2013 Disney Dining Plan Changes

2013 Disney Dining Plan Changes

The details for the 2013 Disney Dining Plan have been announced. There are no major changes except for an increase in the price.

The Quick Service Dining option will cost $37.58 per night for an adult, $14.32 for a child. The Standard Plan will cost $56.94 per adult and $18.16 per child. The Deluxe Dining Plan will cost $102.27 each night for an adult, $28.91 for each child in your party.

(The Standard and Deluxe Plans are slightly cheaper during the non peak season.) Remember that in order to receive the child’s price the child must be between the ages of three and nine and order off of the child’s menu if one is available. Disney will sometimes offer the Quick Service Dining Plan for free during slower times of the year so ask about it when you book your trip.

The Disney Dining Plan offers resort guests an affordable way to enjoy the various restaurants while on vacation. Meals are not transferable to your next trip, they expire at midnight on the day that you check out.

You can track your plan by checking your receipt, each time you use a meal or snack it will be printed out for you so you will know exactly how much you have left. Not all restaurants are included in the dining plan so double check before you make your final choice.

The Quick Service Dining Plan includes two quick service meals and one snack per each day of your vacation.

The Standard Plan allows you one quick service meal, one full service meal and one snack each day.

The Deluxe Plan includes three meals (full service or counter service) and two snacks a day. All of the plans also include one refillable mug per person that you can only fill at your own hotel.

Some of the more expensive dining experiences (for example, Cinderella’s Royal Table) count as two credits instead of one so keep that in mind when making your reservations.

One major change that’s evident is Le Cellier in the Canada Pavilion Epcot.  In 2011 Le Cellier became a Signature Restaurant for dinner only.   Meaning that it required 2 Table Service entitlements.  Lunch remained only one Table Service entitlement.  In 2013 it seems that both Lunch and Dinner at Le Cellier will be Signature Dining.

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About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.