• On Nov 25, 2018
    Jennifer from MI 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.

    What if you make Disney dining reservations at the 180 day mark without a DDP but decide later on you would like to add a dining plan, can you use that at time of dining instead of cash/credit card?

    Hello Jennifer! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Whenever my family wants to focus an upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation on exploring the delicacies and thematic wonderlands of the Dining Locations, we seriously consider the added benefit and efficiency of a Disney Dining Plan.

    When making Advanced Dining Reservations for a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, it is best to think of the Disney Dining Plan as a separate entity that can be applied when you like, regardless of Advanced Dining Reservations. If you have not pre-linked Disney Dining Plan credits to specific Advanced Dining Reservations through your My Disney Experience Account, you can request to redeem them before or after your actual meal.

    Most of the time, the Cast Member who serves your table will inquire if you are using a Disney Dining Plan immediately after they introduce themselves at the table. Even if you wait until your meal is complete, you can easily request that a meal is redeemed using Disney Dining Plan credits.

    You can also choose to pay out of pocket at the time of your meal if you change your mind and wish to save your Disney Dining Plan credits for a future experience. I have frequently done this after the bill for a meal is much less than I expected and would rather redeem my credits for a future experience.

    Bon Appétit!

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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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