• On May 15, 2017
    Gary from PA 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.

    When using the dining plan, are we allowed to share a non-buffet meal at a table service restaurant? there are some places we want to eat at, but don't want a full meal per person.

    Hi Gary!

    My family loves the ease and convenience of the Disney Dining Plan. Over 100 Walt Disney World Resort restaurants participate in the Dining Plan, which makes it super easy to find something to please everyone in your party. It's so nice to know that all of our meals have been taken care of before we arrive, and my husband loves not having to pull out his wallet after every meal!

    When you participate in the Dining Plan, you'll be allotted a certain number of Quick Service, Table Service, and Snack entitlements, per person, for each night of your resort stay (depending on which dining plan you choose). The entitlements are not assigned to individual guests (it's a total per resort room), and can be used any way you choose. You'll be able to use any and all of your meal allotments beginning on the first day of your vacation, and use them completely at your discretion. You're more than welcome to purchase a meal to share with your Table Service entitlements, provided, as you said, that it's not a buffet-style meal.

    You'll be able to keep track of your dining credits in two ways:

    1. Remaining entitlements will be printed on your dining receipts.
    2. You can stop by any Guest Relations window or your Resort Concierge to check your remaining entitlements.

    I hope this helps with your planning! Please let us know if you have further questions before you travel - we're happy to help! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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