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  • On May 25, 2024
    Mark from East midlands Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I purchase a dining plan daily or does it have to be in 'bulk'

    Hi there, Mark, and welcome to planDisney! It sounds like you're planning an exciting vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, and I'm so happy that you've stopped by with this great question today. It's no secret that I love using a dining plan during vacation, so you've come to the right place!

    Mark, I know you're hoping to see if you can purchase a dining plan for only part of your visit. At this time, your dining plan will need to be purchased for the duration of your Disney Resorts Collection hotel stay, so your dining plan would begin on your day of check-in and end at midnight on the day you check out. If you happen to be doing a "split stay," where you stay at two different Disney Resorts Collection hotels, you could opt to add a dining plan to just one of those reservations. Just remember that you'll only be able to use those meals and snacks from the day you check in for that reservation to the day you check out of that particular reservation. 

    So, if you're weighing the options, I am here to help! The Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan is awesome for folks who like to be more flexible with their dining decisions during their vacation. There are so many amazing quick-service restaurants throughout Walt Disney World Resort, so you'll have no trouble using those meals and snacks! My personal favorite is the Disney Dining Plan because I like to have a table service meal each day so that I know I have built-in time to relax around a table full of delicious food with my family. It gives us time to recap our visit and recharge so that we can finish the day strong. Remember that you can make Advance Dining Reservations up to 60 days before your visit!

    Overall, a dining plan helps you to stay in the moment during your vacation because you know you've already taken care of the bill. It gives it more of an all-inclusive feel, and is helpful for planning and budgeting. I also feel like it's a great value for my family! You'll also love having a Resort Refillable Mug throughout your visit to use at your Resort Hotel for everything from coffee to soda to tea. One of my family's favorite bedtime traditions is sipping chamomile tea from our resort refillable mugs while watching the Happily Ever After fireworks show on our Resort Hotel TV.

    To add a dining plan to your reservation, view My Plans within My Disney Experience, and upgrade your vacation package there, or reach out to a friendly Cast Member. If you'd like any recommendations on where to find amazing meals, snacks, and beverages during your vacation, you have a friend in me! Stop back by planDisney anytime with any questions you have as you continue making plans for a magical vacation.

    See you real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Georgia

Hi friends, I’m Jennifer! I live in Georgia with my handsome Prince Charming and our three awesome Mouseketeers. My Disney favorites are food, princesses, holidays, and festivals. I thrive on logistics and details, so I love all of the intricate plans that go into making a perfect Disney vacation. So let’s get started, because tomorrow is just a dream away! Learn More About Jennifer

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