Now that you’ve booked your 2014 Disney World vacation, it’s time to make your Advance Dining Reservations.
But which restaurants are worthy of your precious Disney Dining Plan credits?
What’s the DDP? The vacation package add-on called the Disney Dining Plan is a pre-purchased meal plan. Based on the plan you choose, you’ll receive a certain number of credits to be utilized during your Disney stay. (Remember your college meal plan? Yeah; it’s kinda like that!)
Many table-service meals in Disney World cost one credit per person, but are you getting the best value?
If you reeeeeeally want to get your money’s worth, stick to the one-credit restaurants, order the most expensive meal on the menu, and maximize your savings! Let’s get to the DFB guide’s top picks for best value at “one table-service credit” Walt Disney World restaurants.
Remember: this is primarily based on food cost, but we have taken atmosphere and food quality into consideration a bit as well. We don’t want you eating at a bad restaurant, after all.
Offering regional specialties, Tutto Italia is located in Epcot’s Italy pavilion. With dinner entrees costing about $30, and a pricey dessert topping $13, your one meal here is a great use of a table service dining credit!
Kouzzina features Mediterranean cuisine showcased on a menu created by Celebrity Chef Cat Cora. A dinner at this BoardWalk restaurant can be costly. With a $35 grilled steak entree and $10 desserts (Baklava!!), Kouzzina is a smart choice for your dining credit use!
Teppan Edo is a fun Hibachi restaurant in Epcot’s Japan pavilion. Order the $32 Filet Mignon and a dessert at $5-7 to make the most of your table service credit.
Les Chefs de France
Located in Epcot’s France pavilion, Les Chefs de France serves up delicious cuisine. Dinner entrees cost $20-35 with desserts about $9 each. Use your table service credit here for a memorable meal.
While Rainforest Cafe gets mixed reviews, it’s an expensive restaurant that pleases kids with its audio-animatronic animals and simulated thunderstorms. The Primal Steak is $33, and other entrees are costly too.
Desserts are around $8 each, so a table service credit here is a good value! And there are two locations in Disney World — one at Downtown Disney and the other at Animal Kingdom — for easier planning.
For more tips including our honorable mentions for best one credit table service restaurants, check out The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014 e-Book.
Ready for all of our Tips?
We’ve given you just a small sampling of the information that you can find about Disney Dining Plan Credits highlighted in The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014 — and the guide is your ticket to further cost-savings on your Disney dining!
Be sure to check out The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014 for our tips on Disney Dining Plan Credit Use before your Disney vacation.
Our tips will help your family find the restaurants that maximize your Disney Dining Plan! Click here to get your copy of The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014 E-book — and use code 2014 for an extra $4 discount for a limited time!
What restaurant is your favorite for using a table service Disney Dining Plan credit? Share your thoughts in the comments below and help us all save money on our next Disney vacation!