Can I? Book my hotel and then r/op

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by hotcarib, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. hotcarib

    hotcarib DIS Veteran

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    Is it possible to book my hotel through aa.com (POFQ) and then add DDP later?
    DH has a bunch of American GC :yay:and they are having a sale on hotel :yay: but not air:sad1:
    I can book the hotel but he doesn't have enough GC to pay for air plus AA air to MCO from PHX is sky high (no pun intended, but it is kinda :laughing:) I don't see a place on their site to add Hoppers and DDP:confused3
    So, I'm going to book air on SWA when that window opens (trip is mid to late Sept.) and then I want to add dining and tickets because we definitely want DDP but.........will I be out of luck?:scared1:
    I know someone here must have an answer:worship:
    so, TIA!!!!
     
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  3. Tricia1972

    Tricia1972 <font color=green>I love late night snacks<br><fon Moderator

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    I am sorry, but you wouldn't be able to add the Disney Dining Plan.

    The Dining Plan can be added to:

    *Package Purchases (Hotel and Tickets purchased through Disney)
    *DVC Reservations

    *Annual Passholder Packages (Hotel and no Ticket Purchase Package)
    (from WDWinfo.com http://www.wdwinfo.com/discounts/discounts-ap.htm#DISNEYDINING)
    If you aren't eligible for a dining plan, you could always load a few gift cards with what the DDP would have cost you and use those at Disney. This way your meals will feel 'prepaid'
     
  4. hotcarib

    hotcarib DIS Veteran

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    So, even if I'm staying on property?
    Rats:sad2:
    ..but, TY!
     
  5. Nadjalu

    Nadjalu DIS Veteran

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    Sorry, no even if you are staying on property.
     
  6. elainesj

    elainesj Mouseketeer

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    I didn;t know that. I thought that was only for free dining.

    So if I booked hotel only for Disney I would not be able to add DDP?
     
  7. 3Minnies1Mickey

    3Minnies1Mickey <font color=magenta>Just wanted to add, this is no

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    You would have to book a package (or turn a room only into a package) by adding park tickets to your reservation. For free dining 2 day tickets are required, for paying OOP for the plan only 1 day tickets are needed. Some room only deals can be made into a package with the DDP (including most pin codes offered by Disney), but other deals cannot (like those given to youth groups).
     
  8. Tricia1972

    Tricia1972 <font color=green>I love late night snacks<br><fon Moderator

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    This is right, but then you wouldn't be able to book the hotel through another source (like aa.com as you said you were booking through)

    You COULD add the plan if you booked through Disney. It would fall under "package purchases" as mentioned in my original reply.
     
  9. gigi1313

    gigi1313 DIS Veteran

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    two things...

    first, i could not figure out why AA/Alcoholics Anonymous would offer Disney travel packages... took me awhile to realize it was American Airlines (is that correct?) :rotfl2::rotfl::rotfl2:

    second, aa.com might offer disney packages including the dining plan... it may not be free but it might be available... i know swa.com offers full disney packages, so aa.com easily could as well...
     
  10. hotcarib

    hotcarib DIS Veteran

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    Uncle!!
    Thanks for all the advice. I guess I'll use his AA GC for airfare and just book my package the usual way.
    I had a sneaking suspicion that's how it would work~again, thanks for all the help!!!
     

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