California Grill
  • On Feb 24, 2018
    Kara from ON Asked

    How much does it cost to upgrade from the one free quick service meal per guest per day to the full Disney Dining Plan?

    Hi Kara,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am thrilled that you are considering one of the Disney Dining Plans!

    My family has used the Disney Dining Plan and the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. Since prices could change, my best suggestion is to check prices on the Walt Disney World homepage using your specific travel dates. To do so, you will need to go through the steps to price a vacation - enter the dates of your travel, choose a resort hotel, indicate the number of people in your party, select the number of park ticket days and then select a dining plan. When I am checking prices, I just note the price before I add a dining plan and compare that to the overall price after I add a dining plan. I prefer checking prices this way because it gives me a better estimate of how much each portion of our vacation package will cost.

    Kara, the Disney Dining Plan worked well for us for several years. With one quick-service and one table-service meal per night along with two snacks and a resort refillable mug, we were able to eat lunch in the parks and then relaxed for dinner either at the parks or the resort. Once we started using the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan, we grew accustomed to the flexibility the plan offers - we can use our three meals per night for all table-service meals, all quick-service meals or some combination. To get the most value out of the Deluxe Plan, we generally eat at table-service meals. With the Deluxe Plan, we are also able to enjoy a few signature restaurants. Dining at California Grill has become a must-do for us while we watch the fireworks!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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