• On Oct 22, 2019
    Chelsea Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We arrive for our Disneymoon 12/1. Friends told us by skipping online check in, they got a little pixie dust at the desk when they checked in on their Disneymoon. We have lunch ADRs prior to check in. Can we still use our DDP if we skip online check in?

    Hi Chelsea!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am very excited to see you will be celebrating your 'Disneymoon' at Walt Disney World Resort this coming December!  Also, I am sure you will enjoy using the Disney Dining Plan.  I use this every time I visit, and really love the convenience and the value it offers across the whole Resort - at the theme parks, the Disney Resort hotels and select locations at Disney Springs.  It's lovely to hear that your friends received some pixie dust when they checked in to their hotel for their 'Disneymoon'.  The wonderful Disney Cast Members sprinkle pixie dust all over Guests, all the time - but it's important to remember that this always happens when we least expect it!  Your Disney Dining Plan may be used from the time of check-in at your Disney Resort hotel.  If you check-in online, this will be from 7.00am on your arrival day.  You may continue to use it until midnight on your departure day, as long as you have dining credits left.  So, you will have to check-in first before using your dining plan for your lunch reservation on your first day, but I would suggest you check-in online but be sure to stop by the Front Desk of your hotel to request your complimentary Celebration button later in the day.  You can wear these around the parks and you never know if you might receive a little extra celebratory attention!  

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, and please keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest official news and updates on any events that may be happening during your stay.

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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