• On Jun 4, 2017
    John from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If i trade my timeshare for one of the walt Disney world resorts that are part of rci can i still get a dining plan and book other things through my disney experience?

    Hi John, 

    I am happy to confirm that when you complete a timeshare exchange through RCI to book a reservation at one of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts at Walt Disney World Resort, you are most definitely able to purchase the Disney Dining Plan. There are three different plans to choose from, one of which should appeal to your travel party. Bear in mind that the Dining Plan must be purchased for each guest on the reservation for the entire duration of your stay. 

    To add the Disney Dining Plan to your reservation, please call Disney Vacation Club Member Services at (800) 800-9800 at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled check-in date. You will want to have your Disney reservation number handy when you call, or if you do not have one, your RCI confirmation number. Typically it can take about a week or so for your reservation details to be transferred from RCI to Disney. Member Services should be able to then look up your Disney reservation number and can provide it to you during the call.

    John, once you have your Disney reservation number, you will then be able to link your Resort reservation to your My Disney Experience account. This will then allow you to start making dining reservations 180 days before your check-in date, as well as your FastPass+ selections, which can be made starting 60 days prior to day of check-in.

    I hope this information is helpful as you continue planning your trip. Should you have any other questions, please let us know. We are here to help!

    Wishing you a Magical upcoming Disney vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Trish, Nova Scotia

Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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