• On May 25, 2020
    Ayra cecilia from Minas Gerais 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.

    Hello! I'm planning my trip to WDW and I'm sharing the room with a friend. She doesn't want the dining plan, but I do, since we're staying in the same room, can I purchase the dining plan while she doesn't?

    Querida Ayra Cecilia, welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    Nothing makes me happier than helping a fellow Brazilian plan a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. As a Guest staying in the middle of the magic at a Disney Resort hotel you will be able to enjoy several benefits including a Disney Dining Plan! Please note that dining plans are applied to the total number of nights and people on the vacation package, that is why it is currently not possible to purchase a dining plan for one Guest only. 

    You will have to come to an agreement with your friend, but I must say that I absolutely love Disney Dining Plans. Remind your friend that they are the best way to turn your visit into an all-inclusive experience! As an international visitor I prefer arriving for my vacation knowing that my meals are already taken care of. Paying ahead for a dining plan means I do not have to worry about the currency exchange rate at the time of travel, and I am fee to pick my favorite restaurants. 

    The Disney Dining Plan is usually my family’s choice, and it offers each Guest in the reservation for each night of their stay 1 Quick-Service meal, 1 Table-Service meal, 2 snacks or nonalcoholic beverages, and a refillable mug that can be used at beverage stations located at all Disney Resort hotels. I like using the snack credits in the morning to purchase breakfast items at my Disney Resort hotel and enjoy beverages with my refillable mug. Brazilians normally like having a rich lunch, so our favorite way to use our Table-Service credit is at restaurants offering buffet or family-style meals, preferably character dining locations. There is nothing better than savoring a delicious meal while meeting Disney friends! In the evening we like having our Quick-Service meal and focusing on the nighttime spectaculars at the theme parks.  

    If you decide to add a dining plan to your vacation package, do not forget that planning is very important to make the most of your meal entitlements. Be sure to check participating locations to pick your favorites and make advance dining reservations up to 180 days in advance. Please note that all participating locations are subject to change without notice. 

    Thank you for sending us a question, Ayra Cecilia. Come visit us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel in Portuguese next time! We will be happy to help you create memories in our own language. 

    Saudações mágicas, 
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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