• On Mar 2, 2020
    Cassandra from NY 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.

    We booked a vacation package staying 2 nights and 3 days, we have 2 day park hopper tickets and the Disney Dining Plan per guest. We were told we will have 3 days worth of Disney Dining Credits but everything I have read has said differently. Please help!

    Hi Cassandra!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am delighted that you brought this question to us!

    If you have the Disney Dining Plan, each person in your party ages 3-years old and over on the dining plan will receive one table-service and one quick-service meal entitlement per night of stay along with two snacks or nonalcoholic beverages per night of stay and a resort refillable mug. It sounds like you are interpreting the plan correctly in that your meal entitlements are calculated per night of stay. If you are staying for two nights, that means each person on the dining plan receives 4 meal entitlements (two table-service and two quick-service) for the trip. 

    The good news is that you can use your meal entitlements in whatever order you choose. We prefer to use one meal entitlement on the day we arrive, one on the day we leave, and the rest in between. So, for example, you could use a table-service entitlement on the day you arrive, a quick-service and a table-service entitlement for the second day, and a quick-service entitlement for the day that you depart. Use your snack entitlements whenever you choose and refill your mug at the resort. 

    My family loves the Disney Dining Plans and we used the Disney Dining Plan on several trips before we decided to use the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. Until recently, we preferred the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan because we each received three meal entitlements, quick-service or table-service, per night of stay. Since we prefer table-service meals, this plan gives us a lot more flexibility to dine at table-service or signature restaurants. Or, you may want to consider the new Disney Dining Plan Plus which also allows more flexibility because your two meal entitlements could be table-service OR quick-service.

    Cassandra, as you make your advanced dining reservations, be sure to confirm the number of meal entitlements required at each restaurant. To check, go to the restaurant's homepage, click on a link that says "Some Dining Plans Accepted," and a pop-up menu should appear that depicts the number of meal entitlements required at that restaurant. Finally, use the My Disney Experience Mobile App to track your meal entitlements as you go.

    Sending pixie dust as you make those dining reservations and verify the dining plan that is best for you!

    Magic and memories,

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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