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  • On Apr 18, 2015
    Danielle from MT 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.

    My mom and I are coming to Disney world for the 1st time next May'16, can you explain the meal plan? I've looked at dinner reservations and trying to map out where to go and what parks to hit in order, and what to do before we book everything. any ideas?

    Hi Danielle,

    Congratulations on your first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! You must be so excited! Be sure to get a "First Visit" Celebration Recognition Button when you arrive at your Resort Hotel, or you can ask for one at Guest Services at any of the Theme Parks. 

    In order to take advantage of the Disney Dining Plan, you must purchase a Magic Your Way Vacation Package. There are different Dining Plan options to choose from and you will need to choose a Plan that best suits the type of Dining Experiences you and your mother would like to have while visiting. For example; If you are interested in a lot of Character Dining and Signature Dining Experiences, which will require 2 meal entitlements, you may want to purchase a Deluxe Dining Plan or a Premium Dining Plan. You can check out a list of the Restaurants that accept the Disney Dining Plan and how many meal entitlements they would require by looking through this Disney Dining Plan guide

    One of the Restaurants I would recommend is California Grill in Disney's Contemporary Resort. The menu is fantastic, and if you get a late evening dinner reservation you'll have an amazing view of Wishes nighttime spectacular fireworks show! 

    I hope this information helps! Please let us know if we can help you with any additional vacation planning questions!

    Wishing You A Magical Visit,
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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