• On Jun 26, 2018
    Yolanda from CA 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.

    My husband and I are both having the gastric sleeve surgery in beginning of October. Planning on visiting WDW right after New Year Day. Will Disney allow him and I to share a Disney Dining plan? So I can buy 3 instead of 4 for our family?

    Hello, Yolanda! I hope you and your husband have a safe and healthy journey into "Loser"ville. 

    Navigating a Walt Disney World vacation with your gastrically altered selves can be a bit of a challenge. As you know, there are so many dining experiences at Walt Disney World that it becomes as much a part of the vacation as a ride on Space Mountain.

    If you have one person in your resort room on a Disney Dining Plan, everyone must be on the plan. Unfortunately, it doesn't allow for two guests to share a plan. After my gastric bypass surgery, it was really just too much food for me to eat to be on the plan, so we rarely add it to our reservations.

    What has helped me is my husband and I sharing meals, or I find a soup and an appetizer I want to try and have that instead of a full meal. Many of the appetizers are generously portioned, and in virtually every restaurant at Walt Disney World, the apps fit in with the type of cuisine the restaurant offers, so I don't feel like I'm being deprived of an Italian meal if we eat at an Italian restaurant. 

    If the other family members sharing your room are big eaters, you might be able to share your abundance with them if you opt for the dining plan. I just think based on my own experience, it's going to be a lot of food for your new tummies to handle.

    Good luck with your surgery!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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