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2012 Brings Changes To The Disney Dining Plan

Disney World recently released information about the 2012 Disney Dining Plans and there were some notable changes that affect two of the most popular Disney Dining Plan Options.

Disney Dining Plan Changes For 2012

There are three notable changes announced thus far to the 2012 veriosn for the Disney Dining Plan Options:
  1. The base Disney Dining Plan has added a Refillable Resort Drink Mug for each member of your party to the plan.  The mug can be used for unlimited refills of soft drinks, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at the designated stations at the resort you are staying at.  Usually they are located at the food court and by the main pool.  You get to keep the mug as a souvenir, but it is only good for free refills for the duration of the trip.
  2. The Quick Service Dining Plan had a reduction in entitlements.  Instead of receiving 2 snacks per person per day, you will only receive 1 snack per person per day.  For those of you that have become addicted to all of the Disney World Snacks this is a real set back for this Disney Dining Plan Option.
  3. Currently there is not a listing for the Wine Add-on to the Disney Dining Plans.  It may be added later or it could be dropped as an option.

2012 Disney Dining Plan
The original and still most popular option is the base Disney Dining Plan.  In 2012 this option will get each member of your party the following for each night of your stay:

1 Table-Service Meal
Each (adult or child) table-service meal includes:
•1 entrée
•1 dessert (lunch and dinner only)
•1 single-serving, non-alcoholic beverage
Or
•1 full buffet

1 Quick-Service Meal
Each quick-service meal includes:
•1 entrée or 1 complete combo meal
•1 dessert (lunch and dinner only)
•1 single-serving, non-alcoholic beverage

1 Snack
Examples of snacks are:
•1 frozen ice cream novelty, popsicle, fruit bar, popcorn scoop (single-serving box), single-serving bag of snacks, single piece of whole fruit, 20-oz. bottle of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite or Dasani water, 22-oz. fountain soft drink or juice, 12-oz. coffee, hot chocolate or hot tea, single-serving prepackaged milk or juice

Children ages 3-9 must order from a Children's Menu where available. Plan must be purchased for entire length of stay and for the entire party (ages 3+). Meals are non-transferable between party members and expire at midnight on day of check-out.

1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug Per Person
Bring your Resort mug to any quick-service restaurant at your Disney Resort hotel and refill it as often as you like!

2012 Quick Service Dining Plan
The next most popular Disney Dining Plan Option is the Quick Service Dining Plan.  For 2012 the Quick Service Dining Plan will entitle each member of your party to receive for each night of your stay:

2 Quick-Service Meals
Each quick-service meal includes:

For Breakfast
•1 entrée or 1 complete combo meal
•1 single-serving, non-alcoholic beverage

For Lunch and Dinner
•1 entrée or 1 complete combo meal
•1 dessert
•1 single-serving, non-alcoholic beverage

Children ages 3-9 must order from the Children's Menu (if one is available).

1 Snack
Examples of snacks are:
•1 frozen ice cream novelty, popsicle, fruit bar, popcorn scoop (single-serving box), single-serving bag of snacks, single piece of whole fruit, 20-oz. bottle of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite or Dasani water, 22-oz. fountain soft drink or juice, 12-oz. coffee, hot chocolate or hot tea, single-serving prepackaged milk or juice

Plan must be purchased for entire length of stay and for the entire party (ages 3+). Meals are non-transferable between party members and expire at midnight on day of check-out.

1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug Per Person
Bring your Resort mug to any quick-service restaurant at your Disney Resort hotel and refill it as often as you like!


More Details To Come
As more details are made available and confirmed (like the 2012 Disney Dining Plan Prices) we will post them on Only WDWorld.  The addition of the Refillable Mug is a nice addition to the base Disney Dining Plan and it is now a part of all of the Disney Dining Plan Options

The biggest disappointment is the reduction in the number of snacks for the Quick Service Dining Plan.  Speaking from experience, finding the best way to use the snacks with the Quick Service Dining Plan was one of the best parts of the plan and made it a lot of fun.