Dining Plans Confusion


#1

We’ve done the Dining Plan but I’ve heard of the Deluxe Plan and an option where you get a percentage off your meals. I’m very confused. Can anyone shed any light on this subject? Thanks.


#2

The dining plan is the dining plan and then there’s a special plan Tables in Wonderland which is for passholders/DVC owners, I think. They get 20% off the tab.


#3

[QUOTE=Dopey;916824]The dining plan is the dining plan and then there’s a special plan Tables in Wonderland which is for passholders/DVC owners, I think. They get 20% off the tab.[/QUOTE]

Tables in Wonderland, formerly the Disney Dining Experience, is open to Florida residents, passholders, and DVC members.
You do get 20% off your entire tab including alcoholic beverages, but they turn around and charge you an automatic 18% tip, regardless of your party size.
Part of the change in name was to end confusion between DDE and DDP (Disney Dining Plan).


#4

[QUOTE=Soundgod;916827]Tables in Wonderland, formerly the Disney Dining Experience, is open to Florida residents, passholders, and DVC members.
You do get 20% off your entire tab including alcoholic beverages, but they turn around and charge you an automatic 18% tip, regardless of your party size.
Part of the change in name was to end confusion between DDE and DDP (Disney Dining Plan).[/QUOTE]

I have a question…if I am a DVC member, do I also have to have an Annual Pass to get Tables in Wonderland?? :confused:


#5

You don’t have to be both DVC and AP (although lots of people are both) to get the DDP (tables in wonderland). One or the other is fine-actually I think ANYONE can buy it, but you get a discount on the price if you are AP or DVC.


#6

[QUOTE=SnazzyCMB;916857]You don’t have to be both DVC and AP (although lots of people are both) to get the DDP (tables in wonderland). One or the other is fine-actually I think ANYONE can buy it, but you get a discount on the price if you are AP or DVC.[/QUOTE]

NOTE: Effective September 15, 2008, Disney Dining Experience was renamed Tables in Wonderland.The new name does not alter any of the current benefits. The name chagne is to help distinguish this membership from any other dining privileges at Walt Disney World Resort that bears a similar name to the Disney Dining Experience. You may continue to use your current card until expiration and your renewal card will reflect the new name, Tables in Wonderland.

TABLES IN WONDERLAND is a dining discount program for eligible Florida Residents and Annual Passholders 21 and older good for 20 percent off food and beverage at a number of Walt Disney World Resort hotel and theme park restaurants and lounges. The discount is good for up to 10 persons in your party. (Prior to 2005, the DDE, as it was commonly called, was only open to Florida residents.)

– General Membership (Florida Residents ONLY): $85.00
– Annual/Seasonal Passholders’ Rate: $60.00
– Florida Resident (non-Passholder) Renewals: $70.00 (for existing memberships received within 30 days of expiration date)
– Add a second membership for your spouse or partner for only $25 more.

Benefits:

– Members receive a 20% discount on all food and beverage (including alcohol) for up to 10 people at participating table-service Disney restaurants. Effective January 1, 2008 a charge of 18% gratuity will be added to all Tables in Wonderland transactions, regardless of party size.
– Discount applies to member’s check only.

– One card per table. Two cards cannot be combined.

– Member must be present to receive discount.

– Card must be presented when ordering.

– Club Newsletter

– Complimentary parking:

Theme Park for a short period for the sole purpose of dining. You’ll have to pay parking at the toll booth, then after dining, present receipt and parking ticket at Guest Relations for a refund.

Walt Disney World Resorts - when dining at a Walt Disney World resort, valet parking is complimentary. After dining, present a dining receipt at the valet stand.

– Exclusive invitations to special dining events.
WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) will book advance reservations.

Theme park admission is required when dining in Theme Park restaurants.

Participating restaurants are subject to change. Guests will be notified of any changes in future newsletters. See BELOW for a list of restaurants.

Certain restrictions apply during holidays and special events, please check with the restaurant when you make your reservation. Blackout dates include major holidays: Mother’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day.

This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discount.

This discount cannot be combined with any other discount or package. This includes events such as Fantasmic Dinner Package, Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events, and Candlelight Dinner Packages.

MEMBERSHIP AND CARD INFORMATION: Call the office at (407) 566-5858, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern, or email wdwdisneydiningexperience@disney.com

You can also visit Guest Relations at Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdrom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Downtown Disney to pick up a Tables in Wonderland Card.

BY MAIL: Post Office Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

NOTE: Allow several weeks for processing. Guests planning vacations in the next month should not order by phone but should plan to purchase their card once they arrive at Walt Disney World.

