• On Feb 9, 2019
    Tara from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! I’m taking my family of 4 to WDW next week and we have purchased the meal plan. how does this work? Do they scan bracelets? Can we use snack credits at resorts? And what constitutes a snack? Do drinks come w/meals? does my 2yo eat off our plates?

    Hi Tara!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I always use the Disney Dining Plan when I visit the Walt Disney World Resort, and enjoy the convenience and flexibility it offers, and also the great value too! Your server or cashier will scan your valid Resort ID - your MagicBand or card - to redeem your credits. For the Disney Dining Plan, you will receive, per Guest, per night, one Table Service Meal (for breakfast: an entree and a drink; for lunch and dinner: an entree, a dessert and a drink); one Quick-Service Meal (an entree and a drink); two Snacks and a Refillable Resort Mug which can be refilled at any Disney Resort hotel at their beverage islands. Many Disney restaurants will accept the Disney Dining Plan, and to see how many entitlements each one requires, look at the restaurant list, click on any that interest you and click on the link to the right of the page where it says 'Some Dining Plans Accepted' for full details.  Your snack credits can be redeemed at Quick-Service Restaurants, outdoor food carts, and merchandise locations at the Resort hotels, and cover a wide choice such as drinks, popcorn, cupcakes, fresh fruit, ice cream and bags of snacks. The Dining Plans are not available for Guests under the age of three, but a meal can be purchased for them from the menu, or they can share from an adult plate at no charge.  Dining reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance, online or by using the My Disney Experience mobile app.

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions. We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World.

    ~ Sue
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of the 2012 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. I love visiting Walt Disney World and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Susan

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