Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Restaurants > Disney Dining Plan
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-09-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
disneyfantotheend
DIS Veteran
 
disneyfantotheend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,760

Seperate menu for dining plan

I read on another thread that they are going to start giving a limited menu to people on the ding plan. But you can pay extra and have more options? Is there any ligitimacy to that? If so I will definately be dropping the DDP off my reservation. We actually usually pay more than we would to pay OOP, but I like the convenience of having the food prepaid. No way will I pay more and get a limited menu. If this is true, where can I find more information on it?
disneyfantotheend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
davedmaine
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,970

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneyfantotheend View Post
I read on another thread that they are going to start giving a limited menu to people on the ding plan. But you can pay extra and have more options? Is there any ligitimacy to that? If so I will definately be dropping the DDP off my reservation. We actually usually pay more than we would to pay OOP, but I like the convenience of having the food prepaid. No way will I pay more and get a limited menu. If this is true, where can I find more information on it?
I know I'll be in the minority, but I hope that is the plan. It's one step in improving dining across the World..
davedmaine is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-09-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
aaarcher86
DIS Veteran
 
aaarcher86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 8,099

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneyfantotheend View Post
I read on another thread that they are going to start giving a limited menu to people on the ding plan. But you can pay extra and have more options? Is there any ligitimacy to that? If so I will definately be dropping the DDP off my reservation. We actually usually pay more than we would to pay OOP, but I like the convenience of having the food prepaid. No way will I pay more and get a limited menu. If this is true, where can I find more information on it?
The only thing I can think of similar to this is that they are offering a prix fixe menu at some locations that is separate from the regular menu. You can still choose which to order off of, but if you are limited to whichever menu you choose.
__________________
aaarcher86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
hotcarib
DIS Veteran
 
hotcarib's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 650

Almost sounds like the pricing on cruises. You pay for dining, but when you eat in the specialty restaurants it is a surcharge. I don't know~ I always just figure Disney is what it is and you can't change them. You live with what is comfortable for you and pass what offends your sensibilities
__________________

























hotcarib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #5
disneyfantotheend
DIS Veteran
 
disneyfantotheend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,760

So you can still order off the regular menu?

As for the DDP ruining dining across the world. I totally disagree with that. I think Disney dumbed down the menus to make money, not because they were losing money on the DDP. As I said in my previous post, we usually paid for our dining plan, and 90% of our meals Disney made more money than they would have by us paying OOP. Now free dining may have contributed to the menu changes, but not the dining plan in general.
disneyfantotheend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 08:32 PM   #6
disneyfantotheend
DIS Veteran
 
disneyfantotheend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,760

This was the quote that brought on my question. It was in the "free dining?" thread.....

"From what ive seen it looks like they are thinking of going to a set menu just for the ddp instead of being able to order anything off the menu you wanted and if you wanted something not listed it would be considered an add on. "
disneyfantotheend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 08:42 PM   #7
Tropical Wilds
The Command considers us a bunch of losers. But we’re gonna do it right this time, ’cause we’re the best. If we don’t... We’ll be drummed out of the corps.
 
Tropical Wilds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Not Disney World
Posts: 1,462

As of last week, DDP ordered like everybody else. The "separate menu" rumor is just that... A rumor. And one that's floated around for years.

Some places offer an all-inclusive menu, where you can get an app/dinner/dessert and have it count on the DDP, and those offerings are generally more limited then the regular menu, but they're not mandatory and they're not hugely widespread.
__________________
11/1994 ~ CBR, 11/1996 ~ CBR, 11/1999 ~ Off-site (Grad Night!), 11/2007 ~ CBR, 9/2011 ~ ASMu, 1/2012 ~ POP, 10/2012 ~ POP, 1/2013 ~ Poly, 5/2013 ~ POP, 11/7/2013 ~ CBR Wine and Dine Half Marathon! 2/2014 ~ Poly Glass Slipper Challenge

Next trip: 11/2014 ~ Wine and Dine Half 5th Anniversary


°o°Find Me on Flickr°o°My Blog - The Disney Chef°o°
Tropical Wilds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 12:10 AM   #8
tarheelmjfan
Proud Redhead
Does anyone have any more secrets to add?
 
tarheelmjfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Florida
Posts: 8,043

There are a few restaurants that have a prix fixe menu. If you have DDP & want to order that, there is a surcharge. I know Monsieur Paul is one of them, but I don't remember the others without looking it up. We don't use DDP, but I saw it discussed on the DIS recently.
__________________
(\__/)
(='.'=)
(USO)
(")_(")


tarheelmjfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:36 AM   #9
disneyfantotheend
DIS Veteran
 
disneyfantotheend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,760

Thank you! Glad to hear it is just a rumor. I haven't been on the boards since our last trip in 2010, and I hadn't seen that one before. I have seen the Prix fixe choices on the menu though.
disneyfantotheend is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.