• On Jun 23, 2019
    Jeffrey from WI 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.

    Lets say that your going to be at Disney for a week and your room can accommodate 5 but only 4 will be there the whole week and 1 can only arrive for the last three nights. How do you make arrangements for this 5th person with your room passes dinning plan

    Hi, Jeffrey!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation where various people in your travel party are arriving on different dates can seem a bit tricky, but I would be happy to help you sort everything out. 

    When you book a vacation package which includes your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room, your theme park tickets, and a Disney Dining Plan, every guest included in that reservation will receive the same theme park tickets and Disney Dining Plan.  Therefore, the person who is arriving later in the week would have unused theme park tickets and dining entitlements.  The member of your party who is arriving late could book their own separate vacation package in a different room.  If that is not an option for you, I would recommend making a room-only reservation.

    After making a room-only reservation, you can buy your theme park tickets separately.  Making this purchase separately will allow you to select the appropriate number of tickets for each person in your travel party.  However, if you wish to use a Disney Dining Plan, you must purchase it for the same number of days for everyone on your resort hotel reservation.  Basically, you will either have some extra dining entitlements, or you may need to forgo using a Disney Dining Plan on this particular trip.  If you need further assistance with sorting this all out, please feel free to call the Help Center phone number for Disney Resort Hotel Reservations.  

    Wishing you a Walt Disney World Resort vacation full of magical memories!

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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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