• On Mar 7, 2018
    Keosha 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.

    Ok. So we are visiting Disney World for the first time in July. So if I make reservations for lunch or dinner will that be attached to my Dining Plan or will I be expected to pay for that separate?

    Hello Keosha!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  We are thrilled you stopped by to ask a question about your upcoming Walt Disney World adventure.   

    In my opinion the Disney Dining Plans are a wonderful investment.   They allow you to enjoy many restaurants and character dining experiences  while saving money.  My family loves it and we barely ever travel without using it.  I hope you find it just as wonderful. 

     Keosha, when you make an Advanced Dining Reservation it is not automatically linked to your Disney Dining Plan.  It will, however show up in your My Disney Experience account.   Once you arrive at the dining location, your server will ask you if you will be using the Disney Dining Plan to pay for your meal, or if you will be paying out of pocket.   At the end of the meal he will scan your MagicBand if you are paying with Disney Dining Plan credits and deduct the number of credits used.   Many time my family will book more meals than we have credits for and we just pay out of pocket.   Pro Tip:  If you do book meals you wish to pay for out of pocket, book breakfasts.   Breakfast menus have the lowest prices, and they are a wonderful way to energize for a thrilling day at the Theme Parks.

    I hope this has helped.  If we can answer any other questions for you, please drop in again.

    Dream as Dreamers Do,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Alabama

Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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