• On Dec 6, 2017
    Paula from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be arriving in the morning, but check in time at our hotel, Port Orleans Riverside, isn’t till 3pm. We have the dining plan. Do we have to wait until after 3pm to start using our dining plan or can we use it fir lunch?

    Dear Paula,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning ahead for the use of your Disney Dining Plan!

    The great news is that you can start using your Disney Dining Plan meal and snack credits right away upon arrival at the Walt Disney World Resort! You would not have to wait until after 3pm.

    My family always likes to go straight from Disney's Magical Express to leave our carry-on luggage at Bell Services at our Walt Disney World Resort hotel, then we head straight over to the Magic Kingdom, for example, to start our magical vacation!

    Hope that helps with your planning!

    - 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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