Participating Restaurants and Lounges as of November 2008:

All-Star Music Resort
Intermission Food Court

All-Star Sports Resort
End Zone Food Court

All-Star Movies Resort
World Premiere Food Court

Animal Kingdom Lodge
Boma-Flavors of Africa
Jiko-The Cooking Place
Victoria Falls

Beach Club Resort
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
(eat in only)
Cape May Cafe
Martha’s Vineyard Lounge
Rip Tide Lounge

BoardWalk
Belle Vue Lounge
ESPN Club
Flying Fish Cafe
Spoodles

Eagle Pines and Osprey Ridge Golf Club
Sand Trap Bar & Grill

Caribbean Beach Resort
Shutters at Old Port Royale

Contemporary Resort
California Grill
Chef Mickey’s
Outer Rim Lounge
The Wave

Coronado Springs Resort
Maya Grill

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Crockett’s Tavern
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue (9:30 p.m. show only, offered seasonally)
Trail’s End Restaurant

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
1900 Park Fare
Cítricos
Garden View Lounge
Grand Floridian Cafe
Mizner’s Lounge
Narcoossee’s
Victoria & Albert’s (excluding Chef’s Table)

Old Key West Resort
Olivia’s Cafe

Polynesian Resort
’Ohana
Kona Cafe
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (late show only)
Tambu Lounge

Pop Century Resort
Everything Pop Dining (excluding merchandise)
Classic Concoctions

Port Orleans Resort
Riverside:
Boatwright’s Dining Hall
River Roost
French Quarter:
Scat Cat’s Club
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Turf Club Bar and Grill
The Turf Club Lounge
Artist’s Palette

Wilderness Lodge
Artist Point
Territory Lounge
Whispering Canyon Cafe

Yacht Club Resort
Ale and Compass Lounge
Crew’s Cup Lounge
Captain’s Grille
Yachtsman Steakhouse

DOWNTOWN DISNEY Marketplace
Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant

DOWNTOWN DISNEY Pleasure Island
Raglan Road

DOWNTOWN DISNEY West Side
Planet Hollywood

Epcot
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Biergarten Restaurant
Bistro de Paris Restaurant
Chefs de France Restaurant
Coral Reef Restaurant
Tutto Italia Ristorante
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Nine Dragons Restaurant
Restaurant Marrakesh
Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
San Angel Inn Restaurante
The Garden Grill Restaurant

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
50’s Prime Time Cafe
Hollywood & Vine
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
The Hollywood Brown Derby
Tune-In Lounge

Magic Kingdom
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Liberty Tree Tavern
The Crystal Palace
The Plaza Restaurant
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

Animal Kingdom
Tusker House Restaurant
Pizzafari
Flame Tree Barbecue
Restaurantosaurus

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
The Green Cabin Room
Shutters Restaurant
Sonya’s Fine Steaks & Chops (Sunday Brunch not included)


#7

[QUOTE=johnkimv;916870]NOTE: Effective September 15, 2008, Disney Dining Experience was renamed Tables in Wonderland.The new name does not alter any of the current benefits. The name chagne is to help distinguish this membership from any other dining privileges at Walt Disney World Resort that bears a similar name to the Disney Dining Experience. You may continue to use your current card until expiration and your renewal card will reflect the new name, Tables in Wonderland.

TABLES IN WONDERLAND is a dining discount program for eligible Florida Residents and Annual Passholders 21 and older good for 20 percent off food and beverage at a number of Walt Disney World Resort hotel and theme park restaurants and lounges. The discount is good for up to 10 persons in your party. (Prior to 2005, the DDE, as it was commonly called, was only open to Florida residents.)

– General Membership (Florida Residents ONLY): $85.00
– Annual/Seasonal Passholders’ Rate: $60.00
– Florida Resident (non-Passholder) Renewals: $70.00 (for existing memberships received within 30 days of expiration date)
– Add a second membership for your spouse or partner for only $25 more.

Benefits:

– Members receive a 20% discount on all food and beverage (including alcohol) for up to 10 people at participating table-service Disney restaurants. Effective January 1, 2008 a charge of 18% gratuity will be added to all Tables in Wonderland transactions, regardless of party size.
– Discount applies to member’s check only.

– One card per table. Two cards cannot be combined.

– Member must be present to receive discount.

– Card must be presented when ordering.

– Club Newsletter

– Complimentary parking:

Theme Park for a short period for the sole purpose of dining. You’ll have to pay parking at the toll booth, then after dining, present receipt and parking ticket at Guest Relations for a refund.

Walt Disney World Resorts - when dining at a Walt Disney World resort, valet parking is complimentary. After dining, present a dining receipt at the valet stand.

– Exclusive invitations to special dining events.
WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) will book advance reservations.

