Is the Disneyland Paris Meal Plan worth it?

Is the Disneyland Paris Meal Plan worth it?

One of the first planning decisions when booking your Disney holiday is whether you should add the Disneyland Paris Meal Plan, also known as the Disney Dining Plan. With the introduction of new Disneyland Paris Meal Plans, the reopening of more Disney hotels and restaurants as well as the expected return of character dining in the coming weeks, we thought it would be worth exploring the options to find out if the Disneyland Paris Meal Plan worth it?

The Disney meal plan is available to guests staying in a Disney hotel (apart from Les Villages Nature Paris) and allows you to prepay for your food for the duration of your trip on a Half Board or Full Board basis. Up to the 30th of March Disneyland Paris will be offering 2 Meal Plans (Standard and Plus), after this date, they will be offering 3 options, Standard, Plus and Extra Plus.

At first, purchasing one of these dining plans can seem like an easy option as you can budget all your food into your holiday payments, meaning you don’t have to worry about meal costs whilst on holiday. But, is a Disneyland Paris meal plan worth it, will it save you money, and is it still worth it with or without the character dining option?

With so many options available, let’s have a look at which meal plan is currently best for you if any at all!

Contents (Updated February 2022)

For arrivals After 30 March 2022

For arrivals up to 30 March 2022

Previous Disneyland Paris Meal Plans

Disneyland Paris Updates Meal Plan Options

Disneyland Paris has updated their range of Meal Plans. They are now offering 2 options for guests arriving before March 30th and 3 options for arrivals after 31 March 2022. With the release of these new plans, we are revisiting and updating this popular article to make sure you make the most of your Disneyland Paris Dining Plan.


Disneyland Paris Meal Plans (For arrivals after 31 March 2022)

From March 31st, guests will have 3 new Disneyland Paris meal plans to choose from. We have gathered all the information about each plan to make sure you understand the difference between in plan and choosing the best option for you and your family!

Meal Plan Options

Standard Meal Plan, up to 31 restaurants to choose from in the parks, village or at your hotel, with one soft drink included at each meal. Your choice of Lunch or Dinner on your last day can only be used at a Quick Service.

Plus Meal Plan, up to 31 restaurants to choose from in the parks, village or at your hotel, with one soft drink included at each meal. Your choice of Lunch or Dinner on your last day can be used at either a Table or Quick Service location.

Extra Plus Meal Plan, up to 33 restaurants to choose from in the parks, village or at your hotel, with one soft drink included at each meal. Your choice of Lunch or Dinner on your last day can be used at either a Table or Quick Service location. As part of the Extra Plus option, you also get one “Snack & Drink package” and one additional alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink per day. However, the reason this package may be popular with guests is that the Extra Plus meal plan is the only dining package to include a Character Dining option. However, it’s also important to note this option is only available on a Full Board Basis.

Disneyland Paris Meal Plan Prices

Prices are per person per night booked. Children’s meal plans are available for children aged between 3 and 11, whilst children under the age of 2 can share their parent’s plate or you can buy them a meal at the listed price.

Disneyland Paris Standard Meal Plan is:
Half Board – Adults €49, Children €30
Full Board – Adults €69, Children €40

Disneyland Paris Plus Meal Plan is:
Half Board – Adults €59, Children €40
Full Board – Adults €89, Children €55

Disneyland Paris Extra Plus Meal Plan is:
Full Board – Adults €119, Children €75

Breakfast Only Option
Santa Fe – Adults €21, Children €14
Cheyenne & Sequoia Lodge – Adults €24, Children €17
Hotel New York Art of Marvel & Hotel Newport Bay Club – Adults €28, Children €23

Which meal plan is available to me?

The Disneyland Paris meal plans available to you depend upon which Disney hotel you are staying in. This can be split into two groups.

Group 1

At Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch and Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe:

– Half Board: available in the Standard option only
– Full Board: available for all options (Standard, Plus and Extra Plus)

Group 2

In Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne, Disney’s Sequoia Lodge, Disney’s Newport Bay Club, and Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel.


