• On Jun 26, 2017
    Julie from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, my family is planning a trip to Disney World in January 2018. We booked a room at the Swan using credit card points; however to use points we had to book through the credit card company. Are we still able to purchase a meal plan when we buy tickets?

    Hi, Julie! 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thank you so much for sending in your question. We are here to help with all the details! 

    How awesome you were able to book your stay at the Walt Disney World® Swan Resort using credit card points- that is going to be a tremendous savings for your vacation budget. 

    Guests of the Walt Disney World® Swan and the Walt Disney World® Dolphin are ineligible to purchase a Disney Dining Plan as these resorts are not owned or operated by Walt Disney World® Resort. However, there are still quite a few pixie-dusted benefits available to you! 

    Disney benefits available to Swan & Dolphin guests: Select link for more details.
    • Extra Magic Hours
    • Complementary theme park transportation
    • FastPass+ selections 60 days in advance 

    Disney Dining Plans and Disney's Magical Express Bus Service are the only benefits unavailable to Swan & Dolphin guests.

    Another great feature of the Swan, location, location, location! You are right in the middle of the magic in the Epcot Area Resorts. There are five resorts and two theme parks within walking distance! Now that is a magical perk. 

    I hope this helps in your planning, Julie! Please let me know if you have any additional questions, you can reach out to me directly. 


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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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