Reader Email: Getting the Dining Plan When You Already Have Tickets.

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This question comes from Reny:  “Is it possible to add a one day ticket to get the free dining plan since I already have my room and tickets?

Reny, thanks for your question.  You can do this. What you’ll have to do is buy a package.  Your room-only reservation can easily be converted into a package if there are rooms available under the free dining promotion. Free dining fills  up pretty fast as there are only a certain number of rooms set aside for this promotion, so it benefits you to do this as soon as possible.  The number of days required for free dining depends on the particular promotion.  The promotion that’s out right now requires a base (no park hopper added) two-day ticket for each person who will be getting free dining on your reservation. The exception of course is children under the age of three. 

Since you already have tickets, you can take your two-day tickets and put them aside. Some people take a Magic Marker and write on them so they won’t be used during their trip.  They’re good indefinitely, so if you’ll be going back, you can always use them at a later time. In fact, since prices go up yearly, you can consider them an investment in your future trips.  Just make sure that they’re not put on your Keys to the Kingdom (room) key when you check in.  Some people have reported having this happen and then accidentally using the ticket.

This works for Annual Passholders as well.  AP holders can take the tickets and apply them to new APs in the future.  You can do so as well if you want to buy an AP at some point.

Good luck.  I hope this helps.

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