• On Feb 6, 2020
    Lisa from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I add the dining plan anytime after I book my reservation? We haven't decided if we want it but want to book our rooms while it's still available .

    Hi there, Lisa!

    It is so great to hear from you again.

    Just thinking about Dining at the Walt Disney World Resort makes me hungry. I’m often asked what my favorite places to dine are, and honestly, it is incredibly hard for me to choose as I have too many favorites to count! There are so many dining locations that there is truly something to satisfy every palate.

    When my family travels to Disney, we love participating in the Dining Plans. My favorite plan is the Disney Dining Plan. This plan allows everyone in the party ages three and over to receive one Quick-Service Meal, one Table-Service Meal, and 2 Snacks or Non-Alcoholic Drinks per night of your package stay. You will also receive a refillable drink mug that you can fill at self-service beverage islands at Quick-Service locations at any of the Disney Resort hotels. You now can also choose non-alcoholic specialty beverages, and for Guests 21 years of age and older, beer, wine, and cocktails where available.

    It has been my experience that you can add the Disney Dining Plan to a vacation package up to 48 hours prior to your arrival. You will have to contact the Walt Disney World Resort to make this change to your vacation package. I will say it is easier and less time consuming to add on a dining package at the time of booking.

    Remember, Advanced Dining Reservations are highly recommended. Reservations can be made beginning 180 days before your arrival.

    I hope that you enjoy tasting your way around the world!

    Bon Appetit!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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