• On Sep 8, 2020
    Lori from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband and I will be spending a week at Animal Kingdom Lodge January 2021. Our 2 adult children will be there part of the week. Is there any way to get a dining plan for each of them for the number of days they will be with us (rather than the week)?

    Welcome to planDisney, Lori! I'm so glad to be able to answer your question today because it deals with my favorite attraction at Walt Disney World Resort: the food! I love screaming my head off on Space Mountain and enjoying the sights and sounds of Soarin' Around the World, but delicious dining is what I look forward to most when I'm planning my vacation!

    Lori, there are a few things you need to know about the Disney Dining Plan on your upcoming vacation. At this time, in order to implement some new safety precautions and promote physical distancing, the Disney Dining Plan has been temporarily paused. Most of your favorite restaurants are open and taking reservations, but the Dining Plan is not available at the moment. Walt Disney World Resort is in a phased re-opening process right now which means that everything is being assessed every day and evolving to meet the needs of Guests, so be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog as it'll be the first place you'll hear about any official breaking Disney Parks news, including any new information about the Dining Plan.

    I also wanted to answer your question about booking the Dining Plan for a partial stay for your kids in case anything changes before it's time for you to leave for your vacation. When the Dining Plan was in place, everyone staying in the same Resort Hotel room needed to be on the same Dining Plan for the same number of days, there was not a way to book it for a part of your stay or for some guests but not others. Although you likely won't be able to use Dining Plan credits on your upcoming trip, one of my favorite parts of the Dining Plan, the souvenir refillable mug, is still available for purchase at your Resort Hotel in lots of different designs so be sure to check those out when you arrive!

    Have a magical day, Lori!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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