Booking a resort located on Walt Disney World property means you’re closer to the magic and gives you access to certain benefits you don’t get when staying off property. This is even true at non-Disney owned hotel like those in the Disney Springs area.

Some of these benefits include early park admission and the ability to book Fastpass+ 60 days ahead of your visit, but many guests don’t know about the Quick Service Dining Cards. A convenient money-saving option for those booking at vacation with qualifying Walt Disney World-area hotels.

Eligible hotels include:

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels
Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotels

When you book your package you can purchase a dining card that you can spend on meals and snacks at participating quick-service dining locations. Unlike the regular Disney Dining Plan, this is more like a discounted gift card you can only use on food.

Locations at the theme parks, water parks, resort hotels and Disney Springs are included. However, character dining, signature dining, and dinner shows are not included. Check with the location before dining if you have any questions.

Adding on a Quick Service Disney Dining Card is easy. When you book at an eligible hotel, tell your Travel Agent you want to add the card at least five days in advance of your stay. Anyone in your party ages 3 or older is eligible.

The value of gift card differs by age. $40 per adult (ages 10 and up) per day and $15 per child (ages 3 to 9) per day. But you play less than that for the card.

For example, if you have a party of 2 adults, one 12-year-old and one 8-year-old, and you select the 5-Day Dine Card, you’d get 3 cards with a value of $200 each and one card with a $75 value. That’s a total value of $675—at a cost of just $587.50.

I don’t know about you, but I could use that extra $87.50 on some souvenirs or a spa treatment. We deserve it.

You’ll receive your chard at check-in at your hotel and then can use it at any eligible Quick-Service location just like you would a gift card.

There are, of course, some restrictions:

Limit one Dine Card per Guest. Check with individual Quick-Service dining locations for program participation before redemption. Except as required by applicable law, the Disney Quick-Service Dine Card is not redeemable for cash and can’t be replaced if lost, damaged or stolen without required proof of purchase and the complete Quick-Service Dine Card number. The Dine Card may not be resold or used towards the purchase of any gift certificates or gift cards. Other terms and conditions apply.

This is a marvelous way to save on meals and snacks. Plus, since you’re not on the dining plan, you can control what you buy and only spend your dining card on what you want to eat without ending up with dozens of un-used snack credits at the end of your trip.

Let Stacey Frost, our Disney authorized travel planning professional, help book your next Walt Disney World vacation. Whether you want to stay at a Disney Resort or eligible nearby hotel, Stacey can help you put together a magical adventure. Your use of this complimentary hassle-free travel booking service helps support The Disney Blog. Thank you.

stacey-frost-headshotIf you would like more information on booking a Walt Disney World vacation, please send an email to Pixie Vacations authorized Disney travel agent Stacey Frost ([email protected]), call (407) 454-1477 or fill out this form for complimentary travel planning. Your use of this free service to book your travel will help support The Disney Blog. Thank you.