• On Jan 22, 2018
    Jamie from SC 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 visit twin 7 year old boys. My question is can we purchase a meal plan if we are not staying at a resort. I have family that live close by so we will be staying with them .

    Hi Jamie!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm so happy to help you plan your first trip to Walt Disney World Resort. Disney dining plans are a great way to pay for many of your vacation expenses in advance of your trip. Unfortunately, only Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel can add a dining plan to their reservation. So you will have to pay for each meal during your trip as you go. Our family has vacationed at Walt Disney World Resort both with and without using a dining plan and we have had magical trips either way.

    Be sure to pick up complimentary First Visit buttons from Guest Relations at the front of any of the theme parks so you Cast Members and Guests can make sure you have an incredible time! Please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue your planning. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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