• 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.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    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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