– Half Board: available in the Plus option only
– Full Board: available for the Plus and Extra Plus options

Not Available

Disneyland Paris Meal Plans are not available for guests staying at Les Villages Nature Paris.

Disneyland Paris Meal Plan V Pay As You Go

The best way to check if a Disneyland Paris meal plan is worth it is to crunch the numbers and compare the cost of buying a plan verse paying for food on the go. For this guide we are going to use a hypothetical family of four, the usual two adults and two children on a half board meal plan which ranges from €158-198 depending on your hotel.

Breakfast

With the Disneyland Paris meal plan, you get to enjoy a buffet breakfast at your hotel. The cost of the breakfast depends on your hotel and ranges from €21-28 for adults and €14-23 for children. This makes a total of €70-102 depending upon which hotel you stay in.

If you plan to have breakfast in the hotel, using these prices it’s probably going to be worth getting a Half Board meal plan. As previously shown the total meal plan for 2 adults and 2 children would be €158-198. So for an extra €88-96, you get a lunch or dinner for the whole family too. It’s a bit of a no brainer!

But what if you do not want a buffet breakfast in the hotel, after all, they are many locations in and around Disneyland Paris you can grab breakfast from such as McDonald’s, Starbucks and other locations in and around the park. These options could provide a cheaper solution and an average breakfast price would be you would be looking at around €40-60 in total.

Lunch / Dinner

They are over 30 restaurants to choose from for your lunch or dinner using the Disneyland Paris Plus meal plan. You can eat inside the parks at locations such as Bistrot Chez Remy or Captain Jacks, inside Disney Village such as Annette’s Diner and even in Hotel restaurants such as Downtown or the Manhattan restaurant. So let’s take a look at a table service option, a buffet option and a quick service option.

Firstly we will look at a table service set menu restaurant. The kids love the Disney Pixar film Ratatouille, so you shrink down to the size of a mouse and decide to have a meal at Chez Rémy. As part of the meal plan, you get to choose from the Emile and Little Chef options which include a 3-course meal and a soft drink. If you were to purchase this without a meal plan, the cost of these meals is €124. Please be aware although the meal includes a soft drink for the children, the adult’s menu doesn’t include any drinks. At Chez Rémy, you can expect to pay an extra €5.10 per Coca-Cola or €15 each if you wanted a meal with wine! The total price would be at least €134.

Secondly, let’s take a look at a buffet option. One of the most popular buffet restaurants at Disneyland Paris is Downtown, located within the Hotel New York – Art of Marvel hotel. Like any block in New York, at the Downtown Restaurant, you can find Chinese, American and Italian dishes. The cost of the buffet would be €140, and once again this doesn’t include your drinks for Adults, here it’s €6 per Coca-Cola and €8-9 for a beer. The total price would be at least €152.

Thirdly, a quick service option. They are many quick-service locations around Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios, however, the prices for the meals at these locations are very similar with children’s meals usually around €9 and adults at about €16. The total cost of this would be around €50.

Disneyland Paris Standard Meal Plan Worth it?

The Standard meal plan is only available for guests staying at Davy Crockett Ranch or Disney’s Hotel Sante Fe. The Half Board meal plan for 2 adults and 2 children would be €158 per day.

The buffet meal at Downtown for the family is €152, just €6 less than the full meal plan. No matter where you get breakfast in Disneyland Paris, it’s going to cost more than €6 for a family of four!

Conclusion

Disneyland Paris Standard Meal Plan Worth it? Yes, you could easily save over €50 per day if you choose to have breakfast in the hotel and your dinner at a table service location.

Disneyland Paris Plus Meal Plan Worth it?

The Plus meal plan is only available for guests staying at Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne, Disney’s Sequoia Lodge, Disney’s Newport Bay Club, and Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel. The Half Board meal plan for 2 adults and 2 children would be €198 per day.

If you are staying at the Cheyenne, breakfast and a table service lunch or dinner would be a total cost of €216-234.

If you are staying at Hotel New York – Art of Marvel or Hotel Newport Bay Club, the total cost would be €236-254.

Conclusion

Disneyland Paris Plus Meal Plan Worth it? Yes, you could easily save money if you choose the right places to use your meal vouchers!

