• On Sep 10, 2018
    Jennifer from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello! This is my first time booking a trip to Disney World. I have visited twice, but have never been in charge of planning. Would you recommend a dining plan or just pay for food as we go? It will just be my husband and I going on the trip. Thank you!

    Hi, there!

     Jennifer, I'm so excited to hear you and your husband have a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort planned. You're sure to have a magical stay!

     My husband and I planned a long weekend visit in January a few years ago. We always purchase the Disney Dining Plan for our family vacations, but decided to forgo it for our little getaway. We immediately regretted not having it! The cost of food seemed to add up quickly, and we found ourselves reluctant to splurge on our favorite Disney eats and treats. When we pay for our meals and snacks ahead of time, we're more likely to indulge during our stay; it is vacation after all! I recommend adding the Disney Dining Plan to your Magic Your Way Vacation Package and then being sure to maximize your meal and snack entitlements to get the most bang for your buck. 

     Your January visit is the perfect time to explore the Epcot International Festival of the Arts. There are lots of delectable bites to taste and beautiful art to admire, but I especially enjoy the Disney on Broadway concert series. You won't want to miss this celebration of the arts!

     Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jennifer. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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