It’s a question we hear a lot. Is the Disney dining plan worth it? Unfortunately this question does not have an easy answer! It depends. For most families the convenience of paying for your meals ahead of time is absolutely worth it. Budgeting for such a variable can be difficult but when “pre-paying” with the meal plan that’s one less thing you need to worry about. I was curious about cost though, so during my last trip I kept track of one of our day’s dining and decided to do a comparison.
Location: Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory (POFQ)
Three Beignets (snack credit, or $2.99), Coffee (resort refillable mug, or $2.49 out of pocket)
Location: Be Our Guest Quick Service (MK)
Carved Turkey Sandwich ($12.99, quick service credit), Soda ($2.99 or included with quick service meal), Chocolate Cream Puff ($4.59 or included with quick service meal)
Location: Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine
Buffet dinner ($46.99 for adults, or 1 table service credit)
Total cost: $73.04 or $60.64 per night per adult on the Disney Dining Plan. So in this case, we absolutely made out using the Disney Dining Plan! As always your family’s own eating habits will decide if the dining plan is right for you, but you can see that for some, it is a great choice!