• On Jul 24, 2017
    Krista from GA 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.

    Have Deluxe dining plan and booked multiple signature restaurants for dinner. How long should I plan these will take for a party of 7? Want to ensure we plan enough time.

    Welcome back, Krista! 

    You're a guest after my own heart! Of all the Disney Dining Plans available, the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan is the one I adore! Why? Three words: Signature Dining Experiences. My family prefers to have an easy and light breakfast in our resort hotel room while we are getting ready for a magical day, using one of our snack entitlements mid-morning to keep us going. This strategy frees up that extra meal credit for signature experiences, a perfect plan for Disney Foodies. 

    That said, signature dining experiences do take a bit longer. With exceptional service, three wonderful courses, and some magical locations (looking at you, California Grill!), you definitely don't want to rush - your question on timing is excellent. In my experience, you can count on at least two hours, possibly three depending on your dining location - after all, it is an experience. 

    I'd love to know which signature dining restaurants you have chosen, Krista! I've been so fortunate to have experienced all of them so I'd love to help you continue planning; whether it be the best transportation options, meal suggestions or activities to experience nearby the restaurant, I'm your girl. One tip I have: ask for the seasonal speciality at each location. 

    I hope this tasty advice is helpful, Krista! Please do not hesitate to reach back out to me with any additional questions you may have. 

    Bon appetit!

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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