• On Nov 25, 2018
    Rhonda from PA 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're going to disney world next year & have the Disney Plus Dining Plan. Can we share meals at full service restaurants? Can some people use their dining plan entitlements & other people pay cash? Can we pick which meals to pay cash for?

    Hi Rhonda, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question!

    I’ve dined with people who had purchased a Disney Dining Plan before when I had not and it was no problem! When it came time to ask the server for our bill, we just asked them to split it up between the members of our party who wanted to pay for their meals with cash or a credit card, and the other members who wanted to redeem their table service entitlements for their meal. 

    The only exception is that, if two people want to share a meal, they can’t use only one Disney Dining Plan table service entitlement between them to “pay’ for their meal. They’ll either both need to redeem a table service entitlement, or they’ll need to pay “out of pocket” for that meal. 

    If you want to split meals with a member of your party, I would recommend paying for that meal “out of pocket” and then using any extra entitlements that you may have to splurge on a Signature Dining experience or a Dinner Show. Finally, you don’t need to choose how you’ll pay for your meal in advance. You can decide when it comes time to get your bill. 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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