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  • On Nov 5, 2015
    Trisha from WI Asked

    I'm looking at purchasing a Disney Platinum Pass this year, however I'm realizing that I might not be able to take advantage of the many special discounts Walt Disney World offers. If I have an annual pass can I still take advantage of free dining

    Hey Trisha-

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. What’s better than gold? Platinum. The Disney Platinum Pass will allow you one year of unrestricted (No blackout dates) admission to all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks (during normal operating hours). In addition you have the ability to “hop” from park to park on the same day. Other fantastic perks are free theme park parking (a $20/day savings), Disney PhotoPass downloads, special offers for stays at Disney Resort hotels and valuable discounts on dining, merchandise, recreation and tours. That’s something to whistle Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah about!

    Yes you may take advantage of free dining but there is a catch. Anytime free dining is offered at Walt Disney World Resort it is associated with a package to include tickets and hotel stay. Typically, you will need to buy the minimum number of park day tickets to qualify for the package. For example, you want to visit for 8 nights. You would need to book the package and adjust the number of tickets to the minimum to take advantage of the free dining for the length of the stay. The number of park day tickets and hotel nights does not need to coordinate.

    Disney Dad Tip: At Guest Relations outside any theme park and at Disney Springs, you may prioritize your tickets. If you are purchasing day passes due to a free dining package then you may prioritize those tickets after your annual passes and save the tickets from the package for later.

    I hope this information makes your decision easier.

    Trisha, enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found all over the "Most Magical Place on Earth" and have “yEARS” of knowledge! I am so excited to share my pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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