Family dining outside
  • On Jan 13, 2020
    Jackie from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do I have to stay at a disney hotel to get the dining plan? I wanted to see about staying offsite and just getting our park tickets and dining plan.

    Hi Jackie!

    One of the great perks of staying right at Walt Disney World is the option for a vacation package that includes your resort room, park tickets and dining. While Disney Dining Plans are available to on-site guests only, there are so many great reasons to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort, that it may be worth considering this option.

    The magic of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation starts even before you arrive in Florida. Once your vacation package is booked, you can select and personalize your MagicBands. These bracelets are your key to everything at Walt Disney World! From your resort room key, to park tickets and FastPass+, to paying for souvenirs - MagicBands will make your stay super easy. To top it off, there are many complimentary options for resort guests.

    Once you arrive at Walt Disney World, guests with resort reservations can forget the rental car and hop right on Disney's Magical Express at Orlando International Airport. These complimentary buses will whisk you away to your Disney Resort. They'll even take care of your luggage for you, if you've tagged it with the special luggage tags. It doesn't get any easier than that!

    And, the convenience doesn't stop there - there are tons of complimentary transportation options around Walt Disney World. You can even experience the new Disney Skyliner and fly through the skies from the parks to resorts.

    I hope you have fun planning your Walt Disney World vacation! Be sure to let us know if we can help with any additional details!

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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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