• On Jan 31, 2020
    Amanda from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If you want to add a dining plan to a hotel reservation (booked through DVC), do you have to add it for the same number of days as you're staying, or can you choose it for less days. We are staying for 9 days but only want the dining plan for 6 days.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Amanda!

    You bring up a great question about using the Disney Dining Plan. My family and I have always loved how stress- free the dining plan allows us to be, because our meals are pre-paid. Currently if you are adding the Disney Dining Plan, it must be purchased for the entire length of your stay (which is the number of nights). So if you are staying 9 nights, your plan would be for 9 nights. 

    I have been in the same boat before and since we ended up with a few more days than what we originally wanted, I will share what worked well for my family. We looked at our Disney Dining Plan entitlements as a whole to make sure to take advantage of what we purchased. For example, some days we used multiple snack credits for breakfast as lots of muffins, drinks and more make a great grab & go breakfast. Some days we used 2 Table Service Entitlements at a Signature Dining Restaurant like Cinderella's Royal Table or Tiffins Restaurant. Other days we ate at three Quick Service restaurants and spent more time touring the parks. Looking at our Disney Dining Plan as a whole and not individual days really helped us get the most value and use out of our purchase. 

    Amanda, I hope this helps as you are making decisions about how to eat around "the World." Best wishes for a Magical vacation. Come back and see us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any other questions you might have! 


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Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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