Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 16, 2012
    Allison from ME 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 and I are going for a 7day vacation, what is the best way to utilize the dining plan? We will arrive around 10am and depart at the same time the following week. We have the dining plan of 1quickservice, 1snack, &1table.we plan to bring breakf

    Hi Allison!

    Congratulations on your upcoming trip to the Happiest Place on Earth!
    I love the convenience & savings that the Disney Dining Plan allows my family on each and every vacation. We definitely couldn't go without it!

    The Disney Dining Plan is allocated to your travel party based on the number of nights of resort hotel stay. Since you've indicated to me that you're on a 7-day vacation, I'll assume that you've got a 6-night resort stay. In that case, you'd have 6 Snacks, 6 Quick Service Meal Credits & 6 Table Service Credits, per person to use as you wish for the duration of your stay. You also have 1 Refillable Drink Mug per person to use at the resort hotel throughout your stay. Your entitlements begin the moment you check in and receive your Key to The World cards, and unused credits & entitlements expire at midnight after you've checked out.

    If you're planning to do your own, casual breakfasts you're bringing with you - then you have it made!
    You'll easily be able to enjoy a Quick Service Lunch each day, a lovely Table Service Dinner each day (including your arrival day) and make sure to enjoy a snack or treat mid-afternoon or in the later evening. Snack Credit eligible items are indicated by the 'purple squares' DDP icon at all QS locations, retail shops and Snack Carts.

    Be sure to make your Table Service meal reservations in advance online or by phoning (407) WDW-DINE as table service restaurants are very popular. A full listing of available locations is available on the Disney Dining Plan brochure online.

    If you need any assistance with reservation decisions or recommendations, please visit again!

    Wishing you a Magical vacation Allison!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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