• On Jan 21, 2018
    Enrique from FL 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 have, for the second consecutive year, the Florida resident Annual Pass and we would like to add dinning plans, but it's look like if we don't book in any of Disney resort Hotels we can not do that...

    Hey Enrique!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thank you for sending us your fantastic question about Disney Dining Plans for Walt Disney World Resort annual passholders!

    Enrique, I am a fellow annual passholder and Florida Resident. I have wanted to add the Disney Dining Plan to my past vacations, but ultimately did not. In the past, Disney Dining Plans were exclusive to Guests with Magic Your Way Vacation Packages. This was changed, and annual passholders can now have Disney Dining Plans as well, but the only way of securing a Disney Dining Plan is by staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

    If you don’t want to stay a Disney Resort hotel, you may actually find that your annual passholder dining discounts may provide a better value for your family. For my family, it is more cost efficient to pay our meals at the time of dining, and add our annual passholder dining discounts to the final bill. Paying for meals in advance of your vacation is an a huge perk of the Disney Dining Plan, but you may save more money by applying your annual passholder dining discount to your meals instead. I suggest you price it out for your family and see what is the better deal.

    Enrique, here is a full list of dining, events, recreation and merchandise benefits and discounts that you are eligible for as an annual passholder. As a Florida Resident, you are eligible for additional benefits!

    If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel again. We are all EARS!

    With a Sprinkling of Pixie Dust,

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Meet the Panelist: Priscila, Florida

Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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