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  • On Aug 18, 2019
    Nancy from zuid-holland Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, I already have reservations for both contemporary resort 3 nights and Disney Dolphin 2 nights (nov. 20-25) can I still use the “free dining” promotion? If Yes, how?

    Hi Nancy,

    Glad you stopped by today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. A late November visit is a perfect way to celebrate the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Mickey does his best to help our wallets with incredible Special Offers, like discounts on Theme Park Tickets or on Disney Resort Hotels. But his best (and my favorite too!) is a free Dining Plan. We all know the Dining Plans are a great way to manage your vacation budget since you can pre-pay for your meals. But when they are free, COUNT ME IN!

    For the Fall of 2019, this offer requires a vacation package with a minimum of 4-Day Tickets with Park Hopper Option and a minimum of a 4-Night stay at select Disney Resort Hotels. Unfortunately, neither Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel nor Walt Disney World Swan Hotel are part of this offer. These two awesome hotels located around Crescent Lake are actually “good neighbor” hotels. They offer some of the great Disney Resort Hotel Guest benefits like Extra Magic Hours and access to Resort Transportation, but not others like Disney’s Magical Express, or the ability to add a Dining Plan to a reservation. 

    Dining Plan entitlements are available from the moment you Check-In until midnight of your Check-Out day. And you should be aware that a split-stay is considered two separate reservations. Even if you have a prior reservation that meets the requirements of the offer, you need to have a vacation planning specialist (which can be reached at (407) 939-1936) or your travel agent, add this offer to your reservation, or make a new one. Your best option would be to extend your reservation at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, but only if there is availability under this offer.

    One last tip: don’t forget to make your FastPass+ selections. Disney Resort Hotels allow you make these up to 60 days in advance of your Check-In and for your entire stay. Some of the good neighbor hotels now let you make your selections 60 days in advance as long as you link your reservation to your My Disney Experience account. Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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