[QUOTE=llama;1081926]The dining plan is available to all DVC members and to anyone staying there - whether they have rented points from members or are paying out-of-pocket. If you are renting from a member, the member must arrange the DDP for you. If you are paying, then simply inform the resort that you want the DDP. It must be paid before you check in.
You must buy the dining plan for every person staying at the resort and it must be for your length of stay.
As for the two staying off-site - no, you must be a Disney resort guest to get the DDP.[/QUOTE]
Yeah, what she said…lol
Seriously, I have rented a few times and took advantage of the DDP. You pay in full for it at check in. If it’s not your DVC, have the person who is making the reservation note that you are elecrting to use the DDP. Get a Disney gift card for the exact amount at your local wallgreens or Disney store. That’s what I always did.