• On Jun 21, 2017
    Kenneth from VA 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.

    Is the dining plan required to make a reservation at a Disney restaurant?

    Welcome back, Kenneth! 

    You do not need a Disney Dining Plan in order to make a reservation at a Walt Disney World® Resort restaurant. In fact, you don't even need to be a guest of a resort hotel. Dining reservations are open to the public! Anyone can enjoy a Disney restaurant experience. 

    We even have a few Disney Parks Moms Panelist that are local to Walt Disney World® who often dine just for fun. Can you imagine how cool that would be! 

    Dining Reservations may be made 180 days in advance of your desired date online, or by calling 1 (407) WDW-DINE. When booking, you will need a credit card to secure your reservation as there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. You'll also need to set up a My Disney Experience Account so you can easily keep track of your reservations and make any modifications and cancellations online. To get started making your "tasty" reservations, just select the highlighted link above. 

    I hope this helps, Kenneth! Please let me know if you should have any additional questions - I love Disney Dining! 

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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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