• On Feb 16, 2018
    Dominick from NJ 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.

    I am renting DVC points for my upcoming stay. I thought I read somewhere that if I buy my park tickets anywhere but Disney I am unable to add the dining package? Thanks

    Hey there, Dominick!

    The Disney Dining Plan may be added by the Disney Vacation Club member at any time prior to 48 hours before check-in at the Disney vacation club resort. There is no theme park ticket component to the dining plan for guests staying on DVC points, so it will not matter if you purchase your tickets through Disney or another authorized location.

    Keep in mind that you will need theme park tickets if you choose to dine at any of the amazing Walt Disney World theme park dining locations. There just isn't a requirement to purchase the tickets in order to buy the dining plan.

    Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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