Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Aug 13, 2012
    Amy 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.

    My family of 4 (2 adults 2, 5 and 10) are planning a trip to WDW Christmas 2013. Can you get a dining package with a good neighbor hotel? Also, any tips for getting the most out of your buck? We have a pretty tight buget.

    Hi Amy!

    This is a great question.  Unfortunately, the various Disney Dining Plans are reserved for Disney resort guests staying in a Disney owned and operated hotel.  However, there are great ways to save money on a Disney vacation.  Be sure to watch my video on budget vacationing.  Also, I recommend visiting the independent website  At Mouse Savers, you will find a lot of money saving strategies and ideas.  It is where I go to first when planning my own Disney vacation.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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