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  • On Dec 4, 2023
    Regina from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I use my Hilton vacation points to book a Disney resort, is there a way to add a dining plan and park tickets separately?

    Hi Regina,

    Welcome to planDisney! I'm glad to hear you're thinking about a spring trip to Walt Disney World Resort. It's a great time to visit as EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is usually in full bloom and the parks feel extra magical with a spring breeze in the air.

    I don't have personal experience in booking a resort using Hilton vacation points, but it seems that there are a few Hilton resorts located in the Disney Springs area that fall under the Good Neighbor Hotel umbrella.  You'll have to confirm availability and eligibility for using your points at these properties, but unfortunately, you won't be able to add a dining plan to your resort reservation. I reached out to a Cast Member who confirmed that this option is only available for eligible reservations at Disney Resorts Collection hotels. You'll still be able to dine in the middle of the magic, you'll just have to do so a la carte for each meal. Be sure to make dining reservations 60 days in advance if you have your heart set on a particular dining experience. My family loves booking a character meal on our departure day to keep the magic going (and our bellies full) all the way home.

    When it comes to theme park tickets, you can purchase those now with or without a resort reservation. Simply choose your desired number of days, start date, and whether you'd like to experience 1-park per day or opt for Park Hopper Option tickets. I prefer to spend a full day in each park, but often park hop on shorter visits so I can still experience all 4 parks. Since you'll be visiting after January 9, 2024, you won't have to worry about making theme park reservations when purchasing date-based tickets

    If you need suggestions for park itineraries or dining reservations please don't hesitate to come back and let us know. We're always glad to share our favorites, in hopes they'll create memorable moments for other guests.

    Wishing you a wonderful vacation!
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