Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On May 26, 2015
    Fayneshia from VA 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 be staying at a DW resort in order to purchase the dining plan? or can you purchase a dining plan and not staying at one of the DW locations?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Fayneshia! 

    My family loves the Disney Dining Plan! It's a great way to save on your food costs and enjoy some fantastic Disney dining locations while vacationing at Walt Disney World® Resort. To take advantage of the Disney Dining Plan guests must met two criteria: 

    1. Be a guest at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel - the dining plan is directly tied to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel reservation and will include dining credits for each member of your party for your length of stay at that resort.

    2. Guests must add at least a one-day theme park ticket to their reservation. While you do not need theme park tickets for every day, you must purchase at least a one-day ticket when you book to add the dining plan to your reservation. 

    I hope this helps answer your question, Fayneshia. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any additional questions you may have. 

    Faith D. 
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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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