• On Jan 2, 2010
    Sarah from IN 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.

    We are planning a Disney vacation in May. Do we have to purchase a Dining Plan with our hotel and tickets in advance or can we decide to purchase a Dining Plan once we arrive at Disney? We are planning to stay at a Disney hotel.

    Hello Sarah!  Unfortunately, you can not add the dining plan once you arrive at must be added at least 72 hours in advance of your arrival.  In case you didn't know, dining reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance.  You may want to book your reservations as soon as you can and then decide if the dining plan is a cost savings for you. has a cool Disney Dining Plan estimator that might make your decision easier.  You can find it on their site under the Info Central tab under the dining heading.  Diane  :)
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

I’m Diane from Connecticut. I love to travel  - especially to Walt Disney World! I am married with three children and telework as a product consultant. I believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes, no two are the same. Learn More About Diane

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