Teens enjoying a Dole Whip
  • On Jun 1, 2023
    Tiffany from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If planning for summer 2024, do I need to wait until Jan 9 to include a dining plan or can I reserve the resort and ticket now and buy the dining plan separately after 9 Jan?

    Hello, Tiffany,

    Thank you for sending your question to planDisney. It's wonderful to read that you are planning a Walt Disney World vacation for the summer of 2024. You are off to a great start by beginning to plan your vacation now.

    When you begin to build your Disney Resort Hotel Package, you will have the option to purchase the Disney Dining Plan now since you are visiting after January 9, 2024. As you start selecting your resort and theme park tickets, you will be prompted with the option to purchase the Disney Dining Plan. If you'd like assistance with this, you can call Disney Resort Hotel Reservations and a Cast Member can help you. 

    Meanwhile, you can continue dreaming about your trip!  You may want to begin looking through all of the Attractions and Entertainment you'll be able to enjoy and start making your list of must-dos. You can also explore all of the dining options available with all of the many restaurants. I like how I can see the menus for each of the restaurants as well as if they are included in the Disney Dining Plan. For me, looking over all of the attractions and menus is a great way to spend part of my day Disney Daydreaming!

    If you have any further questions, please let us know.  Wishing you a pixie-dusted day!
thumbnail image for Kara

Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Tips For Selecting Your Next Disney Resort | planDisney Podcast - Episode 5

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.