Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 4, 2012
    Kathleen from NJ 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.

    In June, I will be joining my sister and her family at WDW; however, I will be arriving one day later. Will this impact the dining plan reservations? Or can she simply include me as a member of her party? Thank you.

    I'm a little confused by the question, Kathleen.  Are you wondering about whether or not you can take part in the dining plan, or are you asking about the actual dining reservations?  Let me try to provide an answer to both, just in case.

    If you are arriving a day after your sister and her family, you can still be included in the dining plan, provided that you are listed as a guest on the vacation package.  The only downside is that your meal entitlements will begin on the day your sister checks in.  Basically, you'll be paying for an extra day.  You can certainly eat up and use those credits, but you can't have a different number of days on the dining plan than the rest of the people in your party.

    As for the reservations, your sister can make those for any number of people.  For the day before you arrive, she should book reservations for her family only.  For the remaining days, she can go ahead and add an extra person to the party.

    If I didn't answer your question, please clarify and ask again.  I'm happy to help!
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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