Is the Disney Dining Plan a Good Value

This article is going to go into one of Disney’s great debates: Is the Disney Dining Plan a Good Value?  I’ll run down the cost of the Disney Dining Plan and then go through some ways that the readers can use to determine for themselves if the dining plan is a good value.

This is one of those debates where what could work for one family and be a good value may not necessarily work for another family and not be a good value.  But before we start trying to figure out whether or not this is a good value, we need to go over the cost of the Disney Dining Plan.  There are three tiers of the Disney Dining Plan:

Quick Service Plan (2 quick service meals, 1 snack, 1 refillable mug): $41.99/adult; $16.03/child (ages 3-9)

Standard Dining Plan (1 quick service meal, 1 table service meal, 1 snack, 1 refillable mug): $60.04/adult; $19.23/child

Deluxe Dining Plan (any combo of 3 quick service and table service meals, 2 snacks, 1 refillable mug): $109.53/adult; $29.86/child

This is for each night of the vacation.  For example, a four-night vacation on the standard dining plan would have 4 quick service meals, 4 table service meals, and 4 snacks while each person in the group would receive a refillable mug.  This would cost ($60.04 * 4 nights = $240.16/person) for the vacation. Continue reading Is the Disney Dining Plan a Good Value