Ask a Disney Question: Restaurant Discounts.
This question comes from Beverly W., who asks “Do any Disney restaurants offer any type of coupons?”
Beverly, thanks for your question and for reading the blog. The short answer is yes, somerestaurants offer discounts and coupons. Unfortunately it’s almost impossible to get discounts or coupons at Disney owned restaurants, particularly in the theme parks. Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty.
The most plentiful discounts are available to Disney annual passholders, who are entitled to anywhere from 10 – 20 percent off at certain restaurants in Downtown Disney and 10 percent off lunch in World Showcase restaurants, as well as discounts in several other locations. Check Disney’s AP website for up to the minute information as Disney occasionally adds new restaurants. Florida residents and annual passholders can also purchase a Tables in Wonderland card for $60 which entitles them to 20% off at a much wider variety of on site eateries. If you’re an AP holder, definitely consider this card; it pays for itself after you’ve spent around $400 and it’s good for an entire year and for up to eight people in your party.
If you’re not an AP holder, you’re less likely to get a discount, particularly in the theme parks. Recently, coupons for use at a specific time that day at counter service locations have been handed out in the parks, but you can’t really rely on that happening. Most coupon books you’ll find are for off site restaurants, but a few are available for dining in Downtown Disney. You can purchase a coupon book like the Orlando Entertainment Book for discounts at Rainforest Cafe (both Animal Kingdom and Downtown Disney locations) and Planet Hollywood. has a frequent dining card that you can use to earn points at Fultons, Portobello’s, Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe at Downtown Disney. It’s free, so sign up if you normally go to these restaurants. Show your AAA card and you can get 20 percent off some restaurants in the Swan and Dolphin as well as 15 percent off at Earl of Sandwich and Ghiradelli Soda Fountain in Downtown Disney.
Just because there aren’t many discounts or coupons available for Disney dining doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Follow these great tips from Mousesavers on eating cheaply in the parks and you’ll easily save money.