Who can purchase a Dining Plan? The Disney Dining Plan (DDP) is available for guests who purchase a Magic Your Way Package which includes the resort reservation, theme park tickets and the dining plan. There are some exceptions to this requirement for Disney Vacation Club points users and Annual Passholders. You must book your reservation through a travel agent or Disney directly. If you book a reservation at a resort through Kayak, Expedia or any other type [...]
What does quick service/counter service mean? A quick service/counter service restaurant is one where you place your order and pay for it at a walk up counter. You choose your own seating and you pick up your meal when you are called. You are responsible for clearing your own table at the end of the meal. Quick service restaurants don't accept or require reservations.
What does table service mean? A table service meal is one where you are seated by a host/hostess and a server brings your meal. All-you-can-eat buffets are also considered table service meals. At a table service meal you pay your server at the end of the meal and the table is cleared for you. It is suggested that you make advanced dining reservations for table service meals.
What is the Disney Dining Plan? The Disney Dining Plan is a pre-paid meal plan where, depending on which plan you purchase, a certain number of points are encoded onto your Magic Band which you can then use to purchase your meals with. When it’s time to pay for your meal, you will show your Magic Band and the server or cashier will scan it. Points will then be deducted from your account rather than you [...]
Can I use my Dining Plan credits at character meals? Yes. With the exception of Cinderella’s Royal Table (CRT), all regularly offered character meals at the Disney parks and resorts are one table-service credit meals. CRT is two table service credits.
Can I buy the dining plan for fewer days than my resort reservation? No. It must be purchased for the exact number of nights as your hotel reservation.
I just checked into my resort and decided I want the dining plan after all. Can I add it on to my reservation? No. You can purchase a dining plan anytime before your check in date, but once you've checked into your resort you can no longer add it.
Can my two children share a dining plan? No. If one person in your party wants the dining plan then it must be booked for everyone in your party.