With the new announcement of Disney Annual Passes, one question continues to be asked. Will Disney bring back Tables in Wonderland? For those who don’t know, Tables in Wonderland was a discount card available for purchase. Those eligible to buy were Florida residents, Annual Passholders, and Disney Vacation Club members. When they were still being sold, the cost was $175 for Florida residents and $150 for both Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members. The card was good for one year. A secondary membership for a spouse was $50, but not necessary if eating together. You can check out the benefits of the Tables in Wonderland Card below:
Enjoy an array of benefits with your Tables in Wonderland membership. Benefits include:
- A 20% discount offered on food and beverage, including alcohol, at participating restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort (discount is valid for a party of up to 10 Guests including the member)
- Special dining offers
- Theme park parking for dining purposes. Both a theme park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date is required to enter a theme park.
Using Your Tables in Wonderland Dining Benefit
- The Tables in Wonderland discount is good for up to 10 people including the member, as long as everyone is on the same check, and the Tables in Wonderland member is paying the bill.
- If you have the Tables in Wonderland card and your spouse or partner has the Tables in Wonderland secondary card, together you may cover up to 20 people (including the member and his/her spouse/partner).
- Both members must live at the same address and be 21 years of age or older.
Prior to the pandemic, Tables in Wonderland also included free valet parking at the resorts with proof of dining receipt. If you dined at Disney enough, the discount card was more lucrative than just using the 10% AP or DVC discounts. This is because the discount was larger, allowed you to discount more people, and included a discount on alcohol which other discounts do not.
What Happened to Tables in Wonderland?
During Disney’s closure through the pandemic, they stopped selling Tables in Wonderland cards. Cardholders at the time had their memberships extended for four more months beyond the expiration date. By now, most Tables in Wonderland members have lost their benefits due to card expiration.
Will Tables in Wonderland Return?
Will Disney ever bring this beloved membership back? No one really has the answer to this yet, unfortunately. Rumors swirling suggested Tables in Wonderland or similar discounts would end up being rolled into new Annual Passes. However, now that we have the new annual passes announced, we have not seen any indication of that. The discount structure is still unclear, however.
For Disneyland’s new Magic Key (replacement for APs), they have a tiered structure for dining and shopping. The highest tier, Dream Key, offers 15% off select food & beverage and 20% off merchandise plus free parking. The discounts get lower as you drop down to the lower-tiered passes. The first level, Imagine Key only offers 10% discounts for dining and shopping and no free parking. This tiered system is nothing new for Disneyland.
As Disney is beginning to implement some similarities across the parks (Disney Genie for example), we thought we may see a similar tiered discount system for Disney World Annual Passes. Rolling the best discounts into the highest tiered passes would allow them to eliminate Tables in Wonderland altogether. Unfortunately, this would leave Florida residents that choose to go without APs out of the equation. Right now, Disney World is saying “up to 20% discount” on dining and shopping. This is similar language to what it was before. There were always some places that offered up to 20% off for dining, but most were 10%. Unfortunately, we don’t have a clear list of what “up to 20% off” means just yet.
While we don’t know for sure what the future of Tables in Wonderland looks like, we finally have an idea of new Annual Passes and what they will look like. Hopefully, we can soon get a clear answer on if we will see our much-loved Tables in Wonderland return.
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