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  • On Aug 23, 2018
    Lisa from ON Asked

    Is it possible to stay at a Disney resort for say 8 days yet have the Disney dining plan for 6 of those days? Trying to save some money. Thanks.

    Dear Lisa,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about considering the Disney Dining Plan for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    The Disney Dining Plan is connected to your room reservation, so if you purchase the Disney Dining Plan, it must be for the entire length of your stay.

    However, I am also someone who is conscientious about budgeting, and I have found that not purchasing the Disney Dining Plan and making some choices about where to eat or not to eat can really help me to stay in budget! For example, my family of five finds that sometimes three entrees are enough for us for lunch at a Quick-Service location, because portion sizes are larger than you might be used to at home. We also prefer to drink water with our meals, with the occasional soda as a treat, as opposed to a separate drink at each meal. We also don't eat as many desserts as you would get with the Disney Dining Plan, so that helps us too. I do understand that many people really like the idea of the "pre-paid" aspect of the Disney Dining Plan, so if that's you, I completely understand.

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a Disney Parks Moms Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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