In an interesting story about the newly themed rooms at the Caribbean Beach, the Orlando Sentinel posted this blurb, that had nothing to do with the story at all:
Disney also announced a revised Magic Your Way plan. For fixed price per day, guests can add a Quick Service Dining starting Jan. 11, 2009. The package offers two quick service meals and two snacks for each night of stay, as well as a refillable drink mug for unlimited refills of non-alcoholic beverages at Disney resort hotels.
If this is true, this will be a fantastic option for Disney World resort guests. It has become nearly impossible to get dining reservations at most of the WDW restaurants, due in large part to the popularity of the Disney dining plan. This new plan will allow guests to book a dining plan, but will not require any stress on the reservation ecosystem, as all meals will be counter service, no reservations required. This new plan may also reduce the demand on many of the restaurants as guests opt for this plan rather than the more expensive ones.
We are expecting to see all 2009 rates and package shortly. I will update you with any additional information I am able to find. We would expect this plan to be priced around $25 – $30 for adults, and $7 – $10 for children per night, while the existing dining plans increase in cost a few dollars.