Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 23, 2013
    Amelia 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 coming to WDW in October-2013. We have been many times, but have never tried the Dining Plans. What is the advantage to signing up and how do we know which one to choose? There will be 5 adults and 2 children. Do we pay in advance ? :)

    Hi Amelia!

    Your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort is right around the corner and this is a perfect time to plan ahead!

    The advantage to opting for the Disney Dining Plan is that it is a great way budget your meals in advanced. My family has enjoyed the Disney Dining Plan on several of our vacations and we make it a point to compare the cost of the actual meal against the amount we paid for the Disney Dining Plan. Each time, we have seen the monetary difference and that is important especially if you want to stay within a certain budget. 

    The great thing is that you have several options that will fit into any budget. I would suggest basing your decision on your family's meal patterns when you are on vacation. Remember that some of the dining experiences require more than one meal credit. 

    The Disney Dining Plan must be purchased in advanced as an addition to the Magic Your Way Vacation Package. 

    Please let us know if you have additional questions, we would love to assist. Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Raquel, Texas

As a mom of two children 6 years apart in age, it takes some creative planning to give each child a memorable Disney experience. Adding in a sprinkle of surprise pixie dust makes each vacation special for everyone.
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