split stay, too. I bet that family is still talking about when you treated them to dinner… what a wonderful memory and how generous of you to share!

      August 6, 2018 at 3:51 pm Reply
  • kela

    We’re staying at the GF with a deluxe DDP. We’re wanting to invite my parents over one night to have dinner with us. Would we be able to use some of our credits to pay for their meal at Citricos in addition to ours? Basically I guess I’m saying we’d use 8 credits for all of us as opposed to just 4 for my husband and I.

    July 9, 2018 at 3:42 pm Reply
    • Leah

      Yes, Kela you can definitely use your credits for their meal! I’d recommend it actually because the Deluxe Plan is SO much food! Enjoy 🙂

      July 9, 2018 at 3:49 pm Reply
  • trish

    My family splits the larger breakfast at our hotel before heading to parks and it saves some quick service points. My daughter loves the eggs and I like the waffles. Hubby is happy with some bacon and maybe a muffin as a snack! Alos because we get the mugs we get a water bottle with our breakfast so we use that instead of out bottle supply. It’s not a major tip or savings but it works for us.

    June 16, 2018 at 10:36 am Reply
    • Leah

      That’s great advice, Trish! I agree those breakfast bounty platters are huge!

      June 17, 2018 at 11:43 am Reply
  • Jamie

    Hello, I had a follow up question to a question by Kristen about purchasing the meal package at one DVC property, but not for the entire trip. So, if I’m military can I just say I need a deluxe meal plan for 3 nights (when I’m staying for longer)? Also, just to clarify, it would carry over until the fourth day correct? So you could stretch your 3 day deluxe package to four (full) days correct? Thank you for your time!!

    June 13, 2018 at 2:02 am Reply
    • Leah

      Hi Jamie! First, yes: when you get a dining plan for a three-night stay, it DOES carry over until midnight on the fourth day (the day you check out). So yes, you can stretch 3-night Deluxe Plan into 4 days. Next, you would have to do a split stay (two different reservations, even if staying at the same resort) if you only want the dining plan for part of your stay. And here is info on using the military discount with the dining plan: http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/dining-plans-with-military-discounts/ Hope that helps!

      June 13, 2018 at 5:56 am Reply
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  • Jessica

    Hello! I am looking to go to the California Grill using 2 table service credits on the disney dining plan. My question is, I see there is a steak for one priced at $75! Is this something I could order as my entree on the dining plan, or is there a limit to how expensive your entree can be? Thanks

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  • PegP

    Those booking a resort using the military discount can book a resort room and dining plan without purchasing park tickets. The military-discounted park tickets can’t be purchased on the Disney site or by phone because you have to show your military ID, so Disney allows the military the option of buying a dining plan without purchasing park tickets through them. Park tickets are purchased through the IT office at a military base or at the Shades of Green military resort on the Disney property.

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  • Nina-Marie

    Please note that I saw on the Disney Website that the Fantasmic package for 2018 will no longer include an appetizer. So now you’ll only get a soft drink, entree and dessert. Another value down the drain.

    September 23, 2017 at 10:28 pm Reply
    • Leah

      Thanks so much for the update, Nina-Marie. It was such a good deal I guess it was inevitable!

      September 25, 2017 at 9:50 pm Reply
    • Leah

      I’ve updated the post to reflect the change. Thanks again. 🙂

      September 26, 2017 at 8:59 am Reply
  • Terri

    How does pizza delivery work on the dinning plan.

    April 13, 2017 at 8:27 pm Reply
    • Leah

      Pizza delivery costs 2 Table Service credits on the dining plan. You’ll get a large pizza, 2 non-alcoholic beverages, and two desserts. The cost is not per person, but 2 TS credits total. I wouldn’t recommend using Dining Plan credits for pizza delivery since I estimate the value of 2 TS credits is around $70, but you’ll only get roughly $35 value out of the meal.

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  • Noelle

    I have been to Disney World once with a dinning plan but it really made all the difference. They are really great for big parties(more then 2 or 3) and takes the stress out of worry about food money or if u will be able to eat where u want.

