• On Jun 12, 2018
    Theresa from NC 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 have 2 reservations at BLT, we added an additional night a couple weeks ago however they could not combine the reservations. Can you tell me if we buy the dining plan, will I have to purchase 2 DP or will they be able combine both reservations?

    Hey, Theresa! 

    Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort is one of our home resorts, and we love the convenience of having the monorail right there to hop over to the other monorail resorts. Plus, being walking distance to the Magic Kingdom is a pretty awesome.

    Not all resort reservations can be combined. If you want the Disney Dining Plan for both parts of your stay, you will have to purchase it separately to link it to each reservation.

    Now what happens? Well, your dining plan credits are per night of your stay, and they become available to use as soon as you check in. They also are valid until midnight on the night you check out. This is where this becomes tricky for you and other guests doing a split stay. First, do online check in for both reservations, and indicate an early morning arrival for the second leg of your stay - I always do 6 AM. In order for your dining plan credits for your second stay to become available, you must use all of your points from your first stay. Redeem all of your snack credits, use any quick or table service credits you have remaining either at dinner the night before or for an early breakfast on transition day. I recommend physically checking out - go down to the front desk, let them know you're checking out, ask them to take a look at your dining plan credits, and make sure there's a smooth transition. Sometimes, the system can take a few hours to update, so be aware of that as well.

    I hope everything goes smoothly!
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