One of the greatest perks about working at Walt Disney World isn’t just the free park access and holiday merchandise discount (40% off to be exact), but instead is actually the restaurant and dining discount!
With just you blue employee ID, you have the opportunity to save anywhere between 20-40% most popular Disney World restaurants, including Disney Springs.
(And this even applies for college program kids!)
Now there are block-out days to be aware as well as some time restrictions, but all in all, these discounts are quite hefty.
Cast Member Dining Discount
Here are the block out dates that you need to be aware of that apply to all dining locations:
- November 24-27, 2016
- December 23, 2016 – January 2, 2017
- February 14, 2017
- April 15-16, 2017
- May 13-14, 2017
- July 1-4, 2017
40% Cast Member Dining Discount
Here are all the 40% off cast member dining discounts that you can take advantage of this year (valid through October 18, 2016). Just don’t forget to bring your Cast Member ID (aka Blue ID).
This 40% dining discount only applies to breakfast and lunch at these locations, with no block out dates.
- ESPN Club at Disney’s Boardwalk (Lunch, Mon-Fri)
- Grand Floridian Cafe at Disney’s Grand Floridian (Lunch)
- Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West (Breakfast and Lunch)
- Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (Lunch)
- Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club (Lunch)
- Trail’s End Restaurant at Disney’s Fort Wilderness (Breakfast and Lunch)
- Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s Boardwalk (Breakfast)
- The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary (Breakfast and Lunch)
- Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (Lunch)
20% Cast Member Dining Discount
Here are all the restaurants where you can take advantage of a 20% cast member discount (valid through October 18, 2016). Just don’t forget to bring your Cast Member ID (aka Blue ID).
(*) Denotes that dining hours must occur after 8:00 pm in order to get the discount.
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Q = Quick Service / Fast Casual
Here are all the locations that participate in the Cast Member dining discount at Disney resorts:
Disney’s All Star Resorts
- End Zone Food Court (Q)
- Intermission Food Court (Q)
- World Premier Food Court (Q)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Boma (B,D)*
- Jiko (D)
- The Mara (Q)
- Sanaa (D)*
Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
- Boardwalk Bakery (Q)
- Boardwalk Pizza Window (Q)
- ESPN Club (D)
- Flying Fish Cafe (D)
- Trattoria al Forno (D)
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Old Port Royale (Q)
- Shutters at Old Port Royale (D)
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Chef Mickey’s (B, BR, D)*
- Contempo Cafe (Q)
- The Wave (D)
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
- Trail’s End Restaurant (D)
- Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue (D)
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
- 1900 Park Fare (B, D)
- Citricos (D)
- Grand Floridian Cafe (B, D)
- Gasparilla Island Grill (Q)
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
- Olivia’s Cafe (D)
- Good’s Food to Go (Q)
Disney’s Polynesian Resort
- Captain Cook’s (Q)
- Kona Cafe (B, L, D)
- ‘Ohana (B, D)*
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
- Everything POP Shopping and Dining (Q)
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort
- Boatwright’s Dining Hall – Riverside (D)
- Riverside Mill Food Court (Q)
- Sassagoula Flatworms and Food Factory (Q)
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
- The Artist’s Palette (Q)
- The Turf Club Bar and Grill (D)
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
- Bleachers (Q)
- Shutters (B, D)
- Sonya’s (BR, D)
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Artist Point (D)
- Roaring Fork (Q)
- Whispering Canyon Cafe (B)
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
- Beach Club Marketplace (Q)
- Cape May Cafe (B, D)*
- Captain’s Grille (B, D)
- Yachtsman Steakhouse (D)*
Here are all the locations that participate in the Cast Member dining discount at Magic Kingdom:
- The Crystal Palace (B, L, D)*
- Liberty Tree Tavern (L, D)*
- Plaza Restaurant (L, D)*
- Tony’s Town Square Restaurant (L, D)*
Here are all the locations that participate in the Cast Member dining discount at Epcot:
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (B, L, D)*
- Biergarten Restaurant (L, D)*
- Coral Reef Restaurant (L, D)*
- The Garden Grill Restaurant (B, L, D)*
- Le Cellier Steakhouse (L, D)*
- Rose and Crown Dining Room (L, D)*
- Teppan Edo (L, D)
Here are all the locations that participate in the Cast Member dining discount at Hollywood Studios:
- 50’s Prime Time Cafe (L, D)*
- Hollywood and Vine (B, L, D)*
- Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano (L, D)*
- Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant (L, D)*
- The Hollywood Brown Derby (L, D)*
Here are all the locations that participate in the Cast Member dining discount at Animal Kingdom:
- Flame Tree Barbecue (Q)
- Harambe Market (Q)
- Pizzafari (Q)
- Restaurantosaurus (Q)
- Tusker House (B, D)
Here are all the locations that participate in the Cast Member restaurant discount at Disney Springs:
- FoodQuest at DisneyQuest (Q)
- Fantasy Fare Food Truck (Q)
- Wold Showcase of Flavors (Q)
- Namaste Cafe (Q)
- SuperStar Catering (Q)
Water Parks and Sports
Here are all the locations that participate in the Cast Member dining discount at the water parks and sport complexes:
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
- Avalunch (Q)
- Lottawatta Lodge (Q)
- The Warming Hut (Q)
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
- Leaning Palms (Q)
- Typhoon Tilly’s (Q)
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill (Q)
Off Property Cast Member Dining Discounts
Here are all the restaurants and dining locations that you can get a discount outside of Walt Disney World property. Just make sure to have you blue ID handy.
Pizza Hut – 20% off of an order of $15 or more with your ID
Subway -20% off regular priced subs with your Disney ID
Starbucks – 10% discount at Disney Springs Starbucks locations.
Cici’s – 50% off adult buffet with Disney ID
Rainforest Cafe – 20% off up to $100 Monday through Thursday and Friday until 4 pm.
Earl of Sandwich – 10% off your entire meal with your Disney ID
Wetzel’s Pretzels – 20% off all food and beverages and 40% off on Tuesdays with your Cast Member ID.
IHOP – 10% discount when you show your Disney ID
Things to Know About the Cast Discount
Here are a few things that you should understand before using your 20% or 40% cast member dining discount:
- All active or retired employees of the Walt Disney Company are eligible to receive the cast member dining discount as long as they present their company ID.
- Your spouse or domestic partner can’t use a main entrance pass to receive a discount.
- The Cast Member must be present when using the discount.
- The check can be paid by any person in the party.
- Your cast member restaurant discount can’t be applied to separate checks.
- You can’t combine this discount with any other discount.
- For table service restaurants, an 18% gratuity will be added to your bill automatically. (So essentially your tip is covered while also giving you a 2% discount).
- There’s no limit for the number of guest a Cast Member can use the dining discount for.
- This discount does not apply to alcoholic beverages, lounges, pool bars, quick service restaurants, snack and beverage carts, or room service.
Well that’s it!
As long as you know what time of day you need to go the restaurants in order to get your discount and don’t forget to bring your company ID, you should be good to go!
Plus, don’t forget to check out Urban Tastebud Disney for awesome and delicious Disney World restaurant recommendations and so much more!
Cheers and enjoy your Disney dining experience.