What’s New With Walt Disney World Disney Vacation Packages for 2017

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Are you ready to book your 2017 Walt Disney World vacation? Today is the day! And with this release, a few changes have occurred, mostly with the 2017 Disney Dining Plans. Let’s take a look at what’s changed.

First, let’s take a look at the 2017 Disney Dining Plans. For those who are looking to enjoy the Quick Service Dining or the Regular Dining Plan, Quick Service meals will no longer include a dessert for both packages. However, Disney has made the change where Guests on both dining packages can now have the ability to enjoy two snacks each day instead of just one. This means that you are no longer forced to enjoy the traditional chocolate cake just because it comes with your Counter Service meal, and now you can grab a Mickey Premium Bar and a popcorn whenever you want to enjoy them! (That is unless you want the cake…which will then be counted as one of your snack credits.)

For those on the Magic Your Way Package Plus Deluxe Dining, Quick Service Meals will also no longer include a dessert with lunch or dinner.

Here’s how the new Dining Plans shake out:

Quick Service Dining Plan

$46.34/adult per night $20.18/child per night

For each package night, each person (ages 3 and up) will receive:

2 Quick Service Meals

One entrée and one non-alcoholic beverage

OR one complete combo meal

2 Snacks Options include:

  • Frozen ice-cream novelty, popsicle or fruit bar
  • Box of popcorn
  • Single piece of whole fruit
  • Medium fountain soft drink or juice
Resort Refillable Drink Mug One per person, per package

 

Regular Disney Dining Plan

$67.33/adult per night $24.22/child per night

For each package night, each person (ages 3 and up) will receive:

1 Table Service Meal

One entrée, one dessert and one non-alcoholic beverage

OR one full buffet

1 Quick Service Meal

One entrée and one non-alcoholic beverage

OR one complete combo meal

2 Snacks Options include:

  • Frozen ice-cream novelty, popsicle or fruit bar
  • Box of popcorn
  • Single piece of whole fruit
  • Medium fountain soft drink or juice
Resort Refillable Drink Mug One per person, per package

 

Deluxe Disney Dining Plan

$103.57/adult per night $37.62/child per night

For each package night, each person (ages 3 and up) will receive:

3 Meals
ANY combination of Quick Service and/or Table Service Restaurants
Each Table-Service meal includes:
One appetizer, one entrée, one dessert and one non-alcoholic beverage
OR one full buffetEach Quick-Service meal includes:
One entree and one non-alcoholic beverage
OR one complete combo meal
2 Snacks Options Include:

  • Frozen ice-cream novelty, popsicle or fruit bar
  • Box of popcorn
  • Single piece of whole fruit
  • Medium fountain soft drink or juice
Resort Refillable Drink Mug One per person, per package

 

On average, the cost breakdown for each of the different components are:

Counter Service Meal $19.42
Table Service Meal $40.41
Snack $3.08
Mug $5.64

 

In addition, another change for 2017 is that the Magic Your Way Premium and Platinum Packages have been discontinued.

One other minor change is that for Guests booking or modifying their package 14-8 days prior to arrival, they will receive their final documents during check-in at their resort. Documents will not be expedited and delivered to Guest homes.

Who’s ready to visit Walt Disney World in 2017?

Rikki Niblett

I am a co-host of the Be Our Guest Podcast and do lots of other fun Disney stuff all around the interwebs! You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram at @RikkiNibs or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rikkinibs

11 thoughts on “What’s New With Walt Disney World Disney Vacation Packages for 2017

  • June 21, 2016 at 5:40 pm
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    Are snacks that are eligible changing? You only have a small selection… Are you showing just an example or are these now the only choices?

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    • June 21, 2016 at 5:43 pm
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      These are just examples of what could be purchased with a snack credit. Anything with the DDP logo next to it on the menu will be included as a snack option.

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  • June 21, 2016 at 6:23 pm
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    Now if only the website would allow me to check out! You would think they’d have this stuff figured out by now…

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  • June 21, 2016 at 9:34 pm
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    On the Regular and Deluxe plans, can you swap an appetizer or side for the dessert?

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    • June 22, 2016 at 7:25 am
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      For 2016, at a counter service location, you can swap a dessert for any item that is an eligible snack credit, in the same transaction with the meal. At table service locations, you can swap the dessert usually for a soup, salad, or cheese plate (it depends on the location what is available) but you cannot swap a dessert for an appetizer. I’m not sure about “sides.” Also, I don’t know if you can swap a TS dessert in 2017.

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  • June 22, 2016 at 6:50 am
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    We like this! Never really fancied the desserts! When we visited last year, you could substitute a counter service meal for 3 snacks. Does the change now mean it will be 2 snacks since the dessert part has gone?

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  • June 22, 2016 at 10:08 am
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    At first I thought, “oh no…here they go again making the dining plan a worse value” but then I realized this is actually one of the best changes they’ve made in years. I remember my last trip using the dining plan (2010) and the standard desserts at the QS locations got old very fast. We’ll be down there this December and will be using the dining plan and I hate we won’t have the 2 snacks each day.

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  • June 22, 2016 at 7:06 pm
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    This is really a huge improvement actually. Still overpriced.

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  • June 23, 2016 at 7:49 pm
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    I am glad to see the quick service dessert being replaced with another snack option. We’ve done the dining plan twice now and while I don’t know if we’ll do it again, it’s good to know we have another choice. Most of the time we were too full to eat dessert and sometimes they’re not exactly good. Not bad, but not good. Also, if you can’t eat enough to use the snack credits, you can always buy bags of candy or other treats for back home!

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  • June 24, 2016 at 9:05 pm
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    Will the beverage included in a QS meal be eligible to trade for another item? Our family always drinks water and the economy of the plan depends whether we could swap for something more useful to us than a soda.

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