What Alcoholic Drinks are Included on the Disney Dining Plan?

Last month, we told you about the non-alcoholic specialty drinks that are available with the 2018 Disney Dining Plan — a post that will keep evolving as we learn more about what does and does not count as a beverage on the DDP. Specialty drinks include such tasty gems as Artisanal Milkshakes and Fresh Smoothies!

Red Velvet Cupcake Milkshake

Red Velvet Cupcake Milkshake

And now we’re bringing you another such evolving post — only this time, we’re tackling the grown up beverages that guests can enjoy on this year’s DDP!

Officially the word from Disney is that the Plan includes one beer, wine, or cocktail for guests 21-and-older.

Beer and Hard Cider

Beer and Hard Cider

But just how fancy are we talkin’, here? Signature cocktails at The Edison? Specialty cocktails at Tiffins? Beer and cocktail flights?

Lambu Libation

Lambu Libation

Just as we discovered with the non-alcoholic specialty beverages this year, mileage may vary a lot from location to location — or even from server to server on this one.

We’ve had readers tell us that any and every cocktail was included — and some who’ve said glasses of wine only up to a certain price point are included. There are even some guest reports that it depends on whether your meal is Signature, one-credit, or quick service (where, of course, selection is pretty limited sometimes)! DFB reader Michelle tells us that on her visit to Yachtsman Steakhouse, the dessert menu drinks were annotated to show which were included.

Jiko Wine Tasting

Jiko Wine Tasting

One thing that seems consistant is that drinks served in souvenir glasses aren’t included — at least, the glasses themselves aren’t included (e.g. no Nautilus for YOU!).

No Nautilus for Free!

No Nautilus for Free!

 

And if you’re a Lapu Lapu fan? You might now be served your drink not in the classic pineapple but in a standard glass instead. (DFB reader Ashley W. reports that the Lapu Lapu was the only drink not included for her dinner at ‘Ohana.)

Lapu Lapu

Lapu Lapu

Still, this leaves us with lots of options — including some top shelf options like the Patron Lime Margarita  at La Cantina de San Angel, confirmed by DFB reader Leah — and lots of questions! (FYI: Leah also says that everything but tequila shots are included at La Cantina de San Angel!)

Speaking of Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion restaurants, DFB reader Katie tells us that she was able to get a margarita and reader Mary adds that the Sangria was included at La Hacienda de San Angel  on the DDP. Katie adds that she was told to be specific with your server about what drink(s) you want included with your DDP credits.

Patron Select

Patron Select

DFB reader Mary also tells us that she was able to get a Pina Colada at T-Rex and Coral Reef and a glass of Merlot at Wolfgang Puck Express in Disney Springs!

Pina Colada

Pina Colada

  • DFB reader Steven had the following experiences:
    • Flame Tree Barbecue allowed Vodka and Lemonade with a Quick Service Credit.
    • Sangria was included at Fairfax Fare (but non-alcoholic lemonade was not).
    • Be Our Guest allowed any drink up to $24!
  • DFB reader Ashley W. tells us that any wine sold by the glass was included with her meal at Boma.
  • DFB reader Vanessa M. tells us that San Angel Inn allows any alcoholic beverage $15 and under (as well as smoothies for the non-alcoholic members of the party!).
  • Thanks to reader Lindsi, we know Hard Milkshakes are included at D-Luxe Burger in Disney Springs!

So we’re inviting our DFB readers to chime in on this topic: Have you used the DDP in 2018 and ordered an alcoholic drink? If so, tell us about your experiences in the comments below! 

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Comments

  1. Michelle says

    I wish I had kept the dessert menu from Yachtsman Steakhouse last week. For after dinner drinks, ports, coffee drinks, etc., they had stars next to the drinks that were included on the dining plan. So the $125 scotch was NOT allowed on the plan, but the $13 scotch was, for example. Hopefully other restaurants are doing the same and readers will take note and share back, even if they are not using the dining plan.

  2. Katie says

    We went to the sit down Mexican restaurant in Epcot that is on the water (La Hacienda, I think?)
    The service was pretty spotty overall, and at the end, the server wanted me to sign and, without clarifying, wanted me to charge my drink to the room. Mind you, I had previously stated that i was on the dining plan and inquired if my maragarita was included.

    Anyway, the server apologized and said something about how you need to make clear what drinks you want on the dining plan. I guess he though that I was going to order a second margarita, or maybe an after dinner drink. I’m not sure. But I’ll make sure to say that whatever drink I order I would like to count towards my dining plan…

    Also, this was the only restaurants where I had this problem. No problem at Jiko or Be Our Guest.

  3. Mary says

    I had a margarita and my husband had a sangria at La Hacienda San Angel. We told our server we were on the dining plan.
    Same thing at T- Rex,and Coral Reef we were able to have a pina colada with our table service credit.
    At Wolfgang Puck we were able to have aglass of merlot with our quick service meal.

  4. says

    I’m happy to report that I WAS able to get the Patron Lime Margarita at La Cantina de San Angel as my drink on the quick service dining plan when I visited in February! The cast member told me the only thing that wasn’t included on the DDP there were the tequila shots.

  5. Steven says

    While at Flame tree BBQ we were told the vodka and lemon are specialty drink was included with out quick service. So an even better deal on an already great use of quick service credit there.
    Then while at HS at Fairfax fare, at one counter we got sangria for lunch. And then at another register daughter was told she could not get the special non alcoholic lemonade?
    And finally while dining at BOG we were told we could get one beverage up to $24 in value. So we got glasses of wine that were close. Just my experience from the end of March 2018.

  6. Jillian says

    Does anyone know if an alcoholic drink is included with the buffet character meals? Don’t judge me, I really think I need a mimosa to go with my dinner at Akershus.

  7. Jason says

    Has anyone with kids under 21 been able to order alcoholic beverages using that the adults consume. In other words can I get a beer with my kids meal drink it and than by my kid a beverage out of pocket?

  8. Ross says

    Hey DFB friends! Does anyone know about in-room dining? E.g. if we were to order the Twilight feast, could we order a Lapu lapu (without the pineapple)?

  9. Kevin Wood says

    “Louise says
    April 6, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Can snack credits be redeemed for alcoholic drinks??!”

    Good question. Wondering the same…

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