There’s so much more to a Walt Disney World® vacation than just theme parks and resorts. One of the highlights of any trip to Disney is the “experience” of Disney dining. Top chefs create magical meals to tempt any palate, and the Disney Imagineers create experiences for any taste. Whether you want to meet the many characters, enjoy a quiet peaceful dinner, sit in a convertible in a drive-in movie theater, hang with your “relatives” in a 1950’s Formica-filled kitchen, or have your own personal Japanese chef prepare your evening’s pleasure, these and many other experiences await you as part of the dining opportunities.
To make it easier on the planning, budget, and comfort of guests staying at any of the Walt Disney World® resorts, Disney has created the Disney Dining Plan. This is a convenient way to pre-pay for your dining experiences, and in most cases, at a discounted rate. With several different versions of the plan available, the general concept is as follows: for each night’s stay at a Walt Disney World® Resort, each guest ages 3 and over will receive a certain amount of credits toward meals and snacks during their stay, depending on the plan they choose.