Disneyland Paris Extra Plus Meal Plan Worth it?

The Extra Plus meal plan is available for guests staying at any Disneyland Paris hotel (except Les Villages Nature Paris) and is only available on a FULL BOARD basis at a total cost of €388 per day.

With this meal plan, you can choose to have a table service meal for both your lunch and dinner, as well as enjoying a “snack and drink package” and one additional alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink per day (around €15). You can also book one character meal at Auberge de Cendrillon or Café Mickey during your stay.

So let’s compare the costs for this at the hotels..

For guests staying at Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe, for the same amount of food at table service restaurants and the additional extras you would expect to pay around €398-434.

Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne or Disney’s Sequoia Lodge, for the same amount of food at table service restaurants and the additional extras you would expect to pay around €410-446.

Disney’s Newport Bay Club, and Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, for the same amount of food at table service restaurants and the additional extras you would expect to pay around €430-466.

Conclusion

If you plan on eating a full breakfast, lunch and dinner you can save money with this meal plan. The savings could be even more once the prices for Character Dining have been released.

Remember, once the Character Dining prices have been released, we will also be able to see the ‘upgrade’ prices for other meal plans and will be able to compare this plan with its full benefits.

Is Full Board worth it over Half Board?

For some people, 3 full meals a day can be a lot of food and if you don’t eat at two table service restaurants each day this meal plan could end up being more expensive. As well as eating a lot of food, you will also have to consider the time away from the parks.

In our opinion, we prefer to have breakfast and one sit down meal per day, and just grab some snacks or a small quick service meal if we get hungry. If you are like us buying the PLUS half board meal plan would be a better option than the Extra Plus.

Is Full Board Plus worth it over Full Board Extra Plus?

The difference between these two plans is €30 per adult and €20 per child per day. This means for a family of four the price would increase by €100 per day.

For the extra €100 you’ll get the “Snack & Drink package” and one additional drink per day per person, this is worth around €60, but you’ll also get 1 character meal per stay.

As you only get 1 character meal per stay you would need to work out the total additional cost for the duration of your stay. The average time people spend at Disneyland Paris is 3 days, this means you will be paying around €120 (€40 per day) more to have just one Character meal.

As the date for the return of Character Dining has not been announced, this means you could pay for the Extra Plus and not get one of the major benefits of the Dining Plan.

Once this date has been announced, we’ll see the actual character meal prices as well as the “character meal upgrade cost”. Once we know these prices we will compare the normal Full Board plan with a character meal upgrade, and the Extra Plus plan.


Disneyland Paris Meal Plans (For arrivals up to 30 March 2022)

As these two meal plans are only available for a limited time, we will only give a quick recap of each plan to help you decide if it is worth it for you.

Standard Meal Plan, gives you have 4 Buffet restaurants to choose from with one soft drink included with each meal. The buffet restaurants include Plaza Gardens (Disneyland Park), Agrabah Cafe (Disneyland Park), La Cantina (Santa Fe), and La Grange Billy Bobs Country Western Saloon (Disney Village). Please be aware they do state 5, but currently, Crocketts Tavern is closed and it is not expected to open before the 30th of March.

Plus Meal Plan, you have an increased choice of around 14 restaurants. However, this plan includes both Buffet and Set Menu’s at Table Service restaurants and one soft drink is included with each meal. Again, they do advertise this plan at 17, but they are multiple closures such as Crocketts Tavern and Yacht Club.

After you have chosen your base plan, you’ll then have an option to choose your board basis.

  • Half board: This includes breakfast at your hotel & one meal (lunch or dinner) per person, for each night of your stay.
  • Full board: This includes breakfast at your hotel & two meals (lunch and dinner) per person, for each night of your stay.

Each ‘Meal’ consists of a starter, main meal and a dessert or an all-you-can-eat restaurant buffet with a soft drink.

Are these Meal Plans Worth it?

These meal plans are similar to the previous 2021-2022 meal plans we explored last year, with the only change being the removal of the PREMIUM meal plan option. This makes sense as the ‘benefits’ of this plan will not be available to guests due to current restrictions and closures.

