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  • On Jun 16, 2015
    Heather from OH 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.

    We are going on our first family vacation to Disney World in January, but not staying on Park property. Can you purchase a dining plan when not staying on site?

    Hello, Heather!

    Congratulations on your first family vacation! The Disney Dining Plan is exclusively offered to Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. The Dining Plan certainly makes it easier to budget food expenses. One way I like to keep to my food budget is to take a look at the menus of the restaurants where we plan to dine to get an idea of how much we are likely to spend. Then, I purchase that amount in Disney Gift Cards prior to our arrival. Those gift cards can be used as payment at any Disney owned and operated venues that accept credit cards. I hope this helps, and please let me know if you have other questions as you plan your magical first visit! 

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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