• On Jan 10, 2020
    Tina from TN 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.

    We are planning our first trip to Disney in October. Do you recommend a dining plan? If so, which one? Our daughters are 11 and 12.

    Hi Tina,

    Thanks for dropping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! One of my favorite topics to discuss is food and especially all of the delicious food options available throughout the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts. I plan so much of our Disney vacation around dining at our favorite restaurants, indulging in our favorite snacks, and trying new and exciting menu items. Because of this, the Dining Plan has been such a valuable option for my family when planning our trips. I love that I can budget for most of our dining expenses ahead of time. My children, as will your children, order off of the adult menu, since they are over 9 years of age. Giving them the freedom to choose any menu item covered by the Dining Plan gives our vacation that extra sprinkle of pixie-dust.   

    While I highly recommend the use of a Dining Plan, choosing which Dining Plan is best for your family is a personal choice, one that is based upon the way your family plans to dine while on vacation. My family loves Table Service meals, like some of the great Character Dining options, though we also like to have the ability to have a quick meal as well. The Disney Dining Plan works best for us, because it has 1 Table-Service Meal, 1 Quick-Service Meal, and 2 Snacks per person for every night of the package stay. The Quick Service Dining Plan might better suit a family that wants quick and casual dining options, without the need to make reservations. The Quick Service Dining Plan offers 2 Quick-Service Meals and 2 Snacks per person for every night of the package stay. For guests who want their Walt Disney World vacation to be a culinary experience, the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan may be the perfect option, as it includes 3 meals and 2 snacks per person for every night of the package stay. Whichever Dining Plan you choose, know that you are in for some incredible meals in Walt Disney World! 

    Please drop back by the Disney Parks Moms Panel if we can help answer any more of your questions!
    -Angie C.
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Florida

Hi! I'm Angie, an Air Force wife from The Sunshine State! I am so happy to share my love and passion for travel, Disney vacation planning, and the magic of a Disney Vacation Club Membership. My family and I have been enjoying our Vacation Club Membership since 2012 and have discovered a whole new world by taking incredible Walt Disney World vacations, cruises on Disney Cruise Line, and have even made a trip to Disneyland Paris. I would love to help you experience the most magical vacation possible!  Learn More About Angie

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