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  • On Mar 30, 2019
    Eric from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I know you can purchase the dining plan if you exchange through RCI, but are you eligible for the free dining if it's offered and you still purchase your tickets through Disney? Thank you

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It sounds like you are either the lucky recipient of exchange through RCI or a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member. Either way, Welcome Home!

    I love the flexibility that Disney Vacation Club membership provides, and one of it’s best “global” options is RCI. This fantastic program allows you to vacation at superb Resorts across the world AND at Disney properties. From time to time, RCI will run a special where you can reserve a room and ticket package and then dine free, but I did a quick sEARch, and there are currently no dining specials. Keep on checking the RCI website though; you never know when magical dining might appear!

    In the meantime, take advantage of being a Walt Disney World Resort Guest! You can make dining reservations up to 180 days before your stay, and I suggest my favorite restaurant on property Sanaa - the Butter Chicken is delicious, and the animals are fantastic! You can also use FastPass+ to book your place in line at your favorite attractions 60 days before your stay. Download the My Disney Experience app, link your reservation and tickets, and you will have everything at your fingertips!

    Eric, if you are a Disney Vacation Club Member, feel free to contact Member Services with any additional questions. If you are an RCI member, give them a shout! Hope this answered your question, please come back with any more!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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