• On Feb 1, 2018
    Jennifer from FL 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 getting in your opinion we will have 3 adults and if you do purchase it can you also use it inside the Disney parks because I'm getting the feeling you can only use it at the resorts or I may be misunderstanding.

    Hi Jennifer! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I personally love the dining plans that are offered as part of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! It's a great way to budget for your trip, since you are essentially paying for your dining in advance, then using your meal and snack entitlements during your visit. With the dining plans, you get a refillable drink mug for sodas, coffee, etc. This is the one element that only works at the Disney Resort hotels, but all meals and snacks on the dining plans can be used in the theme parks, as well as the Disney Resort hotels, Disney Springs and Disney's BoardWalk.

    You'll find there are a ton of options when using a dining plan! Here's what a typical day looks like for our family when we are using the Disney Dining Plan: for breakfast, we use snack entitlements for a pastry, piece of fruit or a coffee from one of the locations serving Starbucks in the theme parks. For lunch, we will dine at a Quick-Service location, also in the theme parks. And here's a tip - download the My Disney Experience mobile app before your trip to take advantage of mobile food ordering at many Quick-Service theme park locations. By ordering ahead, you will skip the regular lines and you can apply your dining plan credits to the order! At dinner time, we will have an Advance Dining Reservation at one of the many Table-Service restaurants that accept the Disney Dining Plan. We have kept ourselves energized all day, and the only additional expense we've had was the gratuity for our Table-Service meal! How easy is that?!

    Enjoy planning your trip!

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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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