As if you didn’t have enough options when dining at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney is throwing another choice at guests who want pizza at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Counter service, or family style?
That’s the option that guests will find for dinner at Pizzafari, starting July 31. You can head up to the counter (or the My Disney Experience app for mobile ordering) and pick what you’d like from the menu, or you can opt for a sit-down, family-dining alternative.
The new option will cost $19.99 for adults and $11.99 for kids, and includes non-alcoholic beverages. For that, your family gets two salads (Caprese and Caesar) and three entrees (pasta, chicken, and pizza options) passed at the table, as well as dessert.
It’s unclear from Disney’s blog post as to how the selection of food will change with the number of people in the family eating. What’s the minimum number of diners? How many extra diners do you need to get more food brought out? With entrees ranging from $9.99 to $13.49 at the restaurant, plus three bucks for drinks and five for a dessert, the family dining option could provide a deal if you hit the right sweet spot for the number of diners in your party.
Or… if you use the Disney Dining Plan. And here we see the real appeal of the deal, as Disney is charging just one Quick Service dining credit per person for this (sort of) table service meal. Again, though, YMMV vary based on what you would have ordered off the regular menu. Because at Walt Disney World these days, the most important part of any meal is… your ability to do menu math.
What do you think of this family dining alternative? Would you like to see it at more Disney quick service restaurants?