Disney foodies, rejoice – the Disney Dining Plan (or the DDP) returned to Disney World on January 9th, 2024, after a pandemic-related hiatus. There have been a couple of changes, but largely the system remains the same.

If you’re not familiar, the Disney Dining Plan is a handy add-on if you love to spend your vacation trying out all the fun park food. You can prepay for all of your meals in return for a bank of snack and restaurant credits for you to use at more than 200 locations throughout your stay.

Be aware that not everyone is eligible for the Disney Dining Plan. You have to book a vacation package, which includes both park admission and your hotel stay. If you’re an annual pass holder you can still add the plan to your account as long as you’re staying in a Disney-owned hotel.

Disney Dining Plan Options

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You can use your DDP at over 200 locations in the parks and Disney Springs.

There are now just two DDP options (the old Deluxe offering has been scrapped.) These plans are as follows:

Quick Service Plan - This is the cheaper of the two dining plans, giving each guest 2 quick service meals and 1 snack per person per night. Plus a refillable mug for every guest over 3 years old. This costs $57.01 for adults and $23.83 for children (3-9 years old) per night.

Standard Plan - This plan includes 1 quick service meal, 1 table service meal, 1 snack, and 1 refillable mug per person. It costs $94.29 for adults and $29.69 per child per night.

Note that you need to add this to your package at least 48 hours before your visit to be eligible. You can do this via your My Disney Experience account, by modifying it in the My Plan section.

You can still spend your DDP however you want to. You will receive a bank of credits at the start of your trip, and you can use all 6 snacks in one day if you would like to (very handy when you’re eating your way around the world at EPCOT.)

Not sure whether you need the plan? We recommend adding up what you think you’ll spend per day to make sure that you won’t be overspending, and comparing it to the price of the plan. If you’re not a big snacker in the parks, it’s unlikely that the dining plan is cost-efficient.