• On Apr 17, 2018
    Sim sim from selangor 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.

    what's the different between dining plan and dining card?

    Hi Sim Sim!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Not only is Walt Disney World Resort a wonderful theme park filled with magic and fantasy, it's also a great EAT park too! Did you know that your visit falls within the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival? It's one of my Disney favorites!

    The main difference between a Disney Dining Plan and a Disney Dining Card has to do with where you are staying during your visit. Dining Plans are only available to guests who stay at one of Disney's very own resort hotels, while Dining Cards may only be purchased by those who are staying at participating hotels nearby.

    If you are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, Disney Dining Plans are great because they are a pre-paid all-inclusive way to enjoy a meal without having to think of dining math. Disney Dining Cards are a great vacation addition for their price as you get a bit more value than you would if you purchased the same meals and snacks out of pocket. And bonus, you also get to purchase whatever you'd like from most Quick-Service dining locations.

    Even though you still have quite the countdown to go before your visit, have you started making a list of all the beautiful breakfasts, lovely lunches, delicious dinners, scrumptious snacks and delectable desserts you want to try? Follow the Disney Parks Blog for updates of the latest offerings!

    We'll See You Real Soon, Sim Sim!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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