Family dining; father and daughter; dinner
  • On Jan 20, 2024
    James from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    With the dining plan returning, are we able to get that even though we aren’t staying in a Disney resort?

    Hi James, and welcome to planDisney!

    Three cheers for the return of the dining plans at Walt Disney World Resort. Hip, hip, hooray! The Disney dining plans make vacationing so much easier. Imagine simply Mobile Ordering a snack in the My Disney Experience App and not having to worry about the cost because you have prepaid items. My family and friends love the convenience! 

    To use one of the Disney dining plans (the Disney Dining Plan or Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan), you’ll need a Disney Vacation Package booked through Walt Disney World Resort. Having a Disney Vacation Package requires you to stay at one of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels. So, you won’t be able to add a dining plan option to your visit if you’re staying off property. 

    If it’s not too late for you to cancel your current reservation, I highly recommend calling a friendly Cast Member at the Disney Resort Hotel Reservations hotline to book a Disney Vacation Package and an additional dining plan. 

    AN EXTRA GEM: I usually stay off property because I’m a local to The Most Magical Place on Earth, so I love using Disney Gift Cards to keep track of my spending. These handy dandy cards can be managed and combined on the Disney Gift Card website. You can use them just about anywhere Disney-owned on Resort property—and on

    Please revisit us here at planDisney if you have any other questions about your vacation, James. Any one of us is more than happy to help. See you real soon! 

    Magic always, 
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