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  • On Mar 23, 2009
    Amanda from IL 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.

    This is my first trip to wdw since 2000. We've heard great things about dining plan but need to know are we just making adr for dinner or do we have to plan every meal ahead of time?


    First of all, there are great PDFs that you can print out of the different dining plans on the Disney World website that can answer a lot of your questions. But the dining plan does not mean having to make reservations for each meal.

    It is a plan where you essentially pre-pay for some of your dining, and get a discount for doing so. You order the plan, and get a certain number of "credits" for meals and snacks. You redeem these during your stay whenever you please, at whatever participating restaurant you choose. The Advanced Dining Reservations are just necessary to ensure you get a table at a specific restaurant, particularly if it is a probably one. 

    The plans are almost always a good idea for a group traveling to Disney World. The real question is do you go for the Quick Service plan, the Standard, or Deluxe? You can decide based on your what your dining preferences are.  

    I am glad to help with more information on the plan, if you need. Just send me a follow-up question by going to my bio page!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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