• On Aug 5, 2017
    Jennifer 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.

    Have DDP 3 nights. Staying 10/5 til 10/8 midday, for total of 4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS. If I get/use refill mug 10/5 evening, can I use it until 10/8 when we leave (aka all 4 DAYS)? Or better to wait til 10/6 AM w/ "start" of DDP (3 NIGHTS)?

    Hi Jennifer,

    Disney Dining Plans save you money while allowing for pre-payment of all your vacation meals, making it easy to stay on-budget. My family LOVES the flexibility of these meal plans.

    Disney Dining Plan entitlements – including the use of refillable mugs – are available during your entire length of stay. Since you will be staying for 3-Nights, you will receive a total of (3) Table-Service Meals, (3) Quick-Service Meals and (6) Snacks for each member of your travel party ages 3 and over. You may begin using the refillable mugs and meal credits as soon as you check-in.

    Any unused meals and snacks credits – as well as the ability to use your refillable mug – will expire at 11:59 p.m. on your checkout date. In other words, you can redeem dining entitlements until right before midnight on the fourth day. That being said, if you go to the front desk to close out your account on the last day of your vacation, this action can deactivate any remaining dining credits you may still have. So I recommend leaving your account open until you have exhausted all meal entitlements. If you have any snack credits leftover in your account, buy treats for the trip home.

    Did you Know? The only Disney Character Dining location requiring the use of 2 Table-Service meal credits per person is Cinderella's Royal Table – where you may redeem dining plan meal credits, or simply opt to pay out-of pocket.

    Wishing you a most memorable visit to the place where The Magic is Endless!

    Ritzy ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Ritzy, Rhode Island

People describe my love for Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as intoxicating and contagious! My family fell in love with the Disney Magic aboard our first Disney cruise with Captain Mickey in 2006. I personally love to spread pixie dust, as I truly enjoy sharing my Disney experience with everyone! Learn More About Ritzy

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