• On Oct 13, 2019
    Melinda from MN 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 on staying at a WDW property but spending a few days at Universal. Are we able to book the dining plan for only part of our stay?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Melinda!

    My family and I are huge fans of the Disney Dining Plan and when we started using it, it really added a whole new dimension to our Walt Disney World Resort vacations. We used to spend all day in the Theme Parks from Extra Magic Hours all the way through to closing time, but when we began using the Dining Plan we discovered the world-class dining that has since become our favorite part of each of our trips. It also doesn't hurt that it saves us money pretty much every time, so I'm glad to see you're thinking about it for your family too!

    At the moment, the only way to add the Dining Plan to your vacation package is to have it for each night of your Resort Hotel stay, so it's not possible to book it for only part of your trip. The good news is that those Dining Plan credits roll over from day to day and you can use them at any time you want, all the way up to midnight on check-out day! In fact, you have access to all of those credits as soon as you check-in so you can use them at your leisure at any point during your vacation. This is a great opportunity to double up some of those Table-Service credits to enjoy a meal at a great signature restaurant, like Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion at Epcot or Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs! This is one of my favorite ways to use my credits, so take a look at some of those menus when you're deciding if the Dining Plan is right for your family.

    I hope this answers your question, Melinda, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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