We went through this meal plan and prices in detail below (click here to read full review) and if you plan to have one meal inside a Disney Restaurant, either buffet or Table Service, a Disneyland Paris Meal Plan is worth it can it could save you money!

Previous Disneyland Paris Meal Plans (2021-2022)

One of the first planning decisions when booking your Disney holiday is whether you should add the Disney Meal Plan, also known as the Disney Dining Plan. With no character dining, multiple restaurants and hotels currently closed due to the impact of COVID and hotel renovations, we thought is adding the Disneyland Paris Meal Plan still worth it? With the reopening of Disneyland Paris just around the corner, we thought we would explore this more and find out.

The Disney meal plan is available to guests staying in a Disney hotel (apart from Les Villages Nature Paris) and allows you to prepay for your food for the duration of your trip. Disneyland Paris offers 3 Meal Plans; Standard, Plus and Premium. Each of these is available on a Half Board or Full Board basis.

At first, this can seem like an easy option where you can budget all your food into your usual holiday payments, so you don’t have to worry about the meal costs whilst on holiday. But, is a Disneyland Paris meal plan worth it, will you be saving money, and is it still worth it without character dining. With so many options available, and so much food in one day, let’s have a look at which meal plan is currently best for you if any at all!

For the purpose of this guide, we will be using the 2021 Disneyland Paris Plus Meal Plan. We chose this option for the basis of the guide as the main benefit of the Premium Meal Plan is the character dining option. Since this is not available at the moment, we would not advise guests to currently choose the Premium Meal Plan.

  • Standard Meal Plan, you have 5 Buffet restaurants to choose from in the parks, village or at your hotel, with one soft drink included at each meal.
  • Plus Meal Plan, you have an increased choice of around 15 restaurants. This includes both Buffet and Set Menu at Table Service restaurants, in the parks, village or at your hotel, with one soft drink included at each meal.
  • Premium Meal Plan, you have over 22 restaurants to choose from. This includes both Buffet and Set Menu at Table Service restaurants in the parks, village or at your hotel, with one soft drink included at each meal. With this plan, you also get options of Character Dining restaurants and access to the à la carte menu at Table-Service restaurants.

You then have an option to choose your board basis.

  • Half board: This includes breakfast at your hotel & one meal (lunch or dinner) per person, for each night of your stay.
  • Full board: This includes breakfast at your hotel & two meals (lunch and dinner) per person, for each night of your stay.
  • Each ‘Meal’ consists of a starter, main meal and a dessert or an all-you-can-eat restaurant buffet with a soft drink.

The 2021 Price for the Disneyland Paris Standard Meal Plan is :
Half Board – Adults €41, Children €28
Full Board – Adults €61, Children €43
Prices are based on per person per night booked. Children are ages 3-11.

The 2021 Price for the Disneyland Paris Plus Meal Plan is :
Half Board – Adults €57, Children €38
Full Board – Adults €77, Children €52

Prices are based on per person per night booked. Children are ages 3-11.

The 2021 Price for the Disneyland Paris Premium Meal Plan is :
Half Board – Adults €99, Children €62
Full Board – Adults €129, Children €90

Prices are based on per person per night booked. Children are ages 3-11.

If you are used to the Disney Dining Plans in the USA, the Disneyland Paris Meal Plan can a bit of a shock. They are just as many options, but you don’t get any refillable drinks, or any snacks included in any plan!

Disneyland Paris Meal Plan V Pay As You Go

The best way to compare paying for food as you go, or using the meal plan is to spend a day in Disneyland Paris doing both. In this case, we will use a hypothetical family of four, the usual two adults and two children staying in the New Port Bay Hotel. The total Half Board Plus meal plan for 2 adults and 2 children would be €190. This is Breakfast +1 meal (either lunch or dinner)

It is slightly easier to create a comparison at Disneyland Paris compared to Disney Parks in the USA as you don’t get any snacks, so you will only have to consider the physical main meal prices. Please be aware we will not be including any gratuity tips as these are also not included with the meal plan.

Cape Cod : Is disneyland Paris meal plan worth it?

