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  • On Aug 3, 2015
    Julie from TX Asked

    We are coming for our 1st DVC vacation in March and can make dining reservations starting in September. We were wanting to wait until the end of October to buy our dining plan. Can we make reservations and add the dining plan later?

    Hi Julie!

    Congratulations on becoming Disney Vacation Club Members! You are about to embark an exciting adventure of magical family vacations. We have been Members since 2009, and my only regret is that we didn’t become Members sooner!

    I always find that Disney does their best to make things as convenient as possible for Members and Guests. You’ll be happy to know that you can absolutely add the Disney Dining Plan after you have made your Advance Dining Reservations. You should go ahead and make any desired Advance Dining Reservations 180 days prior to your resort check-in date.Then simply call Member Services, or use the DVC Member Website when you are ready to add the Disney Dining Plan to your stay. You must have the Disney Dining Plan added no later than 48 hours prior to check-in.

    Just a little tip, as a Disney Vacation Club Member, I often have difficulty making online Advance Dining Reservations right when the window opens, which is 6 a.m. I have always had to call once the dining line opens at 7 a.m., so be prepared for this possibility.

    Come back and let us know what other questions you may have about planning your trip, or how to use your Membership. We are here to help!  Happy planning, and “Welcome Home!”

    Wishing you Membership Magic!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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