Last Updated on February 27, 2020
While sharing meals isn’t a problem at a Walt Disney World Resort quick-service restaurant, if you plan to use your Disney Dining Plan entitlements to pay for your meal at a table service restaurant, you may not be able to share your meal with another member of your party.
Sharing Meals at Walt Disney World
The typical meal at Walt Disney World is pretty big. It’s pretty easy to share.
If you and your dining partner aren’t big eaters, then feel free to share. While this is fairly commonplace with appetizers and desserts, don’t be shy about sharing entrees as well, especially when they’re large.
Do keep in mind that if the restaurant is a signature spot, they may charge a small plate-sharing fee. But it would still be less than if you ordered two entrees.
When you dine at a table service restaurant with a regular menu, sharing is usually allowed. At some restaurants, there may be a charge for splitting a meal, but usually, this is because you receive more food.
At character or buffet meals, or at dinner shows, you will be using a Table-Service credit (or two, depending on the restaurant or dining experience) per PERSON, and there is no sharing of credits. The way that I think of it is that you are paying more for the experience for those meals.
When you are at a Table-Service restaurant that is not a fixed price but is more of an order per entree type of thing, then you can split a meal if you are not that hungry. If you are splitting a credit, then you will only have one beverage, one entree, and one dessert, of course.
Didn’t get the reservation you were hoping for?
Make sure that you download the My Disney Experience mobile app so that you can make advanced dining reservations on the go! Also, if you don’t see an available reservation for the time that you would prefer, keep checking back.
Many times families change their plans at the last minute, so you may be able to get a reservation that someone else dropped!
Getting the Most Value for Your Table Service and Deluxe Meal Credits
- Each adult table service or deluxe meal credit is “worth” about $42 on the 2019 plan
- If you typically drink alcohol with meals, it is much easier to save money with the dining plans
- Paying for breakfast with a deluxe or table-service credit is typically a very bad deal.
- Signature restaurant meals are almost never a great value,
- Dining plan meal credits are not differentiated in Disney’s system between children and adults
- You can trade your dessert for soup, side salad or other side items
- Tony’s Town Square
- Pinnochio Village Haus
- Casey’s Corner
- Pecos Bill Tale Tall Inn and Café
- Sleepy Hollow (in Liberty Square)
- Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
- The Turkey Legs at Liberty Square Market
- Via Napoli (if paying out-of-pocket)
- La Cantina de San Angel (Mexico)
- Block & Hans (American Adventure)
- Restaurant Marrakesh (Morocco)
- Sunshine Seasons
- Tangierine Cafe (World Showcase)
- 50s Prime Time Cafe
- Mama Melrose
- Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
- ABC Commissary
- Catalina Eddie’s (Sunset Boulevard)
- Yak and Yeti
- Flame Tree BBQ (Discovery Island)
- Rainforest Cafe (Main Entrance)
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