• On Oct 2, 2018
    Donna from IL 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.

    I'm staying in Disney World from November 9th thru November 16th (That's 8 days 7 nights). I have the dining plan package. Do I get 8 meals or 7 to plan for?

    Hey there, Donna!

    My favorite part of planning my Walt Disney World vacation is planning for the amazing dining experiences. There are restaurants and meals at Walt Disney World like no other I can get locally, and everyone in my family has a favorite.

    The way the Disney Dining Plan credits work is that you will get credits for each NIGHT of your stay. Since you will be there a total of seven nights, you will have seven nights' worth of credits to work with.

    Keep in mind that some of the signature dining experiences require two credits. If you are planning to go to any of those dining experiences, you may run short of credits for the full seven nights. You are welcome to pay out of pocket for a meal to make sure you have that extra credit for a special dining experience you're looking forward to.

    You'll also want to make sure you book those reservations as close to your 180 window as you can. Some restaurants book quickly, and I'd hate to think of you missing a meal at a restaurant you have your heart set on!

    Good luck scoring all the reservations you want, Donna!
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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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