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  • On Aug 1, 2020
    Ian from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am Planning a Disney World Trip for my family. I am reserving a Hotel via Under-Cover Tourist. I want to book a Disney Dining Plan, if the Dining Plan is available in the future. Am I able to do that even without booking a Hotel Via The Disney Website?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Ian!

    December is my favorite time of year to visit Walt Disney World Resort.  The weather is generally mild and pleasant.  The parks and resort hotels are decked out in their holiday finest, and holiday treats and goodies abound.  It just seems like there's an extra touch of magic in the air.

    As you mention, Disney Dining Plans are currently unavailable at this time.  

    Previously, Disney Dining Plans could only be added to vacation packages booked directly through Disney or a Disney Authorized Travel Planner.  Guests who booked a Disney Resort Hotel through a third-party travel website were unable to add a Disney Dining Plan in advance of arrival.  However, the resort could add a dining plan at check-in.  This was a separate purchase offered by and paid to the resort and did not affect the original reservation in any way.

    At this time, we do not have any information about when Disney Dining Plans might resume.  Feel free to check back with us closer to your trip next year, and keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for any news or announcements.  Send any additional questions you may have our way -- we are always happy to help.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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