• On Aug 9, 2009
    Diane from GA 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.

    i am staying on site from Oct. 4th-- Oct. 11th. i have the basic dining plan. does this mean i have seven adr to make?? also with free dining you qualify IF you stay on property? the dolphin and the swan is not considered on the free dining plan?

    Hi, Diane!  Guests staying at the Swan or Dolphin hotels do not qualify for the free dining plan, as they are not eligible for the dining plan at all.  Even though they are not officially Walt Disney World hotels, they are still entitled to extra magic hours.

    Guests staying at a Walt Disney World resort can book rooms with the free dining plan, provided the rooms are available during a period when free dining is being offered as a promotion.

    On the basic dining plan, you get one table service meal per day.  The only exception is if you use two of the table service credits at one of the Walt Disney World signature dining locations - like Cinderella's Royal Table or a dinner show.

    So, you can make one advanced dining reservation for each of the seven nights you have booked - unless you use the extra credits for signature dining!

    I hope that helped! 
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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