• On Jun 30, 2019
    Dawn from MI 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! My husband and I are going to Disney World in September 2019. We are on the dining plan and we have dinner reservations at Jiko one evening. We have friends joining us. Can we use our dining plan credits and our friends pay another way?

    Hi Dawn!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    There is so much to be excited about in your question!  Firstly, your vacation is just around the corner now - your countdown is well and truly on!  Also, you will be visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort for your dinner at Jiko - The Cooking Place.  Take some extra time to explore this beautiful resort - and you never know, you may see a giraffe strolling past.  The Disney Dining Plan offers so much convenience and value across the whole of the Walt Disney World Resort - the theme parks, the Disney Resort hotels and select restaurants at Disney Springs.  When you speak with your server at the table that they will ask if you have any Disney dining plans.  At that time you can then explain that your family will be using your dining plan, and your friends will be paying by another method.  It's as simple as that!  If you order any items that are not included in the Disney Dining Plans these will be paid for separately, with credit card, cash or as a room charge, and you can also ask for two dining receipts, one for each of your parties, if you wish.  

    If you would like to see which restaurants will accept the Disney Dining Plans, and also how many entitlements they require, have a scroll through this list.  Click on any location, and then click on 'Some Dining Plans Accepted' for full details.  Jiko - The Cooking Place requires two Table-Service entitlements per person.

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation. Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the official news, and latest updates on events happening at Walt Disney World during your visit.

    ~ Sue
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I love visiting Walt Disney World and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Susan

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