Have you heard the news? Walt Disney World 2018 dining packages will include an alcoholic or non-alcoholic specialty beverage!
What’s new in 2018:
Magic Your Way® Packages
Guests of select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels with Magic Your Way Vacation Packages that include a Disney Dining Plan have several new beverage options available.
Beverages – Guests under 21 can choose (1) non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests over 21 can choose either one (1) single serving non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one (1) single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.
A single serving non-alcoholic beverage includes items such as:
Premium Hot chocolates
Soda, Coffee, or Tea
A single serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:
Beer or Cider
Wine or Sangria
Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails
Most beer, wine and mixed drink beverages included, some exceptions apply.
Guests must be age 21 and over and present valid ID to be served one (1) alcoholic beverage.
Alcoholic beverages may only be redeemed with a quick-service or table-service meal entitlement.
Magical Extras have also adjusted a bit.
Added extras are discounts to:
Removed Magical Extras include:
The Hairwraps Company
As far as pricing, Castle Dreams Travel is reporting Adults on the Quick Service Plan would total $52.50 a night (increased by $4.31 per night), Disney Dining Plan at $75.49 a night (increased by $6.19 per night, and Deluxe Dining at $116.25 at night. Children on the Quick Service Plan would pay $21.74 a night, $25.75 a night for the Disney Dining plan, and for the Deluxe Dining their total would be $39.99 a night. This is a minimal increase for kids 3-9 years old, as their increase was less than $1 a night!
I will be honest, with the new alcohol/specialty drink inclusion- I assumed the increase would have been much higher than it actually is. I dare to say, especially with the added drink -I feel the cost increase is fair…and even if you wouldn’t order the alcoholic drink, specialty smoothie, or shake- these plans always increase in price every year. I have to admit- from where I stand, Disney did well on this one. Now parents don’t have to say no to that milkshake or smoothie at lunch or dinner with their kids- and can enjoy a cocktail or specialty drink of their own while doing so!