• On May 15, 2018
    Kristi from TX 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.

    Hello- we will be taking our first trip to Disney December 2018. We are booked at Kidani Village. Our dining reservation window opens 6/5/2018. Do we have to have purchased a Disney dining plan prior to make dining reservations? Thanks!

    Hi Kristi, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question. You’ll be staying at my absolute favourite Walt Disney World Resort hotel during your stay this December: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. I absolutely love Kidani’s theming, the spacious rooms and, of course, those friendly animal neighbours!

    You don’t need to have purchased a Disney Dining Plan prior to making your Disney dining reservations once your 180-day reservation window opens. In fact, you don’t even need to purchase one in order to eat in any Disney restaurant! If you do ultimately choose to purchase one, make sure to tell your server when you’re seated that you’d like to use your Disney Dining Plan entitlements to pay for your meal, and you should be good to go. 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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