• On Feb 27, 2020
    Kathleen from TX 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've made dinner reservations each evening and on the reservation I keep seeing a required number of entitlements listed. Can we just pay as we go w/out purchasing meal plans & entitlements in advance?

    Hello Kathleen!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  Thanks for stopping by to ask a great question about your upcoming Spring vacation.   You are visiting during my favorite time of year.   Be sure to check out the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival which will be in full swing during your visit.   Browse the adorable topiary displays,  sample unique dishes in the outdoor kitchens and dance to a musical group during the Garden Rocks Concert Series.  I hope are able to visit the festival and enjoy it as much as I do.

    Any Guest who makes an advanced dining reservation will be shown how many entitlements the restaurant requires on the Disney Dining Plan, even if they plan to pay out of pocket.   As the reservation system can't tell how you will pay for your meal they let Guests know in advance how many Disney Dining Plan credits the meal will cost.  You certainly can pay however you would like when you arrive.   Cash, credit, Disney Gift Card or Disney Dining Plan are accepted at most locations.  The choice is up to you.      You do not have to purchase a Disney Dining Plan to dine at the many delicious restaurants throughout Walt Disney World and Disney Springs.

    I hope this has helped.  Please pop in again anytime you think of something else we can answer for you.  We are always willing and waiting to lend a hand.

    Dream as Dreamers Do,

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