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  • On Feb 17, 2012
    Karen from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Wondering about the Dining plans and what you recommend for Breakfast. We really don't want to have to spend more money at the resort restaurant, is it realistic to bring bowls and spoons and cereal from home and buy milk at the resort and use that each da

    Hi, Karen!

    You're onto something!

    When we're in Walt Disney World on the Disney Dining Plan, we splurge on one character breakfast (maybe) and then save our Quick-Service and Table-Service Entitlements for lunch and dinner.

    For the majority of our breakfasts, we eat in the room.  While your resort gift store will have a small selection of popular items, such as donuts and milk, we also ship a box of goodies to ourselves, using the resort's mailing address.  I'll throw in granola bars, breakfast cookies, a small jar of peanut butter and sometimes even a loaf of bread! The box(es) will be held for you at the front desk, the gift shop or the business center, depending on which resort you'll call home for your vacation.

    Another trick is to use a few of your snack credits for pastries either at a park or at your resort.  There are some really wonderful bakeries on property that carry light breakfast items that count as a snack on your Dining Plan.  Keep in mind that your resort-refillable mug (included on your Dining Plan) can be filled with fountain beverages, a perfect mate for your pastry!

    We also like the option of having breakfast items in the room because some of us tend to get up early and want to eat right away, while others are either still sleeping or not quite ready to leave the room at 8 a.m.  It's a win-win, really!

    Keep in mind that if you schedule your lunch reservation (or grab your Quick-Service lunch) for as early as possible, you'll just be getting hungry after your light breakfast right when it's time for lunch.  Schedule your dinner several hours after your lunch and you're good to go!

    You are going to love the Disney Dining Plan!  It really affords Guests the opportunity to enjoy themselves on a whole other level while wandering the World!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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