Walt Disney World Rumored to Add Alcoholic and Specialty Beverages to Disney Dining Plans

We are hearing an interesting rumor from various sources online.  We have heard that it is very possible that Walt Disney World will start to add alcoholic beverages and specialty non-alcoholic beverages as options to Disney Dining Plans in 2018.  These new drink options would allow guests to have one alcoholic beverage or one non-alcoholic specialty beverage with each meal entitlement that is used.  (As always, guests must be 21 years or older in order to take advantage of the alcoholic beverage selection.)  We are unsure which Disney Dining Plans will see this change if it is true, or if it will impact all Disney Dining Plans.

Alcoholic drink options that are reported to soon be included:

  • Beers
  • Wine
  • Mixed Drinks/Cocktails

Specialty non-alcoholic drink options that are reported to soon be included (the usual soda, coffee, tea, etc. would still be included as it was before):

  • Smoothies
  • Milkshakes
  • Hot Chocolate

This is still just a rumor and has not been confirmed directly by Walt Disney World.  This information was originally reported in the UK, so we can’t be sure if this change to the dining plans will only be for overseas guests, but we can’t imagine that Disney would do that.  We can be almost certain that the dining plans will see a price increase for 2018, but those numbers haven’t been released yet.  The prices do typically go up from year to year, so some amount of a price increase was to be expected.  We are also unsure if this change would mean that we would see more alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty beverage options newly introduced around the parks.

What do you all think of this change?  Would you like to see alcoholic beverages added to the dining plans?

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About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!