The Disney Dining Plan has been a vacation planners best friend. The only problem, is that if you like a few different beverages with your dinner, mainly alcohol, you were going to have to pay extra. Today, the 2018 Disney Dining Plan options have rolled out, and they now include specialty beverages. These include smoothies, milkshakes, and yes…beer, wine and specialty alcoholic beverages.
The Disney Dining Plans are only available as part of vacation packages for guests staying onsite at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, however the plans can be used at over 50 restaurants at the theme parks, onsite hotels and Disney Springs. The new option for alcohol will of course make the price of the plans go up, but we’re not sure how much as of yet.
Here’s a run down of what is included in some of the dining plans for 2018:
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
Most beer, wine and mixed drink beverages included, some exceptions apply. 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.
This comes on the heels of many restaurants at Magic Kingdom serving beer and wine at many of their restaurants during dinner hours. That decision was brought to the parks at the tail end of 2016, and has been a massive hit.
The big question now, will the addition of alcohol (and other specialty beverages) be enough to get those who have shrugged off the Disney Dining Plan hooked? The costs can either be a great benefit, or a burden, depending on how much of the plan you use, and how expensive of a plan and food you get.
Will the new additions be enough to get you to purchase a Disney Dining Plan?