Re: When is the Meal Plan included in a Disney Package at No Additional Charge?
Originally Posted by centralpark
When is the Meal Plan included in a Disney Package at No Additional Charge? I've heard this is done at Disneyworld and don't know if they run this promotion at Disneyland as well. Thank you.
The short answer is, Never.
The Disney Dining Plan at DLR is not equivilent to WDW. At WDW you pay a set price for a set selection of meals/food. At DLR you pay a set price for vouchers worth that amount.
So at DLR your savings is 0%, and to get the full value out of the vouchers you will end up paying more. You don't get chance back from the vouchers if the meal costs less than the voucher value. The vouchers even the ones that are for characters meals all have dollar values. You can combine these and apply them for all Disney Dining locations, not the independents in DTD. On the Character meals they cover tax and tip. At other Table Service locations you can apply the vouchers to the tax and the tip, make sure you tell the server that the extra amount is for the tip when handing them over.
At DLR, you can buys these vouchers at their regular price and use them during peak season pricing getting a small discount. A few times I have heard of people recieving special offers for free dining at DLR, but have never seen verification of this, or heard this from reliable, disney knowlegeable sources.