It's been a busy weekend full of possible news and even some rumors when it comes to changes that might be happening with the Disney Dining Plan. We've been hearing quite a few different reports and wanted to make our readers aware of changes that are possible.
Most of these changes were reportedly taking place as of May 31, but the official changes will likely not be post officially by Disney until June 4. Additionally, Disney has not yet officially confirmed any of these changes.
The biggest change to the Disney Dining Plan with these rumored changes is more flexibility, especially when it comes to snack credits. Under these changes a "snack credit" will now include any single-serve item and beverages including large Mickey cookies, non-character caramel apples, and other items that were previously unavailable with snack credits.
These items might include ice cream novelties, hand-scooped ice cream, all side items on Quick Service restaurant menus, soups at Quick Service spots, dipping sauces that were previously an additional charge (example: cheese sauce for a pretzel will now be part of the snack credit with the pretzel), and certain Quick Service breakfast items that were previously part of an entree.
There were some reports on May 31 that many restaurants on the Disney Parks website (including Aloha Isle) started listing "Dining Plans Not Accepted" wording but the Disney Food Blog is reporting that these kiosks are still accepting the Dining Plan for now.
Other rumored changes include that ability to trade a Quick Service meal credit for up to three snack credits at select locations; being able to choose an adult entree Quick Service meal for a child (and likewise choosing a kid's Quick Service meal for an adult); and exchanging a Quick Service dessert or non-alcoholic beverage option for any eligible snack during the same transaction.
As far as table service changes, it's being reported that with the changes guests will be allowed to exchange a dessert for a side salad, cup of soup, or fruit plate where available. Guests with the Deluxe, Premium, or Platinum Dining Plans can select an adult or children's entree for their table service meal credit. That will not be allowed on the standard Disney Dining Plan.
Again, we still don't have official word from Disney about these possible changes, but we felt it was important to share this with our readers.
If you are in the parks this week and see any of these changes please let us know about it in the comments!