"All it takes is faith, trust and Pixie Dust"

"All it takes is faith, trust and Pixie Dust"

“All it takes is faith, trust and Pixie Dust”

Dining at Walt Disney World*
*Note that the dining plans and some restaurants are not currently available due to Covid-19, please ask for details


Walt Disney World has hundreds of restaurants, serving items ranging from burgers to escargot. There is most definitely something for everyone. Whether you prefer meals with the characters, traditional pizzerias, comfort food, exciting ethnic dishes or gourmet haute cuisine, Disney has it. Disney's restaurants are divided into two categories: Quick Service and Table Service restaurants.  We, at Pixie Dust Holidays, have eaten in every restaurant and can help you choose the very best experiences for your family.

1-Quick Service food is generally ordered at a counter or podium and brought to your seat on a tray, like a fast food restaurant. Ordering in advance through mobile order makes the process to get your food quick and easy.  Food can range from a hot dog to gourmet salads, protein bowls, and much more. 

2-Table Service restaurants are sit down meals where you are seated at a specific table and assigned a server that places your orders. Table service restaurants can be buffet, family style (where the food is brought to your table in refillable family sized portions) or can be sit down à la carte menu service.  From menus suited to the most picky eaters to gourmet dining at a celebrity chef's restaurant to central Florida's only CAA/AAA 

5 star tasting menu fine dining restaurant, Walt Disney World has it all.

Above: Sci-Fi restaurant in Hollywood Studios.

Below: Character dining with Cinderella ***note that current health protocols require social distancing between guests and characters 

Signature Restaurants:

Most table service restaurants use one credit from the Disney Dining Plan (DDP). This includes almost all character meals, buffets, family style meals, à la carte table service restaurants and the Fantasmic Dining Package. There are some dining experiences which require two credits from the DDP. These fall into three categories: gourmet restaurants (like California Grill and Le Cellier), dinner shows (like Spirit of Aloha or Hoop de Do) and the unique experience of eating inside Cinderella's castle in Magic Kingdom at Cinderella's Royal Table. 


Disney has a massive array of both sweet and savory snacks to choose from. Some quick service restaurants will allow you to order certain side orders, drinks or desserts as a snack, while other snacks can be found in the carts, shops and stands throughout the park. We have eaten all the snacks and can make our recommendations for the best in each theme park!

Above: Be Our Guest

Dining Plans: 

Only guests staying on site have access to the Dining Plans. These plans give you a certain amount of credits which are combined for the duration of your stay. We at Pixie Dust Holidays love the dining plans - it's so convenient to have your meal budget taken care of in advance, and for the trip to feel all inclusive when you are there instead of reaching into your wallet every time somebody wants an ice cream.

 There are three main Dining Plans:

1-Quick Service Dining Plan this plan gives you 2 quick service meals and 2 snack credits per person per day, plus one refillable travel mug per person. Your quick service meal includes an entree and a drink (including alcoholic beverages at participating locations)

2-Disney Dining Plan gives you 1 quick service, 1 table service and 2 snacks per person per day, plus one refillable travel mug per person. This will give you an entree and dessert or a buffet meal at the table service meals and a quick service meal (as above) as well as a beverage at each meal (including the option of a specialty drinks such as beer, wine, a cocktail, smoothie etc.). This is the most popular dining plan and the one we recommend the most, especially for those travelling with families who would like to take advantage of meeting characters during their meal time to save time waiting in line in the parks. Many people enjoy having a break in their day to sit down, enjoy the air conditioning and decompress from the parks.

3-Deluxe Disney Dining Plan gives you 3 meal credits per day (of any meal type, quick service or table service) plus 2 snacks per day, plus one refillable travel mug per person. For lunch or dinner, the Deluxe Dining Plan offers you an appetizer on top of the regular Disney Dining Plan inclusions, and again, an alcoholic beverage is included at participating locations. This is a great plan for foodies or people who love to sit down more than once a day in a restaurant.