• On Feb 23, 2009
    Lindsay from OR 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.

    I dont understand how the Disney dinning plan works. Is it a percentage off or do you pay before hand so you do not have to pay when you are finished eating?

    The dining plan is actually pretty simple. You pay a set amount in advance, based on the number of nights you are staying. For that money, you get a set number of dining 'credits' to be used whenever you want during your stay.

    With the standard plan, for example, if you were staying for 3 nights, you would get 3 table service meal credits, 3 quick service meal credits, and 3 snack credits. When at a restaurant or snack stand, simply give them your hotel key/park ticket. It keeps track of your credits. They will redeem one of your credits for that kind of meal or snack, and even give you a receipt showing what credits you have left.

    There are limits to what you get with each credit. A meal credit  typically gets you an entree, a dessert, and a non-alcoholic beverage. If you want to get something on top of that, you just pay for it as you normally would.

    For more information either send me a follow-up question from my bio page, or view the PDF brochures for the different dining plans on the website.

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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