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  • On Jan 9, 2024
    Kirsten from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I book a room only reservation through the Disney and purchase my park tickets through a 3rd party (Sam’s Club), can I add a dining plan after or does it all have to purchased through Disney?

    Hi there, Kirsten, and welcome to planDisney!

    I'm happy to hear that you're excited about the return of the Disney dining plan options, the Disney Dining Plan and Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan. Let's get into what you'll need in order to take advantage of these super convenient prepaid options. 

    Room-only Disney Resorts Collection hotel reservations, which my family usually books because we are Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders, and third-party vacation packages and tickets are not eligible for the addition of the Disney dining plans.

    In order to add one of the Disney dining plans, you'll need a Disney vacation package booked through Walt Disney World. It may not be too late to modify your current reservation. You can make changes to your existing room-only reservation by calling a friendly Cast Member using the Disney Resort Hotel Reservations phone number. 

    AN EXTRA GEM: If you choose not to make modifications, many Guests choose to budget their meals, albeit not prepaid, by using Disney Gift Cards. I think that this is an excellent alternative and it definitely helps me track my Disney-specific purchases. Disney Gift Cards can be used almost anywhere on property, and you can use them as a payment method in the My Disney Experience App for your Mobile Checkout and Mobile Ordering needs.

    Kirsten, I know that this may not have been the answer that you were hoping for. But just know that, no matter what, you have an amazing adventure ahead at The Most Magical Place on Earth. If you have any other questions about your upcoming vacation, please revisit us here at planDisney. I'm all ears!

    Magic always, 
    LeAndra
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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