Breakfast

With the Disneyland Paris Plus half board meal plan, you get access to the buffet, all you can eat, and breakfast at your hotel, in this case, Cape Cod at the New Port Bay Hotel.

Without the meal plan, you have multiple options for breakfast at Disneyland Paris. You can still visit the hotel buffet at a cost of €30 per adult and €24 per child. This makes a total of €108.

If you plan to have breakfast in the hotel, just looking at these prices, it’s probably going to be worth getting the Plus Meal Plan. As previously shown the total meal plan for 2 adults and 2 children would be €190. So for an extra €82, you get a lunch or dinner for the whole family too. It’s a bit of a no brainer!

But what if you do not want a buffet breakfast in the hotel, after all, you can grab breakfast from McDonald’s, Starbucks and other locations in and around the park. These options could provide a cheaper solution for you and the family. Depending upon the location, you would be looking at around €40-60 in total.

Bistrot Chez Rémy : Is the Disneyland Paris Meal Plan worth it?

Lunch / Dinner

You have a lot of options for lunch or dinner with the Disneyland Paris Plus meal plan. This includes the popular restaurants such as Annette’s Diner, Bistrot Chez Rémy, Captain Jacks, Plaza Gardens and many more. The kids love the Disney Pixar film Ratatouille, so you decide to have a meal at Chez Rémy and shrink down to the size of Rémy and feast on some French cuisine.

With the Plus meal plan, you get access to the Standard set menu, with an option to upgrade to the gourmet set menu. So if you choose the standard option, the 3-course meal, and one drink.

Without the meal plan, you also have access to the same set of menus but pay on the day. For a fair comparison, we will choose the same standard set menu with Start, Main and Dessert.

Bistrot Chez Rémy standard set menu for adults is called Emile Menu and is currently priced at €41.99. The standard children’s set menu is called Little Chef and is currently priced at €19.99. These prices do not include a drink for adults but do include one drink for each child. Therefore, mum gets a coke (€5.10) and dad grabs a beer (€5.50). The total meal price for this would be €134.56.

Conclusion

As previously shown the total Plus half board meal plan for 2 adults and 2 children would be €190.

If you had breakfast at Starbucks or Mcdonald’s and a meal at Bistrot Chez Rémy, you would be looking at around €174.56-194.56

If you had a buffet breakfast at the hotel and a meal at Bistrot Chez Rémy, this would be a total cost of €242.56.

Looking at these numbers, the Disneyland Paris Plus meal plan is still worth it! You could end up saving a lot of money using the plan, and it also allows you to pay the plan off in instalments as you pay off your holiday.

If you would like to add a Meal Plan to your Disneyland Paris vacation please follow this link…

Is it worth upgrading to a Full Board Disneyland Paris Meal Plan?

Looking at the numbers above, you could be thinking is it worth upgrading to the full board plan? For the same family set up the total cost for the full board meal plan would be €258. This is €68 more expensive per day compared to the Half Board option for the complete family.

Yes, if you plan on having a complete breakfast, lunch and dinner in the parks it would be worth upgrading to the Full Board plan, as you won’t find a family meal in Disney for €68. However, if you don’t want that much food in a single day, and would rather spend more time on the attractions and would rather grab a Disney snack during the day, it may be best to stay with the Half Board option.

The difference in Plus Vs Premium Disneyland Paris Meal Plan

Two of the main differences between the Plus and Premium meal plans are the number of restaurants and character dining.

Restaurants currently included in the Plus meal plan;
Annette’s Diner, Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon, Bistrot Chez Remy, Cape Cod, Captain Jacks, Chuck Wagon Cafe, Cowboy Cookout Barbecue, Crockett’s Tavern, Downtown Restaurant, Hunters Grill and Beaver Creek Tavern, La Cantina, La Grange, Manhattan Restaurant, Plaza Gardens, Agrabah Cafe, Silver Spur Steakhouse, The Steakhouse, Yacht Club.

