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  • On May 5, 2024
    Charlaya from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I get discounted park tickets thru work, & i intend to stay on property. I was wondering if there is a way to add a Disney dining plan to my reservation after I link my resort stay and tickets together?

    Hello Charlaya! 

    Welcome to planDisney! One of my favorite things to do is plan a vacation and when it is to Walt Disney World Resort it is even more fun! 

    Having a dining plan is one of my favorite things when visiting Walt Disney World Resort as I just love having everything pre-paid and ready to be enjoyed. However, some of my most recent trips did not qualify for this delicious upgrade. I had purchased my tickets and my Resort Reservation separately and while I did link them all up in My Disney Experience, I still could not add a dining plan. Dining plans are for guests who have purchased a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Vacation Package, are Disney Vacation Club Members or are Annual Passholders staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. As you can see, all of the people who can get a dining plan have purchased certain products directly through Walt Disney World Resort. 

    If you wish to double-check if you can add on a dining plan then see if your reservations can be changed online. There are certain situations where you will have to call Disney Resort Hotel Reservations to see if a Cast Member will have to do their magic to make it happen. However, based on the information you provided your work tickets combined with the Resort stay may not qualify. 

    Don't fret Charlaya! You can simulate that pre-paid feel by purchasing Disney Gift Cards that you set aside to use on your trip! I always try to collect as many gift cards as I can before a big trip as they can be used throughout the Parks and at both dining and merchandise locations. It makes me feel like I have everything handled and ready to be savored. 

    I hope this helps and you have a great time! Let us know if you have any more questions!

    Happy Planning!
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