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  • On Apr 14, 2016
    Amber from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I may do a split stay to hopefully get free dinning for the second part, can I buy my park tickets for the whole trip with the free dinning part (the second half) and use them for the first half also?

    Hi Amber,

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. Let's start planning!

    Free Dining. What an awesome offer, especially since you get one of the Disney Dining Plans for free, when you book a qualifying Magic Your Way Vacation Package. My family has taken advantage of it many times in the past.

    In order to book a dining plan, you have to book a package which includes stay at select Disney Resort hotels, and theme park tickets. The Free Dining offers also have additional requirements, for example, last year, it required the Park Hopper Option. Usually what matters most is that you arrive during a qualifying date, then your entire stay gets the offer. We won't know dates, resorts, or requirements until (and if) they become available, hopefully in late spring. So stay tuned at the Special Offers page for more information.

    A split stay has some drawbacks. You could make a split stay, but since adding days to tickets is much cheaper than purchasing two sets, you would want to book a room-only reservation for the first part. You can then pick up the tickets from your second leg (which can include days for the entire time), but only up to three days in advance. Simply visit Guest Relations. Now, I mentioned drawbacks. Since your tickets are tied to the second reservation, you will not be able to make FastPass+ reservations for the first leg.

    Pixie dust your way hoping your dates align with a wonderful offer.

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Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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