Purchased 1 Rapid Refill Mug for $19.16 (only one as I drank mostly water)
Dinner at Port Orleans Riverside Mill Food Court (Quick Service) $35.06
Two pastas and two treats.
Breakfast at Port Orleans French Quarter Sassagoula (Quick Service) $24.78
Bounty Platter, Kids Mickey Waffle, and Sausage + Biscuits.
Lunch was at Sweet Tomatoes (off property, so it doesn't count!)
Dinner at Wolfgang Puck Express at Disney Springs (Quick Service) $38.77
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf and BBQ Chicken Pizza.
Breakfast at Port Orleans French Quarter Sassagoula (Quick Service) $24.88
Mickey Waffles, French Toast, and Ham + Cheese Omelette.
Lunch at Port Orleans French Quarter Sassagoula (Quick Service) $23.73
Chicken Quesadilla, BBQ Pork Po Boy, and 1 Cookie.
Dinner at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe in the Magic Kingdom (Quick Service) $43.62
Hot Dog (not on kids menu so had to buy the "adult" hot dog for my son....), Greek Salad, Rotisserie Chicken, Milk, and 1 L Coke.
After Party Snack from Scat Cat Lounge at Port Orleans french Quarter (Quick Service) $12.65
Spinach and Artichoke Dip.
Breakfast at Port Orleans French Quarter Sassagoula (Quick Service) $4.87
Brunch at Chef Mickey's (Character Dining) $80.56
Buffet for two adults.
GRAND TOTAL: $308.08 for 3 days worth of meals. Not including tip.
So technically we ate for 3 days, as we arrived in the afternoon on the first day and left after brunch on the final day. I noted the "style" of dining so that you'd have an idea of what you might spend, yourself, at these places. The only time we purchased a meal for our son was two breakfasts and dinner at Cosmic Rays. All other meals he shared with us. This is important to note because some kids do eat more than others!
Quick Service Plan: 2 Quick Service, 1 Snack, and 1 Refillable Mug.
Child: $19.04. Adult: $44.13
Disney Dining Plan: 1 Table Service, 1 Quick Service, 1 Snack, and 1 Refillable Mug.
Child: $22.85 Adult: $63.70
Deluxe Dining Plan: 3 Meals (any style- quick or table service), 2 Snacks, and 1 Refillable Mug.
Child: $35.49 Adult: $115.08
Our eating habits did not mirror the Dining Plan options. We often shared meals, only took one refillable mug, and didn't purchase any snacks during our trip. We brought our own snacks since we drove. We also did mostly quick service locations with the exception of Chef Mickey. So you can't do a perfect comparison. BUT hopefully it give you a good idea of what to expect and will help you make a decision for your family!
3 Days Of
Quick Service: $264.78
Dining Plan: $382.20
Deluxe Dining: $690.48
In my opinion we came out a little ahead just based on our habits for this particular trip. Keep in mind that Character Meals can cost a lot, just look at what two adults are at Chef Mickey!!! Last year my husband and I did have a dining plan and it came out about even for us- but we also did more table service meals than this most recent trip.