There is a work around
by sb (2021-11-29 13:24:59)

In reply to: It is strange. I'm not going to disagree with you on that.  posted by Tex Francisco

Hotel and dining reservations are not linked. You can make a reservation at one of the disney resorts, make your dining reservations, and then cancel the resort. Your dining reservations are separate and will not be canceled. I've done this before when staying off site.