• On May 4, 2018
    Christopher from IL 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.

    Do you have to stay at a Disney resort in order to purchase a Disney Dining Plan? In other words, is a plan directly tied to your hotel reservation?

    Hi Christopher!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. The Disney dining plans are a great way to pay for the majority of your dining experiences in advance of your vacation! When purchasing a Disney dining plan, it must be done in conjunction with a Magic Your Way Vacation Package, which will include a Disney Resort hotel room reservation and theme park tickets. Guests will receive one set of dining entitlements per person on their reservation per night of their reservation. Unfortunately, there is no option to add a dining plan for day Guests to Walt Disney World Resort who are not staying in a Disney Resort hotel.

    Even without a dining plan, you will still be able to enjoy the fantastic dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort. In addition to the theme park restaurants, be sure to check out some of amazing restaurants at Disney Springs. Plus, you are free to explore the Disney Resort hotels and enjoy their fantastic restaurants even if you aren't staying there for your vacation!

    Please let us know if you have other questions as you continue planning your trip. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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