• On Feb 27, 2017
    Dave from ON 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.

    Can I use my Dining Plan to pay for someones dinner that is not on the dining plan if we are dining with them?

    Hi Dave,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for bringing this question to us. The Disney Dining Plans are one of my favorite topics to discuss - perhaps it is the delicious memories of food they inspire?

    Currently, Disney Dining Plan meal entitlements are non-transferable so you would not be able to use your plan to pay for another guest's dinner. The cast member who serves you will be able to deduct your meal from your dining plan and submit a separate bill for the other person who is not on the dining plan.

    Also consider your dining venues carefully. Some locations require two Table-Service credits per person 3-years old and over on the dining plan. On a prior visit, I sent my girls to dine with another family member. Although we were on the Disney Dining Plan, I elected to pay for the girls' meals because the dining venue would have taken two Table-Service credits. It was more affordable for me to pay for that one meal out of pocket than to give up two meal credits per child for it.

    To determine the number of meal credits a restaurant requires, find that restaurant on the Dining List. Once you click on a specific restaurant, if the venue accepts dining plans, you will see an icon that says "Some Dining Plans Accepted." If you click on that icon, a pop-up window will appear that lets you know how many meal credits the restaurant requires.

    As you consider your dining options, remember to make Advanced Dining Reservations. Restaurants fill quickly. Reservations can be made 180 days in advance.

    Happy Planning!

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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