• On May 15, 2018
    Tracey from RI 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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    Not staying on Disney property. Can I add a Dining Plan?

    Hi Tracey, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for sending us your question.  My family has stayed of property a few times in the past and we loved being able to enjoy the Theme Parks as our own pace.  

    The Disney Dining Plan is available to guests who have purchased a Magic Your Way Package which includes a Resort Hotel Room and Tickets.  Guests with a package are able to add on one of the Disney Dining Plans, but unfortunately the Plans are not available to guests staying off property.  When my family and I choose not to use the Disney Dining Plan, what I like to do is purchase a Disney Gift Card for roughly the amount that I have calculated that I will be spending on Dining while at Walt Disney World Resort.  This is useful for me to track my purchases and it makes me feel like I have paid in advance for the majority of my meals and snacks.  I also will pack some snacks and water in my bag so that I can have some quick options if I am in a pinch.  

    I hope that helps, Tracey.  Please let us know if you have any other questions, we are always here to assist with your planning. 

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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