• On Jul 16, 2019
    William 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.

    We just purchased the dining plan and had already booked our meals. Will they be linked automatically?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, William!

    The Disney Dining Plan is one of my favorite subjects to talk about because I want everyone to know how convenient it is to use and how much money we save on food when we use it on our Walt Disney World Resort vacations! I'm a planner and I love ticking things off my to-do list, and there is nothing like the peace of mind of having all of that dining I'm looking forward to paid for and taken care of in advance.

    One of the things I love most about the Dining Plan is how easy it is to use. There really isn't any linking involved and you don't need to connect your dining reservations with your Dining Plan credits in most cases. Your credits will be loaded up and ready to use when you arrive, and you will use your Dining Plan credits at the same time you would as if you were paying with cash or a credit card. Instead of using one of those payment methods, you'll just tap your MagicBand when you order at a Quick-Service location or after you finish your meal at a Table-Service restaurant. Not having to prepay with a card or link your Dining Plan credits at the time of booking your meal makes it so that you have the flexibility to modify your plans at your leisure. Now that you've adjusted your vacation package to add the Disney Dining Plan, that's all you'll need to do until you arrive for your vacation! Of course, there are a few exceptions, so if you've already prepaid for a meal at Cinderella's Royal Table or a dinner show like Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, be sure to call Dining Reservations so they can sort it out for you using your newly-purchased Dining Plan.

    Have a magical day, William!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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