    March 26, 2017 at 8:32 pm Reply
    • Leah

      I agree, Nicole, a dining plan can make vacation much more enjoyable!

      March 26, 2017 at 8:44 pm Reply
  • Tricia

    Another way I save and use points is splitting a breakfast at hotel. Most have a “big breakfast” platter with eggs, waffle, potatoes and meat. Me and my daughter share. She loves the eggs and potatoes I eat waffle and meat. We get a water bottle as drink and then use our dining mugs for coffee and juice! A great way to share the quick service!!!

    March 16, 2017 at 4:19 pm Reply
    • Leah

      Thanks for the great tip, Tricia! I agree those bounty platters are definitely big enough to share… and they are SO GOOD!

      March 16, 2017 at 8:08 pm Reply
  • Vanessa Sylvia

    I am going on a mini-honeymoon in Disney the end of December (30 December – 3 January). I am trying to decide between the Disney dining plan, or the deluxe dining plan. My fiancé (who isn’t as well versed in all things Disney as I am) is suggesting the basic Disney dining with one counter service, one sit down, and snacks. Knowing that I want to take him to some of the places that need two dining credits (La Cellier, The Boathouse), would you recommend the deluxe? It has been a while since I have gotten the meal plan, and I have never tried the deluxe before. We cant splurge on a lot, and since I believe the food will be my fiancés favorite part, I was considering splurging on the meal plan.

    Thanks in advance!

    February 21, 2017 at 3:10 pm Reply
    • Leah

      Hi Vanessa! My sister and her husband splurged on the Deluxe Plan for their honeymoon. They said that, while it was fun, it was just too much food. They said they would get the standard plan next time and pay out of pocket for anything beyond what they got with that plan. I think you would save money that way, still have the fun experience of being on a Dining Plan (it is really cool!) and not be so stuffed you can barely move. Hope that helps!

      February 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm Reply
  • Jen

    One tip that we realized half way through our trip was that for Quick Service meals they don’t differentiate between Adult and Kids. So for lunch I could get 1 QS adult meal for both kids instead of using 2 QS credits for 2 kids meals. (Note, this is not the case for Table Service credits.)

    February 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm Reply
    • Leah

      Yes! Thanks for sharing this awesome tip, Jen! It is a great way to stretch Quick Service credits. You could likely have enough for free breakfast everyday if you did this at each lunch! Also good to know if your kiddo gets tired of the kid’s meal options, which can be kinda boring after a while.

      February 21, 2017 at 8:56 am Reply
  • Alyce

    We are going to Disney World for the first time next month. We have a reservation at Cinderellas Royal Table for breakfast. I’m not a big breakfast eater, and my question is if I can share an entree with my mother that’s going with us? I was curious because I don’t eat much for breakfast and this would save us 2 dining credits.

    February 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm Reply
    • Leah

      That’s a great question, Alyce! Cinderella’s Royal Table is a like a buffet in that you are charged a set price each person in your dining party. You do choose an item (or items since it is actually “all you care to enjoy”) off of a menu but you will be charged for each person at the table regardless. We ate breakfast there in November and I personally thought the experience was worth it for two table service credits. The food was excellent but not the highlight – the setting and the princesses are the main attraction! Hope you enjoy. 🙂

      February 13, 2017 at 5:14 am Reply
  • Kristen

    We have a 3-night DVC reservation using point rentals and are in a queue for an additional 3 nights at a separate DVC resort. Can we purchase the dining plan now for the 3 nights and stretch that out over our 6 night stay?

    February 11, 2017 at 6:40 pm Reply
    • Leah

      I wish the plan worked that way but unfortunately it doesn’t. If you add the dining plan to the first reservation, you will have to use the credits by midnight on the last day of that reservation. So at least that gives you four days to use the credits with one day overlapping into your next stay. I have done this and had no trouble transferring credits when I changed rooms, by the way. Have fun!

      February 12, 2017 at 7:19 am Reply
  • Erika

    Im curious about QS meals at the resort. Do you still get a drink? Isnt that redundant since you have the refillable mug.

