• On Feb 20, 2019
    Julianne from OH 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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    We will be going to Disney for the first time April 25-may 1. We have. 4 yr old and 3 year old. We are doing 3 day park tickets with park hopper. We are unsure if the dining plan is worth the money or not

    Hi, there!

     Oh my goodness, Julianne - I'm so excited to hear you're planning your family's first Walt Disney World Resort vacation. I know you'll have a magical stay!

     As a mom of three, I'm almost always traveling with little ones in tow. My husband and I have to take some extra things into consideration when we're planning, like nap times and picky eating habits, but watching our kiddos experience the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort is just priceless! To add some much-needed convenience and flexibility to our Disney vacations, we always purchase the Disney Dining Plan. We really appreciate how easy it is to use. We've found a lot of a value in the Disney Dining Plan too, especially when used for Character Dining Experiences. The one time we went without it during a long weekend visit, we immediately regretted it. We found ourselves fretting over receipts and being reluctant to splurge on a specialty beverage, dessert, or snack item. With the Disney Dining Plan, we're much more likely to indulge ourselves; it is vacation, after all!

     Since your stay exceeds the number of days you'll be exploring the theme parks, I recommend making some dining reservations at other Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs. You have lots of fabulous options! A must-do for my family is Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort. We also love Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village and T-REX at Disney Springs. 

     Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Julianne. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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