• On Apr 11, 2019
    Jerry from PA 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.

    Can I upgrade my dining plan to deluxe half way through our stay?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jerry!

    It's no secret that I absolutely love using the Disney Dining Plan. My family adds it to our vacation package almost every time we travel to Walt Disney World Resort because we love that it saves us money and makes it super easy for us to enjoy all of our favorite meals, and try some new and exciting dining locations as well.

    When you add the Dining Plan to your vacation package, any changes that you want to make to it must be complete at least 24 hours before your arrival. That means that you will not be able to add or upgrade your Disney Dining Plan once you've arrived, and since the entire balance of your Dining Plan credits are allocated to your account when you check in at the beginning of your vacation, it isn't really possible to change them partway through your stay.

    If you are considering the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan, I highly recommend it! We are a major foodie family, and we love being able to order an appetizer, entrée, and dessert at each of our Table-Service meals. This version of the Dining Plan also gives us plenty of Meal credits to combine to use at signature restaurants, which tend to be our favorite dining experiences. My family's current favorite signature restaurant is Jiko - The Cooking Place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, and I don't know if we'd have ever considered trying it without the Dining Plan!

    I hope this answers your question, Jerry, and let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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