• On Aug 11, 2013
    Kathy 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.

    When does the dining plan start for your stay? We are staying POR 2 nites. Have dining plan. Can make ADR's in 10 days. Can we go to POR in AM, park vehicle, get keys etc...then go to AK and "check in" later? Can we use dining plan b4 actual chec

    Hi, Kathy!  Your dining plan is good for the number of nights you are staying, and the credits are effective as soon as you check in at your resort.  You can begin using them the day you arrive.  

    The credits are attached to your Key to the World card, so you do have to go to the desk to check in.  You don't have to wait until 3 in the afternoon, which is technically check in time.  They may not have your room ready, so you may have to call or have a text message sent with your room location later in the day, but your key to the world card will be given to you so you can dine - or play - away!

    Have an awesome upcoming vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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