Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Feb 13, 2017
    Melissa 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.

    I am trying to understand the Dining Plan. Help! How beneficial is it for our family? How restricted? Advice please. 2 adults, children will be 3 & 2 at time of trip. Thanks!!

    Hi Melissa! 

    The Disney Dining Plan is the best deal! Each guest will receive one Table Service, one Quick Service, two Snacks and a Rapid Refill Mug per night of your stay. The great thing is that you can use the Disney Dining Plan on any of the menu items at participating restaurants. I love the plan because it saves time, money and stress. 

    You can experience character dining meals, such as Crystal Palace or Chef Mickey's. Your kids will love dining with the characters and these all-you-care-to-eat buffets offer something for everyone. 

    You can also enjoy dining at wonderful new restaurants, such as Tiffins in Animal Kingdom. This is a fine dining restaurant, which means it will deduct two credits from your dining plan, but it's completely worth it. 

    You can even use the plan for dining experiences, such as the Fantasmic! Dinner Package.

    There are few restrictions, such as you can not use dining credits for alcoholic beverages or souvenir items (such as popcorn in a character popcorn bucket). Also, unless you have the Deluxe Dining Plan, you can not use the plan for appetizers. Aside from that, the plan is flexible. 

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My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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