• On Aug 11, 2019
    Kathy from CT 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 a trip with a five-year-old and a three-year-old and their mom and dad. I have been getting quotes and I wondered if anybody could let me know if the dining plan is worthwhile.

    Hi Kathy,

    Thank you for visiting us today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Glad to help you plan your vacation for next Spring at Walt Disney World Resort.

    My family loves the Dining Plans, which are only available as part of a vacation package. For us, it is a great way not to worry about budgeting for meals or future credit card bills, since we can prepay for them. The Disney Dining Plan is our go-to, which includes one Quick-Service meal, one Table-Service meal, and two Snacks, per person and per night of stay. Plus, each Guest receives a refillable mug good at any of the Resort Hotels beverage refillable stations for soda, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. We typically have a light breakfast taking advantage of Snacks and the Resort Hotel room coffeemaker. Lunch is at any of the Theme Parks, taking advantage of the new mobile-order option of the My Disney Experience mobile app. And we finish the day with a sit-down family dinner, either discovering different world cuisines at Epcot World Showcase, or a fun character dinner, like at Chef Mickey's.

    One last tip: even if you decide not to take advantage of a Dining Plan, make sure you make any dining reservations starting at 180 days before Check-In, in particular for popular options like Cinderella's Royal Table. Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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