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  • On Mar 11, 2015
    Jennifer from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Dining plan. Do I need to plan all days including check in and check out days in dining reservations? If I went to 1 park but dinner in diff park can I enter without park hopper? or plan dinner by park I visit that day? what are your suggestions?

    Hiya Jennifer! You did not mention which Dining Plan you have, but if you have Table Service credits I suggest you research and plan Table Service Restaurants that you think you might like to try and make reservations 180 days in advance of your trip. I usually plan on one Table Service meal a day so that our trip isn't too scheduled. I like to plan it that way because it adds a little spontaneity to the trip. When we are running around the parks, we can just pop into get a quick bite instead of having to be somewhere at a certain time for every meal.

    Unfortunately you will not be able to plan a meal in a different park unless you have the Park Hopper option. If you do not have the Park Hopper, I would plan your Table Service meals within the park that you plan on being in that particular day. There are also some really great Table Service options in the nearby Walt Disney World Resort Hotels that do not require park admission or a park hopper. 

    I definitely suggest that you look into the Resort Hotel dining options as well as choose Table Service meals within the park that you plan to stay in.

    If you need anything else please let us know. Have a magical Walt Disney World vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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