Restaurants currently included in the Premium meal plan;
All of the above plus, Auberge de Cendrillon, Cafe Mickey, California Grill, Inventions, Manhattan, Walts.

character dining disneyland paris

However, if you are looking to upgrade to the Premium meal plan, please be aware that due to the COVID restrictions when the parks reopen in April, the 4 character dining restaurants will not contain characters. These are Auberge de Cendrillon, Cafe Mickey, Inventions and Plaza Gardens. You can also read our helpful guide on the best character dining at Disneyland Paris for when this returns to the park. Inventions will not be open at all, as this is located within the currently closed Disneyland Hotel.

This leaves California Grill, Manhattan, Walts.

California Grill

California Grill is also located inside the closed Disneyland Hotel, which is currently closed with no opening date, and will therefore also be closed. Manhattan is located within the new Marvel Hotel, which is not open until Fall 2021. Walts Restaurant has also not been given a confirmed reopening date, and it may remain closed when Disneyland Paris reopens in April.

Due to this, we would not currently recommend the Premium Meal Plan, and believe the Disneyland Paris Premium meal plan is not currently worth it. You are basically paying for extras you are unable to claim. We would advise sticking to the Disneyland Paris Plus meal plan

When these restaurants reopen and character dining is reintroduced, we will of course be looking at this meal plan in more detail and crunch those numbers once again for you!


42 thoughts on “Is the Disneyland Paris Meal Plan worth it?”

  • If I go with the meal plan but if I choose to eat something diferent, for example at Captain Jack, Can I ask for the normal menu and deduct the value of the check? What is the value considered for the check?

    • Hi.

      Yes you are able to pay a surcharge and “upgrade” your meal to a different option or a character meal. Please be aware if you use a meal voucher on a lower priced item you wont get any partial refund.

      Thanks

      • But I see on the same menu different values for meal plans (just main and dessert or 3 course meal). Which one corresponds for example to the meal plan plus?

        • Hi

          In the table service restaurants, you can enjoy an option from the dedicated Meal Plan menu that includes your choice of a starter, main course, dessert, and soft drink. Using the online menus this should show the meal plan icon above the menu choices. Please note it may show multiple times as the menus are often in multiple languages. You can see this on the Captain Jacks restaurant here

          View menu

          Please note: with a Standard Full Board option, 1 Meal Plan meal per day must be at a quick service restaurant (lunch or dinner). Your meal on your last day must also be taken at a quick service restaurant. This does not apply to the Plus or Extra Plus options.

  • Again thank you for these detailled informations. Do you know if the full board mealplan is personalised, or can you share the vouchers? I was thinking to get a package with full board for 3 people and then buy an annual pass for my self. Do you know if my fellow travellers can use some of their mealtickets on me😊?

    • Hi

      Disneyland paris do say this in regards to the meal plans…

      A voucher can be used on any day of your choice during your stay. For example, with the Standard Full Board option, you can use 2 meal vouchers in a quick-service restaurant on the same day, or with the Extra Plus Full Board option, you can use several Extra Plus Drink vouchers on the same day (alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, please consume in moderation).

      It doesnt state if they are personalised, but we will check this and update the guide shortly

    • Hi

      We have been told they are currently not personalised but they are introducing this feature.

      You could book 3 for now and when you arrive if they are personalised you can add another meal plan for yourself.

  • Hello 🙂
    I’m finding it hard to understand how much meals you get per day, with every meal plan.
    With the “full board/half board” do I get meals for everyday of my visit, or just per night?
    Like, if I take one night at the hotel and the “full board” option, I can get only one breakfast and two meals, on only one of my days at the park?
    Or is it just one breakfast and two meals the whole two days of my stay?
    I don’t get it.
    Many thanks.

    • Hi

      This is a very good question. We are speaking with Disneyland Paris tomorrow in regards to our meal plan so it will be good to get clarification on this.

      We will reply once we have an update

    • Hi

      We have spoken with the team and they say the number of meals is based on the number of nights stay

      For example if you book half board for 2 nights you will get 2 breakfast vouchers and 2 Dinner Vouchers.

      Hope this helps

  • Hi, I’m staying at the Davy Crockett I’m July. Do I *have* to eat breakfast at the Davy Crockett every day while on standard dining plan (I’m aware of what this breakfast comprises) or am I allowed to book elsewhere for breakfast? Eg: another hotel buffet or in park?

