• On Apr 8, 2018
    Julie from ON 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.

    My family has the quick serve meal plan. Are we able to substitute the beverage, included with the 2 quick serve meals per day, for a snack at both the resort and parks?

    Hi, Julie! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am so glad to see you are heading back for more pixie-dusted adventures at Walt Disney World Resort. The various Disney Dining Plans are such a wonderful addition to your Magic Your Way Vacation Package. When your family is hungry, there are over a hundred dining locations you can visit to use your Quick Service entitlements.

    The 2018 Disney Dining Plans have changed a bit this year, so yours is a really great question. If you purchased a dining plan during your previous trips, you will remember that the entrée, beverage, and dessert were all included in a meal entitlement. This year, a Quick Service meal includes one entrée and one single-serving beverage, non-alcoholic for guests under age 21 or optional alcoholic for guests over age 21. You will also find that you are provided with two snack entitlements each day. I really appreciated this change since it gave us the flexibility to either use that snack entitlement to purchase dessert with our meal or we could save it for later use (hurray for extra afternoon Dole Whip Floats!).

    Julie, I recently spoke with a Cast Member about substitutions when using the Disney Quick Service Dining Plans. I was told that guests would not be able to substitute a snack credit-designated item for the beverage. However, I do know several of my fellow Panelists who  have requested this while they were ordering and were allowed to do so. So, my advice to you is to go ahead and politely ask, because you never know when your wish may be granted!

    Thank you so much for stopping by with your question. Please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue to plan your upcoming vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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