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  • On Feb 8, 2010
    Susan from NH 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 booked a Disney vacation. We are staying at the Polynesian Resort. We did not purchase a disney dining plan, but we want to eat at Character Dining. Should I book a dining plan?

    Hi Susan,

    You absolutely do not have to participate in a Disney Dining Plan to enjoy breakfast, lunch of dinner with some of Disney's finest stars.  Simply make an advanced dining reservation up to 180 days before your arrival by calling 1-407-WDW-DINE (939-3463).  Some of my family's favorites include Chef Mickey's, Cape May Buffet (for breakfast) and Crystal Palace.

    The Disney Dining Plans can be a great value if you feel that your family will use all (or most) of your credits, however, participating in a plan is certainly not necessary for character dining (or to dine anywhere) at Walt Disney World.

    Have a magical trip!


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I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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