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  • On May 2, 2020
    Emily from OK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family will be staying over at Shades of Green and they offer both Breakfast and Dinner and so we want to know is there a way to get a dining plan just for lunch/snacks

    Hi Emily!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It looks like you are planning a visit during one of my most favorite times of the yEAR at Walt Disney World Resort. The Parks are a bit less busy because most people have returned to school, but they are all decked out in their fall finery, so you get to enjoy the spooktacular fun with fewer crowds!

    You are going to love Shades of Green Resort. It looks exactly like you would expect from its name - it's on a beautiful golf course, and the landscape is lush and gorgeous. Bonus - you are super close to Magic Kingdom Park and all of the conveniences of the Monorail. Though the Resort is in the hEARt of the Magic, it is owned by the Department of Defense, and as such, is not a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Unfortunately, because of that, you are unable to qualify for a Disney Dining Plan.

    No worries, though! There are a few options that I hope you find useful. First, as you are prepping for your trip, I would suggest you pick up a few Disney Gift Cards. You can find them in your local stores or online, and I think they are a fantastic way to budget for your vacation meals. I use them as a way to curb my tendencies to blow the budget on all the delicious food available! Next, consider having groceries delivered to your Resort. My kiddos are little, and little tastes change on a whim, so I like to have the staples (peanut butter and jelly, etc.) with us in the Parks to help keep us in budget, and always make sure that they have food they will eat!

    Finally, most of the Quick-Service dining locations are very reasonably priced, and I guarantee there's a cuisine to fit every palate! One of our favorite places for lunch is Satu'li Canteen in Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. Everything is fresh, delicious, and in budget! Flame Tree Barbecue never disappoints, and the same goes for Columbia Harbour House in Magic Kingdom Park. You can't go wrong with any of the Quick-Service locations in the World Showcase; we have a tradition of sharing a baguette with cheese and fruit from Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie at least once a trip!

    Emily, if you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to come back. Thank you so much for yours and your family's service, we are always happy to help.

    Rayna
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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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