• On Jan 23, 2011
    Gina 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.

    Hi! We are planning our 2nd family trip to WDW, but will be staying off grounds. Are we able to purchase the Dining Plan without staying on at a WDW resort?

    Hi Gina! The Disney Dining Plan is available only as part of a package for guests staying at one of the Walt Disney World resort hotels. Since you're staying at an off-site hotel, you unfortunately won't be able to purchase a Dining Plan. You can, however, still make reservations at the Disney restaurants online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE. If you're looking for ways to save money on your meals at Disney, consider eating your table-service meals at breakfast or lunch, which are often cheaper than dinner, and dining at the counter-service restaurants in the evenings. Also, portions can be large, so if you're not super-hungry, sharing meals can help cut costs.

    Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We're happy to help!
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I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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