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  • On Apr 28, 2024
    Danielle from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you tell me where it says when dining plan must be purchased

    Hey Howdy Hey and Welcome to planDisney!

    Today is a very big day, Danielle, because it's the day you arrive in The Most Magical Place on Earth! Since you're already in the middle of the magic, there's no time to waste. Let's get right to your question!

    In perusing the Dining Plans webpage I noticed under the 'How to Get a Dining Plan' heading it directs Guests to either purchase a vacation package or make changes to an existing reservation. It sounds like you were hoping to do the latter upon arrival but were unable to do so, so I reached out to a helpful Cast Member for guidance on your presumed situation. She pointed me to the 2024 Package Terms and Conditions for specific guidelines on modifying vacation packages where under the 'Booking Procedures' and 'Change Fees and Changes to Reservations Made Prior to Guest Arrival' you'll find the specific guidelines regarding booking and payment deadlines for Walt Disney World Resort vacation packages. 

    Although you are unable to add a dining plan to your Walt Disney World Resort vacation package at this time, it doesn't mean you won't be able to enjoy all of the delicious dining Walt Disney World has to offer! In fact, my husband and I prefer traveling without a dining plan as it allows us more flexibility in our schedule and to better enjoy the dining options in a way that best fits our snacking and entree-sharing preferences.

    I hope this was helpful, Danielle, and provided a bit of encouragement as you embark on the beginning of your magical vacation. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to stop back by. I'm always happy to help!

    Thinking Happy Thoughts,
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Meet the Panelist: Lizzie, Georgia

Hi y'all! I'm Lizzie, a happily married teacher, coach, and proud dog mom of three from Georgia. While I loved the magic of Disney as a child, it wasn't until my twenties that pixie dust became a defining characteristic of my personality (and my wardrobe). I can't wait to answer your Walt Disney World Resort vacation questions so that you can embrace your inner 'hakuna matata' as you stroll through The Most Magical Place on Earth with your favorite Mickey-shaped snack in hand.  Learn More About Lizzie

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