• On Jun 29, 2016
    Jennifer from GA 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.

    Will be arriving at the Polynesian midday and will want lunch, but arrival time is unknown. Is it hard to get in to Kona Cafe for lunch without reservations? Does the meal plan work the morning we leave or will we need to pay for breakfast out of pocket?

    Hi, Jennifer!
    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I totally understand the challenge of the unknown when you put together a plan for a visit to Walt Disney World Resort.

    Once you arrive, you can stop by Kona Cafe and see if there are any open tables. But if not, you can snag a meal that is right next to the cafe at Kona Island. You don't need a reservation but you can enjoy delicious food from a smaller menu that is mainly sushi. I had an unplanned meal there once and loved it. You can also snag some delicious Quick Service food at Capt. Cook's.

    When it comes to using your Disney Dining Plan meal credits, if you have remaining credits on your final day in town, you will be able to use the plan for breakfast. The number of food credits you have is based on the number of days you stay in your resort. Each time you purchase a meal, you'll be able to see how many credits are left!

    I hope those tips help you plan our your visit! Let me know if I can help with any extra questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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