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Old 06-27-2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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Does everyone in room need dining plan?

We are planning a trip for four adult. Two of the adult may want to get the dining plan. Is there anyway to have two people in a room get the dining plan and the other two not?
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:01 AM   #2
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We are planning a trip for four adult. Two of the adult may want to get the dining plan. Is there anyway to have two people in a room get the dining plan and the other two not?
Not of which I am aware, but others may know more.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:03 AM   #3
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No. Everyone on the reservation must be on the same dining plan and have the same ticket. The ticket requirement does not apply to DVC or AP reservations.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:55 PM   #4
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We are planning a trip for four adult. Two of the adult may want to get the dining plan. Is there anyway to have two people in a room get the dining plan and the other two not?
As the pp said, everyone in the room must be on the DDP and have the same tickets (unless you are staying on DVC points, are an AP holder or military, in which case no tickets are required).
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:28 AM   #5
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Yes, it is true that if you book a package for 4 people in one room, all 4 of them will need to get the same tickets and the dining plan.

It is possible to add more people to your room at check in. Many people will do this if they have family members joining them for only part of their visit. Just book the package for the two adults that want the dining plan. When you arrive, add the two who do not want the dining plan to your room. You will have to pay the "extra adult" fees for each night for each of the two adults, but you would pay that anyway if you were to have included them in your package. The adults without the dining plan will get room keys that will open the door but will not have dining credits or tickets on them.

The drawback would be that since they are not originally on your reservation, they will not be eligible for the Magic Express from the airport to the resort. And they will need to purchase tickets at some point because they will not be included, either.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #6
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Yes, it is true that if you book a package for 4 people in one room, all 4 of them will need to get the same tickets and the dining plan.

It is possible to add more people to your room at check in. Many people will do this if they have family members joining them for only part of their visit. Just book the package for the two adults that want the dining plan. When you arrive, add the two who do not want the dining plan to your room. You will have to pay the "extra adult" fees for each night for each of the two adults, but you would pay that anyway if you were to have included them in your package. The adults without the dining plan will get room keys that will open the door but will not have dining credits or tickets on them.

The drawback would be that since they are not originally on your reservation, they will not be eligible for the Magic Express from the airport to the resort. And they will need to purchase tickets at some point because they will not be included, either.
I need to understand this a little more. For our upcoming trip we have 6 people going (4 adults and 2 children). We are all sharing one cabin at Fort Wilderness. Three of us(2 adults and 1 child) are AP holders so we do not need tickets and really do not mind paying out of pocket for our dining. However, the cheapest route for the other three in our party was to get free dining. So we all went that way. We just got 2 day tickets as part of our reservation. My plan was to just keep our three 2 day tickets and put the value towards our APs when we upgrade them in May 2014 and then the other three were going to upgrade their 2 day tickets to 6 day tickets at GS. So are you saying we can change our reservation to just 2 adults and 1 child and then add the other 2 adults and 1 child when we check in and the two adults and 1 child added at check in will not have dining plan or tickets?
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:34 PM   #7
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Dining Plan

Everyone has to be on the plan. We took three small children and two teenagers. They did not eat all the snacks and meals and we ended up cashing out the unused items for a ton of extra snacks. It was alright because we headed to the beach after that and had tons of snacks for the kids, but we won't do the dining plan again until everyone is a little bigger.
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Everyone has to be on the plan. We took three small children and two teenagers. They did not eat all the snacks and meals and we ended up cashing out the unused items for a ton of extra snacks. It was alright because we headed to the beach after that and had tons of snacks for the kids, but we won't do the dining plan again until everyone is a little bigger.
Those sure some pricey snacks!!
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