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  • On May 11, 2016
    Stormy from NE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are arriving at Walt Disney World on a Tuesday afternoon, but cannot check in until 3:00 p.m. I was wondering when our Disney Dining Plan starts and ends. Can we start using our meals the day we get there?

    Hi Stormy!

    Congratulations on your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World!

    You will love having the Disney Dining Plan! 

    On the Disney Dining Plan you will have one Quick Service, one Table Service and one Snack per guest, per night of your stay. You will also get one rapid refill mug per guest in your party for unlimited refills of soda, coffee, hot chocolate and tea at your resort.

    Even though the plan states that you get meals based on the night of your stay, you can start using the plan the day you arrive. When you arrive you can go to your resort and check-in and they can hold your bags for you. You should receive your Magic Bands ahead of your trip, so you will be all set to go to the parks or eat prior to your room being ready. You can go enjoy yourself and ask for a text when your room is ready. When you go back to your resort you can have your bags brought to your room.

    I usually like to visit Disney Springs on the first day of my vacation! If you visit, make sure to check out the newly opened Ganachery. The food at Paradiso 37 is amazing! Try the South American Crazy Corn.

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

Mother, wife, runner and Disney World fanatic! I'm passionate about Disney, running, fitness and fun! We have visited Disney World every year since our kids were toddlers. I love helping families plan their vacation at the most magical place on earth. Learn More About Stacy

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