• On Aug 5, 2012
    Michelle from PA 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.

    In the basic dining plan you get your daily allocations per person for the length of your stay. Which days count? Do your arrival and departure days count?

    Hi Michelle!

    This is a great question.  You get Disney Dining Plan meal credits for every night of you stay based on the number of nights you are staying.  So if you are staying for 7 nights, you will get 7 full days of dining credits. Those credits are good immediately upon check-in at your resort and they expire at midnight on the day you check-out.  It's up to you to manage the credits during your stay.  For example, you could eat three Table Service meals on the first day and eat none on the second day, etc.  The trick is just making sure you use up all of your credits by midnight on the day you check-out.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!
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