Dollar Value of a Disney Dining Plan

Disney Momma  —  May 21, 2015

Dining Plan Value

Last year (2014) my family took a trip and took advantage of the Free Quick-Service Dining Plan offer, with a value resort stay.  We had 3 adults (my husband, myself, and my sister), 1 son with a park ticket (age 4), and 1 son without a park ticket (age 2).  We stayed for 7 nights.  Each of us with a park ticket got the Dining Plan benefits times those seven nights:

  • 1 refillable resort mug (refillable only at the resort)
  • 2 quick-service meals/night
  • 1 snack credit/night

The receipts print out with a $0 total, but we kept track of the cost of each of our meals and snacks.  Of course, the value of a dining plan varies, according to what you order, but, this post can give you an idea of how it worked out for my family.  If you’re really curious about the cost of meals (or the break-down of our totals), you can see what we actually bought in this post, as well.  Two snack credit totals were estimated because we forgot to save the total of those orders, but the should be pretty close.

So, for our family of 3 adults & 1 child (and sharing with a toddler), our Quick-Service Dining Plan in 2014 was worth:

 Refillable Resort Mugs
4 mugs:  $76.64 

Quick-Service Meals
56 meals:  $953.01

Snack Credits
28 Snacks:  $128.50

TOTAL VALUE OF QUICK-SERVICE DINING PLAN FOR OUR FAMILY:
$ 1,158.15

What the Dining Plan Would Have Cost (without the Free promotion):
at the 2014 Price of $39.64/night/adult and $15.75/night/child
$942.69

Equaling a Potential Savings of $215.46, had we paid for the dining plan

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Don’t forget to read my post about the pros and cons of a dining plan, when trying to decide if it’s worth it for you and your family!

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Break-Down of our Meals
Sunshine Seasons Food Fair:  $69.55 (4 meals)Sunshine Seasons rotisserie chicken

  • 3 regular sodas
  • Fish Taco with Side
  • Rotisserie Chicken with Side
  • Rotisserie Chicken with Side
  • Kids’ Meal Chicken Drumstick with rice and applesauce Banana Mousse Dome
  • Kids’ Chocolate Milk
  • Whoopie Pie
  • Banana Mousse Dome
  • Chocolate Mousse Cake

Be Our Guest Restaurant:  $74.34 (4 meals) Masters Cupcake

  • 3 Braised Pork Meals
  • Pork Kids’ Meal with fries, chocolate chip cookie, and fountain drink
  • Orange Juice
  • 2 Fountain Drinks
  • Raspberry Cream Puff
  • 2 Masters’ Cupcakes with the Grey Stuff inside and on top

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe:  $46.79 (3 meals)  Cosmic Ray's Mango Gelato

  • Bacon Cheese Angus Burger with fries
  • Pork Sandwich with Fries
  • Kids’ Meal Chicken Nuggets with grapes, pudding, and kids’ milk
  • 2 Cherry Slushes
  • 2 Mango Gelato Cups

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe:  $18.08 (1 meal) Cosmic Ray cherry slush

  • Greek Salad
  • Cherry Slush
  • Mango Gelato

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe:  $66.35 (4 meals) 

  • Kids’ Meal Burger with applesauce, grapes, and kids’ milk Pecos Bill burgers
  • 2 Deluxe Cheeseburger with Corn on the Cob
  • Deluxe Cheeseburger with Fries
  • 3 Large Fountain Drinks
  • 3 Large Waters
  • 2 Chocolate Cakes
  • Carrot Cake

Pinocchio Village Haus:  $44.33 (3 meals)  Pinocchio Caprese Pizza

  • Flatbread Caprese Pizza
  • Flatbread Italian Sub
  • Flatbread Cheese Pizza Kids’ Meal with grapes and yogurt and kids’ milk
  • Breadsticks with Sauce
  • Side Salad
  • Large Fountain Drink
  • Blue Raspberry Slush

Pinocchio Village Haus: $18.39 (1 meal) Pinocchio Pep Pizza

  • Flatbread Pepperoni Pizza
  • Chocolate Gelato Cup
  • Large Fountain Drink

La Cantina:  $49.31 (3 meals) 

  • Kids’ Meal Empanada and kids’ milk La Cantina Tacos
  • 2 Tacos de Carne
  • Churritos
  • Popsicle
  • Jarritos Soda
  • Fountain Drink

La Cantina: $17.96 (1 meal) La Cantina Nachos

  • Nachos with Beef and Cheese
  • Churritos
  • Large Fountain Drink

Tangierine Cafe:  $21.76 (1 meal) 

  • Chicken Lamb Shawarma 
  • Large Fountain Drink
  • Dessert

Germany Sommerfest:  $12.01 (1 meal) Nudel Gratin

  • Nudel Gratin 
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce
  • Large Fountain Drink
  • Large Water

