A while back we put out word on Twitter and Facebook that we wanted the best of your Disney Dining tips! After pouring through the responses, it looked like all of the advice could fit conveniently into ten categories, which has now become our list of top ten Disney Dining tips!
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I can vouch for Tip Number 5. As someone born with a ridiculous amount of food allergies, I can be accommodated pretty much anywhere. Disney World was the first place I ever had french fries (bless Garden Grill), and the first place I ever had decent bread. The lowest burgers-and-fries restaurants have less options for allergies, but if you want to bother pushing the issue then even there you can get something good. Ask and ye shall receive, my dietary-restricted friends.
I wanted to thank you all for your channel. My husband and I have been married almost 12 years and have been saying since we got married that we would take our honeymoon at DisneyWorld. We still haven't gone because of various reasons, mainly that any time we have the money to something happens (This year we actually put down a deposit on a trip and then my friends "cursed" us and said we shouldn't have done that- wouldn't you know it, we had to spend that Disney money on an emergency car repair!) I keep hoping that one year we will make it to Disney World because I've never been there. I've been watching your videos in the hopes that when we do finally make it to our honeymoon we will be well prepared! Thanks for putting this info out there for those of us who can't go all the time!
If you have a 3-9 year old in your group and are on the deluxe plan they don't differentiate between child or adult credits for buffets so you could use the child's dinning credit to get an adult buffet for friends not in your group. (You pay less for a child on the Disney dinning plan) I think the only way that the child has to order from the child's menu is if it is a table service that is an a la carte. Also Flame Tree BBQ is a great place to share a meal on the Disney dinning plan. (A full rack of ribs meal is around $20) I got only 4 meals and 2 BBQ pulled pork fries (which are snack credit eligible) and our table of 8 couldn't finish the food. Also if you are on the Disney dinning plan (any) then at Casey's Corner you can request the foot long hot dog meal to share instead of the regular hotdog meal. (More bang for buck) Most sides are snack credit eligible at food courts. And 2 dinning credits for a pizza at your resort might not be a bad idea if it can feed your family of 4. (But then again a pizza is only about $17) One night we came back to the resort late and everyone wanted a snack so our group of 8 just got one pizza and it was plenty.
Great video! Although I would like to let people know that chefs don't actually often come out for allergies. They used to, but because of the masses of people, most of them stopped doing it. Disney is still fabulous about food allergies, but most chefs won't come to the tables anymore, at least in my experience.
if you have the quick service dining plan and you have kids that dont like the kids menu... you can go up to the counter and order regular adult meals for them and they will count it as quick service meal for the child
Character dining isn't packaged separately from other dining on the dining plan. Some character restaurants are 2 credits and some are 1 credit. And sadly you can't trade in credits for dollars of any kind.
Great video and thanks for the tips. The best tips are to plan ahead and make those priority seating reservations as far in advance as possible. Also look online for menus if you're not sure where you want to eat or are not sure if you'll enjoy the food. You can also price out each meal to make sure that you stay on budget. Go to expensive places for lunch because most restaurants have pretty much the same menu for lunch as diner. The lunch portions may be slightly smaller and usually less expensive that diner portions.
we used the disney dinning plan and it was great....used snacks as a quick breakfast and had an early lunch...by doing this I used all my credits, got all the reservations that I wanted because I ate at off times. My daughter has a severe fish allergy and Disney was awesome. I never had to worry.
Pamela Willett-Kinsella we use a similar strategy. We usually do the regular dining plan and grab a quick snack for breakfast then have an a la carte meal and a quick service meal. We do several buffets as well. On those days we really only eat two full meals because it is so much food.
Thanks for the great information Joey. We get the dining plan and it seems to work out for us. Does it come close to the $75 per person per day you talked about? We enjoy an all inclusive vacation at WDW. Doug Weaver
Kim Schmidt agreed with someone like myself that has food allergies going to amusement parks is a very difficult I have to eat light I can't eat a lot because I get sick. at Disney parks knowing that chefs will take time to help me decide what to eat that will comply with my food allergies is the best thing ever. I went when I was 12 years old and I ate pizza and I am lactose intolerant and sadly I got sick this year I'm going with my choir and now that I know that Disney shows will help me When selecting my food choices is something my parents and I can be satisfied about