Aug 242016
 

When not using the Disney Dining Plan, eating can be expensive.  We always pack a small hard exterior carry on luggage with snacks and non-perishable breakfast items.  This way, you save money on food and have extra room to bring back special purchases!! (Submitted by Nathalie J.)

 

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Episode 1056 – What’s Included – Disney Cruise Line Entertainment

We needed to relax today and head out to sea!  Mike, Pam and Rikki discuss those things that are included in your Disney Cruise Line fare that really make the experience incredible!  From desk parties to trivia to first-run movies, we talk about our favorites!

The Be Our Guest Podcast is hosted by Disney lover Mike and co-hosted by fellow Disney aficionados Pam and Rikki. The show covers everything from listener experiences to questions about how to make the most of your dream trip to the world! We hope you will join us each week as we share our love of all things Disney and hope you will share yours as well.

The BOGP family has members from all over the world and we hope you will join us!

Listen to us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Be Our Guest Podcast!

May 042016
 

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

Q. I am doing a split stay where I am staying on-site for part of my vacation and part off-site. Does the Disney dining plan work when you are staying off property? Is it tied to your ticket or your room reservation? (Submitted by Diana.)

A. Hi Diana,

We know that Disney Dining is very important and currently on everyone’s mind with the recent Free Dining promotion that was released.

I do have to tell you though that the Disney dining plan does not have anything to do with your ticket medium. Instead, it is a one-to-one association with the number of nights you are staying at the hotel. Also, it expires at midnight on the night that you check out of your hotel.

So, unfortunately, you will only have the Disney Dining Plan available to use during the on-site portion of your stay.

My tip though: Make sure to spend all of your credits, that includes snack credits. What’s great is that with most snacks, you can eat those after your stay on-property is over! So if you have leftovers on your last day, make sure to hit up a snack shop and load up!

We hope you have a magical vacation!

Apr 062016
 

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

Q. Does each person on the dining plan have to use their own credits, or can you mix-n-match them among your family and distribute the credits whatever way you like? e.g. in a family of 4 Disney “adults” comprised of 2 foodie parents and 2 picky teenagers… Could the parents use all the Table Service credits and the teens use all the Counter Service credits? Thanks for your expert advice! (Submitted by Tarryn)

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Mar 232016
 

If you wind up going to Walt Disney World and you are on the Disney Dining Plan, try using your snack credits for breakfast.  We used ours for fruit and yogurt parfaits, danishes, and fruit.  It’s a great way to get the most bang for your buck! (Submitted by Kristina V.)

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BOGP Logo 300x300x72Each issue we will feature a snippet of what you could learn by listening to the Be Our Guest Podcast. Be sure to check back each issue for more fun.

Episode 990 – Pam’s Disney Magic & 3 Resort Flower & Garden Getaway

Pam talks about her recent cruise last week on the Disney Magic with her parents!  We hear about great new meals at Palo as well as the main dining rooms.  Also, hear about her stateroom, onboard entertainment, and specialty programming!  She also gives some information about her favorites from the Flower & Garden Festival as well as stays at Disney’s All-Star Music, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, and Disney’s Old Key West Resort!

The Be Our Guest Podcast is hosted by Disney lover Mike and co-hosted by fellow Disney aficionados Pam and Rikki. The show covers everything from listener experiences to questions about how to make the most of your dream trip to the world! We hope you will join us each week as we share our love of all things Disney and we hope you will share yours as well. The BOGP family has members from all over the world and we hope you will join us!

Listen to us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Be Our Guest Podcast!

Aug 212013
 

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

Q.  We are using the dining plan for the first time and I wondered if certain entrees are excluded from the plan at the signature restaurants or can we order from the entire menu at the participating restaurants. I enjoy reading all the info and answers to Disney dilemmas.  (Submitted by JM)

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Nov 282012
 

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

 

Q.  I am going to be staying at the Beach Club villas (because of traveling with a family of 7).  We are looking at dining plans.  I thought about going with the basic Disney dining plan but am worried there will not be enough counter service available.  Any suggestions?  The other possibility would be to go with the Disney deluxe dining plan but that seems like it might be way too much food. (Submitted by Jessica M.)

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