Friends of mine are heading to Disney in October of 2013. They've already booked their trip. They are coming from England and staying for three weeks. I am coming from the US, and want to stay with them for a week. Here's where the confusion lies: I called Disney and asked them if I could stay with my friends for 1 of the weeks without having to have a dining plan. (I'll explain why later). The person who was helping me said yes, I could stay as their guest for $25/day that I was there and wouldn't have to get a package plan. Great. I relay said information to friends. Fast forward a week. There is some concern because the information they are getting (not sure where from) is saying that this is impossible and that I would have to be on a dining plan because I'm staying with them and it'd have to be three weeks, despite me staying with them for only a week. So I ask a former Cast Member who is a good friend of mine and she basically said the same thing that Disney told me. So I figure I'd take it one step further and see if anyone here has any thoughts or opinions on the matter. Now for why I'm not wanting to get a dining plan ... I had surgery in may for a Gastric Sleeve. So basically my stomach is 1/4 the size it use to be. Therefore I don't eat a lot of food, and I feel the dining plan would be completely useless for me. *shrugs* Any thoughts and opinions are welcome, I am not trying to cheat Disney out of money, I just am trying to be economical here. Thank you!