Added by Kim on 2013-07-14 | 4:01 pm

Disney Dining PlanJust a few days ago we shared with you the update that the Disney Dining Plans have undergone a price increase; and now details for 2014 Disney Dining Plans are starting to emerge!

2014 Disney Dining Plan

We’re not seeing TOO many changes so far in the 2014 plans, but a few updates may affect your plans. Take a look!

2014 Quick-Service Disney Dining Plan Changes

Disney has added a few new restaurants to the plan for 2014, and some meals at select locations are no longer available for a DDP credit:

New Disney Dining Plan Restaurants
Beaches Pool Bar and Grill, Grand Floridian (lunch) — this location has a brand new menu this year!
Fountainview, Epcot (breakfast) — this will be re-opening as a Starbucks location later in 2013.

Fountainview

Fountain View is under renovation until later this year!

Meal Changes
Note that these changes may be due to tweaks to a restaurant’s menu and/or operating hours:

  • Main Street Bakery (breakfast only, no longer allows lunch or dinner)
  • Backstretch Pool Bar, Saratoga Springs (lunch only, no longer allows dinner)
  • On the Rocks, Saratoga Springs (lunch only, no longer allows dinner)
  • The Paddock Grill, Saratoga Springs (breakfast and lunch only, no longer allows dinner)

More info about changes on the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan:

Quick Service Dining Plan Details

Includes Per Person, Per Night: This plan includes counter service (e.g. fast food) meals and snacks at most quick service dining locations in the Walt Disney World Resort.

  • Two quick service meals (entrée or combo meal, dessert at lunch and dinner and a non-alcoholic beverage)
  • One snack
  • One Resort refillable drink mug per person, per package

You’re welcome to use the meals and snacks in any order and at any time. For example, if you book a 4-night Magic Your Way Vacation Package with Quick Service Dining Plan, you’ll have 8 meals and 4 snacks per person. You’re free to use 4 of those meals on the first day, 2 of the snacks on the second day, 0 meals on the third day, etc. Disney doesn’t care when you use ‘em!

2013 Cost:
$39.64 per night ages 10 and up (no seasonal pricing)
$15.75 per night age 3 to 9 (no seasonal pricing)
(Increase from earlier 2013 pricing of $37.58 and $14.32)
This cost is added to the regular cost of a Magic Your Way Vacation Package.

Extra Details:

  • Everyone staying in your hotel room must be booked on the same package.
  • Kids under the age of 3 are free, and may share a meal with an adult. If your 2-yr-old wants his own meal, one can be purchased from the menu separately.
  • Kids ages 3-9 must order from a children’s menu where available.
  • For cancellations made 1 day or less prior to check-in, the full price of the package is non-refundable.

 

Starbucks Main Street Bakery Sign

Main Street Bakery is now open as a Starbucks Location

2014 Platinum Disney Dining Plan Changes

Here’s what’s been updated in the Platinum Dining Plan for 2014:

  • Reserved seating at Fantasmic! is no longer included.
  • Bike rentals have been reduced from 1 hour to 30 minutes.
  • Guests can now choose any massage and facial of their choice for the included spa treatments.
  • Richard Petty Experience now includes a Junior Ride-Along opportunity for kids 6-13 years old!
  • Characters in Flight is now offered.
  • Epcot Segway Tour is no longer offered.

More about the Platinum Dining Plan:

For the ultimate vacation, this package offers deluxe accommodations at a select Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts and all the features of the Disney Premium Package plus: pre-arrival planning services, a dazzling fireworks cruise, reserved seating at Fantasmic!, a select spa treatment, turndown service and more!

Cost: $239 per adult per day and $170 per child per day IN ADDITION to to cost of a standard Magic Your Way Package and must be purchased for your entire reservation.

To see everything included in this stellar package, check out these brochures:
2014 Platinum Dining Plan

2012 changes: Inspiration: Through Walt’s Eyes has been substituted with Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom. Resort Photo Session is no longer offered. Three night minimum stay now required.

As for dining, here’s what’s included:

With your Disney Platinum Plan, for each night of your package, each Guest in your party (ages 3 and up) receives:

3 Meals
Choose from select Walt Disney World Resort table-service or quick-service restaurants for all 3 of your meals.

Each adult table-service meal includes:

* 1 appetizer (lunch and dinner only), 1 entrée and 1 dessert (lunch and dinner only)
* 1 single-serving, non-alcoholic beverage

Or

* 1 full buffet

Each child table-service meal includes:

* 1 appetizer (lunch and dinner only), 1 entrée and 1 dessert (lunch and dinner only)
* 1 single-serving, non-alcoholic beverage

Or

* 1 full buffet

Each quick-service meal includes:

* 1 entrée
* 1 dessert (lunch and dinner only)
* 1 single-serving, non-alcoholic beverage

2 Snacks

1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug Per Person
The Disney Premium Plan also includes a refillable Resort mug. Bring your Resort mug to any quick-service restaurant at your Disney Resort hotel and refill it as often as you like!

Note: No refund is given for cancellations made one day or less prior to check-in.

Jump on board the Characters in Flight Balloon with the Platinum Disney Dining Plan!

Updates to Cancellation Dates

Note that for 2014, the package cancellation policy has changed. If a guest cancels one day prior to arrival, the total cost is non-refundable!

2014 Disney Dining Plan Restaurants

See an in-progress list of the 2014 Disney Dining Plan Restaurants here.

More Updates to Come

“Why isn’t Restaurant X listed on the plan?!???!?!?” While some restaurants are already listed on the plans, it’ll take some time before all eateries are finalized. (Usually restaurants not owned by Disney wait until the last minute to re-up their status in the Dining Plan). For instance, you’ll notice the absence of many Downtown Disney restaurants. These (and others) will likely be added throughout the remaining 2013 months.

Our recommendation is to book your Advance Dining Reservations for 2014 based on the 2013 Disney Dining Plan Restaurant list. If, for some reason, a restaurant that you’ve booked does not continue on the Dining Plan in 2014, you can then make other plans.

Stay tuned for more Disney Dining Plan information as it is released. Please understand that this is all subject to change.

Thanks to Sue at Small World Vacations for the heads up!

 

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News! 2014 Disney Dining Plan Changes

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