• On Jan 31, 2019
    Faith from IN 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 are checking in the day before we use our park tickets and checking out the day after we use them. We are purchasing the dining plan. Will this be good for meals on the days that we are checking in and out but not going to the parks as well?

    Hi Faith and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    This is an excellent question as the Disney Dining Plan can sometimes be a bit confusing.  Your Disney Dining Plan starts the day you check-in and expires at midnight on the day you check-out.  When and where you use your dining entitlements is completely up to you. 

    If you'd like to use your Disney Dining Plan on your check-in and check-out day, but not planning on heading into a park, not to worry! There are so many restaurants to choose from that are outside the parks.  Disney Springs is a great place to use your dining entitlements with so many restaurants that participate in the plan.  Whether you're looking for a Quick-Service restaurant or a Table-Service restaurant, there's something there that will satisfy everyone's taste buds.  If you like pizza, I highly recommend Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza where each pizza eater can customize their own pizza.  This Quick-Service restaurant also has the best root beer soda in my opinion.

    The Disney Dining Plan is accepted at every Walt Disney World Resort hotel as well!  You'll find some of the best restaurants on property at a Disney Resort hotel, like 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, which is my personal favorite!  This Table-Service restaurant is home to the delicious bread pudding a la mode.  Drool!

    Stop back by and visit if you'd like more restaurant recommendations either inside the parks or outside.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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