As a long time Walt Disney World annual passholder and a DVC member, I admit to feelings of jealousy when fellow travelers gobbled up offers of free dining at Walt Disney World. With minimum ticket purchases and minimum night stays, this great way to save money at Walt Disney World always left a bad taste in my mouth. But for those of us who come with tickets and accommodatios already covered, there is an alternative. Tables in Wonderland has been helping to make Disney dining affordable for those of us who aren’t eligible for the free dining promotion.
Tables in Wonderland is only available to Florida residents, annual passholders, and Disney Vacation Club members. “Boasting a buffet of benefits”, the card offers a discount of 20% on meals at participating Walt Disney World restaurants. The list of restaurants is extensive, featuring resort dining, theme park dining, and even locations in Downtown Disney. Primarily accepted at table service dining locations, you will find a handful of counter service meals available, especially where there isn’t a table service option (value resort food courts, for example, are participants).
The card costs $125 for Florida residents, $100 for DVC members and annual passholders, so it doesn’t take many table service meals to hit the break even point. With my family of five (plus one), one really nice meal at a place like California Grill can make the card worth the purchase. You get a full year of benefits, and the perks include complimentary valet parking at resorts and complimentary theme park parking (before 5 PM, there is a three hour maximum). Even better, Tables in Wonderland offers the discount on your entire meal – including alcoholic beverages! Many of the resort hotel lounges are covered under the plan.
So if you are looking for ways to make Disney dining more affordable on your next visit, consider making the Tables in Wonderland purchase. Enjoy the cuisine you’ve come to love while keeping a little cabbage in your pocket!