• On Feb 17, 2013
    Jaime 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 trip to Disney World for 7 days. We will be getting tickets for 4 days and spend the other time in pool and with family! Now we will be getting the dining plan---is that for the 7 days or just the 4?

    Hi, Jaime!

    You already have a great plan established for your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World, well done!

    When Guests add the Disney Dining Plan onto a resort reservation, they'll get one set of entitlements per person per night of stay (not per day on park tickets.) This means that you'll each have a full set of Dining Plan entitlements for 6 nights if you are staying 6 nights / 7 days or for 7 nights if you are staying 7 nights / 8 days. At check-in, all of your entitlements will be added to your account so that you can access all of them, in any combination, from the moment you check in until midnight the night after you check-out.

    So, if you are on the Disney Dining Plan, which offers Guests one Quick Service, one Table Service and one Snack per person, per night of stay, you can decide how, when and in what combination you'd like to use them. For example, on one of your park days, you might decide to use two Table Service entitlements instead of one; that's fine, because you might want to only use Quick Service entitlements during one of your pool days. I find it best to make a list of the days we'll be in the parks and resort, then make a list of the Table and Quick Service locations we'd like to try and then book accordingly.

    Should you need suggestions on must-see restaurants or ideas for dining during your non-park days, send another question; I've got lots of tips for many delicious QS and TS restaurants located outside of the parks. I love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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