• On Feb 22, 2019
    Victoria from OH 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.

    If we have the Disney dining plan, can we pick and choose each day what meals we want to pay cash for and what meals we want to go towards our meal plan?

    It’s great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Victoria! My family and I absolutely love the Disney Dining Plan and the flexibility it offers us when we’re planning out what we want to eat on our Walt Disney World Resort Vacation. 

    One of the things I love the most about using the Disney Dining Plan is how flexible it is. Do you want to combine two Table-Service credits to enjoy a meal at a signature restaurant? No problem! Do you want to save up some of your snack credits from other days and spend one amazing day trying all of the Outdoor Kitchens at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival? It’s totally possible. I’m also pleased to say that you can pick and choose when to use your Disney Dining Plan credits, and when you’d like to pay with cash or charge a meal to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room using your MagicBand. You are issued all of your Dining Plan credits for your stay as soon as you check in, and it’s up to you where and when to use them. When you’re paying for a meal, just let the Cast Member serving you know how you prefer to pay. They’ll usually ask, but you can always tell them first to make sure everything runs smoothly. You can also use cash or a credit card linked to your Resort Hotel room in the same transaction with your Disney Dining Plan credits to order extra menu items! When we're dining at a Table-Service restaurant, my husband and I will use our Disney Dining Plan credits to order our entrées and desserts and charge any extra appetizers or drinks to our room.

    Have a magical day, Victoria!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-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 instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms 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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