• On Mar 3, 2018
    George 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.

    If I purchase the Deluxe DDP, can I save my beverage credit from lunch and use later by the pool or must it be used along with the rest of the meal at lunch? I may just drink water from my refillable mug at lunch and want a cocktail by the pool later.

    Hi George, 

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.  My family and I love the Deluxe Dining Plan, it is a great way to enjoy the best Walt Disney World Resort has to offer in terms of dining.  

    When using the Dining Plan, your entitlements for Table-Service and Quick-Service Dining come as a package, so they must be used at the same time. So in other words, if you do not choose a beverage at the time of your meal, the entitlement does not carry over.  We have at times exchanged our drink at Quick-Service Dining Locations for a dessert, however that isn't always guaranteed, it is up to the Cast Member's discretion.  If you are wanting to enjoy a cocktail at the pool, perhaps the best idea would be to order lunch at the Quick-Service Location at your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and enjoy dining poolside. 

    While we are enjoying the pool at our Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, I will usually bring my refillable cup and enjoy the refill stations, that are close by.  If I choose to enjoy a cocktail by the pool, I simply add the charge to my MagicBand, so that I do not need to bring anything extra with me to the pool.  

    I hope you have a magical time at Walt Disney World Resort, George.  Please let us know if you have any other questions, we are always happy to help.  


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