• On Jul 20, 2018
    Michelle from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi we are arriving to walt Disney world Nov 4 but we will not get there till about three pm we have the deluxe plan for dinning. Since we will not be able to use all the meals up do we get credit for the meals we will not use or do we just lose it.

    Hi Michelle,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am delighted to answer this dining plan question!

    The Disney Deluxe Dining Plan is my family's favorite dining plan because we love the flexibility it affords. First, if you have not done so already, I suggest that you calculate the number of meal entitlements you will receive for the duration of your stay. Remember that meal entitlements are calculated per night of stay. So, if you are staying for 6 nights, each person 3-years old and over in your party on the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan will receive 18 meal entitlements for the entire stay. You can use them in whichever order you choose.  

    If you started with 18 meal entitlements and you only use one meal entitlement on the first night, you would still have 17 remaining meal entitlements to use. Since you cannot receive credit for unused meal entitlements, I suggest that you consider doing one or two signature dining experiences. When we use the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan, we always plan one or two signature dining experiences. California Grill and Cinderella's Royal Table, for example, both require two meal entitlements per person. We always save one meal entitlement for our last day so that we can eat breakfast on the day we checkout.

    Michelle, I always create a chart with all of our dining reservations and the number of meal entitlements required. Doing so helps me to make sure I have accounted for all of our meal entitlements prior to checkout!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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