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  • On Feb 26, 2019
    Brett from VA Asked

    Can I buy pre-paid meals without staying at a Disney hotel? If so can I buy them without snacks and how much does the refillable cups cost

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

    There is so much to love about the Disney Dining Plan. When my husband and I go to Walt Disney World Resort, we're really there as much for the food as we are for the attractions, so anything that makes it easy to try new snacks and stay within our budget is a win for us! The ability to add the Disney Dining Plan to your vacation package is an exclusive benefit for guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, so if you want to use the Dining Plan, you need to be staying at a Resort Hotel. That being said, there's a Resort Hotel to fit pretty much any budget, so take a look and see if any of them are right for you and your family. Since we're talking Dining Plan, all of them come with two Snack credits per person, per day, and while they can't be separated out from the plan, they can be used whenever you want over the length of your stay, so there's a lot of flexibility in when and how you can redeem them. We like to save up our credits to spend a day at Epcot trying a Snack from each of the 11 pavilions around World Showcase! 

    One of my favorite parts of the Disney Dining Plan is the refillable mug, and while it does come included with the Dining Plan, I'm pleased to say that you are able to purchase them on your own if you'd like. They're available at the Quick-Service dining locations at the Resort Hotels and can be used there to get refills of your drinks from self-serve stations. 

    I hope this answers your questions, Brett, and let us know if you need any more help planning your magical vacation!

    Jessica
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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-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 instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms 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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