    • Hi

      According to Disneyland Paris you would get 1 meal voucher for breakfast valid for the all-you-can-eat restaurant in your hotel (except at Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch where you can collect a breakfast basket at the forest chalet located near your bungalow). We are sorry but it doesn’t look like you will be able to have breakfast anywhere else.

  • Does DLP ever offer free or discounted meal plans as part of special offers as does DW? If so, do you know what time of the year do these offers become available and what stay dates they usually cover? I just remember getting a very good deal on hotel, meals, 14 day ticket for price of 7, memory maker, etc a few years ago when I booked a two week holiday for DW about 14 months in advance.

    • Hi, for the past few years we have not seen any vacation and dining packages at Disneyland Paris.

      From your comments and the mention of the memory maker do you mean the Walt Disney World in Florida, and not Disneyland Paris?

  • This might be a stupid question, but do you know if you can have breakfast at the buffet restaurant at the various Disneyland Paris hotels without being on a meal plan? Can you just walk up pay for it or do they only accept guests with meal plans for breakfast? I’m asking because it doesn’t look like you can make reservations at any of them for breakfast. I am going with a group of friends in May and not all of us are going to want to have a buffet breakfast every morning.

    • Hi

      Yes, you can buy breakfast at your hotel without the meal plan. You can book set days at the reception/concierge at your hotel, or you can call the dining reservations number up to two months before your visit on +33 1 60 30 40 50

  • hi,

    I am looking into adding meal plans for our stay in March (before 31st when new plans come into effect). I have 2 kids under 2 so we will be going with the standard option as buffet restaurants would suit best. on the website when I try to add a meal plan, it is only giving me the option to add a “plus” plan and there is no mention anywhere of “standard”. Have you heard of this issue before? I booked directly with Disneyland and trying to get through to them all morning! Currently on attempt number 3 and been on hold 21 mins so far! The Plus option would just be a total waste of money for us as we have no intention of visiting a table service restaurant. Thanks in advance

    • Hi Heather,

      Thank you for your comment, Disneyland Paris are offering the “standard” and “plus” options for arrivals up to 30 March 2022. The Standard option currently offers meals at 4 of the buffet restaurants (due to the closure of Crocketts Tavern) you can check the full list here
      https://www.disneylandparis.com/en-gb/dining/#/standard-a21/

      We have not had this issue before, however, if you booked direct with Disneyland Paris, you should have a freephone number at the bottom of the email to call and we always use this number as we appear to get through much quicker, and we try to call early mornings when its a quieter time.

    • Standard packages can only be added if you are booking at Santa Fe or Davy Crockett ranch, if you still have an issue then book the holiday and add it after using the customer service line which is quite busy at the moment. We were told we could add it on at anytime leading up to the holiday… They aren’t going to turn away extra guaranteed money.

  • Hi I’m looking at booking a stay for 3 nights in May this year. was just reading up on the meal plans. both our children are under 3. They will be 14months and 2yrs old a the time of visiting. it mentions the meal plans are only for 3yrs and older. Can you advise the best thing to do?

    • Hi, yes this is true. Disneyland Paris meal plans do not exist for children under the age of 3. They do say children under 3 may share their parents’ meal, or additional food may be purchased at the displayed price at the restaurant. For this, I would advise buffet restaurants as this would provide you with the most cost effective meals. Take a look at the menus for Plaza Gardens (inside the Park) as well as many hotel buffets such as Downtown. You should be able to find all the menus here

  • Hey,

    I was wondering if I don’t use one of my dinner vouchers, can you use it the last day for a lunch? (Plus plan full board)

    • Hi, On previous meal plans you were given a number of vouchers for the duration of your stay and each displayed a date. However, this looks like this will be changing with the new meal plans. We have recently seen the following update which should help…

      Meal Plans from 31 March 2022
      “Do I need to use my Meal Plan vouchers or Extra vouchers on a specific date?
      No, each voucher can be used on the day of your choice during your stay. For example, with the Standard Full Board option, you can use 2 meal vouchers in a quick-service restaurant on the same day, or with the Extra Plus Full Board option, you can use several Extra Plus Drink vouchers on the same day”

  • Hi. Thanks for the info. I just want to warn potential visitors that the “plus” option is a bit of a scam since you are paying in avance for a range of restaurants to choose, while the reality is that when you are at the park the more appraling are booked (even with two months of advance) or the app doesn’t allow to reserve and you end up with no options but sticking to the 5 places of the

    • Hi, at the moment this is very true, due to the many restrictions caused by the COVID pandemic. However, the meal plans and pricing have been adjusted and will change in March to bring in some new options. We will be discussing this very soon.

