• On Aug 18, 2016
    Kevin from CT Asked

    We are planning a trip in July 2017 and had we were having a meal with 3 friends 1 night, if we have the deluxe dining plan can we use our meal credits for them and then pay out of pocket for a meal later in our trip? Thanks, love the panel!!

    Hi, Kevin!

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You are going to love the value of your Deluxe Disney Dining Plan, as you get to select dining options without worrying over additional costs for absolutely fabulous food.

    Disney Dining Plans are options that guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels may add to their reservations. As such, the entitlements that are added to your account are only for guests on your resort reservation.

    When you begin your Walt Disney World Resort hotel stay, the total number of Disney Dining Plan entitlements will be placed onto your account, enabling you to access them at any time, in any order or quantity until midnight of the day you check out of the resort. Each time you order, the balance of that particular type of entitlement will be printed toward the bottom of your receipt, making entitlement tracking super-easy, too.

    We frequently dine with family and friends who are not staying with us at our resort in Walt Disney World. When that is the case, I simply inform our server which meals are to be applied to our Disney Dining Plan and which will be paid for out of pocket or on the other family's Disney Dining Plan. The method of payment for any remaining items can include charging to your resort room (if you associated a credit card to be able to do so), paying cash or using Disney Gift Cards as well as credit card(s). That remaining payment can be made by anyone in your party, so your options for dining together while only some of you are on a Disney Dining Plan are much greater than you may think.

    Have a wonderful visit, Kevin!

    Send more questions as you think of them, too. We love to help!

    Andrea H
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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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