Exciting news for Walt Disney World Resort guests: The Disney Dining Plans are making a comeback on January 9, 2024! These plans offer a convenient way to enhance your vacation by prepaying for a set number of meals and snacks, allowing you to enjoy a more “all-inclusive” experience and spend less time worrying about meal budgets during your stay.
While guests are excited that the Dining Plans are back, they are returning with a few changes. The Deluxe and Plus plans have been discontinued, leaving two options for 2024: The Quick-Service Plan and the Disney Dining Plan.
However, guests planning to use the Dining Plan to book Space 22o will be disappointed. This popular Disney Restaurant has not been added to the Dining Plan. Space 220 is a popular restaurant located in EPCOT. This restaurant offers a unique dining experience 220 miles above Earth with breathtaking daytime and nighttime views; Space 220 has become a sought-after reservation for many guests.
Space 220 is not on the Dining Plan because the restaurant is not owned and operated by Disney World but by the Patina Hospitality Group. This group also manages several other dining establishments both within and outside Disney World, including Maria and Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway, Pizza Ponte, Morimoto Asia, and the Edison at Disney Springs, among others. Within EPCOT, they also oversee Tutto Italia Ristorante, Tutu Gusto, and Via Napoli.
Disney describes Space 220 like this:
“As guests are about to embark on the ultimate culinary exploration from this new expansion of the Mission: SPACE Pavilion. Guests will step inside Space 220 Restaurant—featuring a celestial panorama from a space station—for a delicious meal. To begin your journey, board a special space elevator that will ascend to the stars! Along the way, viewports will give you an aerial view of EPCOT as you travel high above the planet. As you dine, peer out and enjoy amazing daytime and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up.”
While many Disney World restaurants are part of the dining plans, there are exceptions. Guests can head to Disney’s official website to find a full list of locations that are available for the Dining Plan.
Disney World guests who purchase the Quick-Service Plan include two quick-service meals and two snacks per person per night of their stay. Guests purchasing the Disney Dining Plan include one quick-service meal, one table-service meal, and two snacks per person per night of their stay. It also includes a refillable drink mug for use at your resort.