• On Dec 5, 2016
    Marina from Sao Paulo 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.

    Hi, can I buy any dining plan if I'm not staying in a Disney Resort? Thanks much!

    Hi Marina!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. The Disney Dining Plans are a fantastic way to pay for a majority of your vacation dining expenses in advance of your trip. Unfortunately, Disney Dining Plans are currently only available for Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel because they are attached to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation. You will still be able to take advantage of some of the fantastic dining opportunities at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, hotels and Disney Springs even without a dining plan.

    One option to consider is purchasing a Disney Gift Card for your vacation expenses so you don't have to worry about making each individual purchase with cash or a credit card during your trip. I have used Gift Cards to pay for expenses on several of my trips and I think it's a good way to isolate and budget your money during your trip!

    T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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