• On Apr 29, 2018
    Lesley from NY 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.

    when purchasing the dining plan, does everyone in the group have to purchase the plan?

    Hi Lesley, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for sending us your question.  I am happy to see that you are considering using the Disney Dining Plan, for my family it is a great way to enjoy some of the fantastic dining options available at Walt Disney World Resort.  

    When adding the Disney Dining Plan, everyone in your party will be added to the Disney Dining Plan.  Unfortunately there isn't a way for the Cast Members to add the Disney Dining Plan to some guests and leave others without.  A few years ago, my mother came with us to Walt Disney World and she did not want to use the Disney Dining Plan, while the rest of us did.  So what I chose to do was to purchase her plan and use the credits for my family, and we enjoyed several Signature Dining Experiences that require two Table-Service Credits.  If you have separate Magic Your Way Vacation Packages with two Resort Hotel Rooms, you would be able to separate guests wanting the Disney Dining Plan in one room, and those who do not in another. This is the only possible way for some guests to enjoy the Disney Dining Plan while others do not.

    I hope you are able to come to an agreement regarding the Disney Dining Plan, Lesley.  Please let us know if you have any other questions, we are always happy to help.  


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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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