Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jan 19, 2014
    Sharon 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.

    In order to purchase a Dining Plan ,does one need to have room reservations and have purchased at least a one day Basic Park Pass? When are the usual dates for the free dining pass? Thank you. For your help.

    Hi Sharon! Once you book your stay at a Walt Disney World resort, you will be eligible to add the Disney Dining Plan that best suits your needs. What you're asking about is called a simple reservation for the Walt Disney Resort you plan to visit. You will need to put a deposit down equivalent to 1 night's stay at the resort when you book, but it's easy to add Disney theme park tickets and other extras closer to the time of your arrival. Once your initial reservation is booked, it can only be altered by a Disney Cast Member by calling (407) 939- 5277.

    If you would like to add the Disney Dining Plan to your reservation it must be done a minimum of 72 hours or 3 full days before your expected arrival - it cannot be added once you arrive at the resort.

    Many people want to know about the Free Disney Dining Plan - it's an incredible promotion that's been offered in the past. Unfortunately no one knows if or when that promotion will return and the terms and conditions are always subject to change.

    If you have any other questions to help plan your magical trip to Walt Disney World don't hesitate to ask, we love questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Juliette, Georgia

I'm a high-spirited Mom of 4. You say "vacation" and I'll tell you why for our family of 6, there's no better way than the Disney way! Since becoming Disney Vacation Club members, our dreams of travel quickly turn into magical memories again and again...I'm a real world example of the endless vacation possibilities available with the magic of Disney Parks and Disney Vacation Club. Learn More About Juliette

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