The new "Disney Dine-on-the-Go" will be available between Jan. 12 and Feb. 22 and includes one quick-service lunch and one quick-service dinner at the Magic Kingdom. Each meal includes an entree and beverage (which is non-alcoholic, because it's quick service at the Magic Kingdom) and the price for the one-day package is $29 for adults and $12 for children ages 3-9, who will get kids' meals under the plan. The package will be available to anyone — you won't need to be staying at an on-site resort, as with the "regular" Disney Dining Plan.
The package will be good at Casey's Corner, Columbia Harbour House, Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, and Pinocchio Village Haus. Entrees at these restaurants range from $7.99 to $15.99, and beverages cost around $3, so you could end up money ahead with aggressive ordering (Pecos Bill's Taco Burger for lunch and the 1/2 Chicken and Pulled Pork Combo at Cosmic Ray's for dinner!), or you could just flush more money to the Mouse by ordering something such as Corn Dog Nuggets and a Pepperoni Flatbread.
The lunch must be ordered before 4pm and the dinner after 4pm, so there's no doubling up if you miss the early meal. Or gorging yourself and calling it an early day.
Both Universal Orlando and SeaWorld offer one-day dining packages. Disney's plan sits right between its rivals' for both price and quantity of food available. The Universal Dining Plan - Quick Service costs $21.99 plus tax and includes one quick-service meal, a beverage, and a snack, while SeaWorld's All-Day Dining costs $34.99 and includes an entree, side or dessert, and a drink at each meal. SeaWorld's plan allows you to eat as often as once every hour at Captain Pete’s Island Treats, Expedition Cafe, Mango Joe's, Seafire Grill, Seaport Pizza, The Spice Mill, and Voyager's Smokehouse, though the baby back ribs and the sampler/combo/brisket platters there are not available under the plan.
Disney's Dine-on-the-Go may be purchased in the park at Magic Kingdom Vacation Planning booths, starting Thursday. The Universal and SeaWorld plans are available in advance on their respective websites, as well as in the parks.Tweet
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