• On Jun 29, 2019
    Priscilla 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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    Is the dining plan worth it?

    Hi Priscilla! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    It looks like your Walt Disney World Resort vacation begins very soon and I know you must be thrilled! I love sharing my thoughts on the Disney Dining Plans, because I tend to plan our vacations around food. There are so many tasty treats and delicious restaurants that it makes it hard not to drool when planning a Disney vacation!

    There are three dining plans to choose from: Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan, and Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. I recommend reading over each one to see what is included as far as Quick-Service meal entitlements and Table-Service meal entitlements. If you plan to make dining reservations and dine at Table-Service locations during your visit, you will want to make sure you stick to the Disney Dining Plan or Disney Deluxe Dining Plan.

    The next step in figuring out if a dining plan is worth it for your family is knowing how much food your family likes to eat. If you have little ones that are super picky and will probably live off of Mickey-shaped pretzels the entire trip, a dining plan may not make much sense. But if everyone in your family eats well, I think a dining plan is absolutely worth it! Not only does it help budget for your trip with your food already paid for in advance, it gives you the opportunity to try a wide range of food and we always save money on our trips when we use a dining plan!

    One last note: if you decide to add a dining plan to your Disney Resort hotel vacation package, you need to do so at least 72 hours in advance. As long as you call and add it prior to that window of time, you will be good to go!

    I hope this helps, Priscilla! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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