If you have been following the Disney news lately you probably heard of the Disney Dine on the Go trial. In case you haven’t, let me break it down for you:
Disney World is going to be doing a trial of a 1 day dining plan at Magic Kingdom. The trial period will run from January 12th to February 22nd. During this time period guests that are visiting the park will be able to stop at Guest Relations or the vacation planning booths located around the park to purchase the dining certificate.
What’s Included with Disney’s Dine on the Go?
Guests purchasing the 1 day dining plan will receive certificates for two quick-service meals. The meals will include one entree and one non-alcoholic beverage. One meal will need to be used before 4:00 pm and the other meal used after. There are no desserts included with the plan.
Dine on the Go can be used at the following Magic Kingdom quick-service locations:
- Casey’s Corner
- Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
- Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
- Columbia Harbour House
- Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant
- Pinocchio Village Haus
How Much Does Disney’s Dine on the Go Cost?
$29 for adults (ages 10+)
$12 children (ages 3-9 years old)
How Does it Compare to the Quick-Service Dining Plan?
The Dine on the Go plan offers the same meals that are offered in the Quick-Service Dining Plan, but with more restrictions. For example, if you wanted to use your quick-service dining plan meals for a late breakfast and late lunch you could do so. The Dine on the Go plan restricts one of your meals to being used after 4:00 pm. So, there are some limitations. Not all locations are included in the Dine on the Go plan, although the majority of the quick service locations are included.
The Quick-Service Dining Plan costs $46.34 per adult per day (ages 10+) and $20.18 per child per day (ages 3 – 9). For the difference in price the plan includes 2 snacks and a refillable mug from the resorts. You also have many other locations that you can choose from to use your meal credits. However, this plan does require you to stay at a Disney resort.
Is it Worth it?
In my honest opinion, it is probably not worth spending the time to wait in line to purchase this one day meal plan. I have always been a big advocate of using Disney dining plans (as you can see here). However, on my family’s last trip we went without the dining plan (which you can read the details about here) and there were some things I really enjoyed about it. Depending on what you are purchasing, it is going to be a toss up if you are actually saving enough money to make it worth taking the time to purchase.
If you are looking to save money, you will be better off splitting meals or finding snacks that you can use as a meal (like the cinnamon roll at Gaston’s or the turkey leg!). You can also share drinks or ask for water, which is always free.
If I were only going into the parks for a day, I would skip on the Dine on the Go plan.