Disney has announced the 2018 Magic Your Way Vacation Packages, which you can now book. If you book one of these packages, you’re also eligible to add one of the Disney Dining Plans, which (SPOILER ALERT) now includes specialty beverages and – wait for it – alcoholic drinks! The beverages with each meal can be a basic beverage like a soda or a specialty beverage like a milkshake. Guests over 21 years of age can choose an alcoholic beverage like beer, cider, wine, sangria, or a mixed drink, but these are one serving; in other words, you can’t use your refillable resort mug for these, and you won’t find a tap in the food court!

As always, the cost per person per night for the DDP has increased, but not as much as some expected especially with the potentially significant increase in cost per person when ordering specialty beverages. Across the board, the plans have increase less than $10 per person, which isn’t too bad.

Let’s take a look at each plan!

The DDP now includes alcoholic beverages!

The DDP now includes alcoholic beverages!

Quick-Service Dining Plan

The Quick-Service Dining Plan is available for those to book rooms in Disney’s Value Resort Hotels like Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Resorts.

This plan gives you two quick-service meals (entrée and beverage), two snacks, and a refillable resort mug per person per night of stay at a cost of $52.49 per adult per night and $21.75 for children ages 3 to 9. As always, children under 3 years of age are free.

The Quick-Service plan increased about $4 from the 2017 prices.

You are eligible for specialty beverages even with the quick-service plan!

You are eligible for specialty beverages even with the quick-service plan!

Standard Dining Plan

The Standard Dining Plan is for guests who book at one of the Moderate Disney resort hotels like Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort.

This plan includes one table-service credit per person per night, which provides an entrée, a beverage, and a dessert OR one full buffet. You also get one quick-service credit per person per night and two snacks plus a refillable resort mug. You can get any of the specialty beverages mentioned above with your meals on this plan.

The cost for the Standard Dining Plan in 2018 will be $75.49 per adult per night and $25.80 for children ages 3 to 9. This is an increase of about $6 from 2017.

Table-service credits include full buffets and specialty beverages!

Table-service credits include full buffets and specialty beverages!

Deluxe Dining Plan

Guests staying at one of Disney’s Deluxe Resort Hotels like Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Hotel & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, and Disney’s Beach Club Resort.

The Deluxe Plan offers three meals per person per night of stay regardless of whether you choose quick-service or table-service, though you will obviously get the most value if you choose table-service restaurants. You also get two snacks and a refillable resort mug plus the specialty beverage option.

The 2018 cost for this will be $116.24 per adult and $39 per child ages 3 to 9, a $10 increase from 2017.

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