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  • On Apr 21, 2020
    Jordan from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If we share a room reservation and dining plan package with another couple, will linking separate credit cards on our magic bands also split our dining credits evenly or is there any way to not spend each other’s credits?

    Greetings Jordan and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am so excited to hEAR that you will Be Our Guest during one of my favorite times of the year – fall brings magical events to the Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a celebration of flavors as you savor delicious cuisines from around the world during EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, and dare join the frightfully fun Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park. Tickets are already on sale for this spooktacular event, so hurry to secure your preferred night.

    In my opinion, one of the best benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel is being able to add a Dining Plan to your vacation package. I find this feature to be especially convenient while visiting with friends, as it allows everyone in the same party to dine together without worrying if a particular restaurant will fit into their budget. You will still have to come to an agreement as to where you would like to use your meal entitlements, and of course you may also choose to eat separately at different restaurants. This flexibility is something I really appreciate while using a dining plan because sometimes my husband and oldest daughter prefer to eat at a different location or different time than me.

    Since you are sharing a room reservation with friends, please note that the specific number of meal options and snacks are determined by the number of nights included in your package stay. For example, if you have a Disney Dining Plan, everyone will receive the following each night of your stay: 1 Quick-Service meal, 1 Table-Service meal, 2 snacks or nonalcoholic beverages, and 1 refillable mug that can be used at self-service beverage islands at quick-service locations at any Disney Resort hotel. However, the total amount of meal and snack entitlements are credited to the room reservation, so it is currently not possible to separately assign them to each specific Guest. The good news is that you can easily track your dining plan credits because the entitlements are electronically linked to the room reservation. There are 3 easy ways to verify your remaining credits:

    1.    They are printed on your dining receipts, so remember to check them.
    2.    Stop by your Disney Resort hotel Concierge or Guest Relations to ask how many credits you have left.
    3.    View credits in the My Disney Experience mobile app – my favorite and easiest way to keep track of entitlements.

    Remember that you can redeem meals and snacks in any order during your stay, until the total number of credits associated with your package has been depleted, so each Guest in your reservation should be aware of the total number of entitlements they have. Plan accordingly and track your meals often so you do not end up using credits that are meant for someone else.

    I hope this helps you while planning, Jordan! Stop by once again real soon as you plan your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Best magical wishes,
    Thiana
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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