• On May 4, 2016
    Kelly from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Fam of 4 on the DDP. If one of us doesn't want to eat while at a table service restaurant, are we charged for four meals even if he might not want to eat and doesn't order anything? My son isn't always hungry. Sharing is a no, right?

    Hello Kelly!

    So wonderful to hear that you and your family have planned a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! The great thing about the dining plan is that you receive all of the credits the first day of arrival. With that being said, you can certainly use as many credits as you wish per meal. Dining credits are assigned by room or reservation as a total not to an individual. Therefore you would be able to use the credits on your reservation regardless of who is consuming the meal. When you use the dining plan, be sure to let your server know beforehand that you are on the dining plan. At the end of your meal, they will scan one MagicBand for the total of the dining credits being used for the dining party or the amount of guests you wish to treat to a meal. For your family of four, if one member decides not to order a meal, then only three credits would be charged, or one credit per meal. You may share a plate as long as the restaurant is not a buffet or family-style servings restaurant. I would recommend that you speak with your server before ordering to ensure there are no confusions. 

    Did you know?:  Currently, there is a special offer for free dining for your travel dates. For more information, please be sure to check this offer and other ones like it by visiting this page: Special Offers and Deals.

    It has been a pleasure assisting you! Please feel free to send in any other questions you may have.

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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I have experienced the Disney Parks as a child, teenager, newlywed and now a mom of three. Whether it is planning your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort or your 100th trip, I would love to share my wonderful memories and planning tips with you! Learn More About Yael

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