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  • On Aug 7, 2023
    Samantha from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning a trip to Disney for my family of four and we were planning on staying at the Drury Plaza Hotel near Disney Springs, can I purchase the dining plan if we stay there?

    Hi Samantha! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question!

    Springtime is a wonderful time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort! Typically, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is underway and welcoming Guests to its outdoor kitchens and festivities. The weather is usually ideal with mild temperatures which makes for touring the parks and Disney Springs much more comfortable.

    I don't come bearing the best news, Samantha. Unfortunately, you will not be able to add the Disney Dining Plan when staying at the Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista. The Disney Dining Plan is reserved only for Guests staying at Disney Resorts hotels. However, I do have some helpful tips when planning your meals for your upcoming stay.

    Once you decide on the dining locations you plan to eat at, take a look at the menu prices to determine your approximate cost at each restaurant. Then, you can purchase Disney Gift Cards ahead of your stay for the amount you plan to spend. When it comes time for payment at each dining location, simply use your gift card for payment. This way you can essentially pre-pay for your meals before your visit, similar to purchasing the Disney Dining Plan.

    I have heard some wonderful things from Guests that have stayed at the Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista located near Disney Springs since its opening. The location is perfect if you plan to spend time at Disney Springs since you can just walk over at any time. You'll have a variety of restaurants to choose from at Disney Springs as well. Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' is one of my favorites and is a must-try if you haven't been there before!

    Samantha, I hope you have a magical time during your visit! Stop back and see us anytime at planDisney!

    See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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