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  • On Jan 16, 2016
    Amy from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! When we arrive on our 1st night, do we have to use our DDP or can we pay our dinner with a credit card? Also, if our DDP doesn't come with an appetizer, can we still order one and pay the difference with credit card? I hope I made sense!! Thx!!!!

    Hi, Amy!

    You are never required to use your Disney Dining Plan credits at any meal. Feel free to save them up for future meals that perhaps will give you better value.  For example, I never use my Quick Service credits for breakfast.  I would prefer to use these credits for a more expensive meal at lunch or dinner.

    On the flip side of that, make sure you do not have credits left at the end of your vacation!  Credits expire at midnight of the day you check-out of your resort.  You will want to plan accordingly.

    Anything that you order that is not included with your dining credit (appetizers, alcoholic beverages, specialty drinks) will be itemized on your bill and you can pay for these with cash, credit, or charge back to your room. 

    I hope you have some fabulous meals in Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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