• On May 11, 2017
    Lilian from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! I'm a WDW passholder and was wondering...can I get dining plans without a resort reservation?

    Hi, Lilian! 

    Welcome back! Being a Walt Disney World® Resort Annual Passholder is the "ticket" to having non-stop access to the magic all year long! I'm an Annual Passholder as well, so I know how important it is to understand all the benefits that come along with all the pixie-dust. 

    While Annual Passholders are entitled to add a Disney Dining Plan while visiting, you must have a Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel reservation in order to take advantage of having a Disney Dining Plan. Unlike other guests who must have a Magic Your Way Vacation Package to take advantage of a Dining Plan, Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members only requirement is to have a resort hotel room-only reservation. 

    The best part, you are still able to take advantage of the room-only Annual Passholder discounts AND add a dining plan! This perk is really an exceptional value. 

    Did you know in honor of Walt Disney World® Resort's 45th anniversary, Annual Passholders are receiving extra magical benefits? Currently, there is a 20% discount at most dining locations and the merchandise discount was also increased to 20%. This is great news because, on average, a Disney Dining Plan will save guests about 10%-20% on their dining costs. As an Annual Passholder, you can save without a room reservation. All you need your a photo ID and your Passholder Discount Card. To see a current list of Passholder benefits, just select the highlighted link above. 

    I hope this information is helpful, Lilian. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any additional questions you may have. Passholder to Passholder, I am here to help you maximize your magic. 

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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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