• On Sep 15, 2011
    Dianna from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Found a deal on another site for a disney question is can I buy just the dinner plan? and also will I still get picked up at the airport so I don't have to rent a car? please help thanks! Trying to save a buck for my first trip!

    Hi Dianna,

    These are all great questions especially when trying to stick to a vacation budget.Your first Walt Disney World vacation is sure to be magical and absolutely memorable too!

    The Disney Dining Plan can not be purchased on its own. In order to add on the Dining Plan, guests must book a WDW resort with at least one Magic Your Way ticket for each person in your group.

    As long as you are staying at a Disney-owned resort, Disney's Magical Express service will be available to you. Some hotels at WDW are not owned by Disney and therefore they are not eligible for the complimentary bus service to and from the airport.

    When pricing out the components of your trip, be sure to compare amenities and make sure the rates you are being quoted include tax. Double check if there are other fees involved. Some times resort fees can really add up at non-Disney hotels.

    If you are going to book a WDW hotel via another site, be sure that it's reputable. As long as you add tickets to your vacation, you may be be able to turn the offer into a package and then be eligible for the Disney Dining Plan.

    I highly recommend for cost-saving measures. Let me know if I can help any further!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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