• On Sep 3, 2016
    Abbie from IA 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 have a giant group (about 19 people in total) coming with us this trip. they are depending on me to help plan since I have been more than anyone (mostly first timers in our group) For the Dining Plan, does it start the day you check in? Or the next day?

    Hi Abbie, 

    I’ve organized gigantic groups of my friends and family members before, so I totally understand where you’re coming from! Don’t worry - we’re here to help you plan a perfect vacation for everyone in your group! 

    The way that the Disney Dining Plan works is that every Guest in a room that has purchased it as part of their Magic Your Way Vacation Package gets a certain number of dining entitlements per night of their stay. The number and type of entitlements that they will receive depends on the type of Disney Dining Plan that they purchased and the points are pooled together for everyone in the room. 

    To answer your specific question, Guests can start using the points immediately after check-in, in any order or configuration, until they’re all gone. 

    For more tips and tricks to help you plan your gang’s trip, please visit the Unforgettable Family Fun page. And don’t forget to come back and see us - we’re happy to help!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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