Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Jan 15, 2011
    Denise from PA 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.

    Can you only buy a dining plan if you book a hotel inside Disney? Also I read that you can bring in outside food is this correct?

    Hello, Denise!  Welcome to the Moms Panel!

    You must book a Disney Vacation Package in order to take advantage of the Disney Dining Plan.  Yes, this also includes staying at a Walt Disney World Resort.  

    Bringing your own snacks/food is a great money-saving tip.  It also helps out while you are waiting in lines. I know it helps my own kids stay occupied and having their stomachs full keeps the smiles coming.  You may want to keep your snacks in a backpack or bring along a cooler with shoulder straps since rolling coolers are not allowed inside the parks.  Also, keep in mind that glass containers are no permitted in the parks.  

    Thank you so much for visiting the panel.  Please visit us again should any new questions or concerns come about.  We are ready to help you plan a most MAGICAL vacation.

    ~Have a MAGICAL day!~
thumbnail image for Diane

Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.