• On Aug 10, 2019
    Debra from MI 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 trip in April 2020. Staying at ft wilderness & getting tickets through shades of green. Can we add meal plan still? Do we have to add it for all nights or cm we just do a few?

    Hi Debra!

    I'm so excited to hear that you are getting ready for a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation and I'm happy to help you with this question! There are so many exciting new things headed to the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs that you will be able to enjoy during your vacation. Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog as you continue planning for the latest news and announcements about all of the magic you will be able to experience.

    The Disney dining plans are a great addition to a Walt Disney World Resort vacation because it's so nice to pay for the majority of your dining expenses in advance. That way, you can enjoy the incredible dining experiences throughout Walt Disney World Resort without having to worry about the cost of each meal. Dining plans are always booked as part of a vacation package and unfortunately, unless you are an Annual Passholder, that vacation package must include a hotel reservation and theme park tickets to add a dining plan. When you add a dining plan, you will get a set of dining entitlements, based on the dining plan you choose, for each person on your hotel reservation for each night of your reservation that you can use flexibly throughout your trip. Unfortunately, there is no way to add a dining plan for only a portion of your trip.

    If you are still interested in paying for many of your dining experiences in advance and a dining plan won't work for you, you should consider picking up Disney Gift Cards and using them for meals during your vacation. I use Disney Gift Cards for almost all of my trips and it's a nice way to keep track of my vacation budget.

    Keep in mind that you can begin making your dining reservations 180 days in advance of your trip. I recommend that you make your dining reservations as soon as possible because availability is limited.

    T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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