50s Prime Time Cafe; milkshake; AA; father, daughter, son
  • On Apr 30, 2024
    Paula from NC 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 you purchase a meal plan if you're staying at your timeshare which is a Marriott?

    Hello Paula!

    Welcome to planDisney! We're delighted you've chosen to be our guest as you prepare for your magical vacation. Let's talk about one of my favorite topics - Disney dining!

    Dining plans are exclusively available to Guests booking a vacation package at a hotel part of the Disney Resorts Collection. Unfortunately, you cannot add a dining plan to your Marriott stay. I understand wanting to take advantage of your time share, so I'm happy to provide some tips for enjoying your trip without a dining plan.

    My family and I are Disney Vacation Club Members and often prepare several meals each day in our "home away from home" accommodations. We do this to save money and time in the theme parks, so adding a dining plan to our getaway rarely makes sense. Instead, we plan some special meals and take advantage of Disney Visa Card or Annual Passholder discounts. Because the pre-payment feature of the dining plans is attractive, we do our version of this by accumulating Disney Gift Cards or Disney Rewards Dollars in the months leading up to a vacation.

    If you're looking for restaurants that offer good value when paying out of pocket rather than with a dining plan, a few of my favorites in each theme park are Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom Park, Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in EPCOT, 50's Prime Café in Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Yak & Yeti™ Restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. All of these serve excellent food for a great price. In Disney Springs, I like Raglan Road™ Irish Pub & Restaurant.

    I hope this is helpful and that you have the best time on your upcoming adventure. If there's anything else we at planDisney can do to make your enchanting escape even better, don't hesitate to reach out again. Thanks for visiting us, and have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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