What is a Disney World Dining Card and How Can You Get It?!

Disney World has made a ton of adjustments in the past year, including the suspension of the Disney Dining Plan.

Cheeseburger Pods

Since then, we’ve been wondering if and when this guest-favorite option will return. There’s been no update from Disney except for a dining credit offered to UK travelers, so we’re looking into a limited dining option that IS available right now.

Another option for dining in Disney World is the Quick Service Dining Card. This option was first introduced in 2017 and gives guests a payment card that can be used at participating quick-service locations — kind of like a gift card. According to the official Disney page, this card is available to those booking any of the following offers:

  • Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Package
  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Package
  • Disney Springs Resort Area Hotel Package
  • Walt Disney World Official Hotels at Bonnet Creek
  • Walt Disney World Gateway Hotels
  • Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel Package
Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels

Over the past few months, we’ve got a fair number of messages from readers about this option being available while they are booking their trip (and what that could mean for the Disney Dining Plan). We’re taking a look at the current situation but keep in mind that the Quick Service Dining Card is not a new offering.

The Adventureland side of Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe

As you can see from the above package list, you won’t see the Quick Service Dining Card offered when you book an official Walt Disney World Resort hotel. However, you may see it pop up when you are booking one of the listed packages. Here it is when we tried booking a stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels.

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When you select “Add Dining Card,” a screen pops up so that you can select the number of days that you would like. There is a value of $40 per day for adults and $15 per day for kids ages 3 to 9. You can use the card however you want at participating locations; you can even buy a 3-day card and use the whole balance in one day.

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The big bonus here is that the value of the card is more than what you’re actually paying. So, this could be a good deal to consider! Keep in mind the card cannot be used the Swan & Dolphin Hotels, Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels, Bonnet Creek Hotels, Gateway Hotels, and Good Neighbor Hotels and you’ll need to check with quick service locations to make sure they accept it.

Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land

So, does the Quick Service Dining Card have anything to do with the return of the Disney Dining Plan? Nope. The card has been an option for a while. Don’t worry though, we’ll continue keeping an eye out for signs of the Dining Plan returning, so stay tuned to AllEars!

Would you book the Quick Service Dining Card? Tell us in the comments! 

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7 Replies to “What is a Disney World Dining Card and How Can You Get It?!”

  1. If the above sample package is desired ( for only 3 days and 2 adults ), you would be better off paying out of pocket. No one has time on a 3 day trip to juggle receipts and calculate how many points you have left for basically fast food and snack credits on a Quick Service card offer. The only time this pays for itself is when you have a minimum of 4 or more days, you are a light eater, and plan to use snack credits for several take home souvenirs ( ie boxed Mickey shaped shortbread cookies, and other non perishables ).

  2. I’d really like to see Tables in Wonderland return. We always got our money’s worth. Really am going to miss it this summer!

  3. When I see “value is more than what you pay for the card”…is it one of those “you can get $10 off at all the places nobody wants to eat” or “you pay $40 and get $50 off”?

    1. From what I have seen the card is worth $40 daily for adults and $15 daily for kids. You can use the funds all at once or spread them over your days (of you’re a light eater). I.e. add 3 days worth of cards and use the value over 4 days. There seem to be lots of quick service options at all of the parks. There is no counting points or allotments it’s a simple $40 value per day per adult. The cost is $45 daily for the $40 card. Not sure what the breakdown was for kids.

  4. I have a great dining plan that I always use!!! Find a great restaurant sit down and eat there!!! It always works for me!!! But I guess it’s not for everybody!!!!😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