We all expect price increases each year from Walt Disney World so I wasn’t surprised by the increase in cost to the Quick Service and basic Disney Dining Plans for 2017. Each will increase an average of 5%. What did surprise me, however, was the Deluxe Dining Plan which will decrease by approximately 10%. Yes, that’s right DECREASE! When is the last time you saw a decrease of any price at WDW?
There were also changes made to the entitlements involved with the dining plans. On both the Quick Service Dining Plan and the basic Disney Dining Plan, counter service entitlements will no longer include dessert. On both of these plans you will now receive two (2) snack credits per day instead of one (1). I personally like this change since I am more likely to use an extra snack credit rather then have a dessert with my quick service meal. This will be particularly useful when I visit during the International Food & Wine Festival where I use my snack credits to purchase food samples from the kiosks. Unfortunately, when it comes to the Quick Service plan, guests will be giving up the dessert credit at both of their quick service meal entitlements, but only gaining one additional snack credit.
You can see the full PDF on each of the dining plans below. Keep in mind that if you don’t see your favorite restaurant listed it doesn’t mean the restaurant is no longer included in the dining plan. Many of the restaurants are not owned by Disney and do not get added to the dining plan as quickly as Disney owned dining locations. This happens each year when the new documents first come out. There is no indication at this point at any restaurants are being removed from the plans for 2017. You can download these brochures to keep for future planning!