7. Distinct dining
Disney World is laden with a seemingly endless array of distinct dining possibilities. Many restaurants around the parks and at various surrounding resorts feature character dining experiences where classic Disney characters come to visit you at your table for meet and greets, autographs, and photos.
There are also a number of special entertainment mealtime events, including ticketed favorites like the Polynesian Village Resort’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ and the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, both at Disney’s Fort Wilderness, to name two. You can also take in refined upscale dining around Epcot’s World Showcase, at several onsite resorts and at nearby Disney Springs.
There are also those unique one-on-one experiences like the Dine With An Imagineer offering at the Brown Derby in Hollywood Studios regularly and periodically within other Disney World venues. In truth, the cost of a meal at Disney World can run pretty high, but such experiences are always worth it. And while not all experiences are covered by it, adding a Disney Dining Plan when you book your vacation may well be worth the added cost.
Think about the days you will be at the different parks, the members of your party, which dining experiences you plan to pursue, and those must-have snack cravings that may spring up unexpectedly. All things considered, a Disney Dining Plan may initially cost a little more to add, but the benefits of having one may well end up saving you money in the end.