• On Mar 5, 2016
    Anna marie from IN 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 will be arriving in Orlando on a Saturday & staying offsite until check into POP on Sunday at 3pm.Can we visit the parks with our tickets on Sat&Sun before we check in? Are the food credits for the dining plan good the morning of checkin day?

    Hi Anna Marie,

    This is a great question!

    Generally, when you purchase the Disney Dining Plan, you have length of stay tickets which begin on the day you check-in to your Walt Disney World Resort. This means you will not be able to use your tickets until Sunday.

    However, the check-in time is when the room is guaranteed to be ready. You can head to Disney's Pop Century first thing in the morning to check-in and activate your Magic Bands. You can ask Bell Services to hold your luggage if your room is not available and then head to the park. Disney will notify you when your room is available and you can return later that day to unpack.

    Once your Magic Bands are activated, your tickets and dining will be available to use that day. 

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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