• On Feb 23, 2017
    Rebecca from TX 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.

    Hello, We are arriving late in for 5/2017. We will make it in by 9am no bre My meals are on the high tier. I have 3 dining credits available outside my reservation. Could those credit for my son birthday, my husband and I be used as additional snack credi

    Dear Rebecca,

    We're so glad that you reached out to us again here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question!

    A late arrival time can be challenging, especially with children, so I understand that you want it to go as smoothly as possible! The good news, since I think that you're saying that you have either the Disney Dining Plan or the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan, is that your meal credits are calculated for the number of NIGHTS that you will be staying at the Walt Disney World resort. So even if you arrive in late, that first night counts for your meal credits!

    It also sounds from your question that you've already made a number of Advanced Dining Reservations but that you will have three dining credits remaining for each of you after you go to all of your reservations? You can absolutely use those to do something special on your son's birthday, as you mentioned! You can also trade dining credits for snack credits as well, if that's what you choose to do. Many people use their remaining credits to take home a few snacks that travel well, such as caramel apples, fudge, caramel corn, or cookies from the Main Street Bakery

    Moms Panel tip - For your son's birthday, you can ask at any Guest Services location or most cashiers, and they will give him a special button to let everyone know that he is celebrating his birthday that day! 

    Hope that you have a magical trip!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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