Holiday crowds have disappeared; to lure visitors back, Disney is rolling out a one-day dining pass and special Florida resident rates.
The Disney Dine-on-the-Go meal pack trial begins Thursday and runs through Feb. 22. Diners receive two quick service certificates to use in the Magic Kingdom for $29 and $12 for children 3 to 9. Visitors can redeem one voucher before 4 p.m. and another after 4. Each certificate includes a meal and a nonalcoholic beverage.
Meal certificates are valid at Casey’s Corner, Columbia Harbour House, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe and Pinocchio Village Haus. Entrees at these restaurants range from $7.99 to $15.99, and beverages add another $3, so diners could end up ahead by ordering big-ticket items.
Disney Dine-on-the-Go’s price is midrange between one-day dining packages offered at Universal Orlando and SeaWorld. Universal’s Dining Plan — Quick Service goes for $21.99 plus tax, which includes one quick-service meal, beverage, and a snack. SeaWorld’s All-Day Dining costs $34.99 ($19.99 for children) and can be used as often as once an hour and includes an entree, side or dessert, and a drink at each meal.
Disney resurrected its Discover Disney for Florida residents to visit three parks for $139. That’s the same price as last year’s deal. Chip in an additional $20 and Floridians can add a fourth day.
The tickets can be turned into park-hoppers — allowing visits to more than one park per day — for $27.50 on the three-day plan and for $34.50 with the four-day ticket.
Discover Disney can be purchased between now and June 5 and must be used by June 9 at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. The tickets have block-out dates for Animal Kingdom between May 27 and June 9.
Normal price for a three-day Florida resident ticket is $185, and the usual four-day Florida resident offer goes for $204, although they come with more block-out dates.
Adults must show proof of Florida residency to purchase Discover Disney tickets.