• On Apr 10, 2018
    Samantha from OH 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 am not staying at a Disney resort but will be visiting each park on our 10 day stay in Orlando. I am interested in getting a quick dining & sit down dining plan but I only see that resort members can get this?? How can I get a dining plan??

    Hi Samantha,

    Ten days in warm, sunny Florida during November sounds absolutely wonderful! I bet you're looking forward to your vacation!

    While the Disney Dining Plans are currently a benefit to Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel, and not available to Guests staying elsewhere, the good news is that you are still able to visit any restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort that you'd like. You'll also still be able to make advanced dining reservations 180 days in advance, so be sure to create an account in My Disney Experience and then call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 beginning at 7:00 a.m. Eastern time or book online beginning as early as 5:45 a.m. Eastern time 180 days ahead of time.

    Once you've arrived at the most magical place on earth, you'll be able to pay for any meals, snacks, or drinks with cash or a credit card. One other suggestion I have for you if you'd like to have an easier way to keep track of your dining spending is to purchase Disney Gift Cards ahead of time to cover the amount of money you'd like to spend on your dining. It will be easy to track their balance and you'll conveniently have all your dining spending in one spot, just like you would with a Disney Dining Plan.

    Did you know that the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will still be going on during the first part of your trip? Talk about some AMAZING dining choices! Definitely be sure to enjoy all the delicious and fun options available!

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Samantha! I hope you have a truly magical...and delicious...vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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