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  • On Oct 12, 2015
    Maria from NY 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 are coming to WDW in Dec. and I was wondering if we could begin using our dining plan prior to check-in at the hotel. We have a reservation at T-Rex for 2pm and since check-in is not until 3pm will we have to pay for this meal?

    Hi Maria,

    You have a great question about the Disney Dining Plan.  You are correct, your meal and snack credits will be available to you after you check-in to your Disney Resort hotel.  While your room may not be ready until after 3:00 PM, you may check-in prior to 3:00 PM and your theme park tickets, dining credits, and charging capabilities will be activated at that time.  Therefore as long as you stop by the front desk and check-in prior to your Advanced Dining Reservations you will be able to use your Disney Dining Plan to pay for your meal.  For more information please follow the above link for a downloadable brochure outlining the details of the 2015 Disney Dining Plan.

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.  Have a Magical vacation, it will be here before you know it!

    Brenda ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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