• On Dec 16, 2016
    Christian from NJ 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 want to know if I can buy a meal Plan if I am not staying in a resort?

    Hello, Christian!

    Thanks for asking an excellent question! Disney Dining Plans can be purchased as part of a Magic Your Way Vacation Package, which includes staying a select Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Therefore, Guests staying off property are not eligible to purchase a dining plan at this time. However, I have a solution that might work if you are trying to stick to a food budget. Take a look at menus where you plan to dine and get an idea of what your family may order, so you have an idea how much each meal will cost and don't forget to include gratuities. Once you have an idea of how much you will spend, then purchase that amount in Disney Gift Cards to use as payment for meals and snacks. I have done this several times and is an easy way for my family to stay on track with our budget. Please let us know if you have additional questions as you continue to plan your visit!

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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