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  • On Jan 12, 2019
    Ahley from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If I use an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, am I able to add a dining plan to my account? I would be staying on site so technically I can still get a dining plan can't I?

    Hey, there Ashley and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am so glad you are getting your magic carpet ready for a journey to the place "where dreams come true."

    Mickey and the gang not only have in house vacation planners but they also have special Authorized Disney Vacation Planners to help get their friends down to the "Most Magical Place on Earth."

    When you use an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner they become your liaison to Disney. All decisions regarding your Disney Resort Hotel Package need to go through your vacation planner. Dining reservations and FastPass+ reservations can be personally or managed by the planner.

    The answer to your question is "yes, if" and you will need to contact your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner to find out. Yes, if you booked a Disney Resort Hotel Package (Basic Package) and not a "room only reservation" then you will be able to add a Dining Plan. The package gives you more flexibility to include add-ons like Memory Maker, Dining Plan, and Base Tickets. There are several differences between a Disney Resort Hotel Package and "room only reservation" including the deposit amount and cancelation/change date penalties. If you have booked a "room only reservation" you may need to re-book a Disney Resort Hotel Package to include the Dining Plan.

    Disney Dad Tip: make sure to look over the menus located on the Walt Disney World Resort Dining area. You can maximize your meal plan allocations if you know ahead where to dine and what to order.

    Bon appetit!

    Ashley, enjoy making many delicious and Magical Memories!

    ~Jason
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found on both coasts at the "Happiest Place on Earth" and "Most Magical Place on Earth."  I am so excited to share my "yEARS" of pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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