Fife & Drum Tavern:  $37.27 (2 meals)

  • 2 Jumbo Turkey Legs 
  • 2 Large Fountain Drinks
  • 2 Perry the Platypus Sugar Cookies Pops

Columbia Harbour House:  $59.43 (4 meals)

  • Chicken Nuggets with Broccoli Columbia Harbor House
  • Fish with Broccoli
  • Broccoli Salad with Chicken
  • Kids’ Meal Chicken and Fish Combo with grapes, applesauce, and kids’ orange juice
  • 2 Lemonade Slushes
  • Large Fountain Drink
  • 3 Apple Cobblers

Pinocchio Village Haus:  $66.33 (4 meals) Pinocchio Italian Sub

  • Flatbread Caprese Pizza
  • Flatbread Cheese Pizza
  • Flatbread Pepperoni Pizza
  • Flatbread Italian Sub
  • Tomato Basil Soup
  • Fries
  • Side Salad
  • Chocolate Gelato
  • 3 Large Fountain Drinks
  • Milk

Pizza Planet:  $65.49 (4 meals) Pizza Planet Antipasto Salad

  • Kids’ Meal Cheese Pizza with carrots, applesauce, and kids’ chocolate milk
  • 2 Antipasto Salads
  • Pepperoni Pizza Meal
  • 3 Large Fountain Drinks
  • 3 Cappuccino Cupcakes
  • Olaf Cupcake

Fairfax Fare:  $49.35 (2 meals) Fairfax Ribs

  • 2 Chicken and Spare Ribs Combos
  • 2 Large Drinks
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Banana Parfait

Fairfax Fare:  $27.26 (2 meals) Fairfax

  • BBQ Pork Sandwich with Baked Beans 
  • Kids’ Meal Mac and Cheese with applesauce, carrots, and kids’ milk
  • Banana Parfait
  • Large Water
  • Large Milk

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe:  $66.35 (4 meals) Pecos Bill burger

  • Kids’ Meal Hamburger with grapes, applesauce, and kids’ apple juice
  • 2 Deluxe Cheeseburgers with Fries
  • Deluxe Cheeseburger with Aples
  • 2 Carrot Cakes
  • Chocolate Cake
  • 3 Large Fountain Drinks
  • 3 Large Waters

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe:  $60.49 (4 meals) Cosmic Ray's Greek Salad

  • Bacon Chicken Sandwich with Apples
  • Greek Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Kids’ Meal Turkey Sandwich with grapes, fries, and kids’ orange juice
  • 3 Mango Gelato Cups
  • Orange Juice
  • Odwalla Lemonade
  • Large Fountain Drink

Wolfgang Puck Express:  $82.17 (4 meals) Wolfgang Pizza

  • Rotisserie Chicken with Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
  • Spicy Chicken Pizza
  • Margherita Pizza
  • Kids’ Spaghetti with Butter
  • Fresh Fruit Cup
  • Cheesecake Wolfgang Creme Brulee
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie 
  • Creme Brulee
  • Apple Juice
  • 3 Fountain Drinks

Snacks Purchased 

School Bread

School Bread

  • 2 Cake Pops (Big Top Souvenirs)  $8.93
  • Large Lollipop (Emporium)  $4 (estimated)
  • Buffalo Blue Cheese Popcorn (Snack Cart, Epcot)  $4.75
  • Norway’s Kringla Bakery   $7.88
    – School Bread
    – Viking Mousse Dome
  • 2 Werther’s Gourmet Cookies (Karamell Kuche)  $9.78
  • Boulangerie Patisserie des Halles  $14.06 
    – Frangipane
    – Parfait Aux Fruits
    – Tarte Aux Fraises
  • Chocolate Croissant (Boulangerie Patisserie des Halles)  $3.56 4 LeFou’s Brew Drinks (Gaston’s Tavern)  $19.13
  • Golden Maple Frappuccino (Starbucks)  $5.86
  • Main Street Bakery Starbucks  $11.48
    – Lemon Pound Cake
    Frozen Cupcake
    – Blueberry Scone
  • Bag of Sprees (Everything Pop Shop)  $4 (estimated)
  • Tie Dye Cheesecake (Everything Pop Shop)  $4.46 
  • Aloha Isle $19.12
    – Pineapple Dole Whip
    – Pineapple Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip
    – Pineapple Dole Whip Float
    – Orange Dole Whip Float 
  • 2 Plaza Sundaes  $11.49 
Tie Dye Cheesecake

Tie Dye Cheesecake

Orange Dole Whip Float

Orange Dole Whip Float

LeFou's Brew

LeFou’s Brew

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