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  • On Jun 26, 2023
    Steve from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    With the new dining plan, can you purchase that without staying on property?

    Welcome to planDisney, Steve! I'm so glad to be able to answer your question about my favorite attraction at Walt Disney World Resort: the food! The Disney Dining Plan has always been one of my favorite ways to simplify my vacation, so I'm really excited that it will be returning beginning January 9, 2024. I'm happy to chat with you about how it works!

    Steve, to purchase the Disney Dining Plan for your vacation you must book a vacation package that includes admission and a stay at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel. You can book all of these things together, or modify your existing reservation to upgrade to a package that includes a dining plan. Guests who are not staying on-site are not eligible to purchase a Disney Dining Plan. 

    That said, there are so many great reasons to consider staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel! Guests staying on-site have access to complimentary resort transportation, exclusive extra time in the Theme Parks, and the ability to make dining reservations 60 days in advance for the length of your stay, up to 10 days. I love staying inside the "Disney bubble" because it allows me to enter vacation mode and immerse myself in the magic!

    I hope this answers your question, Steve, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation. 

    Jessica
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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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