• On Jan 16, 2019
    Allison from NY 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.

    With the Disney Dining Plan - my friend and I are planning on staying 5 nights, is it possible to purchase the dining plan for use for only 3/5 days? We'd like to take advantage of the plan during our park days, but not our arrival/departing days.

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Allison! You've definitely come to the right place to ask your Disney Dining Plan questions because I am an expert in snacking my way around Walt Disney World Resort. 

    When you add the Disney Dining Plan to your vacation package, every person staying in your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room is given dining credits for each night of your stay, so for your five night stay you will have five days of dining credits. While the amount of dining entitlements you receive can't be changed, you certainly don't have to use them every day because there are lots of flexible ways to enjoy your Disney Dining Plan. 

    My husband and I travel to Walt Disney World Resort pretty frequently and we use the Disney Dining Plan almost every time we go. One of our favorite tricks is to combine two Table-Service credits to enjoy a meal at a signature dining location. Some of our favorites are Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion at Epcot, and Jiko -The Cooking Place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. This would be a great option for you and your friend since you don't plan on making reservations on your arrival or departure day! Use those two Table-Service dining credits for an unforgettable experience at an amazing restaurant. 

    Have a magical day, Allison!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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