• On Oct 27, 2016
    Yvonne from LA 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.

    Can you use your meal plan to purchase cart food?

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Yvonne!

    What a great question!

    When touring Walt Disney World while using a Disney Dining Plan, you'll find Dining Plan-eligible items clearly marked at Quick-Service, food cart and select merchandise locations. Just look for the DDP symbol next to any item you are interested in purchasing. If it's a single item available at a cart, for example, and that symbol is posted on the menu/sign next to that item, it may be available as a snack on your Disney Dining Plan.

    To get a better idea of what items count as snacks on the Dining Plan, take a look at locations that are listed on Walt Disney World's website; once you click on the name of a location that looks interesting, glance to the right of that page. If you see "Some Dining Plans Accepted", you may find that some of their offerings are eligible as snacks on the Dining Plan.

    For specific, unofficial, information about Dining Plans, head over to the very helpful AllEars.Net. In their search bar, enter "Dining Plan Snacks", which will bring you a list of great posts on the best use of Dining Plan entitlements. Several include an unofficial list of food cart menus, noting which items are available as a snack on a Dining Plan, too. For example, there, I can click on Aloha Isle Snacks (in Magic Kingdom Park's Adventureland), and see that the fan-favorite Dole Whip Float counts as a Dining Plan snack. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, a Mickey Pretzel (available at Studios Popcorn, on Hollywood Boulevard) counts as a snack, too.

    Send more questions as you plan; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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