AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Jul 13, 2012
    Edward from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Jackie, Why can one not buy a Dining Plan by itself, without a "Vacation Package"? I'm told that you have to buy a one-day base ticket to get the Dining Plan, even if you already have a 4-Day Pass. Thanks, 55 days til WDW!

    Hi Edward!

         Wow - you have discovered one of the MOST frustrating aspects of the Dining Plan!  It is designed to be a "reward" or benefit to those guests who have purchased a Walt Disney World Travel Plan.  In that respect, I think it is wonderful and a great incentive for folks to purchase all aspects of their vacation through the WDW Travel Company.  On the other hand, it seems really unfair to FL residents and Annual Passholders who visit the parks frequently, but who don't need to purchase a package deal.  Unfortunately, that's the way the Mickey shaped cookie crumbles!

         It is always worth it to crunch the numbers and see if purchasing a one day base ticket to get the FREE dining is a good deal.   Have a great weekend!

    Much pixie dust,

    Jackie S.
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Louisiana

Yes, I'm the one behind you in the grocery store checkout line. You know, the one that lets you know why you simply HAVE to stay on property and laughs when you say that you are going to visit Disney World AND Epcot... Yes, that crazy lady is me! Learn More About Jackie

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