• On Jun 4, 2012
    Shannon from VA 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.

    Hi panel! My husband is deployed and we don't have an exact date of our trip in October. I booked our hotel with DVC points and wanted to pay for our DDP. If I do, and we need to change the dates of the vacation- will DDP slide to new dates?

    Hello, Shannon!

    First, please tell your husband that I thank him for his service to our country, and thank you for the sacrifice you and your family are making while your husband is deployed!

    You're sure to have a magical vacation when you are all back together in Walt Disney World! Because you booked your resort using your Disney Vacation Club points, you can easily call Member Services at (800) 800-9800 when you are ready to pay for your Dining Plan. Be sure that you do so at least 48 hours in advance of arrival, though, because you cannot purchase the Dining Plan any later than this. Thus, if your trip suddenly moves up, you'll have to be at least 48 hours away from your new check-in date in order to be able to add the Dining Plan.

    Once you've paid for the plan, should you need to change your resort reservation through DVC Member Services, simply ensure that your Dining Plan payment is moving over to your new reservation. Please note that Member Services has expanded their operating hours so that you can speak with a Cast Member any time between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., seven days a week. You can even add the Dining Plan online, by logging in at, and selecting "Vacation Center" from the box on the right side of the page entitled "My Membership."  Next, click on "Upcoming Vacations."  Click on "Travel Plan Details" which will then take you the specifics of your reservation, including a tab to "Add a Dining Plan." I love this option, since we often can't call Member Services during a busy day.

    Send more questions as you think of them; I'd love to help you plan the best use of your Disney Vacation Club vacation as well as your wonderful Dining Plan!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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