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Best Disney Dining Plan Snack Credits at EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival 2024

If you are headed to Disney World, and are using the Disney Dining Plan, here are the best use of your snack credits at Flower and Garden Festival.

If you want a deeper dive in the value of the Quick Service Disney Dining Plan, be sure to check out my social media for a detail dive on how to beat it. For snacks at Flower and Garden that are worth the credit we need the snacks to be worth at least $6, that’s according to our Disney Data Expert Becky aka @raisingminniemes on Instagram!

Best Uses of a Disney Dining Plan Snack Credit at Flower and Garden

Grilled Warm Lobster

I loved this so much more than I thought I would – it is grilled in front of you, and is a pretty decent portion of lobster. The key lime sauce and charred lemon are excellent.

Description: with Key lime butter

Location: Florida Fresh

Price without Dining Plan: $11.25 (“Gain” +$5.25)

Rating: 9/10

Tamale de Rajas

Such light flavors in a tamale, it’s not spicy, but the sauce was delightful, flavorful, and creamy, and the cheese inside was wonderful.

Description: Poblano peppers, corn, and cheese in masa topped with poblano cream sauce, crema mexicana, pickled carrots and onions with chives

Location: Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)

Price without Dining Plan: $8.75 (“Gain” +$2.75)

Rating: 9/10

Veal Tenderloin

This was salty – and so am I because this replaced my beloved Bison Ribeye. However, I did enjoy the perfect forkful of everything. My only other note is that the risotto was undercooked.

Description: with spring pea risotto featuring BEN’S ORIGINAL INTERNATIONAL GRAINS Arborio Rice and red wine syrup

Location: Farmers Feast

Price without Dining Plan: $8.50 (“Gain” +$2.50)

Rating: 7/10

Ramen Cup

To be honest, I don’t know if I love this or hate this, and it has mixed opinions from the group – but it is cold and refreshing!

Description: Ramen salad shaken in a cup with fresh vegetables, grilled chicken, and dashi broth with chili oil and yuzu

Location: Hanami (Japan)

Price without Dining Plan: $8.50 (“Gain” +$2.50)

Rating: 6/10

Sope de Chilorio

The flavors in this dish are outstanding. I wasn’t a fan of the shell as it was just soggy.

Description: Guajillo pepper-braised pork on fried corn shells with black beans, shredded cabbage, crema Mexicana, queso fresco, and chives

Location: Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)

Price without Dining Plan: $8.50 (“Gain” +$2.50)

Rating: 7/10

Steam Bun

The plant-based soy meat is a skip for me; overall, I am not a fan of the texture.

Description: filled with vegetables and plant-based soy meat 

Location: Hanami (Japan)

Price without Dining Plan: $8.50 (“Gain” +$2.50)

Rating: 3/10

Spicy Hot Dog

This dog is SPICY, so you have been warned. The flavors are great together, a little less pineapple would have been better, and the bun is awful, so we brought our own – but get a fork and knife.

Description: with pineapple chutney and plantain chips

Location: Pineapple Promenade

Price without Dining Plan: $8.00 (“Gain” +$2.00)

Rating: 8/10


Could you make this at home? Yes. Is it over priced for 4 small balls of mozzarella? Yes. But is the pesto delicious? Also, yes.

Description: Mozzarella bocconcini, grape tomatoes, and pesto sauce

Location: Primavera Kitchen (Italy)

Price without Dining Plan: $7.50 (“Gain” +$1.50)

Rating: 7/10

Beating the Disney Dining Plan Spreadsheet

Want a list of every item at the festival that “beats” the Disney Dining Plan? Click the link below for a full list of items!

Happy Festival-ing, will you be heading to EPCOT for the Flower and Garden Festival in 2024?

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