• On Oct 17, 2009
    Melissa from WV 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.

    Going to WDW for the first time in March with our two children (7,8). Trying desparatly to figure out if the dining plan is worth it-not from a monetary stand point but from a "time" stand point-will we have to search for places to eat??

    Hi Melissa - how exciting to be planning your first vacation to Disney World.  Thanks for stopping by the Moms Panel for advice.  If you are thinking about getting the regular dining plan, it will include one table service, one quick service and one snack per person for each night on your reservation.  For the table service meals, it's strongly recommended that you have reservations made.  That way you know where you are going and you are guaranteed seating.  The searching you will do is from the comfort of your home as you review the different restaurants and make reservations (as of 10/27/09, you'll be able to make your reservations 180 days prior to check-in).  As far as the quick service locations - they are everywhere.  Each resort has a location as well as plenty of options in the parks.  Snack options are also plentiful.

    You can find more information on the dining plan here.  When making reservations you can do so online or call 407-WDW-DINE.

    I hope your vacation is truly magical!  Diane  :)

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

I’m Diane from Connecticut. I love to travel  - especially to Walt Disney World! I am married with three children and telework as a product consultant. I believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes, no two are the same. Learn More About Diane

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