• On Jun 24, 2018
    Heather from MA 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.

    I am planning a vacation to Disney world with my family, my brother is also going but will be on a separate plan than us is going the same time as us, would we be able to get dinner reservations together even if he are on different dining plans?

    Hi Heather,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love that you are planning a family vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! 

    Good news - even if you are on different dining plans, you can make advanced dining reservations together! I just suggest that you check the number of dining entitlements required at each restaurant so that you know what your dining plans will cover. The Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, for example, includes only quick-service meal entitlements so if you are eating at a table-service restaurant, you would not have any table-service meal entitlements on your dining plan to cover the cost of your meal. 

    Heather, to check the number of meal entitlements a restaurant requires, simply go to the restaurant's web page, click on the link that says "Some Dining Plans Accepted." Once you click on that link, a pop-up menu should appear that indicates how many and what type of meal entitlements are required at that restaurant. Pay careful attention because signature restaurants typically require two table-service entitlements per person 3-years old and over on the dining plan. Since I am always the vacation planner in my family, I make sure that everyone is connected through My Family & Friends List in My Disney Experience and then I make all of our dining reservations. After I make those reservations, I create a chart of our planned dining experiences and, on that chart, I indicate how many meal entitlements we will use at each meal. Creating this chart helps me to ensure that we will not run out of meal entitlements before the end of the trip!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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