    February 9, 2017 at 10:41 pm Reply
    • Leah

      Hi Erika! Yes, you still get a drink with your QS meal at the resorts. However, you can substitute anything that qualifies as a “snack” for the drink. So if you prefer ice water or are using your refillable mug, I suggest grabbing a snack for later or a dessert instead of the additional drink!

      February 10, 2017 at 6:08 am Reply
    • Amy

      On our trip last year, we ate a few nights at our resort & we chose bottled drinks with our meals, such as chocolate milk. Since our room had a fridge, we had them for breakfast. Rather than purchase breakfast, we brought items to eat in our room. Saved us money.

      March 3, 2017 at 10:16 am Reply
      • Leah

        Thanks for the awesome tip, Amy! We do the same thing, right down to the chocolate milk. My daughter only has chocolate milk at Disney World so she thinks they only make it there. We’re going to keep that illusion going for as long as possible. 😉

        March 3, 2017 at 2:10 pm Reply
  • Sandra

    My son is crazy for characters so we always splurge and do the deluxe dining. We have a big breakfast and a big dinner and use extra credits for things like the dinner shows and a meal at the castle. We also usually squeeze in a pizza delivery to our room at some point, which makes the extra credits nice.

    February 5, 2017 at 9:54 pm Reply
    • Leah

      That’s great, Sandra! Sound like y’all have so much fun!

      February 10, 2017 at 6:10 am Reply
    • Lesli

      We are going in July with our four year old and I did the deluxe for these reasons. We are doing a dinner show, three character meals and I plan on ordering pizza the night we arrive. Plus, my husband and I are semi-foodies (met working in a restaurant) and I have no doubt he will fly through those snack credits, lol.

      February 25, 2017 at 11:41 am Reply
  • Ali

    How many credits do the meals at the signature restaurants cost?

    February 5, 2017 at 1:57 am Reply
    • Leah

      2 credits 🙂

      February 10, 2017 at 6:11 am Reply
      • Ali

        If I have a picky 3 year old can I just let him eat off my plate?

        February 18, 2017 at 6:43 am Reply
        • Leah

          Hi Ali! It depends on the restaurant. At a regular table service restaurant, yes! I’ve shared a meal with my little one many times. At a buffet or “all-you-care-to-enjoy” meal (such as character dining) there is a set price per person, regardless of how much or little someone eats. So you would be charged the kid’s meal amount there, which is MUCH lower than adult prices thankfully!

          February 18, 2017 at 7:09 am Reply
  • Melissa Nicholson

    Don’t go to flame tree barbaque they are not very nice. They won’t substitute anything my kids don’t eat beans so I asked for fries they said no. Wanted just an order of fries and onion rings for my oldest they said no and not in a nice way at all

    January 29, 2017 at 6:47 am Reply
    • Leah

      Sorry to hear you had a negative experience at Flame Tree, Melissa. I guess you can’t substitute fries for the beans. They should have told you in a nice way.

      January 29, 2017 at 2:07 pm Reply
    • Romo Ruz

      Visited Flame Tree the first week in January and I changed items in the selection with no problem. I do not like beans and they changed for fries. Guess I got a nice Cast Member.

      February 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm Reply
      • Leah

        Thanks Romo, that’s good to know!

        February 22, 2017 at 6:40 am Reply
  • Michelle

    Can you pay out of pocket for kids table service meals if you are planning more table service meals than allowed on Plan, saving credits for higher priced meals?

    December 31, 2016 at 7:54 pm Reply
  • Cathy

    Be careful if you have more than 1 room and going to Be Our Guest. We had 4 rooms and 10 people and told there would not be any problems. They never asked for anyone’s bands but my daughters. When we tried to explain to the manager that we needed to devide yo the credits she said they would not be a problem. Well went to dinner and my sons room had no credits because they had taken 10 credits off of his room instead of 3. We had to charge it back to the hotel and then try to straighten it out. This took us a couple of hours and took us away from enjoying our stay at the park.

    December 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm Reply
  • Jen

    I know you can share quick service meals. Did I understand that you can now share table service meals? Is that a recent change? Thank you!

    October 27, 2016 at 8:02 pm Reply
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