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2018 Disney Dining Plans will include alcoholic beverages and specialty beverages at a higher cost to all

2018 Disney Dining Plans will include alcoholic beverages and specialty beverages at a higher cost to all

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With the release of the 2018 Walt Disney World room rates and package rates, the Disney Dining Plan has increased its cost and added the ability to purchase alcoholic beverages using your plan.   The cost increase is 12 to 13%!Walt Disney World Disney Dining Plan rates 2018

It would be good news for those who wish to order an alcoholic beverage with their meal, but those do choose not to imbibe are coming out FAR behind.  If you and your family do not consume alcoholic beverages, you may wish to just purchase your meals out of pocket (MagicBand, Credit Card, Cash) in 2018.

If a guest wishes to order more than 1 alcoholic beverage per meal, they will be required to purchase the additional one out of pocket as well.

New for 2018 vacation packages! 

Guests have several new beverage options available including non-alcoholic specialty beverages and, for Guests 21 and older, beer, wine and cocktails.
Each Quick-Service meal includes (for breakfast, lunch or dinner):
1 Entrée
1 Non-alcoholic Beverage or Alcoholic Beverage—for Guests 21 and older

At Quick-Service restaurants, most Outdoor Carts and select merchandise locations, snacks may include a single serving of items such as:
Frozen ice cream novelty, popsicle or fruit bar
Popcorn scoop
12 oz. coffee, hot chocolate or hot tea
Prepackaged milk or juice
Piece of whole fruit
Bag of snacks
20 oz. bottle of Coca-Cola®, Sprite® or Dasani® water
20 oz. fountain soft drink

Guests under 21 years of age can choose one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests 21 and older can choose either one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one single-serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement. Guests 21 and older must present valid ID to be served alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages may only be redeemed with a Quick-Service or Table-Service meal entitlement.

A single-serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:
Artisanal Milkshakes
Fresh Smoothies
Premium Hot Chocolate
Soda, Coffee or Tea

A single-serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:
Beer or Cider
Wine or Sangria
Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails

For special dietary requests, Guests should speak with a chef or manager upon arrival at the dining location.
Guests ages 3-9 must order from the children’s menu, where available.

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Friday 14th of July 2017

I absolutely agree. $75.49 Disney Dining Plan for a 12 year old is a steep price!


Saturday 1st of July 2017

I think they need to start having 3 rates if they are going to implement this . Adults 21 and up, Young adults 12 to 21, and children 11 and under.


Thursday 22nd of June 2017

Do you think they will expand the non-alcoholic specialty drink options? I must be completely missing all the smoothie and artisanal milkshake restaurants.


Wednesday 21st of June 2017

I can totally understand everyone's grievances with this one, stinks to pay more ($8 a day I think on the mid range plan) especially if you don't drink alcohol. However, for me and people like me, I love to have one cocktail with lunch and one with dinner during a day with young in's at Disney. My drink I think is usually around $6 - $8 a pop so I'll be saving money. ;-) Lastly, I bet MK will start having more alcohol at QS next year with this change. We already saw it added to a few menus in MK this year. Be our Guest Dinner (2012), Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, Liberty Tree Tavern, Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen and Cinderella’s Royal Table.


Tuesday 20th of June 2017

Dan, the children's chart is only for kids 3-9. So yes a 10 year old CHILD, 11 year old CHILD, etc will be charged that same "alcoholic beverage charge" as a 21 year old who can order booze.

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