The internet is buzzing with a new rumor that a VERY significant change might be in the works for the 2018 Disney Dining Plan. Will alcoholic beverages be included with Dining Plan meal credits?
According to the British Disney fan site, The Dibb, “Guests will now [Editor’s Note: as of January 1, 2018] be able to enjoy a choice of either one speciality non-alcoholic or alcoholic* (over 21s only) beverage to accompany each meal.”
If this is correct, those who do not imbibe — due either to age or preference — would be eligible to receive a single serving specialty drink such as an Artisanal Milkshake, Fresh Smoothie, Premium Hot Chocolate, or Soda, Coffee, or Tea. (Presumably, sodas would still receive refills as always, though the post did not state that specifically.)
The single service alcoholic beverages may include drinks such as Beer or Hard Cider, Wine or Sangria, or Mixed Drinks such as a Specialty Cocktail.
Also according to The Dibb, ordering specialty drinks would be an option, where applicable, at Quick Service locations as well as Table Service. However, it is not stated as to whether the specialty drinks would be part of the Quick Service Plan. According to Inquisitr.com (who also cite The Dibb as their primary source), “it is expected to be added to the Plus (Base) and Deluxe Disney Dining Plans.”
It is important to note: the cited source starts its thread with the words, “Disney have announced today that the 2018 Dining Plans are being enhanced to include several more beverage options.” There is no official announcement at this time by Disney.
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