Ask a Disney Question: Adding the Dining Plan When You Have an Annual Pass

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Ask a Disney Question: Adding the Dining Plan When You Have an Annual Pass

This question comes from Kristen, who asks:

I’ve tried finding this on the Disney website, with no luck. We’re considering an Annual Pass (either purchasing or through getting married there), and I was wondering how it works with the DDP. I tried playing around the reservations on the website, but I could only get it to come up by booking a package, a 6-night stay with a one-day park ticket. Seeing as you wonderful folks know the ins and outs more than I do, I figured you’d be my best place to ask. Thank you! 🙂

Kristen, thanks your your kind words and for reading the site.  From now until the end of the year, AP holders can add the dining package to their room reservation with no need to buy additional tickets. This is a change from previous years when AP holders had to add tickets (usually one to two days), which they could apply later to their AP renewal.  Simply call your travel agent or  Disney directly and tell them you need to add dining with your AP; it’s not possible to do this online.  You can do this with just an AP voucher, by the way.

These packages are limited so book as soon as possible as only a certain number of AP dining plans are put aside.  Keep in mind that if you’re trying to book free dining you will still need to purchase tickets. Depending on the promotion, Disney will require one to two day tickets. These tickets, as noted above, can later be applied to your AP renewel or given to someone else. They are good indefinitely and as an additional bonus, are worth that day’s value (in other words, the day you actually use them, not when you recevied them), so they’re actually worth more the longer you keep them!

Chris writes here and at Everything  Walt Disney World. She’s also a member of the Mouse Chat Podcast and a travel agent with Pixie Vacations. Email her at ChrisW@pixievacations.com to find out how to get a free $50 Disney gift card in addition to current Disney discounts.

Ask a Disney Question: Adding the Dining Plan When You Have an Annual Pass

Ask a Disney Question: Adding the Dining Plan When You Have an Annual Pass

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