• On Sep 15, 2021
    Kathy from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family are DVC members. For my birthday, I will be staying at Boardwalk Villas. If I purchase my tickets now, will I be able to add a dining plan should it finally become available? I don't want to purchase my tickets until I am certain.

    "Welcome home," Kathy and happy (early) birthday from all of us hEAR at planDisney!

    Whether it's a birthday, anniversary or just a Tuesday, I love celebrating at the Most Magical Place on Earth! Kathy, for many years my family took advantage of the Disney Dining Plan so I appreciate your question. I love the feeling of having our vacation "pre-paid." At this time, we haven't received any additional information as to when the dining plan might return or what options will be available. In the past you WERE able to add on the dining plan later, even after your tickets were purchased. As fellow Disney Vacation Club Members, we often added on the Disney Dining Plan later in our planning with the only caveat being that it needed to be paid in full at the time of add-on. (Please keep in mind that this is just historical information and there may be changes when the dining plan returns.)

    Now, Kathy, purchasing your tickets now or later really will depend on your comfort level. As you are deciding just keep in mind that a (complimentary) Disney Park Pass reservation is still required for each guest to enter the park. You can begin making your Disney Park Pass reservations as soon as your tickets are linked to your My Disney Experience account. I encourage you to keep checking park availability for your dates HERE.

    Kathy, I'll be wishing on a star for you that we hEAR information very soon about the return of the Disney Dining Plan. If you have any additional questions, please come on back to planDisney where we love to talk about food at the Walt Disney World Resort even more than Princess Tiana loves to bake up some beignets!

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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