• On May 18, 2018
    Brent from FL 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.

    We are annual pass holders and are at the parks about every two weeks (it’s ok to be jealous). Can we purchase a Disney Dining Plan when we come to the parks even if we are not staying at any of the resorts?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Brent! If I were a condiment, I’d definitely be jelly! That’s awesome that you’re able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort so often!

    When it comes to the Disney Dining Plan, only guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can purchase these money saving packages. You can, however, start making your dining reservations in advance, 180 days before your planned visit, to be exact. 

    If you are more of a last-minute planner, you will be able to search for day-of dining reservations right from your My Disney Experience app on your smartphone. Just look under “My Plans” and tap “Reserve Dining” to check for available reservation times at any of the Walt Disney World Resort restaurants.

    I’ve always had great luck scoring last-minute reservations at the Biergarten Restaurant at the World Showcase in Epcot and Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. 

    Did you know that you can use your Annual Passholder status to save you some money while dining at your favorite Disney restaurant? There’s a great list of restaurants on-site that offer discounts. It’s just one of the many perks of being a Passholder! 

    Brent, I hope this information is helpful to you! Say hi to Mickey for me!

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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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