Changes to the 2016 Disney Dining Plan

With the release of the 2016 Magic Your Way Disney World vacation packages, also comes the details of the 2016 Disney Dining Plan. Every year the prices go up a bit and some restaurants are added, others removed. Let’s take a look at what 2016 holds for the Disney Dining Plan.

UPDATE: The 2016 Disney Dining Plan brochures have been updated with plenty of restaurants that had been missing! Check it out HERE!

Italian Flatbread Sub from Pinocchio's Village Haus in Magic Kingdom

Italian Flatbread Sub

Quick Service Disney Dining Plan changes include:

  • The removal of the locations at Disney’s Coronado Springs.
  • At Epcot, the removal of Katsura Grill, La Cantina de San Angel, and Les Halles Boulangeria and Patisserie.
  • At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the addition of Creature Comforts and Harambe Market. The removal of Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafes.
  • At Downtown Disney, Bongos Cuban Cafe, Cookes of Dublin, Earl of Sandwich, The Smokehouse, Starbucks, Wolfgang Puck Express West Side and Marketplace, and Express at Wolfgang Puck Cafe.
  • For ages 10 and up, the price increase is .85 and for kids, it’s 1.44.
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La Hacienda de San Angel dining room

Disney Dining Plan changes include:

  • All of the above quick-service changes.
  • BoardWalk Inn and Villas’ Big River Grille and Brewing Works has been removed.
  • Coronado Springs restaurants have been removed.
  • At Epcot, Les Chef de France, La Hacienda de San Angel, Monsieur Paul, Nine Dragons Restaurant, Restaurant Marrakesh, San Angel Restaurante, Spice Road Table, Teppan Edo, Tokyo Dining, Tutto Italia Ristorante, and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzerie have all been removed.
  • There are no Downtown Disney (Disney Springs) locations listed.
  • For ages 10 and up, the price increase is 1.20 and for kids, it’s 1.73.
Halibut at Jiko - The Cooking Place

Halibut at Jiko – The Cooking Place

Deluxe Disney Dining Plan changes include:

  • The changes also include those listed for the Quick Service and Regular Disney Dining Plan.
  • Disney has removed the appetizer from the option. Guests now only receive entree, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage, or one full buffet. UPDATE: appetizer is now appearing on the brochure.
  • For ages 10 and up, the price increase is 2.20 and for kids, it’s 2.70.

The above is subject to change, and we do anticipate seeing additional restaurants added to the list over the next six or seven months. The restaurants that are missing from the Disney Dining Plans are those that are independently owned and operated. These restaurants usually wait until the last minute to renew their contract, so don’t fret. We’ll keep you posted as restaurants are added!

We must say that the price increases are minimal and not much as really changed with the Quick Service and Regular plans. However, we are extremely disappointed that the Deluxe had an increase in price with the removal of the appetizer. It was one of the main reasons that we liked getting this plan. We wish that AT LEAST they would have decided to make it a choice – appetizer or dessert.

For details on the Disney World restaurants, visit our page!

What are your thoughts on the changes? We want to know, will you continue to get the Disney Dining Plan, especially the Deluxe with the removal of the appetizer!

 

 

 

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  4. On the Quick Service plan are the Downtown Disney dining places excluded?

    • At this time the Disney Dining Plan restaurants haven’t been finalized. The restaurants that are independently owned and operated have until the end of the year to renew their contacts with Disney to be part of it.

  5. John Mayne on 7 October, 2015 at 10:00 am said:

    We will be in Disney from Jan 3-9 and want to know if Teppan Edo will still be a Table Service for the regular DDP

    • The Disney brochure still doesn’t it have it listed. It could be that Teppan Edo doesn’t sign on until sometime in December. I’d be surprised if they didn’t renew their contract.

  6. Tyra Dotson on 16 October, 2015 at 5:43 pm said:

    When will we know if Wolfgang Puck will be on the dining plan. I have never been however everyone I talk to raves about how good it is. I am able to make reservations for our trip in April 2016 this month and want to go there.

    • It most likely won’t be until December. There is no way of knowing when they will make the decision. You can always book it and cancel it later if it’s not included. That’s what we do.

  7. Sarah owen on 1 November, 2015 at 9:56 am said:

    Sad to see that Coronado springs resort, and nine dragons have been removed from Disney dining plan for 2016.
    Staying at Coronado springs and always have a great breakfast – such a shame and now need to think where to go to replace it. Anyone any ideas??

    • Sarah, it is still possible that the restaurants that have been included in the Disney Dining Plan in the past will return to the list. The restaurants that are missing from the list are all ones that aren’t owned by Disney.

      If you’re looking for great breakfast, Boma at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge has a great breakfast buffet.

  8. Neerings on 10 December, 2015 at 3:40 pm said:

    I am SO disappointed that Disney has chosen to take away the appetiser choice from the deluxe dining! They could at least offer you the option of choosing between a dessert or an appetiser. There are some of us that are on dietary restrictions who are not allowed to eat desserts so they are basically making it so that part of the meal is wasted and we have not other options. Ridiculous! And the only reason they could be doing this is money and you know the mouse makes PLENTY of that!

  9. Derek Pollard on 3 January, 2016 at 10:31 am said:

    So what is going on? With this wholesale desertion from the DDP I can only imagine that Disney has done something to cause it. Have they reduced the payment per meal to participating restaurants for 2016 maybe? Whatever the reason this is really bad news. Apart from anything else it means that those restaurants still on the plan will be even busier and therefore more difficult to get tables at.

  10. we will be going in March 2016 and made resevations in Chef du France, so this means I need to cancel it?

  11. I am traveling to WDW on March 2016, and made reservations in Chef du France, that means I need to cancel it?

  12. Gem Jones on 3 January, 2016 at 4:51 pm said:

    I can’t believe they’ve removed almost all of the world showcase restaurants at Epson! We were most excited for those! Our trip is in April 2016 – do you think there’s any chance they’ll come back on the plan? Thanks!

    • Gem Jones on 3 January, 2016 at 4:53 pm said:

      Epson = Epcot – stupid autocorrect! 😉

    • Gem, there is always a chance that they’ll be added back on the list. If there are restaurants that you’ve booked, but they don’t appear on the list, it doesn’t hurt to contact Disney Dining and ask them if they’ve been included.

      • Derek Pollard on 11 January, 2016 at 12:22 pm said:

        Hi Gem,

        Latest 2016 DDP list (just updated) shows Maya Grill and Las Ventanas as 1 table service, Cafe Rix, Pepper Market, and Siestas Cantena as Quick Service Meals. So no problems, just a rather late update.

  13. Pauline on 10 January, 2016 at 9:12 am said:

    We are staying at the Coronado for the first time this year and took the Dining Plan but really disappointed to see no quick service or table service in this location!!! Will defo be contacting my tour operator and advising others going to this resort to rethink. Not convenient when going with children. Poor show Disney

    • Unfortunately, it’s not up to Disney which restaurants choose to participate in the Disney Dining Plan if they aren’t Disney owned and operated. There are a lot of non-Disney restaurants on Disney property.

  14. Disney has finally updated the brochure information on which restaurants will be taking part in the 2016 Disney Dining Plan. You’ll notice that many of your favorites that were missing are back on the list, as well as new restaurants that have recently opened. Here is the link to the added restaurants: http://diningatdisney.com/updates-to-the-2016-disney-dining-plans/

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