• On Apr 11, 2016
    Mark from OH 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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    Hi my husband has a conference at the swan and dolphin hotel in May and the kids and i are tagging along. We do not have any dining plan. What should we do?

    Hi, Mark!

    Well I cannot think of a better location for a conference than Walt Disney World. Although the Swan and Dolphin are not actually Disney owned resorts, the proximity of these beautiful properties is amazing! You are just a quick walk or boat ride to both Disney's Hollywood Studios or Epcot. So convenient!

    All dining at Disney is available to you, you just need to pay as you go. Even without the dining plan, you should still make Dining Reservations which can be booked up to 180 days in advance.   Based on your resort location, here are some suggestions:

    -Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at the Beach Club
    -Trattoria al Forno at the Boardwalk
    -Picabu (quick service, no reservations needed) at the Dolphin
    -Yachtsman Steakhouse at the Yacht Club (signature dining, a bit more upscale)

    These restaurants are all within walking distance of your home resort. In addition, you will find fabulous dining in all the theme parks, along the Boardwalk, and at Disney Springs.  Your options are endless! I hope you find plenty of restaurants that your family will enjoy.

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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