• On Apr 26, 2018
    Jillian from PE 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.

    If we have a 5 day park hopper pass, and go to a water park one day out of our 7 day stay, how can we use our dining on the water park day? Do we have to dine outside of a park? Same for the night we arrive - we want to dine but not use a park day?

    Hi Jillian,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I love hearing that you're planning to do some park hopping and water parks on your Walt Disney World vacation, as I always think that the Park Hopper Plus Option gives you the most flexibility to enjoy the most magic for your vacation. Having your Disney Dining Plan will also give you flexibility and convenience.

    While each of the Disney Dining Plans offers a wide variety of dining locations inside the theme parks, they also offer really wonderful dining options outside of the theme parks. In fact, some of my most favorite dining experiences are outside the theme parks. There are so many great restaurants to choose from that participate in the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan, and Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. Many of these wonderful choices can be found outside the parks.

    Two of my personal favorite dining destinations for dining outside the theme parks are Disney Springs and Disney's BoardWalk. Whether you're seeking Quick Service or Table Service, you're sure to find something savory at either of these destinations.

    Jillian, be sure to download the My Disney Experience mobile app. You'll find it's a helpful and handy little app for getting info and easy directions to restaurants all around Walt Disney World, and it's perfect for finding that just-right-something-delicious when you want to dine outside the theme parks.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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