Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 9, 2009
    Dawn 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 visiting in Dec. 09,on a strict budget, and not in a disney resort,can I still pay for a dining plan option at the gate first day? also we plan to be @DW on christmas day, any ideas or pricing for the extra attractions?

    Hi, Dawn!  Unfortunately, unless you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, you cannot purchase the dining plan for your stay.  The dining plan must be added in advance of your arrival, and can only be purchased by Walt Disney World resort guests.  If you are hoping to keep on a meal time budget, I suggest a visit to and then click on the Dining tab.  You'll find a listing of the restaurants and their menus, including pricing.  While this is subject to change, you can get an idea of what meals you might wish to enjoy and how much they will cost.  The list includes things like snack locations and counter service meals as well.

    Once you are in a Walt Disney World theme park, all of the rides, shows, fireworks, and other attractions are included in the price of admission.  The only things I can imagine you might have to pay for on top of the admission ticket are souvenirs, food, drinks, You'll find one area at Disney's Animal Kingdom that has carnival type games, and those are extra as well.

    I hope you enjoy every minute of your Christmas vacation at Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

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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