Getting the Most Financial Value Out of Your Disney Quick-Service Dining Credits

There are about 50 quick-service restaurants in Disney World. Even though they all have good food- I mean, it is Disney!- they’re not all worthy of your Quick-Service Dining Plan Credits.

To get the most financial value out of your quick-service credits, you want to find restaurants that have a high average entrée price.

These are the best Quick-Service locations to maximize your Disney Dining Plan financial value.

7. Wolfgang Puck Express

Wolfgang Puck Express in Disney Springs‘ Marketplace was a staple in Downtown Disney for a long time and continues even as the area has become Disney Springs. The table-service-quality food is a great value with an entrée averaging $13.

I can personally attest that this restaurant has some amazing food. My favorites, though, are the woodfired pizza and the roasted chicken. The pizza is a large personal size, so it’s plenty for one if you’re hungry or two if you just want a couple slices. The pasta is also quite delicious. Wolfgang Puck Express has great desserts as well. I especially enjoy the crème brûlée.

Wolfgang Puck Express - great good and a good financial value for the dining plan.
Wolfgang Puck Express – great food and a good financial value for the dining plan.

6. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn

Pecos Bill in Magic Kingdom‘s Frontierland recently overhauled its menu. Where as burgers used to be the main offering, the restaurant now serves a nice mix best referred to as Tex-Mex.  I call it the Disney version of Chipotle.

The $12.50 average entrée price will also make the most out of your dining credits. Though the menu is smaller than it used to be, the food is just as tasty. My favorite thing about this restaurant is the toppings bar because I can customize my rice bowl or salad just how I like it – with plenty of guacamole!

5. Tangierine Cafe

Epcot‘s Morocco Pavilion in World Showcase is the only country pavilion sponsored by the country itself. It’s no surprise, then, that one of the most authentic quick-service restaurants is in this area. The food is interesting- there’s lamb on a quick-service menu- and there are several vegetarian options. The atmosphere is nice too, with Zellige tile, colored glass, beautiful light fixtures, and an overall feel of genuineness.

4. Landscape of Flavors

Art of Animation is a Value Resort that is unlike any other value resort. There are specially-themed rooms, unique pools, and a food court that is incredible. Landscape of Flavors has over 25 different dinner options alone!

The best thing about this dining location is that each area has fully customizable meals! You can build your own omelet for breakfast, your own burger for lunch, then your own pasta bowl for dinner. The chefs will design your meal right in front of you exactly to your liking. That’s a great value no matter the price, but with the Dining Plan, you’ll get a great value for your credits.

Make your own burger at the Landscape of Flavors.
Make your own burger at the Landscape of Flavors.

3. Sunshine Seasons

Sunshine Seasons in Epcot’s The Land pavilion in Future World serves up fresh food with many of the vegetables and seafood coming from Living with the Land’s gardens and fish farm. The international dishes will satisfy everyone with everything from vegetarian offerings to Oak-Fired Grilled chicken, pork chops, and salmon. Save room for dessert because the warm peanut butter brownie is delicious!

2. Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest is a relative newcomer to Disney’s Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom. Even though it’s been open for a few years now, it still packs the restaurant for every meal and it remains one of the hardest Advanced Dining Reservations to snag.

This restaurant is a table-service location by night and a quick-service by day for breakfast and lunch. It’s much easier to get in during the day, and meals are less expensive at only one dining credit. Even if you plan to visit during the day, you can make an Advanced Dining Reservation to be sure you’ll get in. You can even order your meal up to 30 days in advance so it’s a completely stress free meal!

Regardless of the time of day, the French-inspired meals are delicious. From French Onion Soup to Coq au Vin and the Tuna Nicoise salad, you’ll love trying new things. If something familiar is more your style, though, you’ll enjoy the sandwiches like the carved prime chuck roast beef sandwich.

Be Our Guest offers great food, atmosphere, and financial value.
Be Our Guest offers great food, atmosphere, and financial value.

1. Contempo Cafe

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is home to the Contempo Café. This deluxe resort is pricey, so if you can’t afford to stay here, consider visiting to try out the sandwiches, salads, and flat breads and check out the beautiful contemporary architecture. I love the Worms ‘n’ Dirt Cake, but the best value here is the Lobster Roll with French fries, coleslaw, or chips. At $17.99, this is probably the most expensive meal on a quick-service menu.

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