• On Jun 18, 2019
    Theresa from NY 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 Disney Dining Plan, does everyone at the table need to order when at a Table Service Restaurant? Can my children share from my adult entree?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Theresa!

    There are a lot of reasons why I love using the Disney Dining Plan when I'm on vacation at Walt Disney World Resort, and one of the reasons my family keeps coming back to it is because we love the flexibility it offers. If one of your kids would rather share from your plate instead of order their own meal, that's totally fine. My husband and I are real foodies who love to try everything, so we'll frequently order a bunch of appetizers and then use a Table-Service credit to order an entrée and a dessert to split. There are so many different ways to use the Dining Plan and it really is flexible enough for everyone to easily find a way for it to work for them.

    There are some instances where everyone will need to redeem the required number of Table-Service credits, like if you're eating at a buffet or family-style meal, a Character Dining experience, or a dinner show like Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. If you make a reservation at a restaurant like this, everyone in your party age three and over will need to use Dining Plan credits or pay the listed price for their meal.

    One of the pieces of advice I always like to give when it comes to the Disney Dining Plan is this: those credits are already bought and paid for, so skipping out on meals is not going to save you any money. Take a little time before you leave for your vacation to make sure that you plan out how you're going to use your credits so you make sure that you use every single one of them before you go home. No Dining Plan credit left behind!

    Have a magical day, Theresa!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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