• On May 22, 2019
    Michelle from NY 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.

    Hello, Do you need to book a room & ticket package to get the dining plan? This will be our first stay since becoming annual pass holders.

    Bon appetit, Michelle! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and welcome to the Disney Annual Passholder family! I'm so glad you stopped by today with your question about the Disney Dining Plan for your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let's dig in!

    The Disney Dining Plan is such a convenient way to plan and pay for all the fabulous food you'll be enjoying at Walt Disney World. From signature dining to a quick snack, the Disney Dining Plan has you covered.

    Typically, Guests purchase the Disney Dining Plan as part of a vacation package that includes a Disney Resort hotel stay and Theme Park tickets. But Annual Passholders may reserve what Disney calls a "ticketless package" with a room-only reservation and dining plan. My understanding is that a ticketless package can only be booked by calling the Disney reservations number, where a helpful Cast Member should be able to build a vacation package that fits your family's needs, including a Disney Dining Plan. Then when you get a rumbly in your tumbly in the middle of a busyTheme Park day, just a scan of your MagicBand can have you dipping a spoon into a yummy Dole Whip before you can say "oh bother!"

    Michelle, if you're planning to visit Walt Disney World multiple times with your Annual Passes, you might want to consider a Tables in Wonderland membership. After an initial fee, you'll get a discount on meals at many Walt Disney World restaurants, and you only need one membership for your whole family (up to 10 people). I'd crunch some numbers and see which option might work best for you.

    I hope this helps you plan some scrumptious dining experiences at Walt Disney World, Michelle! Please come see us again if you have any more questions. We love to help!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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