Theme park admission is required when dining in Theme Park restaurants.

Participating restaurants are subject to change. Guests will be notified of any changes in future newsletters. See BELOW for a list of restaurants.

Certain restrictions apply during holidays and special events, please check with the restaurant when you make your reservation. Blackout dates include major holidays: Mother’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day.

This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discount.

This discount cannot be combined with any other discount or package. This includes events such as Fantasmic Dinner Package, Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events, and Candlelight Dinner Packages.

MEMBERSHIP AND CARD INFORMATION: Call the office at (407) 566-5858, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern, or email wdwdisneydiningexperience@disney.com

You can also visit Guest Relations at Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdrom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Downtown Disney to pick up a Tables in Wonderland Card.

BY MAIL: Post Office Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

NOTE: Allow several weeks for processing. Guests planning vacations in the next month should not order by phone but should plan to purchase their card once they arrive at Walt Disney World.

Participating Restaurants and Lounges as of November 2008:

All-Star Music Resort
Intermission Food Court

All-Star Sports Resort
End Zone Food Court

All-Star Movies Resort
World Premiere Food Court

Animal Kingdom Lodge
Boma-Flavors of Africa
Jiko-The Cooking Place
Victoria Falls

Beach Club Resort
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
(eat in only)
Cape May Cafe
Martha’s Vineyard Lounge
Rip Tide Lounge

BoardWalk
Belle Vue Lounge
ESPN Club
Flying Fish Cafe
Spoodles

Eagle Pines and Osprey Ridge Golf Club
Sand Trap Bar & Grill

Caribbean Beach Resort
Shutters at Old Port Royale

Contemporary Resort
California Grill
Chef Mickey’s
Outer Rim Lounge
The Wave

Coronado Springs Resort
Maya Grill

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Crockett’s Tavern
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue (9:30 p.m. show only, offered seasonally)
Trail’s End Restaurant

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
1900 Park Fare
Cítricos
Garden View Lounge
Grand Floridian Cafe
Mizner’s Lounge
Narcoossee’s
Victoria & Albert’s (excluding Chef’s Table)

Old Key West Resort
Olivia’s Cafe

Polynesian Resort
’Ohana
Kona Cafe
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (late show only)
Tambu Lounge

Pop Century Resort
Everything Pop Dining (excluding merchandise)
Classic Concoctions

Port Orleans Resort
Riverside:
Boatwright’s Dining Hall
River Roost
French Quarter:
Scat Cat’s Club
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Turf Club Bar and Grill
The Turf Club Lounge
Artist’s Palette

Wilderness Lodge
Artist Point
Territory Lounge
Whispering Canyon Cafe

Yacht Club Resort
Ale and Compass Lounge
Crew’s Cup Lounge
Captain’s Grille
Yachtsman Steakhouse

DOWNTOWN DISNEY Marketplace
Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant

DOWNTOWN DISNEY Pleasure Island
Raglan Road

DOWNTOWN DISNEY West Side
Planet Hollywood

Epcot
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Biergarten Restaurant
Bistro de Paris Restaurant
Chefs de France Restaurant
Coral Reef Restaurant
Tutto Italia Ristorante
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Nine Dragons Restaurant
Restaurant Marrakesh
Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
San Angel Inn Restaurante
The Garden Grill Restaurant

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
50’s Prime Time Cafe
Hollywood & Vine
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
The Hollywood Brown Derby
Tune-In Lounge

Magic Kingdom
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Liberty Tree Tavern
The Crystal Palace
The Plaza Restaurant
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

Animal Kingdom
Tusker House Restaurant
Pizzafari
Flame Tree Barbecue
Restaurantosaurus

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
The Green Cabin Room
Shutters Restaurant
Sonya’s Fine Steaks & Chops (Sunday Brunch not included)[/QUOTE]

So if I’m reading this correctly, this doesn’t apply to DVC members just FLA residents and passholders. Correct? Thanks for the info.


#8

[QUOTE=mickeyspal;916886]So if I’m reading this correctly, this doesn’t apply to DVC members just FLA residents and passholders. Correct? Thanks for the info.[/QUOTE]

Yes, I made a mistake when saying DVC owners were allowed to participate.


#9

This is for table service only? Is there anything like this that can be used for counter service?


#10

[QUOTE=timkelmom;916933]This is for table service only? Is there anything like this that can be used for counter service?[/QUOTE]

The Tables in Wonderland card can be used at the value resorts (which have no sit down restaurants).


#11

We have been using the (DDE) Tables in Wonderland card for a few years now and it it hard for me to justify using the regular DDP. I have worked the numbers and I think the TIW card is a better deal- especially if you make multiple trips a year.