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  • On Sep 4, 2022
    Daniel from RJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. When we book a package of hotel and tickets, is the food also included? Do we need to pay for lunch and dinner separately?

    Hi Daniel! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question!

    Planning for a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is definitely part of the fun. Deciding which Disney Resorts Hotel to stay at and how many parks you plan to visit during your stay are big factors to decide upon. Another important aspect of your stay will be what Walt Disney World dining locations you choose to eat at. There is a great mix of quick service and table service options at your disposal, so it will depend on what type of cuisine you are in the mood for or where the restaurant is located.

    When booking your vacation package, dining is not included in this cost. Your Disney Resorts Hotel, park tickets, and Memory Maker add-on (if you decide to purchase) are included in your package. Previously, Walt Disney World did offer the Disney Dining Plan as a way for Guests to pre-pay for meals ahead of time. This was a way for Guests to already include these costs before their visit and provide an all-inclusive nature to their stay. Since the phased reopening, Disney has not brought this plan back, although there are hopes of a return in the future. 

    One tip that has helped me out on recent trips was to purchase Disney Gift Cards before your visit for the amount you think you might spend on dining. You can research the cost of the meals where you plan to eat and get a great idea of how much you might end up paying. Most Disney dining locations accept Disney Gift Cards as a form of payment for the meal. This is a way to pay for your meals ahead of time and not have to think about it again during your stay. 

    You can start making dining reservations 60-days in advance of your arrival date. If you do stay at a Disney Resorts Hotel, you can make reservations on this date for your entire length of stay, up to 10 days. Certain Advance Dining Reservations can be competitive to get, even at the 60-day mark. I would suggest going into that day with a good game plan and prioritizing what your top choices are to secure them first. 

    Daniel, I hope this information helps you plan for your holiday visit! Have a magical vacation!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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