Save with Disney’s Dine On The Go 101

Disney’s Dine On The Go 101

I’m excited about this new project Disney is testing out mainly because they claim it can save you 20% off of your meals. Which we will discuss …..

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It’s a daily dining plan for use at Magic Kingdom. It will be available from January 12th – February 22nd. Basically, guests will pre-pay for one day of lunch and dinner.

Here’s how it works:

  • Head over to a Magic Kingdom Vacation Planning Booth or Guest Relations once you buy your park tickets.
  • Purchase into Dine On The Go for your party.

Done!

Cost

 

What’s Included 

Participating Locations

 

Does it actually save money?

That really depends on the type of vacationer you are.  Of course, there is the way to save the most money at Disney World and that’s by packing every single drink and food item you plan on consuming.

That’s obviously not ideal.

My favorite way to save money on meals while at Disney is to mix and match.  Bring some of my own food and eat out sometimes. I bring a backpack with snacks and drinks, and lunch is usually back at the hotel (I can’t stand the afternoon sun in the parks). I try to have only one meal out a day.

However…..

If you were looking to eat both Lunch and Dinner at Magic Kingdom, this will save you 20%.  Are there ways to save more?  Absolutely.

You tell me, would you try this out for the price?

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37 thoughts on “Save with Disney’s Dine On The Go 101

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    I think it is a good idea to mix and match too! Like you said you can bring your own food and eat out. This pass is not priced steeply either which is good.

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    Mix and Match is what I would do – but it does depend on what kind of vacation person you are with regards to your meals. Lots of places have meal plans or tickets or cards – so its important to really check out the full details to make sure it would be a benefit to your family’s budget.

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    Mixing and matching is probably good for all! We went, with all adults, and didn’t have a plan, but I think it would have save some money. We purchased Disney gift certificates ahead of time, saved 10% on those, and used those to pay for food.

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    This is pretty cool! When I went to Disney last year we packed snacks for the most of the day and made a reservation at one of the character dine in experiences. It was more expensive but we saved a ton since we ate snacks most of the day.

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    I would totally go this route because I am not a preparer and would forget to bring enough food!! That’s awesome that they are creating an option like this and I hope it stays quite the deal.

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      Yes, I hope it stays too. I am curious to see if it does.

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    When we went to Disney, we packed snacks for the park. At the time, gluten free options were lacking and too pricey for what you got, so we tried to avoid eating in the park. For other family members, I could see this plan being a great option as they like to eat in the park.

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      Eating in the park has it’s perks but I much rather save money.

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    I have been very spoiled with saving money at Disney because I used to work there so I was blessed with discounts. It is such a pricey place but eateries like Beaches and Cream at the Yacht and Beach Club by EPCOT make it worth the price.

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    What a good idea! We’ve never been to Disney but it is somewhere we would like to go and so this will definitely come in handy to save a few extra pennies!

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    This is really cool. We’ve never been to any Disney before. Not sure I will, but if so saving will be a priority we have such a big family its essential!

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    I am trying this out today at Disney. I think for my family if we choose to eat in the park it will be a huge savings. But will let you know.

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    We plan on going to Disney in 2020. These are great tips for eating for sure!

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    We just went to Disney last year and it cost a fortune. These are good tips to know for anyone going there.

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    We’re hoping to make it to Disneyland in the next couple years (when the youngest is at least walking). I’m going to keep this in mind!

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    I can see us using it for some meals. I’d definitely do a mix of bringing our own food too though.

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    My desire for taking my kids to Disney has been growing since I started reading your blog! I can’t wait to go and after reading your great tips I can actually afford it!

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      You definitely can and your family will have a fantastic time!

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    Very helpful! As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your post. I will definitely double check this out so we can save more money while enjoying our bonding time at Disney! Thank you so much!

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    It’s definitely a good deal if you plan on doing all your dining in the park, but I’m like you – I need a break because of the sun. Mixing and matching is my way to Disney!

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    Mixing and matching sounds good to me – getting the best of both worlds! Its great to be able to save where you can as I can imagine it can get very pricey!

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    That is a neat idea we are planning to go in Disney but first we need to save more money and I will save this post for the future.

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    Great share! Will keep this in mind for our next Disney trip! Do you know much about Disney Paris?

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    Disney can be so expensive, that any little thing to save money sounds like a good deal even when it’s not.. but I agree that mixing and matching is definitely the best option!

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    I can see where this trip could get awfully expensive. I am all about saving money. I think we may just hit up a grocery store.

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    With little ones I tend to need lots of snacks, which isn’t really smart money wise in the parks, so we mix and match a lot too. Although the last time we went to Disney we were kicking ourselves for not getting the dining plan.

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      I’ve done the dining plan a few times and it really just depends on the type of vacation I’m aiming for.

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    Thanks for this list! I can’t wait to take my son to Disney in a few years. The last time we went, before he was born, we had a delicious dinner, but it was so expensive!

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      How exciting! You guys are going to have so much fun.

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    Honesty I’ve never been to Disney Land and I have no idea what the prices are! However I would say this price range works for me…

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