  • Do you know when the meal plan can be used upon arrival day? We are planning to arrive by 9am. If we have the half board, will we be able to eat breakfast with the meal plan that day?

    • Hi. If you have the meal plan for your arrival day you should be able to get breakfast. Please be aware some breakfast locations do stop between 10-11am and can depend upon the hotel. We would advise checking with your hotel to avoid any disappointment

  • If you have the meal plan are you confined to a certain set menu at the restaurants or can you upgrade to another menu?

  • So with half board plus you get the set menu option and a soft drink included for each meal such as captain jacks

    • Hi

      Yes, with half board plus you would get breakfast and 1 other meal (lunch or dinner), which you can redeem at table service restaurants such as Captain Jacks

      Thank you

  • Hi.
    I understood it is also possible to have a meal at the countersevice restaurants with the mealvouchers of your mealplan for a certain value depending on the type of mealplan. Do you know the values of this vouchers?
    Another question: Is it possible to add a mealplan on a later moment after the booking?
    & Do you recommend a standard mealplan?

    Thanks

    • Hi

      Thanks for your message, the meal vouchers depend on which ‘level’ you choose. We have been told you can use meal vouchers at quick service locations, this may not be the most cost effective option as quick service meals tend to be cheaper and you wouldn’t be given any ‘change or credit’ from your meal voucher, however, with the cost of breakfast it still may be cheaper to do this. You may have to crunch some numbers and work it out for you, your family and the places you want to eat.

      You can add a meal plan at any point, however, we would usually suggest adding it at the time of your booking so you can pay it off in instalments with your holiday. Also make sure you book the restaurants you want up to 60 days before, as some restaurants fill up quickly, such as Downtown at the New York Art of Marvel hotel (PLUS option).

      The standard meal plan is a good option and now buffets are back at Disneyland Paris, it is more appealing to some guests. However, please be aware with this plan they are only 2 available buffets restaurants inside the park Plaza Gardens and Agreabah Cafe, the other three are in the Santa Fe hotel, Davy Crockett Ranch (currently closed) and in the Disney Village. So you would need to consider the cost vs time spent going to the restaurants outside the park.

  • Ho, are the same set menus available in all of the restaurants whether or not you have a meal plan? For example, can i still buy the ‘Jazz’ set menu in the steakhouse if i don’t have a meal plan? Thanks

    • Hi,

      Yes, you can visit any restaurant and purchase on of the ‘set menus’ without having a meal plan. We have done this many times at places such as the Manhattan restaurant.

  • can i please ask how to book the meal plan it will not allow me on the site or app – to call them is very expensive is there another way?

    • Hi, depending upon how you booked they are a few ways.

      If you booked with a Disneyland Paris Travel agent (like us) we can do this on your behalf.
      If you booked directly with Disneyland Paris, check your email confirmation as this should have a UK telephone number you can ad to amend your booking and add this option on.

      Depending upon when you are visiting Disneyland Paris, please remember that buffet restaurants will no longer be table service from the 20th of October

  • You are using the wrong currency for the meal plan prices in your article. As your screen shot shows they are in gbp£ whereas you compare using that figure in euro (making them seem cheaper). Also adult plus is 68.53, not 60.53 as you write.

    • Hi Mark,

      Thank you for your comment, we will make sure we will update this article with the Disneyland Paris Meal Plan prices in Euros too to make it easier for people to compare as the exchange rates may be slightly different, and you can now also choose from the Hotel New York Art of Marvel Restaurants (Downtown and Manhattan)

      Thanks

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