• On Mar 12, 2019
    Leanne from ON 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.

    Can you purchase a dining plan, if you are visiting, but not staying at a Disney resort?

    Hi Leanne, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question.

    I’ll admit it, one of my favourite things to do is eat and there is no shortage of delicious treats and meals at Walt Disney World Resort! The Disney Dining Plan is a delicious way to eat your way through the Theme Parks, but it must be purchased as part of a Disney Resort Hotel Package

    Although you can’t add a Disney Dining Plan to your upcoming vacation, a great way to budget for your meals would be to purchase a Disney Gift Card in US dollars (when you arrive for your vacation) and to use the money on that as your “food budget” for your stay. Don’t forget that meals are often huge in several Disney dining locations so don’t be afraid to share with other people in your party! And don’t forget to make your reservations for all table service restaurants you’d like to visit up to 180 days before your arrival. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming visit. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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