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  • On Sep 22, 2008
    Jennifer from IL 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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    We are planning our first trip to Disney. My question is to get the dining plan do you have to book a hotel with it? Or can we just buy park passes with the dining?

    Hi Jennifer.   Yes, the dining plan is purchased as part of an overall Disney vacation package including a Disney resort.   Here is a link to the details on the vacation plans including Dining Plan options.   


    As the Disney site indicates, if you take full advantage of the dining meals provided, this can save you up to 30% on your dining expenses.    As a first time planner, should you choose to proceed with the dining plan I offer you one piece of advice.   Make sure to obtain Advance Dining Reservations for any special meals such as Character Meals well in advance.   I assume you want to use your plan for various table-service meals - so getting locked in early to those that interest you most is key.   Hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Beatrice, Florida

My name is Beatrice and am a mom of two wonderful children - ages 5 and 7.    I live in Florida and am just a short distance from Disney World.   My family and I love everything that Disney has to offer. Learn More About Beatrice

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