• On Mar 21, 2019
    Carey from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Is the meal plan worth it?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Carey. I'm so glad you stopped by with this great question!

     For me and my family, the Disney Dining Plan is a must-have for our Walt Disney World Resort vacations. It's value, flexibility, and convenience totally make it worth the purchase price! With three kiddos in tow, we make reservations for several Character Dining Experiences, and we've found exceptional value in the Disney Dining Plan for those meals. Guests may use meal and snack entitlements in any order during their stay which gives my family lots of freedom in making dining choices. Since dining plan entitlements are linked to MagicBands, I can redeem meals or snacks with a quick tap at the register! I can also use entitlements to pay for Quick-Service meals that I order on the My Disney Experience app through the mobile food and beverage ordering feature. How cool is that?

     My husband and I traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort a few years ago without our kids. We decided not to include the Disney Dining Plan as part of our Disney Resort Hotel Package thinking that perhaps it wasn't worth it for just the two of us. We immediately regretted not having it! The costs for meals and snacks quickly added up and we found ourselves hesitating to order certain menu items. With the Disney Dining Plan, we don't think twice about the prices listed on menus. We feel free to indulge at meal time; it is vacation, after all!

     I hope this was helpful, Carey. If you have any other questions about planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, please let me know! I'd love to help you plan a magical stay.

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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