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  • On Nov 13, 2012
    Margaret from NY 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.

    Hi Moms! Arrive late June and am considering adding a dining plan. Do I have to decide before my 180th day or can I add any ADRs already made to plan at later date? Traveling w/ DH and adult DD and DS. Dining plan seems like an ecomonical way to go

    Hi Margaret!

    Great question! Thanks for choosing to visit the Moms Panel with it!

    Oh, how I love, love, love the Disney Dining Plan!
    If you enjoy dining, and you enjoy saving money, then you just can't go wrong with it! I've done both the Disney Dining Plan and the Deluxe Dining Plan many times each and can't imagine a trip to Walt Disney World without it! It just makes dining so easy and saves us so much money ... while providing so much flexibility in our dining options!

    You do not have to decide whether or not to add the plan prior to your 180 day mark. You'll still be able to log in through your Resort Reservation online, and make your advance dining reservations when your hit your magical date.

    Should you choose to book any reservations that require pre-payment such as Dinner Shows, and you have not yet added the Disney Dining Plan, you'll need to pay for those reservations with your credit card at the time of booking. Then, once and if you do add the Dining Plan, you'd simply call in at (407) WDW-DINE and have a Cast Member adjust those reservations for you, crediting your credit card back and applying your Dining Plan credits towards them. All other Dining Reservations do not require proof of your Dining Plan until you arrive at each location during your trip although some require a credit card guarantee.

    If you have further questions about the Dining Plan itself or would like dining recommendations, please don't hesitate to write me back Margaret! I could talk Disney Dining and the Disney Dining Plan all day long! ;)

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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