• On May 10, 2017
    Jessica from AZ 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 are traveling to WDW 12/2017 and staying at a non Disney resort, we already have Magic Bands. Is there an option to purchase 2017 Dining Plans without booking a Disney Resort hotel stay, being a Disney Vacation club member or Annual Pass holder?

    Hi Jessica,

    Thank you so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. We on the panel love helping guests to plan magical vacations!

    You must have a reservation at a Walt Disney World Disney Vacation Club resort or Walt Disney World resort hotel in order to purchase a Disney Dining Plan. However, since you are both a Disney Vacation Club members and an Annual Passholder, there are some other options for you for your dining at Walt Disney World.

    There are typically many discounts offered to Disney Vacation Club members on dining at Walt Disney World. Be sure to check out the link I provided for current dining discounts. Likewise, there are many dining discounts offered to Annual Passholders. Again, check out the link I provided for specific current discounts. Please be aware that discounts offered to Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders are subject to change. If you arrive at a dining location and ask which discount they have, your server should be able to let you know the current discount.

    Also, as a Disney Vacation Club member or an Annual Passholder, you can purchase Tables in Wonderland. I often opt for this option as is gives a 20% discount on food and beverage at many Walt Disney World locations. Because my family tends to only eat out one meal each day when we are at Walt Disney World, and then eat the rest of our meals in our villa, this option works well for us.

    I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you, Jessica! Please do let us know if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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