• On Feb 6, 2019
    Pablo from TX 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 purchased the dining plan but one person on our group doesn’t eat sweets. Are we allowed to swap a dessert for an appetizer?

    Hi Pablo,

    Welcome to back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for your question. The Disney Dining Plan is one of my very favorite add-ons to make my Walt Disney World vacation feel luxurious. It’s so nice to pre-pay for meals and snacks, and then be able to enjoy all kinds of yummy treats without thinking about the budget. I have a visit planned later this year and am already making a list of all the things I can’t wait to taste!

    Pablo, although I have a SERIOUS sweet tooth, my husband is more like your friend – he'll always choose a savory or healthy option over, as Anna and Elsa like to say, "chooooooocolate!" When we're on the Disney Dining Plan, his approach is to politely ask our server if he can substitute something for his dessert. Substitutions are not guaranteed, and are at the discretion of the server and dining location. In our experience, if substitutions are allowed, it's usually a salad or soup in place of the dessert. We've also found that there are usually healthier, lower-sugar options available on the dessert menu, and that fruit is sometimes a possibility.

    While Mickey Pretzels are the classic savory snack, and you'll certainly find lots of great savory snack items around the parks, my pal Kristen has some great advice for finding low-sugar snack options.

    Enjoy your visit this summer, Pablo! There are so many exciting new experiences around the theme parks this year – it’s a fantastic time to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth. For all the latest news – plus great reporting on tasty treats and dining experiences – be sure to follow the Disney Parks Blog.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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