NEWS: Disney Dining Plan Updates Announced for 2018 and Alcoholic Drinks are Now Included

We have big news today! The 2018 Disney Dining Plan updates were announced this morning and for the first time ever the Dining Plan includes specialty beverages and alcoholic beverages (for guests 21 and older of course).

2018 Disney Dining Plan includes alcoholic beverages and specialty beverages!2018 Disney Dining Plan includes alcoholic beverages and specialty beverages!

Yes, you read that right. Beginning in 2018 guests on the Disney Dining Plan can order a specialty beverage (including milkshakes, premium hot chocolate, or smoothies) and guests who are 21 and older can order a alcoholic beverage (or specialty non-alcoholic beverage).

So what does this mean for the price? Let's break it down a bit. These are the 2018 prices for the dining plans:

  • Quick Service Dining Plan: $52.49/adult, $21.75/child age 3-9
  • Standard Dining Plan: $75.49/adult, $25.80/child age 3-9
  • Deluxe Dining Plan: $116.24/adult, $39.90/child age 3-9

The addition of the specialty beverage (non-alcoholic AND alcoholic) applies to both table service and quick service meals. The "specialty" alcoholic beverages include: beer, wine, cider, sangria, mixed drinks, and specialty cocktails.

For a full breakdown of the price differences between 2017 and 2018 and what each Disney Dining Plan includes check out this post from our friends at the Disney Food Blog. In all, the cost analysis shows about a $10 increase from this year's Dining Plan to the 2018 Dining Plan.

If you're looking for even more information about the Disney Dining Plan in general you'll want to bookmark the Disney Dining Plan page from the Disney Food Blog.

What are your thoughts on the addition of specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages to the Disney Dining Plan for 2018? We'd love to hear your comments on this major change!


Angela Luby wrote on Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:21:

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This is a fantastic addition. Bravo!

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:24:

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Yay! I'm excited for this, it is totally going to save my family money.

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